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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

West Valley Community Services

Health Home Heart

four stars

91.16

10104 Vista Drive Cupertino, CA 95014
tel: (408) 255-8033   Web Site
EIN: 94-2211685

Board Leadership
Joan Cummings
Chair

CEO
Josh Selo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

West Valley Community Services (WVCS) is a community-based agency that has been providing direct assistance and referral services to the west valley communities of Santa Clara County for 40 years. Founded in 1973, WVCS provides a continuum of basic needs, family support services and housing services including: information and referrals, food, transitional housing, affordable housing, financial assistance, and case management services. WVCS serves over 6,000 individuals and families annually in the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose and the unincorporated mountain regions.

West Valley Community Services (WVCS) is a community-based agency that has been providing direct assistance and referral services to the west valley communities of Santa Clara County for 40 years. Founded in 1973, WVCS provides a continuum of basic needs, family support services and housing services including: information and referrals, food, transitional housing, affordable housing, financial assistance, and case management services. WVCS serves over 6,000 individuals and families annually in the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose and the unincorporated mountain regions.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of men, women, and children who received critical help from WVCS
3,283
Number of people who came to WVCS for the first time for help
1,070
Number of students, seniors, and families who were served on the Mobile Food Pantry
987
Number of people who received clothing, toys, food, and household items at Gifts of Hope
871
Number of children in K-12th grade who received clothing, shoes, and backpacks
215
Number of families who received Thanksgiving meal baskets
300
Amount that WVCS volunteers helped clients file for in tax returns ($)
130,295
Amount of emergency assistance distributed to help prevent homelessness or to re-house homeless families ($)
539,794
Number of individuals who received food from the food pantry and the Mobile Food Pantry
2,311
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 20.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 64.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by West Valley Community Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by West Valley Community Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Valley Community Services (CA) 91.16 four stars
Neighborhood Development Center (MN) 88.92 three stars
Pillsbury United Communities (MN) 91.02 four stars
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MidTown Cleveland (OH) 88.08 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,835,280
   Federated Campaigns $60,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $182,448
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,246,729
Total Contributions $4,324,457
   Program Service Revenue $389,422
Total Primary Revenue $4,713,879
   Other Revenue $712,619
TOTAL REVENUE $5,426,498
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,128,811
   Administrative Expenses $189,793
   Fundraising Expenses $261,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,580,356
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $846,142
   
Net Assets $2,419,032

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Food and Nutritional Services $2,509,550 60.8%
Emergency Assistance $1,027,529 24.9%
Housing Resources and Assistance $591,732 14.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 91.16 four stars
2018-06 12/01/2020 87.97 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.65 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 84.66 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 82.49 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.31 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 88.89 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 87.93 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 94-2211685
Name in IRS Master File WEST VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY INC
NTEE Code L20
NTEE Classification Housing Development, Construction, Management
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (564) Family planning
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 August, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,731 2.70% Josh Selo Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Valley Community Services (CA) 91.16 four stars
KABOOM! (DC) 89.69 three stars
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (IL) 90.03 four stars
Greenlight Fund (MA) 91.29 four stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 90.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

West Valley Community Services
10104 Vista Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
tel: (408) 255-8033
fax: (408) 366-6090
EIN: 94-2211685

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Board Leadership

Joan Cummings
Chair

CEO

Josh Selo
Executive Director

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