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Valley Community Development Corp.

Building. Access. Opportunity.

aka Valley CDC   |   Northampton, MA   |  www.valleycdc.com

Mission

Valley Community Development seeks to empower low and moderate income people and the underserved populations manage and improve the quality of their lives. We accomplish this through the development of affordable housing, providing economic opportunities, and encouraging community leadership.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Alexis Breiteneicher

Main address

256 Pleasant St Suite A

Northampton, MA 01060 USA

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EIN

22-2906466

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Economic Development (S30)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Homeownership Program

We provide first time homebuyer counseling through 1:1 sessions and monthly webinars. We also offer financial literacy counseling, post-purchase counseling, and foreclosure prevention support.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Low-income people
Working poor
Immigrants
Unemployed people

We provide small business support to low and moderate income individuals and under served communities beginning or running businesses.

Population(s) Served
Self-employed people

Valley owns six affordable rental properties in Amherst and Northampton, MA that provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for people with low-incomes.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Unemployed people

Valley is an active affordable housing developer with multiple housing sites under development or review. We build affordable rental and homeownership housing for individuals and families.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Low-income people
Immigrants
Adults
Low-income people
Immigrants
Homeless people
Adults
Low-income people
Immigrants
Homeless people
Working poor

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Affordable Rental Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Valley Community Development Corp.

Board of directors
as of 09/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Madeline Weaver Blanchette

Richard Abbott

Richard Bauman

Pat Byrnes

William Fontes

Amy Fyden

Theresa LaValley

Carol Walker

Madeline Weaver-Blanchette

Greg Richane

Dr. Leslie Saulsberry

Kim Alston

Maureen Borg

Dorothy Nemetz

Angelique Baker

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/9/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/09/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.