Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

aka Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services   |   Findlay, OH   |
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Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

EIN: 34-1308480


Serving individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through crisis intervention, emergency shelter, outreach, advocacy, prevention and education.

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Executive Director

Ashley Ritz

Main address

PO Box 496

Findlay, OH 45839 USA

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Subject area info

Sexual assault victim services

Victim aid

Domestic violence shelters

Housing services

Population served info

Children and youth


Women and girls

Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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?

Emergency Shelter

The Shelter Program provides emergency stay for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. The location is confidential, allowing for increased client safety during their stay.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


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.

Increase program offerings.

Increase programs/broaden demographics
Develop teen support group
Update DV & SA booklets for clients
Increase community outreach

We are committed to achieving the goals and to always improving our programs to meet the ever changing needs of our clients.

We are distributing brochures and outreach materials to several community partners.
We have updated our website to make it accessible to all.
We have added text/chat services.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?


Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Open Arms
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 22.39 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $37,444 $183,300 $246,972 $497,205 $89,226
As % of expenses 3.9% 19.2% 23.6% 52.4% 8.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$59 $148,431 $213,998 $458,585 $44,327
As % of expenses 0.0% 15.0% 19.8% 46.4% 4.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $992,625 $1,052,304 $1,310,002 $1,343,023 $1,312,353
Total revenue, % change over prior year -2.5% 6.0% 24.5% 2.5% -2.3%
Program services revenue 5.3% 5.9% 3.8% 3.2% 3.6%
Membership dues 3.1% 1.3% 1.7% 1.2% 1.4%
Investment income 3.5% 3.2% 2.9% 3.9% 3.3%
Government grants 36.5% 38.7% 48.8% 53.3% 49.2%
All other grants and contributions 52.0% 48.1% 43.4% 38.2% 42.6%
Other revenue -0.5% 2.8% -0.6% 0.2% -0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $965,216 $955,390 $1,046,635 $949,046 $1,049,804
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.3% -1.0% 9.6% -9.3% 10.6%
Personnel 75.0% 77.9% 71.5% 74.8% 74.0%
Professional fees 3.1% 3.6% 2.9% 3.2% 3.4%
Occupancy 4.4% 3.8% 3.1% 3.8% 4.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 17.5% 14.7% 22.5% 18.2% 18.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,002,719 $990,259 $1,079,609 $987,666 $1,094,703
One month of savings $80,435 $79,616 $87,220 $79,087 $87,484
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $141,500 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $62,277 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,083,154 $1,069,875 $1,166,829 $1,270,530 $1,182,187

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.3 5.0 8.0 8.9 9.0
Months of cash and investments 15.0 17.8 20.7 28.4 25.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 13.3 15.4 16.6 23.8 22.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $342,031 $399,470 $700,105 $706,878 $789,815
Investments $863,483 $1,020,285 $1,103,135 $1,539,681 $1,475,282
Receivables $111,176 $66,921 $135,419 $66,515 $65,784
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $825,928 $829,691 $848,394 $88,846 $882,261
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 57.3% 58.6% 60.3% 594.1% 62.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.7% 2.9% 9.3% 5.7% 5.3%
Unrestricted net assets $1,425,348 $1,573,779 $1,787,777 $2,246,362 $2,290,689
Temporarily restricted net assets $185,768 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $185,768 $208,373 $278,845 $0 $243,277
Total net assets $1,611,116 $1,782,152 $2,066,622 $2,527,318 $2,533,966

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No Yes 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

Ashley Ritz

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

Board of directors
as of 02/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Julia Tice

Marathon Petroleum

Term: 2024 - 2018

Board co-chair

Lisa Amstutz

Waterford Bank

Term: 2018 - 2024

Lisa Amstutz

Waterford Bank

Kelly Niese

Marathon Petroleum

Julia Tice

Marathon Petroleum

Craig Buskirk

Premier Bank

Paige Chenevey

Marathon Petroleum

Jessica Heldman-Beck


Chris Keller

Key Realty

Amanda Lewis

Gilmore Jasion Mahler

Andrew Loewen


Scott Rhodes

National Lime and Stone

Kaden Weaver

Eastman Smith

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 2/2/2023

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2023

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

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.