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St. Anthony Shrine

All Are Welcome

aka St. Anthony Shrine   |   Boston, MA   |  StAnthonyShrine.org

Mission

A prophetic, Franciscan, Catholic community welcoming all people through prayer and outreach.

Ruling year info

1946

Executive Director

Fr. Thomas Conway OFM

Guardian

Fr. Frank Sevola OFM

Main address

100 Arch St

Boston, MA 02110 USA

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EIN

04-2119394

NTEE code info

Roman Catholic (X22)

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are a downtown Boston Catholic Church known for its very strong social justice mission. We provide groceries for 400 low-income families free of charge. We also provide licensed counseling services and substance abuse recovery programs. We have finished a $1.3 million renovation for a very popular and sophisticated medical clinic for homeless women. It is staffed solely by women: nurse practitioners, a certified alcoholism counselor and security personnel. The Clinic also has a pastoral care component. We also provide dignified funerals for the homeless who die without a family. Finally, we have first-class music at our liturgies. They are attended by people from every walks of life. Such music has both therapeutic, ritualistic and spiritual value. Our musicians are professionally trained and well-networked into Boston's talented pool of professional musicians. We need donations for all of these programs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mass and Confessions

22 weekly Masses and 18 of hours of confession availability every week. Thirteen priests and seventeen brothers reside here.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our general philosophy is to try to serve those on the margins of society and the economy. Our grocery distribution service is a homelessness prevention program. Often if a service agency can provide either shelter or food for a family, then the family is able to pay for the other one. Our belief is that by providing food, our families are able to pay their rent or their mortgage.
In terms of our medical clinic, we very much have a one-person-at-a-time approach. Other agencies in Boston do great work serving large groups of people. We go out of our way to meet the kinds of people who fall thorough that safety net. We learn about their complex needs and do whatever it takes to help them.
Our annual operating budget is about $6 million. Our need to to raise that money every year, plus capital projects such as the clinic renovation.

We strongly believe in networking with other groups who are working with the same populations that we are. We have terrific working relationships with the Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Progress, St. Francis House (a day shelter), Pine Street Inn (an overnight shelter), the Boston Police Department, The Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts General Hospital, and many Boston City agencies which work with the homeless downtown. We also have a strong relationship with foundations, such as the Cummings Foundation, and civic-minded for-profit Boston businesses such as EM Duggan, HYM Investments, Suffolk Construction, Elkus Manfredi Architects, Dolan Funeral Home, and Goodwin (a leading Global 50 law firm). We also have a very strong public relations capabilities at the Shrine. We regularly appear in online and print versions of the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, and the Harvard Business School will soon publish a case study done on the Shrine's 2015 financial turnaround. We have an annual high-profile gala event to highlight the Shrine's work and our needs.

The Shrine has enormous goodwill among longtime residents of Boston. The landmark church is an eleven-story structure on the border of the financial district. A very diverse clientele appreciate it as place of safety, service, and spirituality. Currently there are 26 Franciscan friars who live onsite. We have 15 full-time employees, 35 part-time employees and 150 volunteers. Our donor base is 30,000 people and we have email addresses for about 10,000 people. We have 21,000 followers on Facebook. Our office staff is particularly strong in the area of public relations. In 2021 our annual October gala event raised $2.1 million, a significant part of our annual operating budget of $6 million. We periodically appeal to our donor base and follow up on various kinds of grant and foundation opportunities.

Our biggest accomplishment so far is the depth and breadth of our diverse network within community of downtown Boston. We have worked hard to develop strong relationships with social services agencies, the police, city offices, elected leaders, the media, and most importantly, the people in need of social services. We are seen by many people downtown as the place to go to when nothing else works, or to put it another way, when traditional safety nets fail.
On our the capital budget, we have raised the $1.3 million necessary for the renovation of our medical clinic. We also need to raise $6 million for our annual operating budget.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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St. Anthony Shrine

Board of directors
as of 07/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Fr. Kevin Mullen

Lawrence Hayes

Thomas Gallagher

Dennis Wilson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/18/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.