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LifeMoves

Helping homeless families and individuals rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency.

four stars

91.90

181 Constitution Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025
tel: (650) 685-5880   Web Site
EIN: 77-0160469

Board Leadership
Christina Dickerson
Chair

CEO
Bruce Ives
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.90 four stars
  Financial 90.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

LifeMoves, formerly IVSN, is the largest and most effective non-profit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals in Silicon Valley. As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. LifeMoves operates 17 major facilities, providing emergency, interim, and permanent supportive housing to the area's most vulnerable citizens. Underpinning all LifeMoves programming is our innovative therapeutic service model continuously proven to break the cycle of homelessness by driving transformation at the source of homelessness rather than treating the symptoms. LifeMoves envisions a world in which homelessness is eradicated and every person, regardless of their background and experience, is given equal opportunity to achieve a stable and sustainable lifestyle.

LifeMoves, formerly IVSN, is the largest and most effective non-profit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals in Silicon Valley. As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. LifeMoves operates 17 major facilities, providing emergency, interim, and permanent supportive housing to the area's most vulnerable citizens. Underpinning all LifeMoves programming is our innovative therapeutic service model continuously proven to break the cycle of homelessness by driving transformation at the source of homelessness rather than treating the symptoms. LifeMoves envisions a world in which homelessness is eradicated and every person, regardless of their background and experience, is given equal opportunity to achieve a stable and sustainable lifestyle.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients served
10,040
Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services
89
Number of educational screenings
100
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

four stars

90.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LifeMoves on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LifeMoves on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Note: This organization did not select any of the multiple choice responses to this question
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeMoves (CA) 91.90 four stars
Homeless Empowerment Program (FL) 91.50 four stars
Stephen Center (NE) 88.81 three stars
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (MI) 86.72 three stars
Hesed House (IL) 91.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,868,241
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $598,158
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,314,414
Total Contributions $23,780,813
   Program Service Revenue $245,396
Total Primary Revenue $24,026,209
   Other Revenue $-15,591
TOTAL REVENUE $24,010,618
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,943,149
   Administrative Expenses $2,589,678
   Fundraising Expenses $2,013,144
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,545,971
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $464,647
   
Net Assets $20,438,515

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
Shelter & Supportive Services $9,912,846 52.3%
Services for Chronically Homeless Individuals $4,383,139 23.1%
Veteran Services $1,274,342 6.7%

Ratings History
LifeMoves has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.90 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.87 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.36 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.09 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 92.34 four stars
2014-06 12/01/2015 92.34 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 92.59 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 94.76 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.57 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.16 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 95.20 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 90.35 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 92.15 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 85.24 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 84.20 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 88.81 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 77-0160469
Name in IRS Master File LIFEMOVES
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 May, 1992
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
$235,441 0.99% Bruce Ives CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeMoves (CA) 91.90 four stars
Family Gateway (TX) 85.76 three stars
St. Francis Center (CA) 90.76 four stars
Chrysalis (CA) 92.92 four stars
Home Sweet Home Ministries, Inc. (IL) 87.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

LifeMoves
181 Constitution Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
tel: (650) 685-5880
fax: (650) 685-5881
EIN: 77-0160469

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Board Leadership

Christina Dickerson
Chair

CEO

Bruce Ives
Chief Executive Officer

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