Mission: Established in 1978, WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. It is  ... (More)

WEAVE is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1978, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.weaveinc.org/

  1900 K Street
Sacramento CA 95811 

  916-448-2321


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Financial and Accountability & Transparency score for WEAVE is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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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Star Rating System by Charity Navigator


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.




Exceptional

This charity's score is 90.71, 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 2019, the latest year published by the IRS. 

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

86.7%


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

4.6%


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

8.5%


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

66.5%


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

$0.08


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

0.41 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

18.17%


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)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (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:
Conflict of Interest  ... (More)
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Records Retention and Destruction ... (More)
CEO Compensation Process ... (More)
Donor Privacy ... (More)

Donors can be reluctant to contribute to a charity when their name, address, or other basic information may become part of donor lists that are exchanged or sold, resulting in an influx of charitable solicitations from other organizations. Our analysts check the charity's website to see if the organization has a donor privacy policy in place and what it does and does not cover. Privacy policies are assigned to one of the following categories:

  • 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.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990 ... (More)
Board of Directors Listed on Website ... (More)
Key Staff Listed on Website ... (More)
Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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 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



Beth Hassett, Chief Executive Officer

$163,000 (2.13% 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 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:

Rescue and emergency service (BMF activity code: 158)


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.


WEAVE reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Administrative Capacity


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

COVID-19 resulted in increased costs across all areas of operations. Our primary shelter had to reduce capacity to allow for social distancing. We opted to use hotels to provide temporary shelter and allow families to quarantine while identifying other housing options with only a portion of these costs covered through emergency funding. We had to invest in significant infrastructure improvements including server replacement and migrating some operations to cloud based services sooner than planned to allow for virtual services. We incurred additional costs for telemedicine programs that could provide the mandatory level of privacy and protection needed for victims of domestic and sexual violence. We were forced to cancel events resulting in $400,000 in lost revenue, as well.


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

Shelter capacity had to be reduced to meet social distancing requirements resulting in increased use of motels. All in person services transitioned to being remote delivery including legal consultations, counseling appointments, and case management. We were able to maintain all services in a virtual format which provided continuity to many vulnerable families. It did result in some victims needing to suspend services as they could not safely participate in services while being forced to shelter in place with their abusive partner.


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

WEAVE implemented a risk assessment process based on each location that examined the variety of risks posed at each location with consideration given to safety of staff and clients. The risk assessments were reviewed every 2-4 weeks or when there were changes in public health directives. WEAVE used the assessment results along with public health requirements to adapt its protocols and policies. This resulted in the agency functioning from a place of constant change and adaptation from March 13, 2020 until now. The agency was able to quickly pivot to remote operations by investing in technology and leveraging existing resources in a different way. We continue to evaluate and adapt our services while remaining committed to providing services in the most client-centered and trauma-informed way possible given current circumstances and public health requirements.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue to offer virtual services (counseling, legal, and case management) in instances where it is requested by the survivor and offers an opportunity for us to continue to support survivors and to reduce barriers for them. We found that many survivors struggled with transportation and childcare barriers in accessing in person services. By offering remote/virtual services, we can serve more victims without creating additional hurdles for them.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
2/1/20212019 90.71
4/1/20202018 89.02
12/21/20182017 88.29
3/1/20182016 90.59
12/21/20162015 90.93
6/1/20162014 90.25
Rating Version: 2.0
12/1/20152014 91.23
10/1/20142013 85.56
8/1/20132012 80.71
7/1/20122011 78.75
9/20/20112010 77.04
Rating Version: 1.0
11/1/20102009 65.04
9/1/20092008 65.55
11/1/20082007 63.91
6/1/20072006 69.69
10/1/20062005 72.37
5/1/20052004 71.32
7/1/20042003 77.45
9/1/20032002 86.37
6/9/20032001 90.47

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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

WEAVE 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



WEAVE reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$1,850,322

Spent in most recent FY

27%

Percent of program expenses


Residential Services


$1,493,890

Spent in most recent FY

22%

Percent of program expenses


Sexual Assault Services


$1,436,920

Spent in most recent FY

21%

Percent of program expenses


Domestic Violence Services


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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 WEAVE 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


Established in 1978, WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. It is WEAVE's mission to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. WEAVE serves all relationships, all genders, all ages, all people, the time. Services include 24-Hour Crisis Line, confidential emergency shelter, confidential transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, counseling, legal assistance, emergency response, Sexual Assault Response Team, Anti-trafficking Response Team, and school and community based prevention education.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


WEAVE's vision is a community free of violence and abuse. WEAVE envisions a community where all members are free from the impacts of domestic and sexual violence and have equitable opportunities to heal and thrive. We center the voices and expertise of survivors and community members through ongoing building of authentic relationships. By doing so, we seek to create effective, equitable, respectful and accountable programs and services that actionably acknowledge the colonization, historical marginalization and structural discrimination that many community members have experienced and still experience. We recognize that violence free communities are only possible when we also oppose other interconnected forms of oppression including sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ageism, classism, ableism and religious discrimination.


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 programs are accessible, respectful and culturally responsive so clients can heal and rebuild their lives.

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


Goal Two: Everyone in the Sacramento Region knows about WEAVE and how they can help us realize our mission.

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


Goal Three: Staff members and volunteers are passionate about our mission and reflect the diverse cultures and experiences of the communities WEAVE serves.

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


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

WEAVE initiated creation of a formal leadership development program focused on preparing staff at all levels of the organization to develop their skills and advance within the organization on a career path that matches their goals and expertise. Within this effort is succession planning at the senior leadership and leadership levels to ensuring organizational stability and to prepare the next generation of leaders. Included in this effort is implementing a formal analysis of capabilities within individual positions, teams, programs, and the organization as a whole.

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?

WEAVE has established objectives responding to each of the focus areas including: 1. Increase the number of WEAVE staff serving as representatives of the agency in collaborations, partnerships, task forces, coalitions, and similar efforts. 2. Engage in strategic collaborative partnerships that build knowledge of WEAVE services and expertise. WEAVE has 99 formal partnerships with community based organizations and employees embedded at 38 partner locations. WEAVE has a vibrate Legislative Affairs Committee and actively identifies opportunities for policy and advocacy efforts to create change that improves the health and safety of survivors.

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.


As a crisis intervention organization, WEAVE's model for all services was built around in person service delivery. We know that being physically present with survivors is the optimal approach. The global pandemic forced the agency to pivot its service delivery models in a very short time frame. The agency responded by leveraging unrestricted funding to quickly implement technology to support virtual services and then worked with government funding sources to build on this capacity. This meant using hotel rooms for temporary shelter and quarantining and to allow for reduced capacity in shelters; moving to virtual counseling and legal services using secure telehealth resources; and adapting to ensure all services remained accessible. While transforming how the agency delivers services, WEAVE had an opportunity to pursue Project Homekey funds (combination of local, state, and federal funds) to allow the agency to build a permanent supportive housing program. In less than a year, the agency secured funding, purchased land, and placed nine manufactured homes that offer the first permanent supportive housing option for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or sex trafficking in the region.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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Organization Leadership

Organization Leadership


Beth Hassett

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley L. West

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

100

out of 100

WEAVE has earned a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating. 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: 100/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

100/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 100 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 11 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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