Mission: The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area helps immigrants, refugees, and their families join and contribute to the community.

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1953, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.iibayarea.org

  58 2ND STREET 3RD FLOOR
San Francisco CA 94105-3486


 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 As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Immigration Institute of the Bay Area is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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

99

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 Immigration Institute of the Bay Area 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

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

85.69%

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

12/12 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

9.73%

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



ELLEN DUMESNIL, EXECUTIVE DIR.

$181,770


DEKRI VONAN FINANCE ADMIN, DIRECTOR

$93,356


JENNIFER BECKETT PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR

$0


ANTOIND ORARD VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR

$0


JOEY YANG SECRETARY, DIRECTOR

$0


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:

Community Chest, United Way, etc. (BMF activity code: 600)

Other school related activities (BMF activity code: 059)

Other housing activities (BMF activity code: 399)


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.


Immigration Institute of the Bay Area reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery


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

We were unable to hold our annual event but did hold a virtual event that was well attended. We applied for and received the PPP loan and that was extremely helpful at a time when our service delivery model was disrupted.


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

IIBA staff did an excellent job of adapting to a virtual service model when previously all of our client contact had been in person. Despite what could have been a major disruption to clients access to critically needed immigration legal services we managed to continue to provide services remotely and did so by "meeting" the client in ways that addressed their particular needs.


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

We shifted from an in person model to a virtual model and maintained service delivery for our clients in whatever manner worked for them (phone, zoom etc). We kept our doors open so clients could drop off documents while maintaining safeguards for both staff and clients. We expanded our virtual workshops with the support of pro bono attorneys. We continued our citizenship and ESL classes (conducted virtually) supported by a significant number of wonderful and dedicated volunteers.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will adapt a hybrid model on a permanent basis


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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

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area 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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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Immigration Institute of the Bay Area reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$3,824,262

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


Founded in 1918, The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) is now the largest nonprofit provider of immigration legal services in Northern California with eight offices in six Bay Area Counties ... (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 Immigration Institute of the Bay Area 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 Immigration Institute of the Bay Area helps immigrants, refugees, and their families join and contribute to the community.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


We envision diverse communities where immigrants are valued, contributing members with full access to justice and economic opportunity.


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: Our goal is to expand our services to areas where there is limited or no access to reputable immigration legal services to insure that those who have a path to a more secure future can pursue it,

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


Goal Two: IIBA has increased our legal team and is now the largest provider of immigration legal services in Northern California. In order to support that growth, we are increasing our HR and Finance capacity

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


Goal Three: Advance diversity equity, and inclusion (DEI) work with staff, board, and executive leadership.

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 focused on promoting from within and have along with those promotions provided consulting support and training for new managers. With an equity and inclusion lens, we are working with 2 consultants to provide training for all staff. We are in the process of creating a staff "task" force who will work alongside senior management to help establish and then "drive" organizational goals around equity and inclusion. We provide ongoing opportunities for training and mentorship and each staff identifies professional development goals at the beginning of the year supported by their supervisor.

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?

IIBA was recently selected by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS)to be the regional administrator for DACA and Naturalization funds. We support 9 organizations who are sub grantees. IIBA participates in numerous collaborative partnerships in each region where we have offices including the CRISP collaborative in San Mateo County, the Citizenship Legal Services (CLS) collaborative in Napa County and Sonoma Secure Families Collaborative in Sonoma. We are members of the Steering Committee of One California with a goal of influencing immigration policy at the state level. We have worked with other organizations (family resource centers)to help them become authorized through an accreditation process with the Department of Justice to provide immigration legal services. Our legal director provides a multitude of trainings which include other orgs in addition to those particularly intended for IIBA staff. She is scheduled to be a speaker at a national event in NYC in June

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.


IIBA was founded in 1918, the year of the pandemic. We have a 103 year history of responding to and adapting to the evolving needs of members of our community. No one imagined when we walked out of our offices nearly two years ago, that we would still be facing the circumstances that required us to Shelter in place then. This past year, we have continued to work remotely while meeting the immigration legal needs of our clients. We have grown our Pro Bono Workshops (remote workshops for Naturalization and DACA clients) and conducted 19 workshops helping over 279 clients. We conducted over 3000 legal consultations, filed 620 DACA applications and helped 165 victims of violence apply for legal protection. Additionally, we helped 1100 clients become new US citizens. We did the vast majority of this work remotely and helped address any barriers clients may have to access our services by responding to each clients' unique circumstances. The "how" of these accomplishments is mostly about commitment and passion to social justice. IIBA staff were undeterred in their commitment to helping immigrants on a path to a more secure future. Organizationally, we spent time and resources to insure that staff were supported and that the high level of collaboration that is the hallmark of IIBA was maintained. We had weekly (zoom) happy hours where staff were given a budget to buy food and drink and we had a variety of breakout rooms where people could meet in small groups around a variety of topics or activities. We had weekly(virtual) yoga classes. We recognized that the limitations created by COVID also brought opportunities: We held our 6th Annual Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights as a virtual event with a roster of great comedians including Margaret Cho. We hosted Dolores Huerta for a well attended virtual event as well as having a discussion with Frank Sharry (Founder of Americas Voice) and Krista Tippett (American journalist and host of 'ON BEING').

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

90

out of 100

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area has earned a passing score. 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: 90/100 (100% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

90

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

90/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization's score of 90 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 7 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

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is not 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


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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