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Special Report: The Impact of Your Investment

THE IMPACT OF YOUR INVESTMENT: How Nonprofits Spend Your Money

Be it through your direct donations or indirectly through the United Way, foundations and government funding, we all have an interest in how nonprofits spend our money.

One of the services Tempe Community Council (TCC) is most proud to provide is the annual “Agency Review” (AR) process. This yearly event brings in a large group of diverse and dedicated volunteers who review grant applications, conduct interviews, and make funding recommendations to the Tempe City Council. This fair and unbiased process ensures that the community is directly involved in the disbursement of public funds.

In March 2013, 48 volunteers completed AR for the 2013/14 fiscal year. This resulted in 26 agencies (see the full list here) receiving funds from the City of Tempe to help support over *94,000 clients in the Tempe area. These agencies are supported and monitored throughout the year by the TCC Board of Directors and staff.  Data is collected and compiled regularly through an online reporting system developed by the Valley of the Sun United Way. This system allows TCC to track the impact of your dollars.

The chart (Chart 1) below illustrates how the 26 nonprofits, partially funded by the City of Tempe, budgeted to spend their total agency revenue in four major categories during the past three fiscal years:  2010/11 through 2012/13. These budgets totaled over $303 million for the 2012/13 fiscal year and range from $89,800 to $42,853,855 in annual budgets.

Chart 1

ExpensesThis demonstrates that the proportions in these four categories (In-Kind, Non-Personnel/Operating, Other Expense, Salaries/Benefits) remained fairly stable over the three year period.

Chart 2 illustrates a more detailed look at the Operating Expenses for the 26 funded agencies (percentages of total Operating Expenses, not of Total Agency Expenses):

Chart 2

Operating ExpensesOccupancy (rent, utilities, building and grounds) is one of the largest categories (nearly 19%). Specific Assistance for Individuals; Professional Fees and Contracts; and Supplies/Equipment/Rental Maintenance total almost 60% and reflects that many nonprofits often staff with temporary or periodic personnel to keep up with the high demand for services.

*Data is directly captured from agencies, and may include repeat clients based on the service/s provided.  Please email Caterina Mena with questions.

Diversified Funds
Nonprofits supported by the City of Tempe through TCC’s AR process each have diverse sources of revenue.
Broken down in broad categories, nearly 62% of revenue came from government funding, and close to 9% from fundraising efforts in the 2012/13 fiscal year. The remaining 29% was from other sources, including program fees at 4.4%.

All About Leverage
TCC’s partnership with the City of Tempe allows the leverage of millions of dollars for those most in need in our community. In fiscal year 2012/13, the City of Tempe funded just under $1 million in proportion to the overall funding for the programs operating to help vulnerable Tempeans (Chart 3).

Our investment of approximately $1 million leverages over $67 million in human service program staff, experience and resources to help those in need in Tempe. That means that for every $1 invested, an additional $67.11 is available to programs so that Tempeans can improve their situation and stabilize their lives!

Chart 3

Leverage

 

 

 

People Helping People
It is important to remember what is really behind these facts and figures.

Human service programs are essentially about people helping people in need. Whether it is someone utilizing their professional expertise in counseling, case management or mentoring, or providing a service or product (like rental assistance or food boxes), these employees dedicate their professional lives to helping individuals and families in need.
These caring professionals provide stability and hope to people when they need it most.

We thank all our nonprofit service providers and professional staff for sharing your skills and working tirelessly to help make this a better community for all of us.  

Thank YOU for your investment in our community!

 

 

The Cinderella Affair

The 12th Annual Cinderella Affair

Tempe Community Council and East Valley Women’s League are proud to host the 12th annual Cinderella Affair, March 22 3-8pm and March 23 9am-4pm, 2013.

every girl deserves to feel like a princess

www.cinderellaaffair.org

Here is a clip from 12 News about the 2012 event:

 

Special report: how nonprofits spend your money

How Nonprofits Spend Your Money: support for those in need

Be it through your direct donations or indirectly through the United Way, foundations and government funding, we all have an interest in how nonprofits spend our money.

One of the services Tempe Community Council (TCC) is most proud to provide is the annual “Agency Review” process.  This annual event brings in a large group of diverse and dedicated volunteers who review grant applications, conduct interviews and make funding recommendations to the Tempe City Council.  This fair and unbiased process ensures that the community is directly involved in the disbursement of public funds.

In March 2012, 66 TCC volunteers completed Agency Review for the 2012/13 fiscal year.  This resulted in 30 agencies (see the full list here) receiving funds from the City of Tempe to help support nearly *132,000 clients in the Tempe area.  These agencies are supported and monitored throughout the year by TCC Board of Directors and staff.  Data is collected and compiled regularly through an online reporting system developed by the Valley of the Sun United Way . This system allows TCC to track the impact of your dollars.

The chart below illustrates how nearly 30 nonprofits, partially funded by the City of Tempe, budgeted to spend their total agency revenue in four major categories during the past three fiscal years:  2009/10 through 2011/12.  These budgets totaled over $302 million for the 2011/12 fiscal year and range from $142,020 to $37,992,697 in annual budgets.


This demonstrates that the proportions in these four categories (In-Kind, Non-Personnel/Operating, Other Expense, Salaries/Benefits) remained fairly stable over the three year period;  however, from fiscal year 2010/11 to 2011/12 you will see that Other Expenses decreased a couple percentage points while Salaries/Benefits increased slightly.  This is mostly due to nonprofit agencies either modestly recovering their workforce numbers or unfreezing raises.

A more detailed look at the Operating Expenses for the 29 funded agencies (percentages of total Operating Expenses, not of Total Agency Expenses):

Occupancy (rent, utilities, building and grounds) is one of the largest categories (nearly 21%). Specific Assistance for individuals; Professional Fees and Contracts; and Supplies/Equipment/Rental Maintenance total over 60% and reflects that many nonprofits often staff with temporary or periodic personnel to keep up with the high demand for services.

*Data is directly captured from agencies,and may include repeat clients
 based on service provided. Please email Caterina Mena with questions.

Diversified Funds  
Nonprofits supported by the City of Tempe through TCC’s Agency Review process each have diverse sources of revenue.
Broken down in broad categories, nearly 63% of revenue came from government funding, and over 9% from fundraising efforts in the 2011/12 fiscal year.  The remaining 28% was from other sources, including program fees at four percent.

All About Leverage
TCC’s partnership with the City of Tempe allows the leverage of millions of dollars for those most in need in our community. In fiscal year 2011/12, the City of Tempe funded around $1 million in proportion to the overall funding for the programs operating to help vulnerable Tempeans.

Our investment of approximately $1 million leverages over $62 million in human service program staff, experience and resources to help those in need in Tempe. That means that for very $1 invested, an additional $62 is available to programs so that Tempeans can improve their situation and stabilize their lives!

People Helping People
It is important to remember what is really behind these facts and figures.

Human service programs are essentially about people helping people in need. Whether it is someone utilizing their professional expertise in counseling, case management or mentoring, or providing a service or product (like rental assistance or food boxes), these employees dedicate their professional lives to helping individuals and families in need.
These caring professionals provide stability and hope to people when they need it most.

We thank all our nonprofit service providers and professional staff for sharing your skills and working tirelessly to help make this a better community for all of us.  Thank You!

Press Releases

August 8, 2013 – TCC Announces 2013 Don Carlos Honoree

August 1, 2013 – Threadz opens for a new school year

June 17, 2013 – Don Carlos Call for Nominations – UPDATE

March 28, 2013 – AZ Gives Day

February 14, 2013 – Disability Awards Nominations

2012

August 29, 2012 – 2012 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year

August 13, 2012 – Call for Citizen Involvement

July 24, 2012 –   Tempe Community Foundation Awards $20,400 In Grants

May 25, 2012 – Thrive to Five Job Posting May 2012

May 2, 2012 – 2012 Mayor’s Disability Awards

February 14, 2012 – Tax Time Series I Savings Bonds

January, 23, 2012 – Free Tax Preparation

January 4, 2012 – TCC Board Nominations

 

I donated to the Cinderella Affair because it’s such a fantastic cause. It’s important for all girls to feel special!
–Liz Coppinger
08/05/2011

Financial Resources

Free Savings Accounts

For First Time Homebuyers

  • Housing Counseling and Homebuyer Education
  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Individual Development Accounts (Matched Savings Accounts)
  • Community Land Trust

Financial Resources for Education

  • Individual Development Accounts (Matched Savings Accounts)

Foreclosure Prevention Workshops Surviving the Economic Downturn