Mission: PROVIDE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE, DELINQUENCY AND CRIMINALITY BEHAVIORS.

Epidaurus dba Amity Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1996, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.amityfdn.org

  721 N 4TH AVE
Tucson AZ 85705-8446


 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 As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Epidaurus dba Amity Foundation is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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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

85

out of 100

The score earned by Epidaurus dba Amity Foundation 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

85

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

88.66%

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

7/10 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

62.05%

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 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



DOUG BOND, CEO/BOARD MEMBER

$202,890


ROD MULLEN, PRESIDENT/BOARD MEMBER

$201,189


NAYA ARBITER, SENIOR VP SERVICE & TRAINING

$175,547


DAVID CRAWFORD, CFO

$140,000


ROBIN RETTMER, COO/BOARD MEMBER

$129,057


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:

Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code (BMF activity code: 994)

Rehabilitating alcoholics, drug abusers, compulsive gamblers, etc. (BMF activity code: 573)


Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


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.


Epidaurus dba Amity Foundation reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Balance Sheet


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

COVID-19 heavily impacted congregate settings such as California prisons, Amity, because of its demonstrated effective leadership and service in Los Angeles County through the administration of the largest Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming (STOP) contract to provide reentry services for individuals paroling to Los Angeles County, was hand-selected to administer the Returning Home Well Initiative (RHW). RHW was designed in the emergency COVID-19 to coordinate the reentry transition from prison to community-based services due to the rapid release of approximately 12,000 individuals from prison. Thus, COVID-19 presented an opportunity for Amity to expedite services to its target population, and help prevent loss of life, while supporting a deincarceration model. Amity’s growth has resulted in funding for direct services delivery as well as pass-through funding, leaving Amity without unrestricted funding to accommodate this significant growth administratively.


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

COVID-19 affected all aspects of our program offering due to the rapid increase of people being released from prisons and transitioning into our residential campuses we had to ensure there was staff to support these men and women returning to the community. We created quarantine rooms for people to live in during their two-week transition back into a community setting. We partnered with project Roomkey a homeless relief initiative in Los Angeles County that provides non-congregate shelter options. Amity implemented social distancing changes which created multiple meal times to allow for smaller groups to eat at staggered times. Additionally, a vital component of our direct service around family reunification was ceased to control who entered our campuses. Lastly, the people living on our campuses were not granted the typical opportunities for workforce development and jobs due to the systemic impact on the restaurant and service industry where they usually found employment.


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

Amity adapted to the changing conditions caused by COVID-19 by increasing our staffing to support the additional people we serviced. We partnered with many smaller community based organizations to expand their efforts with our mutual population through the donation of over 1 million pieces of PPE and leading various technical support projects. Lastly, Amity implemented drastic changes to our wrap around re-entry service delivery to ensure social distancing and protection from the exposure/spread of COVID-19.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

A program that will stay even after the pandemic is behind us is our increased footprint in partnering with and collaborating with smaller community based organizations in Los Angeles.


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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

Epidaurus dba Amity Foundation 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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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Epidaurus dba Amity Foundation reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$50,490,705

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


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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 Epidaurus dba Amity Foundation 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


Amity Foundation is dedicated to the inclusion and habilitation of people marginalized by addiction, trauma, criminality, incarceration, poverty, racism, sexism, homelessness and violence. We strive to improve health, promote environmental, social and economic justice. Amity is committed to research, development, implementation and dissemination of information regarding community building.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


A world that fosters personal transformation, policy changes, and public safety through global partnerships.


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: Intentional investment in our people, our work and our outcomes.

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


Goal Two: Ensure that the breadth and depth of our services are in alignment with the quality.

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


Goal Three: Help those who need it most yet receive it least.

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


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Amity has thoughtfully curated active succession plans that foster the sharing of knowledge and tools of our Executive Council with other leaders in the organization to ensure we are all mission aligned.

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?

Amity offers technical support to smaller community based organizations. We prioritize leveraging our knowledge, experience and connections to help those who do not have the same capacity or access. Our board and faculty consistently bring awareness to the services Amity offers through presentations at conferences, participating in panels and volunteer 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.


In the past year COVID-19 was the largest external change impacting Amity. Our main method of adapting to this pandemic was through answering the call to serve and be of service. Amity was hand-selected to administer the Returning Home Well Initiative (RHW) which is a $30 million dollar public-private partnership wherein philanthropies and non-profits collaborated with the state of California and Governor Gavin Newsom to provide much needed re-entry services. RHW was designed in the emergency COVID-19 environment to coordinate the reentry transition from prison to community-based services due to the rapid de-incarceration of approximately 12,000 individuals from prison. COVID-19 presented an opportunity for Amity to expedite services to its target population, and help prevent loss of life, while supporting a de-incarceration model.

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

Not Currently Scored

Epidaurus dba Amity Foundation is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

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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Culture & Community Report

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


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


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



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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