Mission: Serve the frail, elderly and health impaired.

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2004, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

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  9600 S GESSNER RD
Houston TX 77071-1002



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Overall Score

Not Currently Scored

Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. Currently, we require either a Finance & Accountability Beacon, or an Impact & Results Beacon, to be eligible for an Encompass Score. See below to learn why this organization is not eligible.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Finance & Accountability score. Find out why.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having one year of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data. But please note, that the IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofit's annual tax filings. That may mean that this entity has electronically filed additional Forms 990 but they have yet to be processed and made public by the IRS.


To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System's Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has one year of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest under the EIN: 30-0249426.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.


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Additional Information

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



DEBORAH POSSO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$58,500


ANNETTE BISANZ, DIRECTOR

$0


PETER W HOGUE, TREASURER

$0


LOIS O'CONNOR, SECRETARY

$0


VANESSA SOUTHARD, VICE PRESIDENT

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Staffing


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Fortunately, the financial structure of our organization remained stable during Covid. Our funders recognize that we are a well-managed and worthwhile organization and no funding was discontinued or affected by Covid.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

The pandemic affected us as we are a nonprofit that directly serves the elderly with free transportation to medical appointments, grocery trips, and other life-sustaining transportation needs. Our seniors chose to self-isolate based on health organization recommendations, which greatly reduced our need to assist with transportation. Our staff was committed to coming to the office each day, although we were prepared to work from home if necessary. We were committed to focusing on our seniors while they stayed home by mailing or delivering gift bags of goodies that they would enjoy and help keep them stimulated. Our staff made calls to our seniors each day to keep them engaged in conversation and let them know that we are always here for them. When grocery shopping was not possible for some of our at-risk seniors, we ordered the groceries and had them delivered ... and even paid for the food and delivery fees. Our seniors are our priority.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

As mentioned above, we pivoted our resources as our transportation requests diminished. Getting our seniors their groceries became important, so we began grocery delivery options so that our elderly could stay safely home. We began making friendly phone calls to engage our seniors and stave off loneliness. We also ordered puzzle books and other items useful to the elderly and created gift bags that were delivered to our care receivers. It was a nice treat for them and much appreciated by our seniors!


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Grocery delivery, as well as giving grocery gift cards to our lowest-income seniors, are programs that are now permanently a part of our program. Grocery delivery was necessary during the pandemic to keep our elderly safe from Covid19, however the rising cost of food has affected many of our low-income seniors and we have implemented grant writing to receive funding that has helped us buy grocery gift cards to pass onto our seniors so that their budgets are not stretched so thin. Most of our seniors are on a fixed income and the higher cost of food has affected their finances terribly. We are committed to helping them with food insecurity.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$136,687

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


During 2019, Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers-Southwest performed 2,985 caregiving events comprised of 4,009 service hours involving travel of 31,452 miles assisting 338 care receivers for both our SW  ... (More)


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

Not Currently Scored

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest is currently not eligible for a Leadership & Adaptability score because we have not received its L&A survey responses.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that the organization has not yet submitted data for evaluation.


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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

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Culture & Community Report

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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