Stand for Families Free of Violence

aka STAND! For Families Free of Violence   |   Concord, CA   |

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Stand for Families Free of Violence

EIN: 94-2476576


STAND! For Families Free of Violence is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives. Each year we serve more than 10,000 men, women, and children through our comprehensive, life-changing services.

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Chief Executive Officer

Rhonda James

Main address

1410 Danzig Plaza

Concord, CA 94520 USA

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Formerly known as

STAND! Against Domestic Violence



Subject area info

Crisis intervention

Domestic violence

Victim aid

Domestic violence shelters

Population served info

Children and youth


Women and girls

Low-income people

Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Victims' Services (P62)

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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?

Immediate Crisis Support: Crisis Line, Advocacy and Emergency Shelter

STAND! For Families Free of Violence plays a critical role in saving the lives of victims of family violence.

Advocates are available 24/7 on our hotline (888-215-5555) to provide immediate emotional support, safety planning & assessments, screenings for STAND! services, information, and linkages to additional supportive resources. If unable to call, community advocates are also accessible within several community agencies across Contra Costa County or by email ([email protected]).

Community advocates can provide crisis intervention, safety planning, case management, legal and systems advocacy, support groups, accompaniments, as well as partner with community partners including Family Justice Centers (Richmond, Concord, Antioch), and the Employment & Human Services Department locations (Richmond/Hercules, Pleasant Hill, Antioch).

STAND! has both an Emergency Shelter, and Transitional Housing units for approved clients in need of housing support.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

STAND! provides a wide range of services that help victims and their families break the cycles of family violence they have experienced. Programs for victims help them heal the damage caused by abuse and create new lives for themselves and their families. Programs for abusers confront them with their destructive behavior and help them learn to change it.

Our life-changing services include: Peer Advocacy; County-wide Support Groups; Transitional Housing; Vocational Services; Court Accompaniment, Restraining Orders, and Legal Advocacy; Individual and Group Counseling; Anger Management and Domestic Violence Treatment Program; Child Assessment and Treatment Services; Clinical Parenting; and Family Case Management.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

STAND! is changing the future through community services that increase awareness of family violence and child abuse, promote individuals to take actions to reduce violence in their relationships and communities, and encourage supporters to become advocates for violence-free relationships through a wide range of activities.

STAND!’s outreach, public service announcements, and effective training and presentation materials are crucial components of our work in shaping the community response to family violence. Our community-based programs include: Speaker’s Bureau & Community Trainings; Youth Education Support Services (YESS); Youth Against Violence (YAV); Promoting Gender Respect (Teen dating violence prevention); and Children's Counseling Program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

The Board of Directors serves as the legal, ethical, and fiduciary oversight for STAND! For Families Free of Violence. Comprised of a diverse group of community leaders, board members provides high level planning, outreach, and accountability to Survivors in Contra Costa County. Learn more about board membership at

Donors provide the additional funding needed to ensure our clients receive the support they need. For financial donations visit To make an in-kind donation, view the current needs list at

Administrative and Program Volunteers are essential to the daily operations at STAND! They offer varied perspectives and fresh approaches to issues, increase the quality of our services, and improve our community relations. A required, three-tiered training program provides invaluable information that ensures success. Visit

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Family violence is a learned behavior that is passed from one generation to the next. STAND! For Families Free of Violence works to break the intergenerational cycle of family violence for residents of Contra Costa County and beyond. Short term goals include:
- providing safety to all those in Contra Costa County who are escaping violent homes
- providing parenting education to parents and caretakers with risk factors for abuse: prior incarceration, history of violence in the family, history of substance abuse, etc.
- providing resources to help those escaping violent homes establish safe long-term living situations and employment
-providing counseling to those who have experienced family violence and those who behave abusively.
-providing support and tools for families who are struggling with financial, physical, and emotional stresses
-providing anti-violence education in schools, law enforcement agency, health care sectors, and the community.

Our long term goal is to see the end of family violence in Contra Costa County and beyond.

Saving Lives: A first critical step to breaking the cycle is to remove the danger. By providing 24/7 access to telephone counseling,safety planning and emergency shelter for those escaping violent relationships, we help those in immediate danger interrupt the violent behavior and give them space to start recovering from trauma.

Rebuilding Families: People who have experienced family violence are vulnerable and may develop on-going physical and emotional challenges, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, and violent behavior. Once a victim is out of immediate danger, we provide resources to help them heal from their trauma and learn the tools they need to rebuild strong and healthy relationships with themselves, their families, and their communities. Services include counseling, support groups, Transitional Housing, anger management, and parenting classes.

Changing the Future: Our ultimate goal is to one day see an end to family violence. This will not be possible without a culture shift. We work with children, youth, health care providers, law enforcement, and community groups to provide education and advocacy for healthy relationships, strong family bonds, and community engagement.

• Expert management and staff to plan and implement programs, to raise funds for these programs, and to manage funds for these programs.
• Track record of 39 years successfully and effectively serving this clientele
• Reasonable financial stability for the past _ years
• Deep Knowledge base from _ years of providing a wide range of direct and support services to DV victims and families and the community
• A roster of more than of community partners who trust us
• Robust list of government funders and donors

• 243 women and children found safe haven in our emergency shelter
• 10,479 calls were made to our Crisis and Counseling Line
• 492 mothers, fathers and young children received free early education and parenting classes at our Bay Point First 5 Center
• 2,214 support group sessions happened across Contra Costa County to help people heal from trauma
• 2,300 teens participated in school-based anti-violence presentations and support groups

• Increase reach to specific, underserved populations. Examples include: expanding on our work with the LGBTQ community; connecting with local South and Southeast Asian communities; elder abuse; and victims who are men.
• Our work with the Lethality Assessment Program has demonstrated that we are being accessed by only a small portion of victims in high-danger situations.
• Our school-based programs serve primarily West and parts of Central Contra Costa County. There is great need and demand for expanded programing in other parts of the county, including more affluent areas.

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 1.58 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Stand for Families Free of Violence

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Stand for Families Free of Violence’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 $466,051 -$83,053 $280,276 $403,711 -$68,368
As % of expenses 10.7% -2.2% 7.0% 9.9% -1.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $345,710 -$195,806 $160,588 $258,367 -$234,982
As % of expenses 7.7% -5.0% 3.9% 6.1% -5.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,877,144 $3,760,692 $4,395,348 $4,299,372 $4,305,857
Total revenue, % change over prior year -12.0% -22.9% 16.9% -2.2% 0.2%
Program services revenue 1.0% 0.8% 0.9% 0.2% 1.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.4% 0.6% 0.4% 0.6% 0.5%
Government grants 71.6% 74.1% 77.4% 81.5% 69.1%
All other grants and contributions 17.0% 24.0% 21.4% 15.5% 28.8%
Other revenue 10.0% 0.4% -0.1% 2.1% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,359,906 $3,832,386 $3,991,027 $4,071,417 $4,145,739
Total expenses, % change over prior year -24.5% -12.1% 4.1% 2.0% 1.8%
Personnel 79.9% 76.9% 76.7% 76.7% 79.2%
Professional fees 2.4% 1.9% 2.5% 3.1% 4.5%
Occupancy 7.6% 8.1% 7.1% 6.8% 6.6%
Interest 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% 0.3% 0.5%
All other expenses 9.3% 12.3% 12.7% 12.9% 8.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $4,480,247 $3,945,139 $4,110,715 $4,216,761 $4,312,353
One month of savings $363,326 $319,366 $332,586 $339,285 $345,478
Debt principal payment $10,096 $10,560 $10,810 $11,246 $11,892
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $197,348 $168,808 $212,169
Total full costs (estimated) $4,853,669 $4,275,065 $4,651,459 $4,736,100 $4,881,892

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.7 3.1 4.0 3.6 2.4
Months of cash and investments 4.5 5.2 6.0 5.9 4.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.6 5.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $992,908 $991,073 $1,336,919 $1,211,430 $840,122
Investments $643,634 $666,377 $649,361 $797,824 $675,941
Receivables $1,198,573 $891,667 $1,037,910 $737,752 $1,096,865
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $4,058,264 $4,127,426 $4,126,828 $4,295,635 $4,507,803
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 65.8% 67.4% 65.5% 66.3% 66.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 29.4% 28.3% 31.2% 23.7% 25.5%
Unrestricted net assets $2,809,432 $2,613,626 $2,774,214 $3,032,581 $2,797,599
Temporarily restricted net assets $70,000 $88,013 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $124,171 $124,171 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $194,171 $212,184 $322,214 $201,171 $277,515
Total net assets $3,003,603 $2,825,810 $3,096,428 $3,233,752 $3,075,114

Key data checks

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

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Chief Executive Officer

Rhonda James

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Stand for Families Free of Violence

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Stand for Families Free of Violence

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2023
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Diana Smith

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/21/2023

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/21/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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 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.