Los Angeles Mission

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Summary

We seek to help those who have been abused and neglected to find a better life. We seek to help those who have become addicted to understand their addictions, to expect physical healing and to live in ways that are healthy to soul, mind and body. We:

Provide residential and non-residential Christian discipleship programs designed to address addictions and abuse by offering spiritual and physical tools to overcome addiction and live healthy, productive lives.

Give tangible help including gift-in-kind donations of food, clothing and shelter to those who are homeless or in jeopardy of becoming homeless. We provide and partner to offer emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing.

Utilize a virtual network of connected relationships where persons are cared for and supported by mentors and friends using internet communications and cutting-edge technology.

Support and encourage literacy, education and training for employment as the equipping means for self support and stabilization. We work to assist those for whom a self-sustaining lifestyle is beyond their abilities.

Advocate for a future where homeless individuals are loved and cared for while at the same time expected to work towards self-sustaining futures.

Teach people to live in healthy, supportive relationships, which provide for spiritual, emotional and physical support with personal accountability.

Create opportunities for donors and volunteers to experience making a personal difference in the lives of the people who seek help from the Mission.

Empower our staff and partners to participate side by side in collaboration of support for those in need.

Aspire to provide an environment in which staff, students, alumni, donors and volunteers are not afraid to have fun. We foster the ability to choose an attitude of laughter, joy and greatness, and desire living life to its fullest every day.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Los Angeles Mission
PO Box 54059
Los Angeles, CA 90054

Website: losangelesmission.org

Phone: 213-629-1227

Email: info@lamission.net


Organization details

EIN: 953134049

CEO/President: Troy Vaughn

Chairman: Randy Hess

Board size: 11

Founder: I.L. Eldridge

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Purpose

Los Angeles Mission strives to be a world leader among Missions that provide for the poor, restore the addicted and eliminate homelessness. We see each individual as a spiritual person of worth and dignity and worthy of assistance in their journey. Our vision is to see individuals and families set free from addictions and homelessness, transformed by God to become physically and spiritually healthy; educationally equipped to participate in society and sustain housing; and encouraged to create relationships of love and service to others.


Mission statement

Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating857 of 911152 of 159
Fund acquisition rating889 of 913159 of 159
Resource allocation rating879 of 913154 of 159
Asset utilization rating454 of 91192 of 159

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%32%36%30%31%28%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%31%34%30%27%28%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%97%95%98%85%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%29%30%29%29%27%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%3%5%2%15%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%62%60%61%62%65%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%105%114%103%93%103%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%65%68%64%58%68%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-5%-14%-3%7%-3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-3%-7%-2%4%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%9%10%10%9%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.580.480.440.400.370.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.742.592.472.252.363.56
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.241.251.090.900.881.56
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.3314.3012.9014.3515.739.78
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.070.080.070.060.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.458.9510.1812.4312.766.90
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%18%19%21%20%23%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%15%16%18%17%20%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
141%170%185%198%214%176%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$578,105$372,529$503,231$2,251,505$738,147
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$10,316,382$9,880,108$10,442,519$9,760,694$7,122,085
Short-term investments$943,911$2,593,830$4,513,514$2,729,482$833,257
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$11,838,398$12,846,467$15,459,264$14,741,681$8,693,489
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,647,732$18,752,058$19,122,976$19,821,540$20,244,169
Other long-term assets$187,570$185,901$176,241$160,999$1,997,618
Total long-term assets$18,835,302$18,937,959$19,299,217$19,982,539$22,241,787
Total assets$30,673,700$31,784,426$34,758,481$34,724,220$30,935,276
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$744,234$995,947$1,067,606$857,183$873,531
Other current liabilities$83,396$0$10,000$80,000$15,000
Total current liabilities$827,630$995,947$1,077,606$937,183$888,531
Debt$4,723,049$4,946,355$6,146,580$5,931,345$6,105,276
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,488$7,488$7,488$7,488$8,013
Total long-term liabilities$4,730,537$4,953,843$6,154,068$5,938,833$6,113,289
Total liabilities$5,558,167$5,949,790$7,231,674$6,876,016$7,001,820
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$13,867,669$15,619,711$16,577,185$17,424,572$16,255,139
With donor restrictions$11,247,864$10,213,925$10,949,622$10,423,632$7,678,317
Net assets$25,115,533$25,834,636$27,526,807$27,848,204$23,933,456
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$13,559,794$11,695,088$13,144,076$11,950,936$12,890,267
Program service revenue$117,331$111,091$150,627$148,067$282,612
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$33,648$216,460$185,363$1,914,959$34,350
Other revenue$340,472$257,653($58,058)$11,505($74,847)
Total other revenue$491,451$585,204$277,932$2,074,531$242,115
Total revenue$14,051,245$12,280,292$13,422,008$14,025,467$13,132,382
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$9,163,155$8,361,193$8,537,488$8,070,219$8,887,266
Management and general$1,278,125$1,410,366$1,371,254$1,188,990$1,023,045
Fundraising$4,329,073$4,200,894$3,973,703$3,724,434$3,669,891
Total expenses$14,770,353$13,972,453$13,882,445$12,983,643$13,580,202
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($719,108)($1,692,161)($460,437)$1,041,824($447,820)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($719,108)($1,692,161)($460,437)$1,041,824($447,820)

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/16/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Founded in 1936, the Los Angeles Mission is a non-profit, privately supported, faith-based organization that serves the immediate and long-term needs of homeless and disadvantaged men, women and children. The Mission is among the nation's largest service providers to the homeless.

Reverend I.L. Eldridge founded the original Mission in 1936. During its early years, the Los Angeles Mission was located at three different addresses, and moved to 443 South Los Angeles Street in 1949, where it operated until January 1992. The current 156,000-square-foot facility, located at 303 East 5th Street, opened on January 21, 1992. A deeper history of our neighborhood can be found in this article from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

The Mission has been successful through the efforts of great leaders who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of helping the homeless. Such leaders have been Dick Willis (First Chairman of the Board, 1977-1996), Reverend Mark Holsinger (Executive Director, 1977-1995), Reverend Mike Edwards (Executive Director, 1996-2000), Ron Gonzales (President, 2000-2001), Marshall McNott (President, 2001-2006) and Herbert Smith (2006-2020). Currently the vision of the Los Angeles Mission is upheld and led by Pastor Troy Vaughn, President/CEO. Because of the guidance and direction of both current and past leaders, the Mission is fulfilling its mandate to reach those who are destitute and alone.


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