Inspiring Families. Illuminating Hope.

aka Raphael House   |   San Francisco, CA   |
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EIN: 94-3141608


Established in 1971, Raphael House was the first shelter in San Francisco for families experiencing homelessness. The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. At Raphael House, we see homelessness as a temporary state that doesn't define a person. We understand that homelessness can result from unexpected economic, health-related circumstances, or a breakdown in family structure. We provide families an opportunity to take ownership of their futures and improve the quality of their lives through a nurturing and supportive process emphasizing the importance of strong families and personal dignity.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Marc Slater

Main address

1065 Sutter St

San Francisco, CA 94109 USA

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Subject area info

Family services

Youth services

Homeless shelters

Homeless services

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

Victims and oppressed people

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NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Family Services (P40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

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Residential Shelter Program

Our stable, home-like Residential Shelter provides families of all types a warm and safe family-centered community. Each family is provided with their own private residential room, daily nutritious meals, and clothing.

While at Raphael House, parents participate in a wide range of services that strengthen the whole family as they work toward achieving long-term stable housing and financial independence.

Population(s) Served

Through our post-shelter Bridge Program, we are committed to helping families reach and maintain long-term stability by supporting them with the resources and connections they need to move beyond poverty.

Once families leave our shelter and join our Bridge Program, they have access to a variety of services that help overcome barriers to maintaining housing and achieving financial stability. These services include; financial assistance, tutoring, summer camp scholarships, our holiday drive, and career development.

Population(s) Served

Creating structured daily routines is crucial to each child’s development, laying the groundwork for achieving long-term success in their personal and academic lives. We encourage children in our Residential Shelter Program to cultivate their creativity and imagination through story-telling, songs, games, dance, and arts and crafts activities. Partnering with their parents, we seek to engage the minds and hearts of the whole child, opening up around them a world to explore and experience. Our children’s programming is an interactive model of engagement in which we work closely with both children and their parents, using a combination of structure, play, and parent education to foster each child’s development, reinforce healthy family bonds, and build self-confidence. Through the Children’s Evening Program we serve at least 100 children each year; more than 85% of these children show marked improvements in their social and emotional behavior.

Population(s) Served

Integral to helping families break the generational cycle of poverty is ensuring that children achieve academic success. Raphael House supports educational achievement by helping kids of every age develop a passion and love for learning.Raphael House provides thorough K-12 academic support to our children to help ensure they achieve and maintain success in school. We offer extensive academic tutoring, enrichment activities, scholarships for extracurricular pursuits, and mentoring throughout the school year for both the children and teens in our Residential Shelter Program and those we serve through our Bridge Program. Our Academic Enrichment Program serves 100 or more children each year, and 90% of these children show improved academic performance.

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Where we work

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.53 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of RAPHAEL HOUSE OF SAN FRANCISCO INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$267,984 -$397,020 -$257,705 $905,327 -$878,371
As % of expenses -8.8% -12.5% -8.1% 27.7% -25.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$529,035 -$650,378 -$507,037 $661,267 -$1,098,244
As % of expenses -16.0% -18.9% -14.8% 18.8% -29.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,454,552 $2,215,934 $2,593,378 $3,486,581 $2,812,320
Total revenue, % change over prior year -0.9% -9.7% 17.0% 34.4% -19.3%
Program services revenue 0.2% 0.1% 0.8% 1.0% 0.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.4% 2.7% 1.9% 1.5% 2.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 24.4% 8.7%
All other grants and contributions 94.8% 92.0% 95.6% 70.8% 86.4%
Other revenue 2.6% 5.2% 1.7% 2.3% 2.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,038,253 $3,187,078 $3,166,483 $3,267,554 $3,447,433
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.4% 4.9% -0.6% 3.2% 5.5%
Personnel 73.2% 74.4% 78.7% 78.5% 77.5%
Professional fees 1.2% 1.0% 2.4% 1.9% 2.4%
Occupancy 5.9% 4.4% 4.3% 4.1% 4.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 3.3% 2.8% 0.5% 2.1% 2.4%
All other expenses 16.3% 17.5% 13.8% 13.3% 13.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,299,304 $3,440,436 $3,415,815 $3,511,614 $3,667,306
One month of savings $253,188 $265,590 $263,874 $272,296 $287,286
Debt principal payment $16,674 $0 $0 $270,900 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,569,166 $3,706,026 $3,679,689 $4,054,810 $3,954,592

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.0 1.3 1.8 2.0 1.5
Months of cash and investments 2.0 1.3 1.8 2.0 1.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.3 5.9 6.5 8.6 6.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $509,963 $357,532 $468,737 $531,158 $426,923
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $13,815 $3,770 $6,295 $30,295 $20,403
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $5,101,167 $5,229,733 $5,239,684 $5,250,636 $5,261,541
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 48.2% 51.8% 56.5% 61.0% 65.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.7% 3.9% 15.8% 8.7% 20.1%
Unrestricted net assets $4,739,006 $4,088,628 $3,581,591 $4,242,858 $3,144,614
Temporarily restricted net assets $710,114 $133,031 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $1,125,316 $1,125,316 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,835,430 $1,258,347 $1,018,408 $898,000 $866,243
Total net assets $6,574,436 $5,346,975 $4,599,999 $5,140,858 $4,010,857

Key data checks

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

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Principal Officer

Mr. Marc Slater

Marc joined Raphael House in 2016. He comes to Raphael House with over a decade of nonprofit experience in marketing, media, and development. Marc was born in Los Angeles, he grew up in Malibu California, and he has been enjoying the food, culture, and people of the Bay Area as a resident since 2004. Marc has based his professional career on being in service of others. This idea was fostered as a young man after saving a mother and her two children during a flash flood in 1991. This experience defined his life, and later his professional career. Marc started his career working in film and marketing, and later dedicated his career to serving others as a director for the Boy Scouts of America and by heading shelter operations for the Humane Society. He is excited to continue his mission of serving others and having an impact on our local community as part of the Raphael House family. In his free time, Marc enjoys rock climbing, running and backpacking with his wife Autumn.

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Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
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Board chair

Mr. Tom Poser


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Newmark Knight Frank

Ralph Drybrough

Fort Point Capital Partners

Yannis Dosios

Integral Ad Science (IAS)

Orlando Norris


Amanda King

Community Advocate

Heather Sager

Perkins Coie LLP

Karl Werwath

Bank of the West – BNP Paribas

Charlie McEachron

Drawbridge Realty

Laine Gomez

Catalyst Housing Group

Orlando Harris

Community Volunteer

Katie Kokenge

Community Volunteer

Michele Lee


Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/21/2023

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