St. Vincent de Paul Louisville Parent

We house, feed and support those in need with compassion and dignity.

aka St. Vincent de Paul Louisville   |   LOUISVILLE, KY   |
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St. Vincent de Paul Louisville

EIN: 61-0727110


We house, feed, and support those in need with compassion and dignity.

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CEO & Executive Director

Mr. David Calzi

Main address

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Subject area info


Mental health care

Housing development

Human services

Homeless services

Population served info

Children and youth



Homeless people

Low-income people

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NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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St. Vincent de Paul Louisville

Originally founded in 1853, St. Vincent de Paul Louisville (SVDP) serves individuals and families in need, including those who are homeless, living in poverty, suffering from addiction, enduring mental illness, or experiencing acute economic crisis.

Our programs include:

- Permanent Supportive Affordable Housing for 266 households (539 adults, 232 children)
- Domestic Violence Transitional Housing for 56 households (110 adults, 46 children)
- Ozanam Inn Mens 24/7 Emergency Shelter serving 229 men
- Veterans Transitional Housing for 42 men
- Open Hand Kitchen serving 11,000 meals per month
- Food Pantry feeding 500 families per month
- Family Success Center provides after-school tutoring and summer programming for 120 K-8 grade students
- Mental Health & Substance Use Program available for all we serve

In addition, we have three thrift stores serving the community and supporting our programs.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
At-risk youth
Low-income people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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We track outcomes for all programs through monthly report cards and monitoring of HMIS data, as well as through various reports required by funders. Outcomes are reported on a bi-monthly basis to the Board of Directors through a consolidated report submitted by the Director of Programs.

We served 1250 unduplicated people in 2022-2023.

FY 22-23 Goals / Outcomes by Quarter

85% of households that exit permanent housing do not return to homelessness (Q1 80%, Q2 81%, Q3 86%, Q4 87%)

85% of households that exit transitional housing do not return to homelessness (Q1 87%, Q2 84%, Q3 82%, Q4 81%)

25% of men that exit Ozanam Inn Emergency Shelter go to permanent housing (Q1 32%, Q2 34%, Q3 32%, Q4 30%)

85% of crisis are positively resolved (Q1 98%, Q2 97%, Q3 98%, Q4 98%)

90% of students in the After School Program will read at grade level (Q1 75%, Q2 80%, Q3 75%. Q4 79%)

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 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, 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 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


St. Vincent de Paul Louisville
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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 4.30 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

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Average of 0.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

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Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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St. Vincent de Paul Louisville

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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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St. Vincent de Paul Louisville

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of St. Vincent de Paul Louisville’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 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $329,179 $291,726 -$13,866 $921,374 -$149,553
As % of expenses 5.4% 4.7% -0.2% 13.0% -1.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $72,702 $40,367 -$263,439 $678,059 -$390,386
As % of expenses 1.1% 0.6% -4.0% 9.2% -4.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,862,282 $6,374,012 $6,342,518 $7,888,364 $8,758,454
Total revenue, % change over prior year -3.9% -7.1% 0.0% 24.4% 11.0%
Program services revenue 29.2% 32.0% 23.6% 21.0% 21.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.8% 1.4% 1.0% 0.7% 0.7%
Government grants 31.5% 31.7% 36.6% 33.1% 37.5%
All other grants and contributions 34.0% 35.0% 36.7% 41.9% 37.1%
Other revenue 4.5% -0.1% 2.1% 3.3% 3.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $6,128,905 $6,205,242 $6,397,039 $7,104,038 $7,846,984
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.3% 1.2% 0.0% 11.1% 10.5%
Personnel 50.9% 53.0% 58.4% 59.4% 56.9%
Professional fees 5.1% 5.7% 4.3% 4.3% 2.8%
Occupancy 24.2% 22.5% 22.5% 21.3% 25.9%
Interest 0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Pass-through 2.4% 1.2% 0.9% 1.4% 1.0%
All other expenses 17.1% 17.6% 13.7% 13.4% 13.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $6,385,382 $6,456,601 $6,646,612 $7,347,353 $8,087,817
One month of savings $510,742 $517,104 $533,087 $592,003 $653,915
Debt principal payment $808,484 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $7,704,608 $6,973,705 $7,179,699 $7,939,356 $8,741,732

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.6
Months of cash and investments 5.0 5.2 4.7 4.4 3.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.9 7.2 5.5 6.4 5.5
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Cash $149,706 $240,406 $17,306 $6,315 $377,969
Investments $2,415,723 $2,466,506 $2,481,762 $2,598,236 $2,006,297
Receivables $1,489,646 $1,515,225 $1,714,344 $1,948,099 $2,318,247
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $8,696,031 $8,696,281 $9,054,347 $9,109,071 $9,151,308
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 57.3% 59.2% 61.8% 64.1% 66.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.9% 5.4% 9.3% 2.9% 4.5%
Unrestricted net assets $7,240,999 $7,281,366 $6,400,026 $7,078,085 $6,687,699
Temporarily restricted net assets $2,085,626 $2,082,468 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $421,415 $439,804 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,507,041 $2,522,272 $3,251,886 $3,549,725 $3,269,862
Total net assets $9,748,040 $9,803,638 $9,651,912 $10,627,810 $9,957,561

Key data checks

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

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CEO & Executive Director

Mr. David Calzi

St. Vincent de Paul has been serving the Louisville community since 1853. I am honored to be of service to such an amazing organization that is dedicated to housing, feeding and supporting the most vulnerable in our community with dignity and compassion. There are no boundaries on need. We all need to find ways to bridge that gap. Whatever that looks like for each of us -- bridge that gap - each and every day - one step at a time. I joined the University of Louisville as their first Director of Industry Partnerships in 2021. The University is a critical member of the community and continues to add value in so many different ways. Connecting to and helping industry network with the University is critically important at so many different levels. One area most important being experiential opportunities for students leading to employment. Prior to this I spent almost four decades with two of the world's largest public accounting and consulting firms serving organizations in the USA.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

St. Vincent de Paul Louisville

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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St. Vincent de Paul Louisville

Board of directors
as of 03/08/2024
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Board chair

Mr. James Smith

Smith & Smith Attorneys

Term: 2023 - 2026

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Board leadership practices

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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 3/8/2024

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


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/07/2024

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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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.