River Valley Charities, Inc.

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River Valley Charities, Inc.

EIN: 82-1535590


Our mission is to generate hope for individuals and families by creating access to quality nutrition; providing relief, rehabilitation, and development opportunities; and strengthening community collaboration.

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Tim Jaynes

Main address

PO Box 272


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Subject area info


Food aid

Food banks

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Western Wisconsin School Backpack Programs


Population(s) Served

We are the biggest financial supporter of the Farm at Camp St. Croix (YMCA) in Hudson, WI. The farm uses grow tunnels to produce fresh vegetables 10 months out of the year. These vegetables are fed to kid at the Camp's Day Camp Program, but the majority of all the food grown is distributed to RVC's partner food programs throughout western Wisconsin at no cost. The farm continues to expands their selection to include chickens (eggs), fruit orchard, edible mushrooms, and more. The farm is operated mostly by community volunteers and the kids who attend day camp - the kids get a chance to learn about gardening, growing their own food, and eating healthy.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

River Valley Charities acts as a catalyst for good, extending its reach beyond direct food assistance through vital collaborations and financial support. We empower a network of partner non-profits across our region, both in WI and MN, amplifying their impact by contributing funds and expertise. Whether it's bolstering food backpack programs, providing grants to new community-growth programs, or sharing best practices, River Valley Charities champions the work of others, weaving a stronger support system for our community's most vulnerable.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 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 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


River Valley Charities, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

River Valley Charities, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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River Valley Charities, Inc.

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

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Tim Jaynes

River Valley Charities, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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River Valley Charities, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/01/2024
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Board chair

Tim Jaynes

Pete Greene

Brian Hughes

Doug Rhode

Greg Young

Joette Barr

Mary Weller

William Rubin

Jamie Grupe

Ron Linneman

David Tyvoll