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Volunteers of America

CharityWatch report issued
September 2019

 
NOT
RATABLE
CharityWatch Grade
 

Contact Information

Volunteers of America
1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.voa.org

Stated Mission

A faith-based human services provider dedicated to helping the most vulnerable and under-served people achieve their full potential; provides housing, healthcare, and other supportive services that are designed locally to address specific community needs.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2018

*Why Not Ratable?

CharityWatch is unable to rate this organization due to how it is structured. This does not imply a negative or positive evaluation.

Some charities are composed of hundreds of separately controlled, local affiliates:

If a charity's local affiliates are governed by local volunteers that primarily raise and spend donations within their own communities, CharityWatch is often unable to provide a rating. This is because there are no audited financial statements available that include the activities of all of the charity's local groups. Such local charities are often relatively small and not uniformly required to file audited financial statements or full tax forms with the IRS and other government offices. In addition, their financial documents may each reflect different financial periods, making an evaluation of how efficiently the group operates as a whole impracticable, if not impossible to perform. CharityWatch does not currently offer separate ratings on small, local charities.

If a charity publishes consolidated/combined audited financial statements that include the financial activities of its national office as well its local groups, CharityWatch is often able to analyze this document, along with the tax forms of its largest entities, and provide a rating that reflects how efficiently the charity raises and spends public dollars on the whole.


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.

CharityWatch is currently unable to provide Governance & Transparency data for this organization due to how it is structured. This does not imply a negative or positive evaluation or rating.

Some charities are composed of hundreds of separately controlled, local affiliates. These affiliates are often governed by local volunteers that primarily raise and spend donations within their own communities.

CharityWatch is often unable to provide information related to such a charity's governance because this data is not reported in aggregate for all local affiliates. Rather, a separate set of governance data is reported on each affiliate's individual tax form.

Such local affiliates are often relatively small and not uniformly required to file full tax forms with the IRS and other government offices. In addition, their financial documents may each reflect different financial periods, making an evaluation of how well a charity is governed on the whole impracticable, if not impossible, to perform. CharityWatch does not currently offer separate ratings and governance data on small, local charities.


  Name Title Compensation
1 Michael W. King President/CEO $562,589
2 Thomas D. Turnbull COO $421,920
3 Wayne C. Olson Executive VP, Healthcare Operation $350,919
1
Name: Michael W. King
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $562,589
2
Name: Thomas D. Turnbull
Title: COO
Compensation: $421,920
3
Name: Wayne C. Olson
Title: Executive VP, Healthcare Operation
Compensation: $350,919

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.
CharityWatch is currently unable to provide a rating for Volunteers of America (VOA) due to how the organization is structured. This does not imply a negative or positive evaluation or rating. Please see the Ratings & Metrics section, above, for more information.

Volunteers of America does post on its website (www.voa.org) audited consolidated financial statements reflecting the financial activities of some of the legal entities that comprise VOA as a whole. According to its fiscal 2018 audit (Note 1): "...[T]he National Organization provides administrative and management services to 31 locally chartered and unchartered corporations (Local Offices) authorized to operate under the name of Volunteers of America..." The audit does not contain the financial activities of these Local Offices.


VOA also posts on its website a pro-forma IRS Form 990. According to its pro-forma Form 990 for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2018:

"Volunteers of America is exempt from filing [a] Form 990...

"However, in order to provide information that is frequently requested of other not-for-profit agencies, a pro-forma Form 990 has been completed. This form is not filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

"Even if Volunteers of America were required to file a Form 990, it would not file a combined group Form 990. Rather, the corporations [including the Local Offices] covered by this combined return would each file their own Form 990. However, we believe it is helpful to the public to be able to see the combined information for Volunteers of America as a whole.

"Detail for local corporations is not available at the national headquarters. This information may be obtained by contacting each local organization individually."

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