Mission: STOP DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1979, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.sparcc.net

  2139 MAIN ST
Sarasota FL 34237-6023


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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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: 32% Finance & Accountability, 50% Impact & Results, 7% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. 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

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

86.27%

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

18/18 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

Audited

Higher 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

2.97%

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



JESSICA HAYS, PRESIDENT & CEO

$161,181


LORI RODGERS, BOARD CHAIR

$0


BECKY MAHONEY, 1ST VICE PRESIDENT

$0


BARBARA GARDNER, 2ND VICE PRESIDENT

$0


EMILY WALSH, TREASURER

$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:

Other inner city or community benefit activities (BMF activity code: 429)


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.


Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Administrative Capacity


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

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the agency to shift to non-traditional fundraising activities, since the annual budget includes a considerable amount of fundraising revenue that is traditionally obtained through in-person events. SPARCC successfully pivoted its annual Gala, planned for April 2020, to a virtual event. This was done before virtual events were the "norm" and was incredibly successful in maintaining support for the agency. SPARCC has continued its creative efforts throughout the pandemic using virtual and hybrid events, and focusing efforts on major gifts and planned giving to build stability and diversity in fundraising revenue.


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

While SPARCC remained physically "open" throughout the pandemic, we shifted many programs and services to accommodate distancing and COVID guidelines. Support groups were transitioned to virtual, using video conferencing to maintain connections and support. Legal services are also now offered virtually, and there has been a large increase in service delivery over the phone (safety planning, tele-therapy, case management, etc). The Shelter adopted more stringent cleaning and disinfecting practices, spacing individuals and families out as much as possible, given the space available. Prevention education and community awareness presentations also shifted to virtual options for more than a year, as schools, groups and community partners conducted activities in an online environment.


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

SPARCC adapted quickly throughout the pandemic. Spacing employee shifts and physical work locations as needed, adopting new cleaning and disinfecting practices, adhering to CDC and other State/Local guidelines and best practices. Staff remained focused on service delivery and the mission - to ensure the safety and support of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We are proud to have shifted quickly to include text hotline capability, expanded phone advocacy and support, virtual support groups and presentations, fundraising, and other agency operations. Administrative staff remained responsive and forward-thinking as we planned to mitigate exposure, and focused on agency stability.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

The agency will continue to utilize flexible service delivery (video conferencing, tele-therapy, etc.) as allowed by funders and to best meet the needs and preferences of those we serve. In-person service delivery will always remain a critical part of our services, however, we have learned that for those who have transportation barriers, or other reasons to prefer a virtual meeting option, flexibility can be incredibly beneficial. The addition of text on our 24-hour hotline will also remain as a new tool that has expanded access and communication.


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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

75

out of 100

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. is cost-effective, earning a passing score.


Impact

$50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.


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Impact & Results Report

75

of 100 points


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Emergency Shelter

Activities

The nonprofit provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.

Program Type

Emergency Shelter

Beneficiaries Served

People experiencing homelessness; Adults; Men; Women; Families

Program Geography

Sarasota County, FL

Time Period of Data

7/1/16 to 6/30/17


Learn how we assess the impact of nonprofits

Outcomes and Cost

Outcomes: Changes in the lives of those served by a nonprofit. They can be caused by the nonprofit.

Costs: The money spent by a nonprofit and its partners and beneficiaries.

Impact: Outcome caused by a nonprofit relative to its cost.

Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was a good use of resources to cause the outcome.


Outcome Metric

A night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness


Outcome Data Source

Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.


We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.


Method for Attributing Outcomes

We don't know if the observed changes were caused by the nonprofit's program or something else happening at the same time (e.g., a participant got a raise). To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program (i.e., counterfactual outcomes).


We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.


Cost Data Source

After estimating the program's outcomes, we need to determine how much it cost to achieve those outcomes. All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.


Program cost data reported by the nonprofit. Partner and beneficiary costs reported by the nonprofit or estimated by Charity Navigator.


Cost Calculation

$412,358 program costs + $0 partner costs + $0 beneficiary costs = $412,358 total costs


Impact and Determination

We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.

Impact Calculation

$412,358 total costs / 8,183 nights of shelter provided = roughly $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the Fair Market Rent and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.

Determination

Cost-effective

Analysis Details


Analysis conducted in 2019 by ImpactMatters. An analyst searched the Form 990s, annual reports, audited financials and the website of the nonprofit to calculate impact and rate cost-effectiveness. A second analyst conducted quality control.

Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$692,716

Spent in most recent FY

25%

Percent of program expenses


EMERGENCY SHELTER - THE SHELTER OPERATES 24-HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR. THE PRIMARY GOAL OF SHELTER IS TO PROTECT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS FROM HARM AND TO RESTORE THEM TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY THROUGH THE P ... (More)


$1,478,186

Spent in most recent FY

54%

Percent of program expenses


COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY - OUTREACH PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A NEEDS ASSESSMENT, SAFETY PLANNING, CRISIS COUNSELING, CASE MANAGEMENT, ADVOCACY AND ACCOMPANIMENT, AND INFORMATION AND REFERRALS TO OT ... (More)


$223,463

Spent in most recent FY

8%

Percent of program expenses


COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING - COMMUNITY EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS ARE PROVIDED TO SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, CLUBS, BUSINESSES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS BY STAFF. SPARCC PROVIDES A VIOLENCE PREV ... (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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. 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


STOP DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center is the heart of a community free from the grip of domestic and sexual violence. Our collective, collaborative, comprehensive approach provides a seamless, survivor-driven response to people’s needs, allowing hope to be restored and individuals and families to thrive.


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: Provide comprehensive, trauma informed services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

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


Goal Two: Expand, diversify and strengthen funding sources

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Goal Three: Continue building a strong infrastructure, moving toward an adaptive leadership organization for the future

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

SPARCC invests in the growth and development staff in a variety of ways. All staff are encouraged to engage in professional development to enhance their skills and complete 16 hours of continuing education each year. The leadership team meets regularly to discuss challenges, successes, ideas and innovations. The leadership team also works with a consultant on leadership development activities to build interpersonal skills and for team building. The agency builds communication and a team environment through trainings, activities, and shared experiences.

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?

The agency uses a vast array of external mobilization efforts. Community partnerships are key to ensuring success, sharing resources, serving as important referrals, and engaging the public to share our mission to stop domestic and sexual violence. The agency also works closely on coordinated community response efforts, to ensure that service providers that are encountered by survivors are working together to remove barriers and create a more trauma informed response to those in need.

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.


The agency facilities several support groups throughout the community that are important in providing care and resources to those who have (or may still be) experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence. Many groups have had to shift to a virtual format through the pandemic. While this option has worked well for some of our participants, others have expressed a strong desire to return to in-person. To better meet the needs of survivors in a flexible manner, the agency has added both in-person and virtual options for groups now. This has been a practice over the past year that has served our staff and survivors well, due to the changing nature of the pandemic and we foresee continuing this long after this current situation has ended.

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

93

out of 100

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 90/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

93

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

90/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 90 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 7 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


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

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. 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.


View this organization's Constituent Feedback Practices




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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