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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People

Meeting Basic Needs. Building Stronger Communities.

four stars

92.38

9600 Aldrich Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420
tel: (952) 888-9616   Web Site
EIN: 41-6175999

Board Leadership
Reed Nelson
President

CEO
Lisa Horn
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1973, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) has provided services to help low-income individuals and families meet their immediate needs and attain stability. VEAP serves the communities of Bloomington, Edina, Richfield and south Minneapolis through a mix of professional and volunteer services. Sixty-seven percent of all households served have a monthly income of $1,200 or less and 59% have children under the age of 18 living in the home. VEAP's four programs--Food, Children and Youth, Transportation and Social Services--can help avoid a financial crisis such as loss of housing. In 2014, with the help of over 1,700 volunteers, VEAP served over 19,000 unduplicated individuals representing an increase of more than 2,000 over 2013. This is due in part to VEAP's new facility, which opened in January 2014. VEAP's tenant is Hennepin County's Human Services and Public Health Department. This innovative public-private partnership leverages the unique resources of both agencies and focuses on the collective client outcomes.

Since 1973, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) has provided services to help low-income individuals and families meet their immediate needs and attain stability. VEAP serves the communities of Bloomington, Edina, Richfield and south Minneapolis through a mix of professional and volunteer services. Sixty-seven percent of all households served have a monthly income of $1,200 or less and 59% have children under the age of 18 living in the home. VEAP's four programs--Food, Children and Youth, Transportation and Social Services--can help avoid a financial crisis such as loss of housing. In 2014, with the help of over 1,700 volunteers, VEAP served over 19,000 unduplicated individuals representing an increase of more than 2,000 over 2013. This is due in part to VEAP's new facility, which opened in January 2014. VEAP's tenant is Hennepin County's Human Services and Public Health Department. This innovative public-private partnership leverages the unique resources of both agencies and focuses on the collective client outcomes.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
95.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 20.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 67.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (MN) 92.38 four stars
SeaGate Food Bank (OH) 86.51 three stars
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 93.11 four stars
Feeding Tampa Bay (FL) 89.39 three stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 86.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,195,579
   Federated Campaigns $50,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $247,551
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $872,679
Total Contributions $9,365,809
   Program Service Revenue $114,060
Total Primary Revenue $9,479,869
   Other Revenue $344,754
TOTAL REVENUE $9,824,623
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,534,879
   Administrative Expenses $259,102
   Fundraising Expenses $136,082
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,930,063
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-105,440
   
Net Assets $2,094,344

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 Programs $8,289,408 86.9%
Social Services Program $547,404 5.7%
Children & Youth Services Program $498,879 5.2%

Ratings History
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.38 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 93.96 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 91.86 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 89.05 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 92.21 four 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 41-6175999
Name in IRS Master File VEAP INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(408) Community service organization
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 March, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$14,394 0.14% Lisa Horn CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$82,587 0.83% Tracy Elftmann Former Interim Executive Director
$39,673 0.39% Susan Russell Freeman Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (MN) 92.38 four stars
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 91.23 four stars
Greater Berks Food Bank (PA) 95.47 four stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 86.78 three stars
Feed My People (MO) 93.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People
9600 Aldrich Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
tel: (952) 888-9616
fax: (952) 881-8322
EIN: 41-6175999

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Board Leadership

Reed Nelson
President

CEO

Lisa Horn
Chief Executive Officer

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