St. Matthew's House

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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating457 of 53516 of 27
Fund acquisition rating330 of 53513 of 27
Resource allocation rating343 of 53515 of 27
Asset utilization rating497 of 53523 of 27

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%9%15%9%7%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%7%9%7%5%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%78%61%74%73%89%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%12%9%8%8%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%22%39%26%27%11%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%77%83%81%81%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%60%101%83%63%43%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%46%83%67%51%39%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%40%-1%17%37%57%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%20%0%8%19%38%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%8%11%11%7%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.170.270.370.350.290.25
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.574.825.505.475.8611.18
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.231.292.021.931.702.80
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.326.356.695.525.753.75
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.160.150.180.170.27
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.617.835.055.085.833.15
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%9%10%11%11%14%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%5%7%7%8%11%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%340%246%253%305%345%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$2,056,657$1,475,755$1,345,462$1,183,793$578,199
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,722,520$1,483,046$1,672,483$776,040$295,541
Short-term investments$1,126,208$1,218,450$1,267,203$1,719,308$716,039
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,905,385$4,177,251$4,285,148$3,679,141$1,589,779
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$19,347,036$16,189,505$16,598,582$15,892,424$16,094,166
Other long-term assets$3,221,328$2,627,200$2,548,865$1,975,560$86,042
Total long-term assets$22,568,364$18,816,705$19,147,447$17,867,984$16,180,208
Total assets$28,473,749$22,993,956$23,432,595$21,547,125$17,769,987
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$929,302$624,352$775,904$639,946$423,419
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$929,302$624,352$775,904$639,946$423,419
Debt$1,504,438$1,595,308$1,664,805$1,783,449$1,975,999
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$102,085$44,441$23,058$18,381$4,975
Total long-term liabilities$1,606,523$1,639,749$1,687,863$1,801,830$1,980,974
Total liabilities$2,535,825$2,264,101$2,463,767$2,441,776$2,404,393
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$21,235,832$18,723,213$19,129,725$18,119,972$15,116,159
Temporarily restricted$4,702,092$2,006,642$1,839,103$985,377$249,435
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$25,937,924$20,729,855$20,968,828$19,105,349$15,365,594
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$9,959,338$5,137,907$7,387,703$7,253,849$9,096,665
Program service revenue$627,947$921,772$737,775$694,876$351,780
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$82,862($276,016)$80,009$63,819$100,324
Other revenue$2,128,879$2,598,726$1,794,398$1,896,456$703,814
Total other revenue$2,839,688$3,244,482$2,612,182$2,655,151$1,155,918
Total revenue$12,799,026$8,382,389$9,999,885$9,909,000$10,252,583
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$5,870,380$6,969,422$6,704,220$5,069,350$3,969,274
Management and general$840,741$697,658$900,433$685,225$311,623
Fundraising$913,100$772,317$680,875$504,491$168,997
Total expenses$7,624,221$8,439,397$8,285,528$6,259,066$4,449,894
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$5,174,805($57,008)$1,714,357$3,649,934$5,802,689
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,174,805($57,008)$1,714,357$3,649,934$5,802,689

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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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