St. Matthew's House

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Summary

For over thirty years, St. Matthew's House has provided innovative solutions to fight homelessness, hunger, substance abuse, and poverty in Southwest Florida. We are a 501(c)(3) which does not depend upon government funding, and our 100% donation model allows all operating expenses to be covered by unique social enterprises.


Contact information

Mailing address:
St. Matthew's House
2001 Airport Road, S.
Naples, FL 34112

Website: stmatthewshouse.org

Phone: 239-774-0500

Email: info@stmatthewshouse.org


Organization details

EIN: 651110501

CEO/President: Rev. Vann R. Ellison

Chairman: Rachael Loukonen

Board size: 16

Founder: Dr. John A. Lindell

Year founded: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Purpose

To become a model agency to provide services and resources to the homeless, hungry, and addicted while seeking to expand the capacity to meet present and future needs in the most eective and efficient manner.


Mission statement

The mission of St. Matthew's House is to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined, as well as providing housing for the homeless and food for the needy.


Statement of faith

Everything that we do is to reflect the knowledge that God cares for all who come to us. Customers in our stores, residents in our programs, volunteers, staff, and anyone else should see the goodness of God's blessings in all that we do.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating868 of 913155 of 160
Fund acquisition rating681 of 915129 of 160
Resource allocation rating826 of 915143 of 160
Asset utilization rating778 of 913143 of 160

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%17%21%21%9%15%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%14%16%16%7%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%83%75%75%78%61%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%20%16%16%12%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%17%25%25%22%39%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%63%70%70%77%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%70%97%97%60%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%44%67%67%46%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%30%3%3%40%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%13%1%1%20%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%18%14%14%11%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.580.260.310.310.270.37
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.766.007.987.984.825.50
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.261.562.502.501.292.02
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.194.824.604.606.356.69
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.210.220.220.160.15
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.456.103.753.757.835.05
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%13%9%9%9%10%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%8%4%4%5%7%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
141%334%289%289%340%246%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$3,901,557$917,498$917,498$2,056,657$1,475,755
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,521,884$1,968,648$1,968,648$2,722,520$1,483,046
Short-term investments$1,390,844$1,366,233$1,366,233$1,126,208$1,218,450
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,814,285$4,252,379$4,252,379$5,905,385$4,177,251
Long-term investments$2,743,005$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$26,496,165$22,266,149$22,266,149$19,347,036$16,189,505
Other long-term assets$4,834,148$7,423,045$7,423,045$3,221,328$2,627,200
Total long-term assets$34,073,318$29,689,194$29,689,194$22,568,364$18,816,705
Total assets$40,887,603$33,941,573$33,941,573$28,473,749$22,993,956
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$1,414,141$925,271$925,271$929,302$624,352
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,414,141$925,271$925,271$929,302$624,352
Debt$3,461,709$1,482,794$1,482,794$1,504,438$1,595,308
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$590,775$716,695$716,695$102,085$44,441
Total long-term liabilities$4,052,484$2,199,489$2,199,489$1,606,523$1,639,749
Total liabilities$5,466,625$3,124,760$3,124,760$2,535,825$2,264,101
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$29,594,845$28,811,107$28,811,107$21,235,832$18,723,213
With donor restrictions$5,826,133$2,005,706$2,005,706$4,702,092$2,006,642
Net assets$35,420,978$30,816,813$30,816,813$25,937,924$20,729,855
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$12,523,881$8,220,030$8,220,030$9,959,338$5,137,907
Program service revenue$1,088,341$648,216$648,216$627,947$921,772
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$107,454$39,692$39,692$82,862($276,016)
Other revenue$1,443,709$2,100,683$2,100,683$2,128,879$2,598,726
Total other revenue$2,639,504$2,788,591$2,788,591$2,839,688$3,244,482
Total revenue$15,163,385$11,008,621$11,008,621$12,799,026$8,382,389
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$6,682,603$7,419,562$7,419,562$5,870,380$6,969,422
Management and general$1,866,684$1,490,575$1,490,575$840,741$697,658
Fundraising$2,071,138$1,739,892$1,739,892$913,100$772,317
Total expenses$10,620,425$10,650,029$10,650,029$7,624,221$8,439,397
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$4,542,960$358,592$358,592$5,174,805($57,008)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,542,960$358,592$358,592$5,174,805($57,008)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Vann EllisonExecutive Director and CEO$202,978
Steven BrooderExecutive Vice President and COO$198,925
Jamie SheddenDirector of Retail Operations$115,073
Kiley K TylerVP of Human Capital (thru Jan '20)$112,879
Peter M JohnsonVP of Development$106,473
Dwayne GordonVP of Recovery Programs$101,493

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/30/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Naples is a sleepy town on the idyllic Florida southwest coast. Mostly retirees and locals make up the population. Underneath the picturesque vista, however, is a forgotten group of homeless people. Desperate and starving, they have no hope until the day a group of parishioners studied the book of Matthew in the Bible, where Jesus explains to his disciples about how taking care of the needy is as important, if not more so than taking care of Him.

Within a few days of this Bible study, an article appears in the Naples Daily News about the homeless population living in the woods. The scripture fresh in their minds, the parishioners, dubbing themselves, "The Task Force for the Homeless", begin taking soup out to these forgotten souls. The first Thanksgiving Day meal is served to the homeless and hungry a couple of weeks later.

Encouraged by the grateful response, the Task Force begins gathering contributions of food and clothing, then establishes a food pantry and launches a search to find a suitable location for a shelter to care for the homeless and hungry of our community.

The "Task Force for the Homeless" began gathering contributions of both food and clothing, establishing the mission's food pantry. Throughout the years, community support has helped grow the small mission into a multi-faceted organization focused on spiritual change.

As a 501(c)(3), our 100% donation model allows all of our operating expenses to be covered by unique social enterprises - which enable us to direct 100% of all public donations toward our life-changing programs that continue to enrich countless lives in our community.

Today, St. Matthew's House continues to run the original Emergency/Transitional Housing and Feeding Ministry along with its Justin's Place Recovery Program, Collier County jail chaplain service, 6 thrift stores, full-service catering company, and retreat/conference center.


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