Mission: COLORADO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS WORKS COLLABORATIVELY TOWARD THE PREVENTION OF HOMELESSNESS AND THE CREATION OF LASTING SOLUTIONS FOR HOMELESS AND AT-RISK POPULA ... (More)

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1984, and deductibiltiy of donations depends on various factors.

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Contact Information

  www.coloradocoalition.org

  2111 CHAMPA ST
Denver CO 80205-2529


 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 As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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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 Colorado Coalition for the Homeless 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 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

90.42%

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

21/21 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

43.96%

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

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 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



JOHN PARVENSKY, PRESIDENT AND CEO

$313,427


BRIAN HILL, CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER

$269,979


DANIEL LEWIS, PHYSICIAN

$225,916


JAMIE SORENSON, PSYCHIATRIST

$225,353


BRIAN KRISTOFF, PSYCHIATRIST

$224,186


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:

Other matters (BMF activity code: 559)


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:

Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization. (BMF affiliation code: 6)

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.


Colorado Coalition for the Homeless reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Balance Sheet


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

The Coalition relies on government grants and contracts to support more than 50% of its annual operating budget. The COVID-19 emergency forced the organization to suspend certain of our program operations (smaller clinic sites, vocational services, dental and vision clinics), and dramatically decrease traffic – and thus numbers served- through other programs. As a result, we were unable to fully access grant funding that was contingent on delivery of program units. This was also true with our Medicaid revenue based on fees for service. Housing revenue was somewhat impacted by COVID-19, as many affordable housing residents lost income due to the business closures. While our overall census of children served through our Renaissance Children’s Center decreased dramatically, the center maintained full operations to provide child care that enabled many parents to retain their jobs as essential workers.


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

During 2020 the Coalition opened 139 new permanent apartment homes at Fusion Studios, and 60 new apartment homes for veterans at Renaissance Veterans Apartments at Fitzsimons. We provided recuperative care housing for 2,400 unhoused individuals recovering from COVID-19 at temporary emergency housing sites, and emergency housing to protect 1,367 unhoused individuals who were at high risk due to chronic conditions. Our health care operations continued during the COVID-19 emergency, serving 15,494 patients with physical, mental and dental care and substance use treatment in addition to providing testing and primary care to guests at two COVID-19 emergency shelters operated by the City and County of Denver. Family Support Services staff served 25% more families due to the economic downturn. Case managers provided critical support to residents struggling with social isolation, substance use recovery, and mental illnesses during the stay-at-home orders.


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

As the COVID-19 emergency developed, the Coalition suspended services at our smaller health clinics, dental and vision clinics, vocational services and several other program areas so that staff could be redeployed to core program and COVID-19 emergency response. The Coalition created an Incident Command System to manage resources to the COVID-19 emergency response, managing these efforts while maintaining our ongoing programs as much as possible.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

The Coalition had a wide range of programs and practices in place that enabled the organization and our workforce to pivot in response to the evolving emergency. Funding provided by private donors allowed the Coalition to increase outreach to encourage COVID-19 testing, then vaccination, then expand these efforts to encourage flu vaccine and connect people on the street to care through telemedicine. The stay-at-home orders issued in communities everywhere highlighted the essential connection between housing and health. In collaboration with Federal, State, and local government partners, 800 hotel rooms were master leased by the Coalition to provide emergency housing to unhoused individuals who were recovering from COVID-19 or were at risk due to chronic health conditions. Now, we are continuing to work with these partners to fund the purchase of one or more of these hotels to provide permanent supportive housing.


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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

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless 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.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Colorado Coalition for the Homeless reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$28,046,098

Spent in most recent FY

43%

Percent of program expenses


HEALTHCARE: THE COALITION'S STOUT STREET CLINIC HAS BEEN DELIVERINg HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS IN DOWNTOWN DENVER FOR 31 YEARS. MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO MORE THAN 13,000 ... (More)


$35,397,483

Spent in most recent FY

55%

Percent of program expenses


HOUSING SERVICES: THE COALITION PROVIDES A WIDE RANGE OF CRITICAL HOUSING SERVICES INCLUDING SHELTER PLACEMENT, 24 MONTHS OF SERVICE ENRICHED TRANSITIONAL AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, CHILDREN'S  ... (More)


$546,369

Spent in most recent FY

0%

Percent of program expenses


EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY: THE COALITION'S EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY PROGRAM SEEKS TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF HOMELESSNESS AND TO ADVOCATE FOR PUBLIC POLICIES TO PREVENT AND END HOMELESSNESS. THROUGH WEB- ... (More)


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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 Colorado Coalition for the Homeless 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 Mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for families, children, and individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves. Since its founding 37 years ago, the organization has earned state and national recognition for its integrated healthcare, housing and service programs. The Coalition’s comprehensive approach addresses the causes of homelessness, as well as the consequences, offering critical assistance to more than 22,000 individuals and families each year.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


We believe all people have the right to adequate housing and health care. We work to remove the barriers that restrict access to these rights. Society benefits when adequate housing and health care are available to everyone. We create lasting solutions to homelessness by: Honoring the inherent dignity of those we serve, affirming their capabilities and fostering their hope that a better life is possible; Building strong, caring and trauma-informed communities through the integration of housing, health care and supportive services; Advocating for social and racial equity, inclusion and diversity, and challenging the status quo in partnership with our workforce members and those we serve; Achieving excellence through continuous quality assurance, innovation and professional development; and Using resources judiciously and effectively.


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: Expand access to quality, integrated health care for those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness by enhancing availability and removing barriers to resources for our population's complex needs.

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


Goal Two: Expand stable housing opportunities for those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness through acquisition, development, collaboration, and enhanced service delivery.

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


Goal Three: Improve public policy to re-shape narratives about homelessness and other systemic issues by advocating and influencing policy for housing, healthcare, homelessness, and social and racial equity.

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

We have a robust online training program for the development of supervisors and managers. We are also working through a lens of equity inclusion and diversity (EID) to develop leaders who come from unconventional backgrounds.

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?

In addition to direct service delivery, the Coalition advocates for people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness. In fall 2020 the Coalition worked with the City and County of Denver to approve a first-ever tax to support housing development and services for the homeless. Coalition advocacy staff and a volunteer advocacy committee of citizens works with local state and federal lawmakers and policy makers to influence laws and policy relating to homelessness, renters rights, and other related issues.

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 response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Coalition reconfigured the Stout Street Health Center to provide testing and services to those showing Covid-19 symptoms. The Coalition was the main provider of services to homeless people who came down with Covid-19 and needed to be quarantined. Screening centers were created in seven different locations and the Coalition worked with the city of Denver to secure 800 hotel rooms for homeless people needing to be isolated. Health care, food, security and other services were all provided by the Coalition to those staying in the hotels. The Coalition also provided all health care screening at the emergency shelters opened at the National Western center and the Denver Coliseum.

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

95

out of 100

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

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

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 93/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

95

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

93/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 93 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 8 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.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


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

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. 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


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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