Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

aka OregonSCI   |   PORTLAND, OR   |
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Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

EIN: 81-1037564


Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection promotes health, builds community and creates opportunities for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our goal is to ensure everyone who sustains a spinal cord injury has the care and community they need to thrive.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

West Livaudais MPH

Main address

PO Box 11927


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Subject area info

Patient social services

Medical support services

Spinal cord injuries and diseases

Community organizing

Adaptive sports

Population served info

People with disabilities

People with physical disabilities

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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

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Programs and results

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?

Oregon SCI Community Health Worker Program

Qualified and interested individuals with SCI will be recruited and trained as community health workers (CHW). CHWs will support health system care teams of newly injured patients during the first year post-injury. Upon discharge, the CHW will support their client by reinforcing health education about secondary conditions, coaching as they learn and perfect necessary skills to live independently, mentoring and emotional support, as well as connecting them to the OSCI support network and opportunities to recreate and engage in the community. The CHW will also raise awareness among primary care providers about the risks of secondary health conditions (SHC) and healthy behaviors and resources to prevent them.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

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 practicing Community Health Workers as a result of the organization's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with physical disabilities

Related Program

Oregon SCI Community Health Worker Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Goal 1: Establish the infrastructure to support the organization and provide sufficient capacity to achieve
short- and long-term goals prioritizing equity and inclusive practices.

Goal 2: Develop funding strategies that produce a diversified stream of sustainable revenue.

Goal 3: Develop a Communication Plan what will build strong brand identity through diverse communication
channels and efforts.

Goal 4: Develop programs that meet community needs across identity and regions.

* Expand board membership to include experience/expertise/diversity to support
organizational growth; develop a human resource plan outlining responsibilities, relationships, policies
and processes; create a formal equity plan; and expand strategic partnerships within the healthcare
system and with the communities OSCI serves.

* Develop and implement a funding plan by creating a Development Committee, that will
establish clear fundraising goals, engage a pyramid of donors, develop a grant writing plan and build
relationships with foundations.

* Create a Communication Committee to set communication objectives, further develop the
website and brand; devise content generation strategies to support that strong brand identity; and host
storytelling workshops with representation across identities and regions.

* Create a program committee to develop mechanisms for continuous community
input/feedback to ensure programs meet needs of diverse communities; create metrics and feedback
loops to ensure program quality and equity; develop and implement strategies to engage communities
across identity and regions; and create an advocacy plan that includes a clear vision, goals and strategy;
and build advocacy capacity by providing leadership and sustainability for this effort.


Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 34.17 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.7 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

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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Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection’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 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$20,911 $36,819 $154,517
As % of expenses -5.2% 12.9% 56.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$20,911 $36,819 $154,517
As % of expenses -5.2% 12.9% 56.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $467,142 $325,995 $448,255
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -30.2% 37.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.5% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 74.8% 85.4% 58.3%
All other grants and contributions 25.2% 14.1% 41.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $401,962 $285,709 $274,068
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -28.9% -4.1%
Personnel 21.7% 58.0% 74.5%
Professional fees 9.0% 9.5% 15.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 56.3% 24.4% 0.1%
All other expenses 13.0% 8.1% 10.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $401,962 $285,709 $274,068
One month of savings $33,497 $23,809 $22,839
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $435,459 $309,518 $296,907

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.1 6.0 8.1
Months of cash and investments 3.1 6.0 8.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.4 2.1 9.0
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $105,245 $142,374 $185,592
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $134,260
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.6% 2.5% 2.2%
Unrestricted net assets $13,587 $50,406 $204,923
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $86,091 $89,558 $109,228
Total net assets $99,678 $139,964 $314,151

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

West Livaudais MPH

My work in the disability and health sector addresses the upstream structural, system-wide, and social determinants of health that cause costly health disparities that shorten and reduce the quality of life of Oregonians with disabilities. Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection is a 501c3 nonprofit serving the SCI population that envisions a community of Oregonians and SW Washingtonians who are thriving despite their paralysis. Oregon SCI is an SCI-lead organization that works to improve our quality of life through social connection, programs, and access to resources that support health and independence.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

Board of directors
as of 02/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

West Livaudais

Matthew Howard


Casey Moore


Anri Sugitani

Coates Kokes

Pamela Blikstad

Providence St. Joseph Health

Charina Walker

Oregon Health Authority

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/10/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/16/2021

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • 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 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.