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Sunnyvale Community Services

Working to prevent homelessness and hunger since 1970

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four stars

95.25

725 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086
tel: (408) 738-4321   Web Site
EIN: 94-1713897

Board Leadership
Michael Gallagher
President

CEO
Marie Bernard
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.25 four stars
  Financial 93.29 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) is an independent emergency assistance agency. Our mission is to prevent homelessness and hunger in our local community. Our vision is a community where everyone has a home with food on the table. As the safety net agency for Sunnyvale and the Alviso neighborhood in north San Jose, SCS provides financial aid, food, case management, and other support for the most vulnerable in our local community. SCS services include financial aid for rent, utilities, and other critical needs; 22 days of food distributions each month; onsite referrals to benefits and services; Kids' "Head to Toe" Backpack, Food, and Shoes Summer Program; Community Holiday Center; WorkFirst Sunnyvale Program for homeless individuals; and Intensive Case Management for families and seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Founded in 1970, Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) is an independent emergency assistance agency. Our mission is to prevent homelessness and hunger in our local community. Our vision is a community where everyone has a home with food on the table. As the safety net agency for Sunnyvale and the Alviso neighborhood in north San Jose, SCS provides financial aid, food, case management, and other support for the most vulnerable in our local community. SCS services include financial aid for rent, utilities, and other critical needs; 22 days of food distributions each month; onsite referrals to benefits and services; Kids' "Head to Toe" Backpack, Food, and Shoes Summer Program; Community Holiday Center; WorkFirst Sunnyvale Program for homeless individuals; and Intensive Case Management for families and seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Average number of service recipients per month
4,875
Number of children who received school supplies
1,700
Number of unduplicated individuals who receive one or more services annually.
9,249
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

93.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sunnyvale Community Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sunnyvale Community Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sunnyvale Community Services (CA) 95.25 four stars
Family Promise (NJ) 99.95 four stars
reStart (MO) 89.48 three stars
The Lamb Center (VA) 95.84 four stars
St. Francis Center (CA) 90.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,775,343
   Federated Campaigns $48,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $146,807
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,391,306
Total Contributions $7,361,456
   Program Service Revenue $55,039
Total Primary Revenue $7,416,495
   Other Revenue $92,630
TOTAL REVENUE $7,509,125
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,550,089
   Administrative Expenses $411,247
   Fundraising Expenses $609,781
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,571,117
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-61,992
   
Net Assets $5,587,513

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Sunnyvale Community Services has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 95.25 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 95.10 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 96.46 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 96.46 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 94.48 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 97.63 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.73 four stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 97.58 four stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 96.62 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 96.13 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 89.07 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 89.12 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-1713897
Name in IRS Master File SUNNYVALE COMMUNITY SERVICES
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,213 1.85% Marie Bernard Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sunnyvale Community Services (CA) 95.25 four stars
N Street Village (DC) 98.04 four stars
St. Francis Center (CA) 90.76 four stars
CaringWorks (GA) 90.94 four stars
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 91.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
tel: (408) 738-4321
fax: (408) 738-1125
EIN: 94-1713897

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Board Leadership

Michael Gallagher
President

CEO

Marie Bernard
Executive Director

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