aka Helping Veterans And Families   |   Indianapolis, IN   |
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EIN: 35-1890547


Hope, housing, and self-sufficiency for all veterans and their families. HVAF of Indiana houses, supports, and advocates for all veterans and their families to help them achieve the best possible quality of life.

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Principal Officer

Emmy Hildebrand

Main address

964 N. Pennsylvania Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA

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Formerly known as

Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation



Subject area info

Foreclosure prevention

Basic and emergency aid

Adult peer mentoring

Supportive housing

Job services

Population served info



Economically disadvantaged people

Military personnel


NTEE code info

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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?

Rapid Rehousing

Short-term rental and utility assistance for veterans and their families who are currently homeless or facing eviction.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

Temporary transitional housing for more than 120 veterans each night that includes intensive case management.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

Affordable permanent supportive housing with case management for 47 units at 5 properties.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

Employment specialists help our veterans build their resumes, hold mock interviews, and place them in a job that’s right for them.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

Every day, a Navy veteran goes out to Indy’s homeless camps and serves the veterans in need.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

Gently used clothing, hygiene items and food are available for all veterans in our pantry.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Pounds of clothing donated

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Center

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of volunteer service

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Homelessness among veterans in Central Indiana.

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 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, 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.29 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


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 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 HVAF OF INDIANA INC’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 $244,923 $184,313 $1,211,078 $675,507 $260,245
As % of expenses 5.4% 4.0% 21.7% 8.9% 2.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$205,772 -$266,091 $761,773 $222,233 -$176,751
As % of expenses -4.1% -5.2% 12.6% 2.8% -1.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,700,961 $9,717,359 $6,723,113 $7,909,454 $14,316,615
Total revenue, % change over prior year -7.9% 106.7% -30.8% 17.6% 81.0%
Program services revenue 1.4% 0.5% 0.4% 3.0% 2.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 1.6% 0.9% 0.6%
Government grants 58.7% 25.9% 70.1% 81.9% 53.3%
All other grants and contributions 39.8% 73.5% 27.8% 12.3% 40.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% 3.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,562,388 $4,628,816 $5,572,684 $7,550,773 $9,928,242
Total expenses, % change over prior year -8.9% 1.5% 20.4% 35.5% 31.5%
Personnel 64.3% 61.9% 56.4% 56.9% 44.0%
Professional fees 0.8% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 10.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 1.4% 1.5% 1.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 33.5% 36.1% 41.7% 41.8% 45.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $5,013,083 $5,079,220 $6,021,989 $8,004,047 $10,365,238
One month of savings $380,199 $385,735 $464,390 $629,231 $827,354
Debt principal payment $80,047 $37,627 $926,251 $184,114 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $5,473,329 $5,502,582 $7,412,630 $8,817,392 $11,192,592

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.7 0.4 0.4 1.6 3.8
Months of cash and investments 0.7 13.4 11.2 9.4 9.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -4.9 -5.2 -3.8 -2.1 -1.3
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $249,968 $170,884 $188,465 $995,979 $3,117,504
Investments $0 $5,006,523 $5,011,901 $4,943,950 $5,112,008
Receivables $328,509 $319,498 $489,181 $1,039,340 $2,885,198
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $9,775,386 $10,053,792 $10,172,784 $10,193,847 $10,117,058
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 42.5% 45.8% 49.6% 53.9% 56.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 24.0% 14.5% 7.0% 8.3% 5.6%
Unrestricted net assets $2,502,635 $2,236,544 $2,998,317 $3,220,550 $3,043,799
Temporarily restricted net assets $2,267,469 $7,171,699 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,267,469 $7,171,699 $7,108,222 $7,497,110 $11,660,013
Total net assets $4,770,104 $9,408,243 $10,106,539 $10,717,660 $14,703,812

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Emmy Hildebrand

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 05/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Arne Pedersen

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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 5/23/2023

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 (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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