Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
1716 E. Franklin Street
Richmond VA 23223
Mission Statement

To empower Virginians of all faiths to create social justice for all by advocating for systemic change.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Kim Bobo
Board Chair Mr. Frank McKinney III
Board Chair Company Affiliation Realty Executives, Peninsula
Contact Information
Address 1716 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone 804 643-2474
Fax 804 237-0198
E-mail office@virginiainterfaithcenter.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1982
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $400,000.00
Projected Expenses $400,000.00
Statements
Mission

To empower Virginians of all faiths to create social justice for all by advocating for systemic change.

Impact

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy is the only statewide, nonpartisan, interfaith partnership focused on social and economic justice in Virginia.

By combining the methods of analysis, advocacy, grassroots mobilization and media coverage, the Center is in a unique position to affect changes in public policy. Guided by the expressed concerns of its members and supporters the policy initiatives pursued by the Center include: Hunger and Poverty Alleviation, Cessation of Predatory Lending, Gun Violence Prevention, Immigrant Rights, Access to Healthcare, and Stewardship of the Environment.

Needs The Center is seeking increased individual support to cover our day-to-day programmatic, education and advocacy work, including opportunities to increase our policy and outreach capacity.  We also seek capital funds to support our Center facility in Shockoe Bottom, which was purchased in 2008.
Background

We help advocates to create change through three interconnected tenets: Learn. Pray.  Act. We invite Virginians to learn to reach out to decision makers so that underlying policies can be addressed to change the root causes of poverty. We encourage people of all faiths to pray to discern the most direct path to justice. We coordinate volunteers across the Commonwealth so they may act to follow their chosen path to the policies in which they believe. We firmly believe that the inclusion of all voices is crucial for democracy to function. By its very definition, the faith community has a moral obligation to amplify those voices and strengthen all people in the public square.

Board Chair Statement
Message from Frank A. McKinney, III Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Interfaith Center fro Public Policy:
 
Dear Faithful Advocates,
 
It is common in popular rhetoric to talk about the strength of the individual and the value of self-reliance. Historically the strength of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy has been the work of passionate individuals working together to create social justice. As members and supporters, you are involved in virtually every aspect of our work. By joining us and taking action you play an important role in the development and fulfillment of our mission.
 
If you make a financial contribution to the Center we owe you special thanks for including the Center in your stewardship plans. If you have not yet made a gift in support of our work for social justice, please consider doing so and help strengthen our work before, during and after the 2016 legislative session.
 
Learn, Pray, Act.
 
Frank A. McKinney, III Chairman of the Board 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Statewide

We serve the entire Commonwealth of Virginia and occasionally consult on national and local issues.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Frank McKinney III
Company Affiliation Realty Executives, Peninsula
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2017
Email famiiia@verizon.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Davis Balderston Community Volunteer
Cannon Carolyn Black Virginia Diocese
Mrs Marilyn Blagg United Methodist Women/US Postal Service
Rev David Chapman Baptist General Convention of Virginia
Ms. Sarah Sayeed Cochran Emerge USA
Dr. John Copenhaver United Methodist; Shenandoah Univ/
Rabbi Gary Creditor Hospice chaplain
Mr. Paul Falabella Attorney, Butler Royals Law Firm
Mr. Ali Faruk Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia
Rev Anthony Fludd pastor
Ms. Jenne' Gilchrist Community Volunteer
Mr. Warren Hottle Retired
Rev Rodney Hunter Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Richmond
Rev Keith Jones Shiloh Baptist Church, Norfolk
Mrs. Debra Gold Linick Jewish Community Relations Counicl
Mr. Frank McKinney IIIRealty Executives, Peninsula
Mr. Alok Srivastava Community Volunteer
Mrs. Julie Swanson Lutheran Family Services of Virginia
Mr. Irvin Varkonyi Community Volunteer
Mr. John Whitley Unitarian Univrsial
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 3 Arab American (2), Indian American (1)
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 6
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Administration
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Kim Bobo
Experience Kim Bobo founded and served as the executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, the nation's largest network of people of faith engaging in local and national actions to improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers. 

Prior to Interfaith Workers Justice, she was national organizing director for Bread for the World and an instructor at the Midwest Academy, where she helped train hundreds of organizers and faith-based activists in thinking and working strategically.

Prior to Interfaith Workers Justice, she was national organizing director for Bread for the World and an instructor at the Midwest Academy, where she helped train hundreds of organizers and faith-based activists in thinking and working strategically. 

 

Bobo is the author or co-author of several books, including: “Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid – And What We Can Do About It,” the first book to document the wage theft crisis in the nation and propose practical solutions for addressing it, “Organizing for Social Change,” the best-selling organizing manual in the country, and “Lives Matter: A Handbook for Christian Organizing.” Bobo’s most recent book, “The Worker Center Handbook,” will be published in 2016 by ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press. She helped coin the phrase “wage theft,” which according to StopWageTheft.org includes examples like non-payment of overtime, not giving workers their last paycheck after a worker leaves a job, not paying for all the hours worked, not paying minimum wage, and even not paying a worker at all.

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Rev. Marco Grimaldo May 2012 - Apr 2015
Rev. Charles Swadley Mar 2015 - Feb
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Neill Caldwell Director of Communications
Karen Cameron Director, Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare
Demetria Garden Volunteer Coordinator
Cassandra Shaw Community Outreach Coordinator
Rev. Charles Swadley Faith Outreach Coordinator
Ian Young Administration
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2008
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare (VCV) is dedicated to ensuring that all Virginians have access to affordable, high-quality health insurance by collaborating with a diverse coalition of consumers, advocates and policymakers.

We believe that Virginia should implement the Affordable Care Act by:

  • Having a consumer-friendly marketplace (Exchange) where people can purchase affordable private insurance.
  • Expanding its Medicaid program to offer health insurance to more low-income people. 
 
Budget $250,000.00
Description

Among the Center’s most important ongoing initiatives is our issue education and advocacy training program, Social Justice University (SJU). The program is important in building local relationships with faith communities and advocates. It serves to empower and lift up the voices of Virginia’s faith communities to speak up both with and for those who often do not have a voice in the political process.  The program focuses on education of the Center's policy priorities and advocacy training to increase the capacity of Virginians to have a voice in the state legislative process.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $400,000.00
Projected Expenses $400,000.00
Endowment Value $125,000.00
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
$345,617$421,100$692,754
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$70,093$241,819$103,785
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Investment Income, Net of Losses($2,395)$11,199$31,093
Membership Dues$29,938$22,803$34,486
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind----$133
Other$11,410$11,664$13,468
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$559,260$583,140$648,849
Administration Expense$35,982$36,121$104,447
Fundraising Expense$32,511$72,497$55,250
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.721.021.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%84%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%11%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,017,470$1,243,268$1,251,537
Current Assets$214,779$307,690$277,632
Long-Term Liabilities$368,011$397,502$426,489
Current Liabilities$32,531$55,748$51,857
Total Net Assets$616,928$790,018$773,191
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.605.525.35
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets36%32%34%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2015View