Mission:

FOUNDED IN 1972, VETERANS RESOURCE CENTERS OF AMERICA - VRCA OFFERS COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.


 http://vetsresource.org
 |  PO BOX 378 Santa Rosa CA 95402-0378

Vietnam Veterans of California Inc. is headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, has an EIN of 94-2699571, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.  It is classified by the IRS as a Charitable Organization, with a ruling year of 1981.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Overall Score (BETA)

85

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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...   Finance & Accountability


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Finance & Accountability Score (BETA)

85

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

52.63%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$15,359,779

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Finance & Accountability Report

85

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

88.55%

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

52.63%

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


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Impact & Results Score (BETA)

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Impact & Results Rating Highlights

This organization's programs include:

Amount Spent
% of Program Expense
Program Description

$9,154,560

68%

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTERS OF AMERICA PROVIDES SUPPORTIVE SERVICES TO VERY LOW-INCOME VETERAN FAMILIES LIVING IN OR TRANSITIONING TO PERMANENT HOUSING THROUGH THE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILI ... (More)

$2,154,650

16%

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTERS OF AMERICA PROVIDES DUAL DIAGNOSIS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES INCLUDING 62 BEDS FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL RECOVERY SERVICES. IN 2018, 20,400 BED NIGHTS WERE UTILIZED.

$1,701,057

12%

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTERS OF AMERICA PROVIDES TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR HOMELESS VETERANS TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROVISION OF SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND/OR SUPPORTIVE SERVICES WITH THE GOAL OF HELP ... (More)

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Impact & Results Report

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Overview

Overview


Impact & Results data is available for this charity from one or more of our data partner organizations.

Impact & Results scores are not available in Encompass Rating System Beta V1.

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

At Nation's Finest, our goal is to support America’s military veterans, helping them live up to their full potential and build happy, healthy, and enriched lives for themselves and their families. Self-sufficiency and successful reintegration into their communities are the hallmarks we strive for, and we pride ourselves on helping veterans help themselves.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Transitional Housing for up to two years to stabilize barriers and provide support services that will ensure successful transition to permanent housing. Behavioral Health services to dual-diagnosed veterans with significant barriers to independent living. Rapid rehousing for chronically homeless veterans. Homeless prevention via temporary financial assistance for at risk veteran households to keep them from becoming homeless. Construction of permanent supportive housing to develop a supply of permanent housing options for our clients. Case management to help each veteran create a personalized service plan that outlines barriers and goals related to substance abuse, mental health, medical needs, finances, education, employment, and housing.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Nation's Finest is in its 48th year of long-term community service to veterans of all eras. We are CARF-certified in case management, community services, and rapid rehousing. Our leadership and Board have over 200 years of combined expertise in developing, delivering and administering a comprehensive slate of supportive services for veterans and their families. We currently operate more than 30 locations in 14 mostly rural communities in California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as our headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA, our four behavioral health centers, three transitional housing facilities, and more than 300 units of permanent supportive housing occupied or currently under development.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

The agency's primary progress indicators are the standards set and regularly monitored by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). These national best practice standards, annual staff educational training and ongoing program evaluation guarantee that our clients will receive the most professional services possible from Nation's Finest.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

In the last 12 years, Nation's Finest has grown from five resource centers in Northern California to 14 resource centers and more than 30 overall locations in three states (Arizona, California, Nevada), as well as our headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA, our four behavioral health centers, three transitional housing facilities, and more than 300 units of permanent supportive housing occupied or currently under development.



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Classy


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Leadership & Adaptability Score (BETA)

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