Mission: Organized in 1987, Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE) is a Grapevine, Texas based relief agency which provides food, clothing, financial assistance, she ... (More)

Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1988, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://gracegrapevine.org

  837 East Walnut Street
Grapevine TX 76051 

   Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 412
Grapevine TX 76099

  817-488-7009


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Exceptional

This charity's score is 91.96, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2021, the latest year published by the IRS. 

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

82.8%


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. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

4.5%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

12.6%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

30.3%


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


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.10


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

1.53 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

12.06%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
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Policies


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization has these policies in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Policies:
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  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


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Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990 ... (More)
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Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

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Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are this organizations key compensated staff members as identified by our analysts. 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



Shonda Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer

$172,622 (3.70% of Total Expenses)


Current CEO and Board Chair can be found in the Leadership & Adaptability report below.

Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2021

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:

Supplying money, goods or services to the poor (BMF activity code: 560)


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.


Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Received

  • Balance Sheet


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

In Spring 2020, GRACE was about to launch a capital campaign and appeal for assistance in building a new Donation Station. This facility would serve as the communities most frequented connection with GRACE where they were able to drop off donations that would either go directly to our clients or be placed for sale in one of our two resale stores. The arrival of the pandemic halted our capital campaign before its launch, forced us to close both resale stores and lay off over half of our staff. COVID-19 immediately caused financial hole of over $5mil. In spite of this severe financial hit, GRACE shifted the focus away from our needs and appealed to the community to help support the thousands who had been suddenly displaced and destabilized by the COVID-19 shut downs.


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

GRACE Client Services is an open, welcoming team of case workers who operate the intake process for new clients, and ongoing assessments for current clients. The onset of COVID-19 initiated virtual procedures allowing case workers to field thousands of calls--over six times the normal call volume. The GRACE Food Pantry, a self-select market, offers a selection of food, household and personal hygiene items. While the Pantry provided uninterrupted services, the mode of delivery pivoted overnight to drive thru only. Following COVID-19 protocols, staff placed an emergency food box, also containing toiletries, into a client’s car minimizing the risk of infection. The GRACE Community Clinic was the first charitable clinic in our area to convert 100% to telehealth. Clinic staff and our network of volunteer medical providers continued to consult with their patients and even developed a contactless delivery system for prescription delivery.


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

As the mandatory shut downs began, GRACE sent non-essential and non-program personnel to work from home. GRACE Administration, Accounting and Development staff remained at home for over a year while Program case workers and support staff rotated shifts to deliver a full range of services. Case workers managed client intake processes online, fielding thousands of requests for the GRACE Food Pantry and emergency assistance with rent/mortgage and utility payments. The GRACE Food Pantry offered boxes filled with food, toiletries, and hygiene supplies via drive thru. As restrictions eased, GRACE resumed in-person Pantry visits by appointment only. The GRACE Community Clinic transitioned to telehealth. PPE and masks were mandated at all times as staff worked in close proximity to each other. Patients connected with their providers via telehealth and prescriptions were available by contactless pick-up only.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

After a year of telehealth appointments, GRACE Community Clinic staff realized a dramatic decrease in missed appointments. Additionally, patients with chronic conditions began seeing more positive results as they were provided the necessary equipment by the Clinic to monitor their conditions at home and check-in with their provider remotely. For the foreseeable future, the GRACE Community Clinic will continue to offer patients the option of telehealth appointments.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
7/1/20222021 91.96
12/23/20212020 89.45
2/1/20212019 88.80
12/23/20202019 88.45

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to its Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

12/1/20192018 82.58
8/1/20182017 85.56
12/1/20172016 85.80
6/1/20172015 83.44
2/1/20172015 77.82
6/1/20162014 87.34
Rating Version: 2.0
12/1/20152014 88.77
11/1/20152014 86.34
12/1/20142013 88.80
2/1/20142012 91.06
6/1/20132011 91.01
9/1/20122011 88.46
9/20/20112010 89.58
Rating Version: 1.0
11/1/20102009 87.90
11/1/20092008 85.28
12/1/20082007 79.82
11/1/20072006 85.59
12/1/20062005 85.29
7/1/20062004 90.59

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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

Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange 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



Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange reported its three largest programs on its FY 2021 Form 990 as:


$2,482,116

Spent in most recent FY

63%

Percent of program expenses


Emergency Assistance


$1,057,175

Spent in most recent FY

27%

Percent of program expenses


Primary Medical Care


$371,570

Spent in most recent FY

9%

Percent of program expenses


Transitional Housing


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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 Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange is a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating.

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


As a steward of God’s blessings and resources in the community, GRACE demonstrates compassion for those less fortunate by providing assistance to individuals and families in crisis and guidance toward self-sufficiency.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


GRACE will excel in providing emotional, spiritual, physical and financial assistance to needy individuals and families in our community, and, where possible, in promoting future self-sufficiency.


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: To ensure the availability of resources by developing a mutually beneficial partnership with major organizations with expertise outside of GRACE’s main focus.

Goal Type: Focus on core programs to achieve mission and scale back on programs not seen as core.


Goal Two: To achieve a level of funding that is sustainable, diverse, and reflects sound fiscal stewardship.

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


Goal Three: To increase awareness and support of the GRACE’s mission and programs by improving community understanding of GRACE’s achievements, growth, needs, history, mission, goals, etc.

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


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

GRACE consistently invests in the leadership development and education of its staff. Whether a leadership course through local chambers of commerce, attendance at municipal government briefings and council meetings, participation in professional conferences. an opportunity for certification in a professional discipline or non-profit management, or any other opportunity to invest in staff that presents as beneficial to their position or future endeavors within the non-profit sector. After the opportunity has been assessed and approved by a direct supervisor, GRACE financially invests in order for the staff member to attend and scheduling adjustments are made so that the course can be completed without interruption.

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

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

GRACE maintains strong relationships with local influencers, including hospitals, churches, police departments, fire departments, school districts, corporations, and other non-profit agencies, among many others, that can direct those in need to GRACE. While word of mouth and referrals form the first line of mobilization, GRACE is second-to-none in using all forms of communication, print, broadcast, and social, to herald the GRACE mission, its offerings, its successes, and its needs throughout the communities we serve. Understanding many messaging platforms are available today, GRACE stays on the cutting edge of new technology and communication.

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.


In spring 2020, GRACE was ready to launch a capital campaign and appeal for assistance in building a new Donation Station. But, at the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, GRACE halted those efforts and turned the eyes of the community to the crisis faced by the thousands who all of sudden found their financial sources cut off by mandatory shut downs. Almost overnight, GRACE saw the requests for aid skyrocket to 6 times the usual amount for the same period from the previous year. In order to ensure that clients were able to receive uninterrupted access to GRACE programs and adhere to the new social distancing mandates, GRACE sent non-essential and non-program personnel to work from home. GRACE Client Service caseworkers took our client intake process online and worked long hours in order to manage the thousands of requests for aid coming into GRACE. Caseworkers eased clients mounting fears by providing a safety net of services including emergency assistance with rent/mortgage and utility payments and access to the GRACE Food Pantry. The GRACE Food Pantry shifted to drive-thru only service offering emergency food and supply boxes until restrictions eased. Once mandates began to lift, GRACE allowed client to resume visiting the Pantry in person. However, these visits were by appointment only in order to support social distancing. The GRACE Community Clinic transitioned completely to telehealth working with volunteer providers and translators ensuring that our patients, especially those with chronic conditions, received the care and medications necessary to manage their illnesses.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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Organization Leadership

Organization Leadership


Shonda Schaefer

Chief Executive Officer

Traci Bernard

President

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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

80

out of 100

Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange has earned a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating. The organization provided data about its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

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

  • Constituent Feedback: Not Scored

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 80/100 (100% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

80

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

80/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization's score of 80 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 3 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.


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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

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. However, it did not respond to one or more survey questions, and therefore is not eligible for a score on this metric. (View our beacon methodology.) 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.


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Methodology


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Analysis and Research


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Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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