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

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People

Meeting Basic Needs. Building Stronger Communities.

three stars

86.49

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

Board Leadership
John Mitchell
President

CEO
Joe McDonald
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.49 three stars
  Financial 81.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Pantry, Student Hunger Collaborative and Home Deliveries
Program Name: Food Pantry, Student Hunger Collaborative and Home Deliveries

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.70 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

81.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
94.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 68.9%
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) 86.49 three stars
Mississippi Food Network (MS) 92.21 four stars
Food Lifeline (WA) 92.92 four stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 97.14 four stars
nourish.NJ (NJ) 91.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,875,514
   Federated Campaigns $48,579
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $190,506
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $873,253
Total Contributions $8,987,852
   Program Service Revenue $62,800
Total Primary Revenue $9,050,652
   Other Revenue $328,950
TOTAL REVENUE $9,379,602
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,769,910
   Administrative Expenses $369,950
   Fundraising Expenses $257,551
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,397,411
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-17,809
   
Net Assets $1,837,557

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
Basic Needs Programs $8,338,932 95.1%
Social Services Program $430,978 4.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.49 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 86.74 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.36 four stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$4,500 0.04% Joe Mcdonald CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$58,333 0.62% Lisa Mears Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (MN) 86.49 three stars
East Texas Food Bank (TX) 97.34 four stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 94.69 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 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

John Mitchell
President

CEO

Joe McDonald
Chief Executive Officer

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