Mission:

TO FIGHT POVERTY BY HELPING LOW-INCOME CONTRA COSTA RESIDENTS GAIN THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE TO GET AND KEEP JOBS THAT SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

 www.opportunityjunction.org
 |  3102 DELTA FAIR BLVD Antioch CA 94509-4001

Opportunity Junction Inc. is headquartered in Antioch, CA, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 68-0459131.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is J20, Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training within the Employment, Job-Related category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2001.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, with the organization's Impact & Results score contributing 60% of the overall score, while its Finance & Accountability score contributes 40%.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V2 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 latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

17/17

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

6.48%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$2,575,099

Total Revenue

We do not evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V2. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.


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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

84.03%

Higher effect on score

More data  


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

17/17 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

6.48%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


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


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


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 the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

ALISSA FRIEDMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$149,326


LINDA BEST, DIRECTOR

$0


BRUCE BAUMGARTEN, TREASURER

$0


KATHY JONES, DIRECTOR

$0


BOB COAKLEY, CHAIR ELECT

$0


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2018

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


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 IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity is highly cost-effective, earning a passing score.


Impact

$14,000 increases the earnings of a person living in poverty by $44,000.


Framework

Impact Analysis

We use impact analysis to rate service delivery nonprofits. We are developing new frameworks for assessing advocacy, systems change and similar nonprofits.


Data Collector

ImpactMatters


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Impact & Results Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Job Training and Placement Program

Activities

The Job Training and Placement Program offers the computer and life skills training necessary for administrative positions; a paid internship; case management and counseling; job placement; and ongoing career services for alumni of the program.

Program Type

Workforce Training

Beneficiaries Served

People living in poverty

Program Geography

Contra Costa County, CA

Time Period of Data

7/1/16 to 6/30/17


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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

Increase in earnings of a person living in poverty.


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.


Outcome data collected through the California Employment Development Department. The California Employment Development Department collectes information on the annual earnings of California residents through their W-2 forms. The dataset provided the average annual earnings of Opportunity Junction participants over 10 years.


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 conducted an interrupted time series analysis, using regression analysis to project forward the pre-intervention trend in earnings as the counterfactual. It compared the post-intervention trend to the counterfactual to estimate impact.


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.


Cost data reported by Opportunity Junction Inc. and data and assumptions about partner and beneficiary 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 Statement

$14,000 increases the earnings of a person living in poverty by $44,000.

Confidence Statement

We give a rating of 4/5 for the audit team's confidence in its impact estimate for the Job Training and Placement Program.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of workforce training programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a beneficiary by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.

Determination

Highly cost-effective

Nonprofit Comment

Before publishing, we ask every nonprofit we can to review our work, offer corrections and provide a comment.


(Adapted from the Impact Audit.) At Opportunity Junction, we pride ourselves on being nimble and responsive both to qualitative and quantitative evidence of impact, challenges, and opportunities. We collect feedback from participants and alumni, and alumni participate in the governance of the organization. We look to our database for answers when we observe a decline or increase in placements, wages, enrollments, and applications. With the support of Tipping Point Community, we were the first workforce organization in California to access Employment Development Department (E.D.D.) wage data to open a window into long-term impact.

Why We Could Be Wrong


  • The outcome could oversimplify total impact. Using "increased earnings" as the metric of analysis may not intuitively convey the potential downstream benefits of participating in a workforce training program, such as reduced financial stress.
  • There could be multiple important outcomes not captured in our analysis.
  • The nonprofit may be spending additional money in order to serve harder-to-reach and/or particularly valuable populations.
  • In the absence of better data, we assume uniform counterfactual rates for programs, at the risk of masking variation across nonprofits.
  • Our estimates rely on data made public by the nonprofit on its website, annual reports, financial statements and Form 990s.
  • We only analyze programs that meet our criteria. As a result, this report may not fully reflect the impact of the nonprofit.
  • We do not assess what explains the nonprofit's cost-effectiveness.

Analysis Details


Analysis conducted in 2018. This rating is based on an independent audit by ImpactMatters. Using data from the audit, analysts calculated impact and assigned a rating.

Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Opportunity Junction Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$936,299

Spent in most recent FY

56%

Percent of program expenses


JOB TRAINING AND PLACEMENT:PROGRAM STRUCTURE: PREPARE PARTICIPANTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CAREERS LEADING TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY THROUGH COMPUTER AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING, PAID EXPERIENCE, CASE MANAGEMENT, C ... (More)


$231,781

Spent in most recent FY

14%

Percent of program expenses


CAREER COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT ASSISTANCEPROGRAM STRUCTURE: PROVIDES INDIVIDUALIZED CAREER DEVELOPMENT, CASE MANAGEMENT, COHORT MEETINGS, AND JOB PLACEMENT SERVICES IN BAY POINT AS PART OF SPARKPOINT ... (More)


$386,215

Spent in most recent FY

23%

Percent of program expenses


ROAD MAP TO COLLEGE:PROGRAM STRUCTURE: TARGETS UNEMPLOYED, OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH, AGES 18 TO 24, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FORMER FOSTER YOUTH. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOS MEDANOS COLLEGE, OFFERS ONE YEAR OF INTE ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency by Candid


GuideStar Seal not earned

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Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.


Global­Giving


GlobalGiving Badge not earned

GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. For donors, GlobalGiving provides an additional layer of vetting and due diligence for each of its nonprofit partners every two years, which may include site visit verification. Learn more about GlobalGiving.

Note: GlobalGiving Badges do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results score.


...   Leadership & Adaptability


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization’s mission.


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...   Culture & Community


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people/communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile.

Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
During a focus group with young adults in our Road Map program, staff heard about their struggles connecting with the community college's Disabled Students Programs and Services department In response, Opportunity Junction staff met with college staff and were able to explain the unique needs of Road Map students As a result, Road Map students with disabilities now have easier access to support services that allow them to fully participate in and benefit from courses at the college Services and accommodations include priority registration, alternative testing, and adaptive computer technology
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.