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VILLAGERS FOR VETERANS INC

Helping To Make A Difference One Veteran At A Time

The Villages, FL   |  www.villagersforveterans.org
GuideStar Charity Check

VILLAGERS FOR VETERANS INC

EIN: 47-1817320


Mission

TO ENSURE THAT SEVERELY WOUNDED VETERANS RECEIVE ASSISTANCE IN HEALING, A RETURN TO NORMALCY AND AN INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE. WE ARE ESTABLISHED TO ADDRESS THE GREAT NEED FOR RESOURCES TO SUPPORT VETERANS WHO SUSTAINED CATASTROPHIC INJURIES WHILE DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM.

Notes from the nonprofit

Villagers For Veterans is 100% Volunteer

Ruling year info

2015

CEO

Marie R Bogdonoff

Main address

2518 Burnsed Blvd BOX 303

The Villages, FL 32163 USA

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EIN

47-1817320

Subject area info

Philanthropy

Health

Public safety

Human services

Population served info

Women and girls

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Single Organization Support (T11)

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

Communication

Blog

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Villagers For Veterans is constantly striving to improve its footprint in the community. In this ever-changing challenge we are hoping to address the following issues that currently affect our veteran's community. * Homelessness * Mental Health * Education * Employment

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?

Independence

Provide tools and services to improve the independence of severely injured veterans and allow them greater freedom to navigate their surroundings.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

To support independence and mobility by sponsoring service dogs for injured veterans.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Support and bring awareness to challenges faced by one veterans after deployment.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Veterans

To bring awareness and provide workshops in an effort to help prevent veteran suicide. Music, Equine and Art workshops.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

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 veterans who report a decrease in depression

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Veteran Suicide Preventtion

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

By Providing Veterans with a Service Dogs, Mobility Devices, Financial Help, Equine Therapy and Art Workshops. We have helped Veterans with issues and challenges that effected their well being both Ph

Number of service dogs provided to veterans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By Providing Service Dogs To veterans with mobility issues or PTSD, we improve the quality of their lives

Number of Small Grants provided to individual Veterans or Organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Veteran Suicide Preventtion

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

By providing small financial grants we are able to prevent serious crisis. Many Veterans are at risk of homelessness, or having utilities turned off, or loosing their jobs.

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.

As needs become greater, our goals are to continue to make a difference where needed most. We are currently working on one of the largest programs to date, The Building of Ashley's House, Transition Home for Women Veterans.
With Women becoming the fastest growing part of the Military, homelessness among women veterans has grown faster than their male counterparts. This has also given rise to women veteran suicide.
Our hope is to become a footprint for transition homes for female veterans throughout the country as well as the state of Florida.
We will continue with our other programs as well, the need by injured veterans is huge and our hope is that every day we make a difference one veteran at a time.

Our strategies for our organization are to educate the public on the many needs and challenges faced by our military specially after transitioning to civilian life. We do this by hosting events, bringing recipients into our community and supporting them with tools and services that they are in need of.

Financial support is the engine that keeps us going, therefore we will continue to fundraise through different means in order to acquire the necessary funds to keep our programs financially fit.

As an all volunteer organization, we pride ourselves in all that we are able to accomplish without a paid staff, however we need to make sure that their hard work is recognized and appreciated therefore we are constantly reviewing our volunteer appreciation program

In a world where social media predominates, we have had to make some minimal investment in website design and social media platform in the hope that this will promote our brand.

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

VILLAGERS FOR VETERANS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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

28.82

Average of 23.82 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9.6

Average of 7.3 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

VILLAGERS FOR VETERANS INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of VILLAGERS FOR VETERANS 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $175,678 $189,102 -$234,293 $162,150 $89,383
As % of expenses 131.7% 115.4% -39.0% 55.7% 20.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $175,678 $189,102 -$234,293 $162,150 $89,383
As % of expenses 131.7% 115.4% -39.0% 55.7% 20.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $308,855 $352,930 $366,215 $453,215 $530,993
Total revenue, % change over prior year 50.9% 14.3% 3.8% 23.8% 17.2%
Program services revenue 61.2% 51.0% 55.2% 64.3% 36.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 38.8% 49.0% 44.8% 35.7% 63.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $133,418 $163,828 $600,508 $291,065 $441,610
Total expenses, % change over prior year -36.2% 22.8% 266.5% -51.5% 51.7%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 12.4% 0.7% 0.0% 4.1% 1.9%
Occupancy 1.9% 2.8% 0.9% 0.0% 1.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
Pass-through 17.8% 14.1% 84.2% 22.9% 0.0%
All other expenses 67.9% 82.4% 14.9% 72.8% 96.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $133,418 $163,828 $600,508 $291,065 $441,610
One month of savings $11,118 $13,652 $50,042 $24,255 $36,801
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $90,669 $89,707 $0 $75,504 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $235,205 $267,187 $650,550 $390,824 $478,411

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 11.9 18.2 4.3 10.9 9.6
Months of cash and investments 11.9 18.2 4.3 10.9 9.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 12.0 17.0 3.6 10.9 9.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $132,284 $248,405 $214,237 $264,545 $354,906
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $90,669 $180,376 $0 $75,504 $75,504
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 4.4% 17.7% 0.6% 2.8%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $430,045
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 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 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $223,703 $412,805 $178,512 $340,662 $430,045

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
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Marie R Bogdonoff

Marie Bogdonoff retired to Florida in 2013 after a 40 year career in the automobile industry. While researching volunteer opportunities, she came across the great need of injured veterans. After some fundraising events, she was invited to a Christmas party at Walter Reed, where she met many catastrophically Injured warriors. “ I knew right there that I needed to start a non profit to help these brave men and women”. This was going to be a generational challenge to take care of these warriors and their families. In 2015 Villagers For Veterans became a reality, since that time we have provided over 18 All Terrain Track Chairs, sponsored 4 service dogs, hosted numerous workshops in Art and Music, began our women veteran initiative and hosted numerous events to bring awareness and help curtail Veteran Suicide. “ What differentiates us from other organizations is that we develop a relationship with our veterans, we adopt them into our family.”

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

VILLAGERS FOR VETERANS INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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VILLAGERS FOR VETERANS INC

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Kathryn Wilgus

Ret. Military

Term: 2019 - 2024


Board co-chair

COL Stephanie Gradford

Ret. Military

Term: 2019 - 2025

Kathryn A Wilgus

US Navy Ret.

Paul Immordino

US Navy Ret

Stephanie Gradford

US ARMT Ret.

Charlotte Wilson

US ARMY Ret

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 2/24/2023

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/24/2023

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

Data
  • 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 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.