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Veterans Community Project

CharityWatch report issued
September 2023

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Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Veterans Community Project
8900 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64131

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To eliminate veteran homelessness by providing transitional housing and enabling access to exceptional 360-degree service solutions.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2021

Program Percentage: 80%

The percentage of Veterans Community Project's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $8

How many dollars Veterans Community Project spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Veterans Community Project IRS Form 990 47-4960735
Veterans Community Project Audited Financial Statements 47-4960735
Entity: Veterans Community Project
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 47-4960735
Entity: Veterans Community Project
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 47-4960735

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
Veterans Community Project
does not meet governance benchmarks.
Veterans Community Project
does not meet transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Bryan Meyer President of the Corporation $168,104
2 Vanessa Vangoethem-Piela Chief Development Officer $154,742
3 Jason Kander President of National Expansion $141,958
Name: Bryan Meyer
Title: President of the Corporation
Compensation: $168,104
Name: Vanessa Vangoethem-Piela
Title: Chief Development Officer
Compensation: $154,742
Name: Jason Kander
Title: President of National Expansion
Compensation: $141,958

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Veterans Community Project (VCP) audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 6, Contributed Nonfinancial Assets), VCP received in-kind contributions in 2021 on which it placed a total value of $3,082,968. Of this amount, $2,640,400 is reported as "Property and equipment". (The VCP 2021 tax filing describes $2,539,599 of in-kind contributions as "Housing" (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).)

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

According to the Veterans Community Project (VCP) 2021 tax filing, VCP reports re: Transactions With Interested Persons (IRS Form 990, Schedule L, Part II) a loan from the organization to Bryan Meyer, "Officer". The "Original principal amount" of the loan is reported as $44,600; the "Balance due" is $37,311, as of 12/31/2021. The "Purpose of the loan" is reported as "Support"; there is a written agreement for the loan, it is not in default, and it was "Approved by board or committee."

[Bryan Meyer is also reported as "President of the Corporation", according to Form 990, Part VII.]

According to the Veterans Community Project audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 7, Commitments):

"The Organization has entered into various commitments to construct VCP Villages in Longmont, Colorado; St. Louis, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The aggregate amount of these contracts was approximately $5,230,000 as of the date of the independent auditor's report [June 1, 2023]."

According to the Veterans Community Project (VCP) audited Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended December 31, 2020, VCP reports $260,800 in "Proceeds from PPP [Paycheck Protection Program] loan." (There is $0 reported for PPP loan activity in 2021, per the audited Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended December 31, 2021.)

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and allowed for qualifying organizations to apply for a potentially forgivable loan. Under the terms of the PPP, loan proceeds may be forgiven in full if, among other requirements, the proceeds are used for eligible purposes, including payroll, benefits, rent, and utilities.

Consistent with the Veterans Community Project 2021 audit reporting, the ProPublica "Tracking PPP" online database reports that VCP received a PPP loan in the amount of $260,800 that was approved on April 5, 2020 and forgiven as of November 12, 2020.