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Human Services : Homeless Services

Solutions for Change

We transforms the nation's most vulnerable and dependent people into the most empowered, equipped and inspired Overcomer

three stars

87.37

722 West California Avenue Vista, CA 92083
tel: (760) 941-6545   Web Site
EIN: 33-0902617

Board Leadership
Leanne Abraham
Chairman

CEO
Chris Megison
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.37 three stars
  Financial 82.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Solutions for Change was founded in 1999 to transform lives and communities by permanently solving family homelessness. Our approach is unique, providing a complete and sustainable solution driven by accountability. There are many solutions at Solutions for Change. Taken together, they are the pillars supporting a productive environment in which we build the futures of homeless families. Our solutions consist of Solutions Academy, Solutions Enterprise, and Solutions in the Community. Every day, they combine to create successful, sustainable solutions for families and the San Diego communities in which they live.

Solutions for Change was founded in 1999 to transform lives and communities by permanently solving family homelessness. Our approach is unique, providing a complete and sustainable solution driven by accountability. There are many solutions at Solutions for Change. Taken together, they are the pillars supporting a productive environment in which we build the futures of homeless families. Our solutions consist of Solutions Academy, Solutions Enterprise, and Solutions in the Community. Every day, they combine to create successful, sustainable solutions for families and the San Diego communities in which they live.

Financial

three stars

82.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 89.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solutions for Change on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solutions for Change on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Solutions for Change (CA) 87.37 three stars
Lotus House (FL) 98.23 four stars
Pacific House (CT) 90.86 four stars
Upper Valley Haven (VT) 90.86 four stars
Frisco Family Services (TX) 86.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,513,911
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $155,775
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $75,000
Total Contributions $1,744,686
   Program Service Revenue $860,145
Total Primary Revenue $2,604,831
   Other Revenue $122,191
TOTAL REVENUE $2,727,022
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,373,952
   Administrative Expenses $376,333
   Fundraising Expenses $113,864
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,864,149
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,137,127
   
Net Assets $1,438,926

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 87.37 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 82.74 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2020 79.92 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 79.52 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 74.35 two stars
2016-12 12/21/2018 73.65 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 72.95 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 71.62 two 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 33-0902617
Name in IRS Master File SOLUTIONS FOR CHANGE INC
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 June, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$145,574 3.76% Chris Megison President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Solutions for Change (CA) 87.37 three stars
JOIN (OR) 97.17 four stars
Franciscan Outreach (IL) 86.76 three stars
ForKids (VA) 91.71 four stars
Presbyterian Night Shelter (TX) 97.81 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Solutions for Change
722 West California Avenue
Vista, CA 92083
tel: (760) 941-6545
EIN: 33-0902617

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Board Leadership

Leanne Abraham
Chairman

CEO

Chris Megison
President and CEO

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