Mission: The Society, part of an international organization, serves the poor through approximately 60 parish volunteer conferences. Food, rent & utilities assistance, clothing, furniture/household goods & other forms of direct assistance are provided through personal contact.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2011, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.svdphouston.org

 2403 HOLCOMBE BLVD
Houston TX 77021-2023



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Finance & Accountability


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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 Society of St. Vincent De Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a passing score

This V4 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 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

95.71%

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
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

14/14 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
$250,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $250,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

12.71%

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

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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 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



ANN SCHORNO, EXECUTIVE DIR.

$107,755


BETTY ANN MCNAIR, DIR. FINANCE

$80,531


CAROL CROOM, PRESIDENT

$0


CYNTHIA VIATOR, 1ST VICE PRES

$0


BETH PHILLIPS, 2ND VICE PRES

$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:

Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc (BMF activity code: 031)

Hospital (BMF activity code: 150)

Publishing activities (BMF activity code: 120)


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.


Society of St. Vincent De Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Administrative Capacity


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

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society received funding from the Greater Houston Community Foundation COVID 19 fund, Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund, and others and was able to provide $2.1M in financial, rental, and utility assistance reaching 15,604 individuals. Additionally, we were able to provide 2.7 million pounds of food through our Food Network. While we are extremely proud to have been able to provide such assistance, it was an incredible learning opportunity to deepen our understanding of the benefit of flexible emergency financial assistance in the lives of neighbors who are experiencing financial hardship. It also reaffirmed our fundamental belief that all people have strengths and that when given resources and support, people in need are in a position and quite capable and in a position to make the best decisions to help themselves and their families.


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

The pandemic forced the Society’s Central Council to take immediate action to protect the health and wellbeing of volunteers, staff, and those they serve. The Society used the disaster plan created for natural disasters as a guide to implement a plan for continuing services amidst the pandemic. In January 2020, the Society moved to a cloud-based system to allow staff to work remotely. By March 18, the staff and Vincentians were already offering services in a modified way. To adhere to CDC guidelines and avoid large gatherings of people, we temporarily closed our resale shops but continued helping by phone service. Our Vincentian Service Center operated the Food Network to provide essential needs services and support to its 22 parish-based pantries. The Society worked with the Houston Food Bank and collaborated with Catholic Charities to address the needs of the community in a strategic way. Their goal was to make food available in areas without food services.


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

In early January 2020, the Society moved to a cloud-based system to allow staff to work remotely. By March 18, the staff and Vincentians were already offering services in a modified way.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Although most administrative and support staff have returned to the office, more flexibility has been given if the need to work remotely. Essential program staff has and continues to offer modified services, such as drive through pantries and Pop-Up Pantries when requested. Vincentians will continue to utilize technology for efficiencies in delivery of services. As our organization has become more advanced in technology, collaborations and training have become commonplace and the electronic process for intake, data collections and reporting has been streamlined.


...   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

Society of St. Vincent De Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston 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



Society of St. Vincent De Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$10,336,125

Spent in most recent FY

80%

Percent of program expenses


Vincentian Services:Vincentian services has Conferences in approximately 60 parishes which provide compassionate person-to-person service to people in need through home visits and food pantry programs ... (More)


$1,085,839

Spent in most recent FY

8%

Percent of program expenses


Thrift Stores and Voucher Ministry:The Society of St. Vincent de Paul strives to provide immediate help for people every day as those needs arise regardless of race, education, citizenship or backgrou ... (More)


$858,524

Spent in most recent FY

6%

Percent of program expenses


Food Network:Society of St. Vincent de Paul Galveston-Houston's Food Network encompasses and supports 24 food pantries that address the growing needs of a burgeoning community in terms of individuals, ... (More)


...   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 Society of St. Vincent De Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston 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


The Society, part of an international organization, serves the poor through approximately 60 parish volunteer conferences. Food, rent & utilities assistance, clothing, furniture/household goods & other forms of direct assistance are provided through personal contact.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s vision of the future is one where access to financial and social resources are not limited by the neighborhood in which one lives. The Society operates 58 Conferences (chapters) throughout Houston - some in poor communities, while others are in more affluent areas. This poses a financial and service challenge resulting in Conferences of poor neighborhoods having few resources. To address this issue, our affluent chapters collaborate with chapters in low-income communities to serve the people of Houston. The challenge remains connecting a network of charity that eliminates resource and service gaps.


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: Increase the health and vitality of the Conferences and its members with a focus on the parishes in communities of greatest need.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Two: Increase the mission impact the Society has in its ten-county radius.

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


Goal Three: Provide direct service support in five priority areas, which are: financial assistance, training and leadership development, staff support, program development and technology

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

As a primarily volunteer based organization responsible for direct service, ensuring the volunteers, which we refer to as Vincentians, are properly trained and that leadership is trained in our servant leader model, is essential for good governance. We provide the tools, resources, and training to ensure this is done consistently across all conferences, on an annual basis.

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

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

In January 2020 our organization moved to an icloud based system, this allows for not only more efficiency but immediate remote work. Our volunteers, refer to as Vincentians provided more virtual home visits and adapted to the technology necessary during a Pandemic. Electronic processing, database collections and reporting became essential as part of the mobilization efforts.

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 Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues providing services during COVID-19 while taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and community-in-need. On March 18, 2020, the Society modified the way we provide services to the communities-in-need living in the areas we serve: • Our food network has adjusted its service to drive-thru experience at 15 of our pantries and other modified services such as Pop-Up Food Fairs • Our home visit program is continuing its service through phone calls and virtual home visits using technology. The Society’s services had been modified to safely serve the community: We continue to respond to calls, placing the greatest emphasis on individuals who need food or shelter or whose utilities are about to be disconnected. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we temporarily ceased operations at our Resale shops. Our Vincentian Service Center continues to remain open to provide food to those in need in our community, Hours of operations are limited daily. In addition, during the initial phase, we continued to provide Food Fairs on three Saturdays a month to over 1500 families monthly. During a disaster in the community, the demand for our services always increases. Not only do we provide basic needs for the poor, but we also become a beacon of hope to the families who are being impacted by recent layoffs and furloughs. As a response to the needs of the community and to continue our legacy of serving the poor, we have set up an Emergency Fund to respond to the incoming needs of our community.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Society of St. Vincent De Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. 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.

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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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. 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.


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. We award every nonprofit that completes the Candid survey full credit for this Beacon, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. Although the data is not evaluated for quality at this time, future iterations of this Beacon will include third party or other data that will serve to validate the information provided by the nonprofit.

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. 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.

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