From Here, Forward

aka SVC   |   Minneapolis, MN   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 36-3346890


Sexual Violence Center’s vision is that no one impacted by sexual violence will navigate alone. To achieve our vision, we’ve made it our mission to support people impacted by sexual violence through crisis intervention, case management, outreach, education, and systems change.

Notes from the nonprofit

More and more Minnesotans every year turn to us during one of the worst times in their lives. We meet them with a range of services to get them through the crisis and trauma caused by sexual violence, including:

24-hour crisis support telephone line staffed by our trained advocates,

Individual, in-person counseling giving intensive, directed support to victims and survivors,

Support groups for victims and survivors as well as friends and family of victims,

Crisis support in hospitals: we are there for victims of sexual assault throughout their evidentiary examinations,

Legal advocacies and legal clinics through which we advocate that victim/survivors have the resources they need to file restraining orders, navigate the criminal justice system and get connected to legal representation.

Prevention and Systems Change: in addition to our support services, we work to challenge the systems, attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate violence, and encourage and support those who want to join us to make change. We do this through community education and advocacy training, and the coordination of two teams charged with improving support services available for victims of sexual violence.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Kenosha Davenport

Main address

2600 E. 25th St. Suite C

Minneapolis, MN 55406 USA

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Subject area info

Crisis intervention

Sexual assault victim services

Mental health counseling

Sexual abuse

Human services

Population served info


NTEE code info

Rape Victim Services (F42)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over half of all women and around 33% of men in the United States will experience some form of sexual violence. Many of these victims/survivors don't know how to navigate their healing journey or don't have the resources they need at their disposable. SVC is able to not only offer the necessary resources in all areas--medical, legal, and general support--but be able to reach victims/survivors who face challenges and road blocks that prevent them from getting the support and care they deserve.

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?

Direct Services

Support services for victims and survivors of sexual violence including:

- crisis line
- medical support
- legal advocacy
- individual counseling
- support groups

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.

The goal of the Sexual Violence Center is to ensure that no victim/survivors navigates their journey alone. To accomplish this, we've made it our mission to support people impacted by sexual violence through crisis intervention, case management, outreach, education, and systems change.

SVC provides comprehensive sexual violence services and referrals. Our organization offers a 24/7 crisis hotline (612-871-5111), medical advocacy, legal advocacy, including filing police reports, restraining orders, and finding legal representation, individual 1:1 counseling (both virtual and in-person), group counseling (both virtual and in-person) with groups that include a Women of Color group, Women's group, Queer Survivors group, and more, education, training, and systems change, where we work hands-on with Carver, Hennepin, and Scott counties' multi-disciplinary sexual violence groups to better the support and services sexual violence victims/survivors receive.

All advocates at the Sexual Violence Center have completed over forty hours of training according to Minnesota State Statue §13.822(b) and are trained in providing support to sexual violence victims/survivors.

SVC has served over 1,200 sexual violence victims/survivors each year since our foundation in 1985. We have continued to expand the services and resources that we offer and will continue to work hard to reach underserved or un-served communities and victims/survivors. We will accomplish this by offering new and innovative resources, adding new staff members for specialized positions, and expanding our counseling and education sessions.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2020 Sexual Violence Center 2019 SVC 2019 Audit 2018 Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.58 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of SEXUAL VIOLENCE CENTER’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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $39,039 $73,649 $68,101 $87,413 $102,169
As % of expenses 7.7% 13.5% 8.6% 11.1% 12.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $33,720 $66,682 $59,749 $80,160 $95,777
As % of expenses 6.6% 12.0% 7.4% 10.1% 11.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $546,881 $620,767 $861,753 $872,880 $927,058
Total revenue, % change over prior year 24.0% 13.5% 38.8% 1.3% 6.2%
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 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.7%
Government grants 81.1% 87.2% 90.8% 86.0% 82.4%
All other grants and contributions 16.3% 11.1% 8.5% 12.9% 15.8%
Other revenue 2.6% 1.7% 0.6% 0.5% 1.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $507,842 $547,118 $793,652 $785,467 $824,889
Total expenses, % change over prior year 8.2% 7.7% 45.1% -1.0% 5.0%
Personnel 75.7% 77.0% 73.5% 78.8% 76.8%
Professional fees 6.7% 6.5% 5.6% 5.1% 4.5%
Occupancy 2.2% 0.2% 4.6% 6.8% 6.4%
Interest 0.8% 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 14.6% 15.6% 16.0% 9.2% 12.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $513,161 $554,085 $802,004 $792,720 $831,281
One month of savings $42,320 $45,593 $66,138 $65,456 $68,741
Debt principal payment $6,295 $6,474 $8,624 $26,578 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $11,996 $23,096 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $561,776 $618,148 $899,862 $884,754 $900,022

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Months of cash 1.2 1.2 0.7 2.4 3.9
Months of cash and investments 1.2 1.2 0.7 2.4 3.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.1 3.2 2.7 6.5 7.6
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cash $48,800 $52,837 $48,062 $156,640 $266,868
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $44,333 $98,850 $130,752 $128,706 $125,851
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $280,840 $292,835 $315,931 $68,331 $68,331
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 31.0% 32.1% 32.4% 65.3% 74.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 17.2% 13.2% 10.1% 5.1% 5.2%
Unrestricted net assets $240,572 $307,254 $367,003 $447,163 $542,940
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $240,572 $307,254 $367,003 $447,163 $542,940

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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

Executive Director

Kenosha Davenport

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 11/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Asha Sorenson

Meredith Pain

Ashlyn Morales

Laura Dunford

Deborah Perry

Jennifer Greene

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/10/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.


The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/10/2020

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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