Mission:

To provide research, education and create programs for working people in the Silicon Valley.


 www.wpusa.org
 |  2102 ALMADEN RD STE 112 San Jose CA 95125-2130

Working Partnerships USA is headquartered in San Jose, CA, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 77-0387535.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. within the Health - General and Rehabilitative category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1996.

(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.

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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 V1 of Finance 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

Board Composition

7/8 Independent

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

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

7.14%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$3,064,528

Charity Navigator doesn’t evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V1. 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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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

82.95%

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).


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

7/8 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/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

7.14%

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

Data Sources

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.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Working Partnerships USA reported its two largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$2,704,645

Spent in most recent FY

97%

Percent of program expenses


Working Partnerships USA works in four broad areas of concern to working people - Health Care, Government Accountability and Reform, Economic Research and Analysis, and Organizing and Leadership Devel ... (More)


$79,031

Spent in most recent FY

2%

Percent of program expenses


Working Partnerships USA provides emergency financial assistance to families that suffer unanticipated economic hardship. Approximately 148 families benefited from this program.


GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Health Care: Affordable, Quality Access for All Working Partnerships strives to ensure that all families have access to quality health services and a strong health delivery system. Through a deep connection with our constituents, innovative policy thinking, and experience at building effective coalitions, Working Partnerships seeks to build local health care programs that can be replicated in other regions or serve as a statewide model for change. More. Open, Fair Decision Making through Government Accountability: Everyone should have a voice in how government works. We support a decision making process that is open, and authentically represents a broad range of voices and interests in local government decisions on budgeting and land use policies, transit and other vital public service preservation, housing quality and the creation and retention of high-quality jobs. Building Shared Prosperity in Silicon Valley: Through economic research and analysis, Working Partnerships USA seeks to transform the discussion about the tech economy, exposing income inequality and the middle-class squeeze and new policy and business models that address the urgent economic challenges facing Silicon Valley's working families. Social Change through Coalition Building, Organizing and Leadership Development: Working Partnerships USA builds grass roots coalitions that improve the lives of working families by advancing our policy development and advocacy work. These efforts are centered on our three focus areas.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Working Partnerships employs four core strategies to address the root causes of economic and health inequities in our region and inspire a democracy that works for all - including 1) organizing and civic engagement, 2) leadership development, 3) research and policy development, and 4) alliance building.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Our team of director-level staff drive our core program work: Executive Director, Derecka Mehrens[ROM1] , brings almost 20 years of community organizing and civic engagement experience working in communities of color and with low- and moderate-income families. Under her leadership, in 2015 Working Partnerships USA co-founded Silicon Valley Rising, a coordinated regional campaign to inspire a tech-driven economy where all workers, their families, and communities thrive. Derecka has worked for Working Partnerships USA for the past ten years and was appointed by the Board to Executive Director in 2013. In her previous role as Organizing Director, she was instrumental in developing strategies to win innovative policies and leading our non-partisan civic engagement programs to engage low-income communities of color in critical public policy issues. Deputy Executive Director Maria Noel Fernandez, has over 15 years of experience working in public service for local and state government, and in organizing large-scale civic engagement campaigns. Maria Noel joined WPUSA six years ago as the Associate Director of Organizing and Civic Engagement helping to lead our tenants’ rights work in coalition and helping to convene and direct strategy for this critical campaign. As Deputy Executive Director, she directs Silicon Valley Rising’s civic engagement campaigns addressing the regional housing crisis and occupational segregation the public and tech sectors. Director of Economic and Workforce Policy, Louise Auerhahn, has worked for Working Partnerships USA for more than 15 years conducting strategic research on Silicon Valley's changing economy and its impact on working families and the middle class. She is lead author of the Life in the Valley Economy reports, and at the regional level, she is co-founder of the Bay Area Quality Jobs Network, a co-author of the Economic Prosperity Strategy for the Bay Area, and coordinates the Construction Careers Initiative and the Trades Orientation Program (TOP).


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Building effective multi-sector and diverse stakeholder coalitions requires that we demonstrate a high level of accountability to partners, community members and the public. We use evaluation in all of our campaigns and programs. Internally, we set goals and milestones and use debriefs to measure performance against those goals. We use weekly staff meetings to report on progress and share successes and obstacles. We have developed specific evaluations for different types of campaign and program work: · Our Organizing and Neighborhood Action teams conduct monthly debriefs capturing challenges and successes and evaluating tools or skills that would help our organizers improve outreach and engagement. · We conduct surveys with community members and workers collecting information about living and employment conditions, wages, service gaps, access to benefits, and other issues of interest. · Using social media platforms like Facebook, we track how many individuals we reach via various online organizing methods, as well as what kinds of posts, actions, and platforms reach the greatest number of our target population. · As we develop and release publications, we make these available on our website and via social media, as well as keep an updated internal list of any earned media coverage as evidence of our ability to shift the mainstream narrative on jobs and economic opportunity. We measure our progress against questions like the following: · Did we grow our organized base of leaders, or did our partner organizations grow, as result of our work? · Are we successfully winning new public policies to improve the lives of low-income families, workers, union members, people of color, and immigrants? · Are we contributing to building a healthy, multi-sector movement committed to racial equity, economic equity and social justice?


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

WPUSA and our community, labor, government, and health care partners have successfully secured numerous policy and programmatic wins over the last three years that have dramatically improved wages, working conditions and access to health coverage and other vital benefits for thousands of vulnerable Silicon Valley families. These include: • Launching, evaluating, and enrolling nearly 5,000 Santa Clara County patients in the Primary Care Access Program, a first-of-its-kind coverage initiative that provides a high-quality health insurance option for low-income residents who are ineligible for existing coverage programs – including undocumented immigrants; • Leading the Silicon Valley Rising coalition to successfully win minimum wage increases in eight Silicon Valley cities that have committed to raise their minimum wage to $15/hour by or before 2019; • The development and passage of multiple model policies that increase job security, work hours, and access to benefits for vulnerable part-time and contract workers (including via the Opportunity to Work initiative in San Jose and the Worker Retention Ordinance in Santa Clara County); • The creation of a new Office of Labor Standards Enforcement in Santa Clara County that will add significant capacity to monitor and enforce local wage and hour laws in partnership with vulnerable low-wage workers employed in industries with high rates of violations; • Successfully supporting our union partners in organizing 5,000 subcontracted service workers in obtaining a collective voice on the job and better wages and working conditions at major tech campuses; • Supporting the passage of San Jose's first just cause eviction ordinance and strengthened rent regulations; • Growing our base of supporters for Silicon Valley Rising’s campaigns to over 62,000 and engaging over 1,500 low-income San Jose community members in a visioning process to ensure that new tech development brings good jobs, affordable housing, health and wellness resources, and community benefits for local residents. Over the next year, we will build on recent successes with a particular focus on: • Exploring and advancing innovative policy solutions to improve economic security for temporary and contingent workers to inform statewide policy platform through the Making Work Pay collaborative; • Developing a long-term voter engagement and mobilization strategy to activate thousands of unlikely voters and voters of color to shift the tide on key economic equity issues at the local and state level leading up to the 2020 election. • Convening regional partners to plan new workforce development and career pipeline initiatives in conjunction with a Regional Worker Center • Monitoring implementation of the Plan Bay Area Action Plan commitments in regards to middle-wage job growth



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


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