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Metro Volunteers dba/ Spark the Change Colorado

Volunteerism. Civic Engagement. Community.

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Metro Volunteers dba/ Spark the Change Colorado

EIN: 84-0782124


Mission

We spark change and inspire a movement of good through the power of volunteerism, service, and civic engagement.

Ruling year info

1979

CEO

Ms. Patrice Hawkins

Main address

3399 Holly St.

Denver, CO 80207 USA

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EIN

84-0782124

Subject area info

Voluntarism

Nonprofits

Community service

Corporate social responsibility

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Ethnic and racial groups

Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Management & Technical Assistance (R02)

Programs and results

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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?

Volunteer Engagement Programs

Spark the Change Colorado offers the following programs: Adult and Youth Volunteer Opportunity Connection; Volunteers with Impact and Purpose (Skilled Volunteer Program); Board Leadership Connection - (recruits, trains and places board members for NPOs); Training and Consulting in Advanced Volunteer Engagement and Board Development; School Service Program - aimed at reestablishing schools as the focal points of communities; Employee Volunteer Programs & Corporate Social Responsibility planning.
Spark offers key AmeriCorps programs throughout the state of Colorado to Empower Aging via Americorps Seniors opportunities and address barriers to access for mental health services with the Spark Health Corps.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Academics
Emergency responders
Retired people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Hands On Network 2013

Points of Light 2019

Serve Colorado 2020

Financials

Metro Volunteers dba/ Spark the Change Colorado
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

5.73

Average of 2.50 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.9

Average of 0.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

15%

Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Metro Volunteers dba/ Spark the Change Colorado

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Metro Volunteers dba/ Spark the Change Colorado

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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Metro Volunteers dba/ Spark the Change Colorado

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Metro Volunteers dba/ Spark the Change Colorado’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 -$33,347 $33,043 $205,926 -$72,645 -$201,747
As % of expenses -1.2% 1.3% 6.1% -3.1% -9.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$33,347 $33,043 $205,926 -$72,645 -$201,747
As % of expenses -1.2% 1.3% 6.1% -3.1% -9.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,545,880 $2,690,972 $3,590,397 $2,389,209 $2,541,198
Total revenue, % change over prior year -7.9% 5.7% 33.4% -33.5% 6.4%
Program services revenue 9.5% 6.7% 19.0% 10.7% 8.3%
Membership dues 0.5% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 78.5% 72.5% 71.4% 61.1% 48.1%
All other grants and contributions 11.1% 19.6% 8.9% 27.3% 42.4%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5% 0.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,702,486 $2,478,927 $3,356,851 $2,346,963 $2,195,617
Total expenses, % change over prior year 5.9% -8.3% 35.4% -30.1% -6.4%
Personnel 19.5% 24.6% 25.4% 41.2% 55.9%
Professional fees 7.2% 8.1% 7.2% 16.1% 21.1%
Occupancy 1.8% 2.2% 1.6% 2.5% 2.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 71.4% 63.1% 65.8% 40.2% 20.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,702,486 $2,478,927 $3,356,851 $2,346,963 $2,195,617
One month of savings $225,207 $206,577 $279,738 $195,580 $182,968
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,927,693 $2,685,504 $3,636,589 $2,542,543 $2,378,585

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.4 1.3 1.5 2.2 1.9
Months of cash and investments 0.4 1.3 1.5 2.2 1.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 0.4 1.0 1.1 0.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $89,286 $271,610 $406,753 $439,877 $349,661
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $151,720 $167,041 $228,964 $291,004 $621,680
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 56.8% 29.7% 16.1% 20.7% 6.1%
Unrestricted net assets $50,112 $83,155 $289,081 $216,436 $14,689
Temporarily restricted net assets $59,762 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 $59,762 $238,764 $266,384 $381,275 $928,603
Total net assets $109,874 $321,919 $555,465 $597,711 $943,292

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

Ms. Patrice Hawkins

Patrice Hawkins leads Spark the Change Colorado, guiding civic engagement, volunteerism, and community building in partnership with individuals, non-profits and corporations across the state of Colorado. As a Social Worker by trade, Patrice’s career has been rooted in social justice, advocacy, and bridging the gaps between local government and community. In the nearly ten years Patrice worked for the City and County of Denver, she led multiple teams at Denver Human Services, as well as time working with the Peak Academy, the City’s Process Improvement Team. Before joining Spark the Change, she held the inaugural position as the Deputy Executive Director of Community Impact and Strategic Planning at Denver Human Services. Patrice holds a master’s degree in social work from New York University, where she specialized in policy, advocacy, and juvenile justice. She has served on Denver’s Mayor’s Youth Commission and on the Board of Maria Droste Counseling Center, a community-based org.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Metro Volunteers dba/ Spark the Change Colorado

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Mary Bradley

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/26/2024

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Contractors

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