Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Leave No Veteran Behind

aka GCVF   |   Camarillo, CA   |
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Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

EIN: 27-2105467


There are thousands of veterans who are homeless or at high risk, who cannot or do not use their earned benefits, and who suffer physical and/or mental health setbacks. GCVF developed a comprehensive integrated care model that can prevent and reverse veteran homelessness. We intervene to address the root causes of poor life outcomes for the hardest to serve veterans. Our core programs create a safety net and a pathway to successful outcomes. Veterans Connection is the service gateway providing 1 on 1 assistance with benefits & claims, comprehensive support, equipment, etc. Mobile Veteran Outreach saves lives by engaging homeless or home-bound veterans, followed by direct hands-on intervention to address the root causes of veteran homelessness.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our programs were specifically designed to meet critically important needs that are often not addressed or integrated into existing large government systems. These unmet needs leave gaps in the quality and integrity of care for our veterans, which eventually lead to homelessness, untreated physical and mental illness, PTSD, substance abuse, and recidivism. We intervene at the critical moments in time… to catch the veterans that “fall through the cracks” in the system… before lives are damaged or lost. GCVF’s relentless pursuit of quality services for veterans profoundly improves the lives of those who have protected our country and our way of life. We cannot shy away from this obligation. But these efforts also greatly enrich the health and success of our entire community.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Bob Harris

Main address

4001 Mission Oaks Blvd Suite D

Camarillo, CA 93012 USA

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Subject area info

Special population support

Population served info



NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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


What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The foundation was established in 2006 to address the critical, unmet and underserved needs of the 42,000 veterans in our community. During a 3 year strategic analysis, 9 specific needs were addressed. These included veteran homelessness, veterans access earned financials and/or health benefits, veteran unemployment, untreated or unresolved PTSD, chemical dependence, mental health, financial self sufficiency and education. Our solution was to create a new, transformative model of care purpose built to address those issues which place veterans or veteran families in harms way. The final solution is appropriately named, the Veterans Connection. The model of care and strategic approach to veteran care also unveiled an new approach to disrupting and ending veterans homelessness. To prove this models efficacy, the organization hired a homeless veteran, completed his formal training and education which included a B.A. in Phycology, and advanced drug and alcohol training.

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?

Veterans Connection

The purpose of the Veterans Connection is to create and nurture a support network that connects veterans to each other and the community. This network consists of volunteers, donors, and other local veteran service providers. Our carefully designed programs target specific areas of concern in order to reduce incidences of substance abuse, homelessness, and incarceration. Transitioning back into society can be difficult. The Veterans Connection provides opportunities for successful reintegration by empowering our veterans and equipping them with the essential knowledge, tools, and skills needed to become valuable, productive members of our society.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Continuum of Care Member 2020

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 homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Veterans Connection

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Homeless outreach program launched in 2019, led by a formerly homeless veterans. This organic program engages with 90% of the homeless veterans in the county. 60% of those cases are self orginiated.

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.

The end to veteran suffering and homelessness. To that end, we have crafted a novel, innovative solution that has proven over 36 months to be the single most effective weapon against veterans homelessness, "Mobile Veteran Outreach". A new program launched in 2019 to combat and eventually end veteran homelessness with a new modality of care.

This program is about to launch into it's fullest evolution, "Veterans' Village". An innovate ways to fully "HEAL" and house veterans with 100 % of all required supportive services and partner agencies on-site. The pending new facility will provide bridge housing with integrated supportive services for 100 veterans and their families. The program integrates many healing elements, including the use of organic structures, log cabins and a camping environment with many elements clinically proven to reduce PTSD, a common denominator in 99% of the veterans in our care.

We intend to create a new NATIONAL BLUEPRINT for ending veteran homelessness, Veterans Village in 2023.

Vin Scully, our Voice of Veterans Village outlines the program in this fully articulated animation and voice over.

Phase I:  Evaluate the first 13 years of the organization's performance.  Identify strengths and weaknesses.  Adapt new programs to address underserved areas.  Eliminate programs which are ineffective or a replication of services within other local nonprofits.

Phase II:   Create strategic plan to implement 9 new programs identified during Phase I.   Prioritize veterans needs and implement solutions to those individuals or communities most at risk of death, injury, deprived of services, underserved, directly discriminated against.

Phase III:   Integrate and refine all programs, create an integrated model of care for the pursuit of ending, deep rooted, systemic issues which either cause or directly contribute to veterans homelessness and suffering.  Engage the single greatest threat to veterans at risk, 'Veteran Homelessness".  Engage with a new purpose built program led by a formerly homeless veteran.  Demonstrate 36 consecutive months of measurable results via Continuum of Care HMIS homeless centralized bases.

Phase IV:   Design, Build and Implement Veterans Village, the definitive new national blueprint for ending veterans homelessness.  Integrate with community partners via Continuum of Care and it's 59 partner agencies.   Engage RAND Corporation to begin the process of a formal review of our modality of care.  Provide evidence based support from 2019 through 2022 for analysis.  Prepare strategic planning for the launch of the veterans village.  Enlist support for elected officials.  Transform the problems of the larger systems of care from within, by repairing the "cracks" which exist in all partner agencies.  

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We server veterans from all walks of life and their families. We do so by providing access to critical resources, these range from emergency housing for a homeless veteran to VA Claims assistance in qualifying for earned benefits and income, peer based counseling, financial coaching and financial literacy, and the pending new Veterans' Village. The cure for veteran homelessness in our country. Veterans who are most at risk of suffering remain our focus. Veteran suffering comes in many forms. Homelessness, untreated PTSD, loss of employments, in agility to migrate military training to civilian job opportunism and much, much more. We proved an integrated model of care designed to identify, treat and resolve the root causes of veteran suffering and homelessness.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Based on veteran, community and families of those we serve, we have created an entirely new method of caring for veterans and their immediate families. This included the integration of 8 core programs to implement an "Integrated Care Model", the first of its kind and it's at the heart of our efforts to cure veteran suffering and veteran homelessness.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Open, unbiased feedback has brought forth additional needs of those we serve. In addition, this data became the basis for future program evaluations and quality control measures. Net results were improved levels of care, greater opportunities for homeless individuals to participate in crafting their own care and greater oversight of partner weakness's or service gaps.

  • 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?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, many of those we serve have medical condition which are private and confidential.,


Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
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 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.17 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.8 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

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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Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Gold Coast Veterans Foundation’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 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $2,945
As % of expenses 1.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,783
As % of expenses 0.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $249,720
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.1%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.9%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $250,358
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 44.7%
Professional fees 3.1%
Occupancy 16.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 36.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $251,520
One month of savings $20,863
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $21,000
Total full costs (estimated) $293,383

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019
Months of cash 5.6
Months of cash and investments 6.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.3
Balance sheet composition info 2019
Cash $117,573
Investments $8,612
Receivables $35,110
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $22,000
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 9.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.8%
Unrestricted net assets $172,139
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $172,139

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019
Material data errors No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Bob Harris

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Dennis Murphy


Dennis Murphy


Bill Camarillo


Bob Lunde

Lunde Lopez Realty

Joe Black

JSL Technolgies

Robert Lewis

Ablon, Lewis, Bass & Gale

Rudy Reisender

CTS Choice

Brent Reisender

Gold Coast Property Management

Dymond James


Leana Thomas


Niel Smith


David Krehbiel


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 1/20/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

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Gender identity


Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.