Mission:

Using the value of democracy and diverse religious traditions, Faith In Action Bay Area helps create more affordable housing; increased access to health care; improved neighbo ... (More)

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Faith in Action Bay Area is headquartered in San Carlos, CA, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 94-2716470.  Donations are tax-deductible. It is classified by the IRS as a Educational Organization. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1984.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System evolves on a quarterly basis as we add new measures and indicators, which we call Beacons. Check back often to see how this organization’s score changes.

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Overall Score
BETA

65

out of 100

This charity's score is a failing score. This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.


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...   Finance & Accountability


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.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

65

out of 100

This charity's score is a failing score

This Beta V2 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 latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

10/10

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

4.77%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$880,815

Total Revenue

We do not evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V2. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.


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Finance & Accountability Report

65

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

85.61%

Higher effect on score

More data  


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

10/10 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit

No Review/Audit

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

4.77%

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

Missing

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

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 the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

LORENA P MELGAREJO, EXECUTIVE DIR.

$95,000


JOHN KIRKLY, PRESIDENT

$0


ALLISON SWAN, SECRETARY

$0


DULCE GOMEZ, TREASURER

$0


JESSICA MUELLER, MEMBER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2018

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


Activities:

Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc) (BMF activity code: 431)


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 IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Faith in Action Bay Area reported its largest program on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$800,960

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


Faith In Action Bay Area provides leadership training, staff development,consultation on community issues, technical assistance and organizational networking.


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


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Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.


What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

FIABA develops leaders, builds teams, and unites people across differences to build the power necessary to change systems and transform communities. We believe that all people have the right and responsibility to make decisions about their own futures especially marginalized and low-income communities. We are a multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-gender, cross-class, inter-generational organization of congregations with different faiths, with members from very different communities. We believe that those most affected by unjust systems and policies have the right to lead efforts to change them, and so we commit to supporting those communities who live closest to the pain.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Objective 1: Facilitate collaborative processes for staff and board to set priorities, address challenges and lead the organization by utilizing an Organizational Dashboard to assess health and effectiveness quarterly. Objective 2: Expand fund-raising capacity and expertise through the adoption of an improved development database to ensure long term sustainability. Objective 3: Facilitate the involvement and capacity of community leaders and organizers to direct campaigns that improve the lives of Bay Area families.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

FIABA is a faith-based organizing network with an institutional partnership model; we have more than 30 years’ experience developing leadership capacities in low-income communities to address a variety of issues, including housing, health care, immigrant rights, community safety, education, and criminal justice reform. FIABA has been organizing in San Mateo County for over three decades, and is now deeply rooted in over 90 congregations, tenant groups, and schools with both immigrant and non-immigrant constituents. Each year, FIABA engages thousands of residents through organizing campaigns; 2,000-3,000 through action events; and 5,000-15,000 through listening campaigns, one-time know-your-rights workshops, and educational activities. As a member of the Faith In Action National Network, we also partner with other affiliates to work on statewide and federal policy issues that stand to impact families in the Bay Area. We have stable financial reserves and strive to operate with integrity and excellence in all aspects of our operation.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

If we establish clear objectives; identify in advance the desired metrics we seek; and define the tools for and frequency of evaluation; Then we will be able to monitor, track, and assess our progress towards our goals.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

For each area of focus, we have established clear objectives and our staff has defined metrics and the time frame for those metrics to be achieved. On a regular basis we assess progress and the strategies employed to achieve our goals. On a regular basis, our staff shares with each other their individual goals, progress, and challenges. This allows for group input and collective brainstorming to further progress.



Global­Giving


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Note: GlobalGiving Badges do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results score.


...   Leadership & Adaptability


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily 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 (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's leadership and adaptability.


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...   Culture & Community


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Additional Information

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.