Los Angeles Mission

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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating616 of 66088 of 91
Fund acquisition rating645 of 66291 of 91
Resource allocation rating637 of 66289 of 91
Asset utilization rating324 of 66054 of 91

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%32%30%31%28%28%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%31%30%27%28%28%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%97%98%85%98%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%29%29%29%27%27%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%3%2%15%2%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%62%61%62%65%65%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%105%103%93%103%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%65%64%58%68%66%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-5%-3%7%-3%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-3%-2%4%-2%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%10%9%8%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.570.480.400.370.440.39
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
4.212.622.252.363.563.65
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.491.270.900.881.561.44
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.9814.0614.3515.739.789.81
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.070.070.060.100.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.218.7812.4312.766.907.50
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%18%21%20%23%24%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%15%18%17%20%22%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
147%169%198%214%176%192%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$578,105$503,231$2,251,505$738,147$174,919
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$10,316,382$10,442,519$9,760,694$7,122,085$7,787,946
Short-term investments$743,911$4,513,514$2,729,482$833,257$878,747
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$11,638,398$15,459,264$14,741,681$8,693,489$8,841,612
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,647,732$19,122,976$19,821,540$20,244,169$23,261,139
Other long-term assets$187,570$176,241$160,999$1,997,618$190,791
Total long-term assets$18,835,302$19,299,217$19,982,539$22,241,787$23,451,930
Total assets$30,473,700$34,758,481$34,724,220$30,935,276$32,293,542
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$744,234$1,067,606$857,183$873,531$901,155
Other current liabilities$83,396$10,000$80,000$15,000$0
Total current liabilities$827,630$1,077,606$937,183$888,531$901,155
Debt$4,723,049$6,146,580$5,931,345$6,105,276$6,978,636
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,488$7,488$7,488$8,013$22,651
Total long-term liabilities$4,730,537$6,154,068$5,938,833$6,113,289$7,001,287
Total liabilities$5,558,167$7,231,674$6,876,016$7,001,820$7,902,442
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$13,867,669$16,577,185$17,424,572$16,255,139$16,797,248
Temporarily restricted$10,718,518$10,420,276$9,894,286$7,148,971$7,064,506
Permanently restricted$529,346$529,346$529,346$529,346$529,346
Net assets$24,915,533$27,526,807$27,848,204$23,933,456$24,391,100
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$13,559,794$13,144,076$11,950,936$12,890,267$12,329,632
Program service revenue$117,331$150,627$148,067$282,612$234,576
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$33,648$185,363$1,914,959$34,350$48,870
Other revenue$340,472($58,058)$11,505($74,847)($34,104)
Total other revenue$491,451$277,932$2,074,531$242,115$249,342
Total revenue$14,051,245$13,422,008$14,025,467$13,132,382$12,578,974
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$9,163,155$8,537,488$8,070,219$8,887,266$8,290,000
Management and general$1,278,125$1,371,254$1,188,990$1,023,045$928,516
Fundraising$4,329,073$3,973,703$3,724,434$3,669,891$3,485,612
Total expenses$14,770,353$13,882,445$12,983,643$13,580,202$12,704,128
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($719,108)($460,437)$1,041,824($447,820)($125,154)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($719,108)($460,437)$1,041,824($447,820)($125,154)

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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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