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Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St Louis

Serving Veterans, through research

St Louis, MO   |  https://www.vrefstl.org/

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Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St Louis

EIN: 43-1624664


Mission

The mission of the Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St. Louis is to improve the health and well-being of Veterans through research and education conducted within the VA St. Louis Health Care System.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Allison Shafer

Main address

915 N Grand Blvd # B-151

St Louis, MO 63106 USA

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EIN

43-1624664

Subject area info

Education

Research on animals

Health

Science

Population served info

Researchers

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (B19)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Veteran Centric Research

The Veterans Research and Education Foundation works in tandem with the St. Louis VA Healthcare System.

Our Foundation provides the STLVAHCS with a flexible funding mechanism to administer non-VA funding from varied sponsors, private and public. This funding is used for research and education activities involving our Veterans.

The Foundation is currently the funding mechanism for research in helping fund research in:
Cardiology
Education
Infectious Diseases
Nephrology
Oncology
Pharmaceuticals
Rheumatology
Mental Health
Neurology

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Substance abusers

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Financials

Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St Louis
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
Financial documents
2022 Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St. Louis
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.19

Average of 64.43 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.4

Average of 7.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St Louis

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St Louis

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St Louis’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 $3,543 $258,925 -$93,042 -$219,243 $342,621
As % of expenses 0.4% 23.1% -5.3% -8.0% 20.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $3,543 $258,925 -$93,042 -$219,243 $342,621
As % of expenses 0.4% 23.1% -5.3% -8.0% 20.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $676,547 $1,781,285 $1,722,151 $2,589,128 $1,837,166
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.7% 163.3% -3.3% 50.3% -29.0%
Program services revenue 82.3% 99.8% 99.7% 100.0% 96.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 17.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 2.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $789,936 $1,119,601 $1,741,337 $2,737,781 $1,651,425
Total expenses, % change over prior year 29.3% 41.7% 55.5% 57.2% -39.7%
Personnel 76.3% 77.7% 61.6% 40.1% 65.7%
Professional fees 3.4% 1.8% 1.3% 1.1% 1.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 7.2% 7.5% 2.9%
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 20.3% 20.5% 30.0% 51.3% 30.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $789,936 $1,119,601 $1,741,337 $2,737,781 $1,651,425
One month of savings $65,828 $93,300 $145,111 $228,148 $137,619
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $855,764 $1,212,901 $1,886,448 $2,965,929 $1,789,044

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.0 9.2 5.8 5.8 12.4
Months of cash and investments 2.0 9.2 5.8 5.8 12.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.3 3.7 1.7 0.1 2.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $131,851 $858,470 $846,188 $1,324,370 $1,711,626
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $119,247 $0 $177,926 $589,061 $341,545
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $3,308 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 22.8% 0.2% 25.6% 68.1% 31.2%
Unrestricted net assets $87,245 $346,170 $253,128 $33,885 $402,038
Temporarily restricted net assets $108,108 $510,867 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $108,108 $510,867 $508,924 $579,514 $1,016,668
Total net assets $195,353 $857,037 $762,052 $613,399 $1,418,706

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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

Executive Director

Allison Shafer

Allison Shafer is a passionate and enthusiastic professional dedicated to the advancement of veterans health initiatives. Allison holds a bachelors degree in History from Lindenwood University. Allison has been employed with the Veterans Research and Education Foundation since May of 2018 in various roles including PREP Team Lead, Research Coordinator, VREF Operations Manager, VREF Director of Operations and Interim Executive Director. Allison was appointed Executive Director in March of 2022, responsible for the overall management and direction of the foundation. Allison remains committed to the continued growth of the foundation, diversification of its current portfolio and the ongoing development of a robust research program within the VA St. Louis Healthcare System. Allison spends much of her free time with her child and husband frequenting popular St. Louis attractions such as the zoo and science center.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St Louis

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St Louis

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Keith Repko

Ziyad Al-Aly

VA St. Louis Healthcare System

Amy Joseph

VA St. Louis Healthcare System

Jay McDonald

VA St. Louis Healthcare System

April Kirkley

Thompson Coburn LLP

Ellen Wright

VA St. Louis Healthcare System

Candance Ifabiyi

VA St. Louis Healthcare System

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? 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 4/17/2024

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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

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability