Better Business Bureau Report for
Interfaith Community Services

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Interfaith Community Services
Address: 550 W. Washington Ave
  Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-489-6380
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1979, California
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "empowers people in need to stabilize and improve their lives through comprehensive programs, in partnership with diverse faith communities and people of compassion."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Interfaith Community Services (ICS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Interfaith offers programs throughout North San Diego County that are organized into five program clusters: nutrition & basic needs, employment, housing, addiction & recovery services, and self-sufficiency & support services. Under these program clusters are numerous services covering a broad spectrum of support. Programs are designed to overlap so that each client has access to as many resources as necessary for his or her individual situation. With more than 300 member faith centers and more than 130 dedicated staff, Interfaith served more than 16,000 unique individuals last year alone.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, ICS's program expenses were:

Veterans Transitional Housing 3,155,265
Social Services 2,441,212
Shelters and Homes 1,170,497
Other Community Services 748,144
Other Veterans Services 679,305
Low Income Housing 476,542
Transitional Housing 454,392
Total Program Expenses: $9,125,357
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Chief Executive : Greg Anglea, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Silas Harrington
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 130

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,225,328, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on ICS's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Federal Contract Revenue 5,186,943
Contributions 2,737,999
In-kind donations 1,487,329
Investment Return 879,247
Rental Income 378,541
Other Contract Revenue 345,719
Other Income 102,791
Total Income $11,118,569


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $11,118,569
Program expenses $9,125,357
Fund raising expenses 640,385
Administrative expenses 808,439
Total expenses $10,574,181
Income in Excess of Expenses 544,388
Beginning net assets 181,151,573
Ending net assets 18,695,961
Total liabilities 2,993,640
Total assets $21,689,601

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