Mission: To Coordinate the efforts of Governmental and Non-Governmental orgnizations to address challenges presented by human trafficking in and through the US-Mexico border  ... (More)

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2003, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  bsccoalition.org

  121 E 31ST ST STE A
National City CA 91950-7333



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

87

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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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

85

out of 100

The score earned by Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

85

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

86.21%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

10/11 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No review needed due to small charity size

No effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

111.81%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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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



MARISA UGARTE BAVA, EXECUTIVE DIR.

$38,404


ANNE HOLBERG, PRESIDENT

$0


JUDY HORNING, VICE PRESIDENT

$0


J W AUGUST, MEDIA CHAIR

$0


PAM WARNOCK, BOARD MEMBER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

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.


Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery


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

The affect on financial structure was minimum


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

From January to present, our emergency shelter has also housed 10 clients. The average length of stay ranged from 24-hours to four months. In addition to the emergency shelter, BSCC has continued to house clients in hotels while waiting for either an appointment for COVID-19 testing or receiving COVID-19 test results. While BSCC continues to be the only emergency response shelter is San Diego, COVID-19 has forced us to place one client per room to prevent contamination. BSCC also requires COVID-19 testing prior to any admission at the shelter to protect the other residents from any contamination.


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

From January 1, 2021 to July 20, 2021, BSCC has continuously received clients for emergency and transitional housing. BSCC continues to provide diverse programs and assistance in locating transitional and permanent housing for clients that need a higher level of care. San Diego county recently modified the public health orders on COVID-19 (June 1, 2021), and as BSCC is classified as a crisis emergency response organization, we have continued to meet clients in person. All BSCC staff have been vaccinated for COVID-19.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

In victim services, BSCC’s case managers will continue to be trained in new policies and implementing approaches that enhance our client-centered best practices in service provision, and identifying solutions for barriers caused by COVID-19.


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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

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition 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.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$314,485

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


The BSCC performs rescue, medical aid, housing, education, counseling and well-being for multiple trafficking victims.


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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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


To preserve the dignity and well being of labor and sexually exploited and trafficked men, women, and children through prevention, intervention, and education.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


To live in a world where there is no exploitation and where men, women, and children’s lives are protected and held in high esteem.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Goal 1: HOUSING BSCC will continue to provide emergency and transitional housing to clients. In addition to assistance with applying for housing for eligible survivors of crime.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Goal 2: VICTIM SERVICES BSCC will continue to collaborate with partners to provide comprehensive case management under our Victim-Survivor-Thriver model.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Goal 3: TRAININGS, OUTREACH & PUBLIC AWARENESS BSCC will be providing training addressing Human Trafficking. BSCC is also committed to inclusive outreach and community awareness on human trafficking.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

In victim services, BSCC’s case managers are always trained in new policies and implementing approaches that enhance our client-centered best practices in service provision, and identifying solutions for barriers caused by COVID-19.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

During the first half of 2021, the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT) has continued to work collaboratively with the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) to provide trauma-informed direct services to the clients within their program, and to streamline and strengthen parts of their programming using a trauma-informed lens. BSCC also committed to continuing our collaboration with the Human Trafficking Taskforce as an emergency responder, in partnership with North County Lifeline in providing shortand long-term care under our Victim-Survivor-Thriver model. From January 1st to June 30th, the Human Trafficking Taskforce received 104 leads, most of them were identifying minors. BSCC has responded to several calls from the Taskforce and provided services to 3 clients.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


On February 22, 2021, the San Diego District Attorney announced a new unit to protect workers’ rights from labor trafficking and exploitation, Workplace Justice Unit. BSCC is thrilled to be partnering with this expanded unit that will improve representation of all forms of labor exploitation, such as wage theft, servitude, and suspected labor trafficking cases. In 2021, the Taskforce has been addressing the demand and has conducted two separate raids that generated 263 arrests, of which more than 240 arrests were buyers. BSCC was involved with both raids and disseminated fliers to pass to the men arrested, which provided information on the consequences of demand and sexual exploitation. For the past six months, the Taskforce has identified an increase OVC Human Trafficking Programs: Narrative 5 in minor victims rescued from traffickers. BSCC has provided services and resources to 46 adults and juveniles, including those identified and recovered by the Taskforce.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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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

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition 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.

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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Culture & Community Report

Unscored

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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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