NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION

Helping People, Changing Lives

aka Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation   |   Decorah, IA   |  www.neicac.org
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NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION

EIN: 42-6092713


Mission

Through dynamic partnerships, quality family services, advocacy and education, NEICAC advances community development and improves social and economic conditions for individuals and families with limited resources.

Ruling year info

1966

Principal Officer

Trisha Sweeney Wilkins

Main address

305 Montgomery Street PO Box 487

Decorah, IA 52101 USA

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EIN

42-6092713

Subject area info

Early childhood education

Public transportation

Food aid

Family counseling

Housing services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Rural (S32)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

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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?

FAMILY & INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

NEICAC's Family Service Offices, located in each of the seven counties served by the agency, are the starting point for access to programs that are administered within and referrals to services provided outside of the agency. Family Service staff can assist customers in applying for Head Start, LIHEAP (heating assistance), Crisis Assistance, Disaster relief, Food, and General Relief, among other programs.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Family Services Offices operate a Crisis Program which provides financial assistance to eligible households facing an emergency or crisis. This direct assistance can help with utilities, rent, mortgage, vehicle repairs, medical, and other necessities. NEICAC also operates several food pantries to make both food and personal products available to area residents.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

LIHEAP is designed to aid qualifying low-income households with the supplemental payment of a portion of their residential heating costs for the winter heating season, encourage regular utility payments and promote energy awareness and reduction. Eligible households may also receive financial assistance with a past due heat and/or electric account and repair or replacement of a nonworking heating system.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Weatherization Program helps to improve housing safety, comfort and affordability to eligible individuals. Services include a cost effectiveness energy audit, air leakage checks, insulation, and all combustion appliances inspection for repair and/or replacement.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Floyd, Mitchell and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

NEICAC Housing Programs provide safe and affordable housing to seniors, individuals with disabilities and individuals and families with limited resources. NEICAC owns and manages rental housing apartments, duplexes and single-family homes throughout northeast Iowa.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

NEICAC Early Childhood Programs promote school readiness of children from birth to age five. Early Head Start is a home visitation program that provides services to eligible pregnant women and children ages birth to 3 years old. The program conducts home visits in the family's home and provides opportunities for group socialization. The Head Start program is a full day, full week preschool experience for low-income and disabled children 3-5 years old. The Head Start approach addresses not only the educational needs of children, but also the health, nutrition, social, mental health, and literacy needs.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides meal reimbursement and nutrition education to registered childcare providers in addition the agency Head Start program.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) program is a voluntary, strength-based home visiting program for low-income families. FaDSS provides services that promote, empower and nurture families toward economic and emotional self-sufficiency.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The EARL Public Transit program promotes community development with safe and affordable transportation for the public. Transit provides door-to-door service in the counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek. All rides are open to the general public, including persons with disabilities. Transit provides rides for work, appointments, getting groceries or running errands. EARL Public Transit vehicles are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.

This program provides services to individuals and families within the seven NE Iowa counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Branding: Tell our story, educate, and demonstrate agency community impact so employees, clients, and communities better understand NEICAC’s mission and services.
2. Partnerships: Collaborate with internal and external partners to identify, cultivate and expand partnerships, strengthening the impact of services on individuals and families in the community.
3. Funding: Secure $1,000,000 in unrestricted funding over the next five years.
4. Service Delivery: Improve service delivery approach to enhance client experience.
5. Technology: Modernize technology to support strategic direction.
6. Culture: Improve the organizational culture to attract, inspire, and retain staff.
7. Education: Educate the staff and community on systemic poverty (to be addressed in years 2-3)

Branding
• Create employee advocate training program for all NEICAC programs
• Improve processes for internal and external agency communications
• Develop a coordinated marketing, communications, and branding strategy
• Enhance outreach and engagement programs for external stakeholders

Partnerships
• Strengthen interdepartmental communication and collaboration
• Establish stronger relationships with partners by improving frequency and content of communications
• Be more present in the community by increasing the number of events NEICAC attends

Funding
• Develop a donor identification and cultivation program
• Cultivate NEICAC relationships with current and prospective donors
• Create a comprehensive stewardship program for all volunteers and donors
• Build a strategic development program to solicit unrestricted funds

Service Delivery
• Building a collaborative internal and external referral process
• Streamline internal processes to create a quicker and smoother client experience
• Use data to understand long-term impact & outcomes to improve service delivery for Clients
• Develop organization culture that puts clients first.
• Create customer focused approach to accessing services

Technology
• Create greater staff efficiencies through modernizing technology
• Implement dynamic referral tracking system
• Reduce reliance on paper for internal operations and service delivery
• Improve client experience through modernizing technology

Organizational Culture
• Increase job satisfaction & engagement of NEICAC employees
• Enhance Staff Training & Professional Development
• Establish Mentoring Program for New Employees
• Implement Recruitment Plan to Attract Qualified Candidates
• Create New Methods of Staff Recognition




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Financials

NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION
Fiscal year: Feb 01 - Jan 31
Financial documents
2022 NEICAC 2021 A-133 Single Audit 2020 A-133 Single Audit 2018 A-133 Single Audit 2016 A-133 Single Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.22

Average of 1.11 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.9

Average of 3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

34%

Average of 34% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Feb 01 - Jan 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Feb 01 - Jan 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Feb 01 - Jan 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $519,967 $515,476 -$131,598 -$208,043 $4,674,617
As % of expenses 4.2% 4.2% -1.1% -1.7% 40.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $374,875 $350,623 -$340,024 -$422,408 $4,130,962
As % of expenses 3.0% 2.8% -2.8% -3.4% 34.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $12,895,295 $12,785,290 $11,716,413 $12,272,253 $14,104,671
Total revenue, % change over prior year 5.6% -0.9% -8.4% 4.7% 14.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Government grants 71.3% 74.5% 74.7% 69.0% 75.6%
All other grants and contributions 28.6% 25.3% 25.8% 31.7% 25.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% -0.8% -1.0% -0.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $12,375,328 $12,175,837 $11,751,921 $12,373,147 $11,479,896
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.1% -1.6% -3.5% 5.3% -7.2%
Personnel 53.1% 54.0% 55.3% 53.6% 53.9%
Professional fees 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%
Occupancy 1.5% 1.2% 0.8% 1.0% 4.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 17.8% 18.5% 16.0% 13.1% 19.6%
All other expenses 27.3% 25.8% 27.3% 31.8% 21.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $12,520,420 $12,340,690 $11,960,347 $12,587,512 $12,023,551
One month of savings $1,031,277 $1,014,653 $979,327 $1,031,096 $956,658
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $37,661 $0 $885,913
Fixed asset additions $675,597 $1,275,639 $0 $473,522 $1,612,622
Total full costs (estimated) $14,227,294 $14,630,982 $12,977,335 $14,092,130 $15,478,744

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 2.7 2.6 2.5 1.9 3.9
Months of cash and investments 2.7 2.6 2.5 1.9 3.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.8 4.5 4.5 3.9 6.5
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $2,794,389 $2,675,633 $2,406,386 $1,980,455 $3,770,718
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,405,097 $1,344,503 $1,824,589 $1,581,633 $2,205,917
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $4,312,626 $5,469,432 $5,494,664 $5,945,449 $10,490,816
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 33.9% 27.6% 31.2% 32.1% 51.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 38.4% 39.8% 42.0% 43.4% 25.2%
Unrestricted net assets $5,489,605 $5,840,228 $5,500,204 $5,077,796 $9,208,758
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $5,489,605 $5,840,228 $5,500,204 $5,077,796 $9,208,758

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Trisha Sweeney Wilkins

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 08/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Lester Askelson

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 8/10/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Contractors

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