The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
1118 West Main Street
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance is a diverse group of individuals and organizations that believe that ALL people have the right to a life free of sexual and domestic violence.
We will use our diverse and collective voice to create a Virginia free from sexual and domestic violence-inspiring others to join and support values of equality,respect and shared power.
We recognize that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression, which disproportionately affect women, children and other marginalized people. Understanding the great harm racism has created for individuals,families and our communities in Virginia, we commit to building within the coalition an anti-racist framework from which to address sexual and domestic violence.
    
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Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kristi VanAudenhove
Board Chair Ms. Kathleen Demro
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Community Foundation
Contact Information
Address 1118 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 377-0335 3770335
Fax 804 377-0335
E-mail info@vsdvalliance.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1981
Former Names
NameYear
Virginians Alligned Against Sexual Assault2004
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,870,365.00
Projected Expenses $1,848,570.00
Additional Documents
Strategic Plan2013View
VA Sales Tax Exemption2010View
Summary:Intimate Partner Violence Prevention2009View
Statements
Mission The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance is a diverse group of individuals and organizations that believe that ALL people have the right to a life free of sexual and domestic violence.
We will use our diverse and collective voice to create a Virginia free from sexual and domestic violence-inspiring others to join and support values of equality,respect and shared power.
We recognize that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression, which disproportionately affect women, children and other marginalized people. Understanding the great harm racism has created for individuals,families and our communities in Virginia, we commit to building within the coalition an anti-racist framework from which to address sexual and domestic violence.
    
Impact

Over the past 34 years the coalition has been successful in supporting the expansion of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence from a handful of agencies in 1981, to more than 60 agencies across the state and a statewide hotline, operated by the Action Alliance, that provides crisis intervention services to more than 4,000 victims each year from every part of the Commonwealth. The Action Alliance has also encouraged the development of specialized services within court systems, within mental health agencies, and within culturally specific communities including faith communities, communities defined by a shared race or ethnicity, and LGBTQ communities.

The Action Alliance has been at the forefront of major policy initiatives that have provided state and federal funding for the critical public safety services provided by sexual and domestic violence advocacy agencies as well as criminal and civil remedies for victims and survivors. As policy has changed, the Action Alliance has taken responsibility for ensuring that professionals across disciplines in every community in Virginia receive the training and resources that they need to implement those policies effectively.

The Action Alliance has also been on the leading edge of the national movement to increase attention to the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. Virginia was one of the first states to implement community-based primary prevention initiatives, and continues to be a leader in developing and evaluating innovative prevention programs.

Needs

Private funding—including individual contributions and private grants--is a critical part of the revenue that supports the work of the Action Alliance.   A balance of public grants and contracts, membership dues, fees for services (for example, training registration fees) and private grants and contributions makes it possible for us to balance the many parts of our work: direct services through the statewide Hotline, public policy advocacy, professional training and resource development, public awareness and education, and prevention. The most significant role of private funding in the Action Alliance is to allow us the ability to engage in public policy advocacy and to creatively meet emerging needs in communities.

Background
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has a 34 year history of working towards a world where relationships between all people are healthy, respectful, and safe.  With offices in Richmond and Charlottesville, the Action Alliance is comprised of over 22 staff, over 500 individual and organizational members, and a 16-member Governing Body.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Statewide
As a statewide organization, we serve all regions of Virginia.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Kathleen Demro
Company Affiliation The Community Foundation
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Email kathleen@tcfrichmond.org
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Demro
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Jennifer Bourne Clinch Valley Community Action
Ms. Gena Boyle UNOS
Ms. Judy Casteele Project Horizon
Mr. Frank Charbonneau Smurfit-Stone
Ms. Joni Perry Coleman Norton
Ms. Kathleen Demro Safe Harbor
Ms. Sanu Dieng Transitions
Ms. Marva Dunn Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit
Ms. Janett Forte Retired/Community Volunteer
Mr. Ted Heck VDH
Ms. Sheree Hedrick Hanover
Ms. Michelle Hensley Hope House of Scott County
Ms Becky Lee YWCA of Richmond
Ms. Claudia Lopez Muniz New Directions Center
Mrs. Claire Hylton Sheppard Volunteer
Ms. Tabitha Smith Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 14
Unspecified 1
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 98
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
Our organization makes decisions by consensus.  This process is explained at board meetings and membership meetings.  Through this process, all voices are heard and considered in the decision making process.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Kristi VanAudenhove
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Jeanine Beiber - Mar 2011
Ruth Micklem Ms. - Dec 2009
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Angela Blount Member Services Director
Michelle Curry Survivor Advocacy Director
Kristine Hall Policy Director
Kate McCord Communications Director
Linda Winston Assistant to Executive Director
Mr. Jonathon Yglesias Prevention Program Manager
Staff
Full Time Staff 20
Part Time Staff 17
Volunteers 35
Retention Rate 91
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2013
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
We collaborate with community agencies, state agencies and public policy leaders to do our work.  Some of these agencies include: all local domestic violence programs and sexual assault centers, the state Departments of Health, Criminal Justice and Social Services, the Office of the Attorney General, legal agencies such as the Virginia Poverty Law Center, other Social Justice agencies such as the Virginia Anti-Violence Project and the Tahirih Justice Center, and funding partners such as the Verizon Foundation.
Programs
Description
The Statewide Hotline is a 24 hour, toll free statewide hotline that links thousands of survivors and professionals to services in their communities. Since it began in the mid-90's, the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline has fielded over 40,000 calls.
Budget $400,000.00
Description
VAdata is our innovative, web-based Sexual and Domestic Violence services data collection system. The system was initially designed to protect confidentiality, expand  data collected statewide and provide local and statewide reports "at the touch of a button." It is a tool used by local programs and government entities to analyze who is using what services where, as well as identifying where more resources need to be made available.
Budget $75,000.00
Description
Since its inception in 1995, the Action Alliance's Training Institute has held trainings across the state each year to teach new skills and practices to advocates, volunteers, and allied professionals. A 5-course series entitled "Basic Advocacy Training" gives new advocates a base of knowledge across a broad spectrum of topics. The Training Institute also conducts 12-15 multidisciplinary trainings each year, ranging from 3-day skill building intensives to 1-day sessions on emerging issues in the field.
Budget $250,000.00
Description
The Action Alliance has a member driven Public Policy Committee compromised of local program staff, Action Alliance staff, and public policy consultants. Each year, the committee sets the Action Alliance's legislative agenda. Members of the committee establish priorities, recommend positions on public policy issues and assist with drafting, monitoring and educating members of Congress and the General Assembly about specific legislative initiatives.
Budget $75,000.00
Description In order to reach our goal of a world where all relationship are respectful, healthy, and safe, we have to prevent sexual and domestic violence before it happens. The Action Alliance has a team dedicated to sexual and domestic violence prevention, including a staff member dedicated specifically to children and adolescents. The Action Alliance has also received federal funds to set up prevention programs across the state that focus on building relationships with community leaders to create a multidisciplinary approach to prevention.
Budget $450,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,870,365.00
Projected Expenses $1,848,570.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$1,565,011$1,534,371$1,570,385
Federal--$1,234,056$1,349,544
State--$206,689$220,841
Local------
Unspecified$1,565,011$93,626--
Individual Contributions$33,884$42,930$31,967
------
$174,957$167,076$287,747
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues$60,893$43,867$60,789
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$35,620$23,984$1,510
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,566,973$1,508,073$1,685,832
Administration Expense$281,597$250,198$247,640
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.031.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%86%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$289,222$234,356$175,392
Current Assets$289,222$234,356$175,392
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$98,797$65,726$60,719
Total Net Assets$190,425$168,630$114,673
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.933.572.89
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2014View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  •  Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements prepared by Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates.
  • IRS 990s prepared by Barcalow & Hart.
  • Revenue from "Government - State" also includes support from local government offices.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes corporate and foundation support.