The Salvation Army (Greater Valley Corps)
The Salvation Army
26 Lester Street
Ansonia CT 06401-1735
Contact Information
Address The Salvation Army
26 Lester Street
Ansonia, CT 06401-1735
Telephone (203) 736-0707 x
Fax 203-736-6017
E-mail Wilder.Garcia@use.salvationarmy.org
Web and Social Media
Mission

The Salvation Army's mission is to meet basic human needs without discrimination and its ministry is motivated by the love of God. The Salvation Army's goal is to help individuals and families deal with the many challenges they face in their daily lives through social, educational, emotional, and spiritual development. Every program and service is designed to support and develop self-sufficiency and hope.

In tandem with The Salvation Army's global mission, locally, the Greater Valley Corps' goal is to help those in need. As a result, individuals and families continue to benefit from the comprehensive emergency assistance program, including its Client Choice Food Pantry, Bread and Pastry Program, and service programs, such as Thanksgiving food distribution, and Back-to-School backpack distribution. Clothing and furniture vouchers along with rental and utility assistance are also provided through the comprehensive emergency assistance program.

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  1. With continued requests for services, due to this difficult economy, we strive to make available a wide array of nutritious food through our Client Choice Food Pantry.  Additionally, we endeavor to make sure youth and adults from the Greater Valley have essential winter apparel, toiletries, opportunities to attend educational workshops and receive confidence-building training and coaching, and church programs.  Financially, we are struggling to maintain minimal personnel needs to run programs, due to fewer and lower private donations.  Resources demand newer equipment and bigger space to operate.  Residents' (families) needs are greater every day.  We are working to provide continuity and stability to the programs and resources we offer to the Greater Valley residents.  Donations are needed to support these programs, so that The Salvation Army can meet the needs of the communities we serve and to offer them hope and resources to encourage them to look forward to a brighter tomorrow.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1899
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Commissioner Barry Swanson
Board Chair Mr. Robert C. Van Egghen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Perkin-Elmer
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $583,338.00
Projected Expenses $583,338.00
Statements
Mission

The Salvation Army's mission is to meet basic human needs without discrimination and its ministry is motivated by the love of God. The Salvation Army's goal is to help individuals and families deal with the many challenges they face in their daily lives through social, educational, emotional, and spiritual development. Every program and service is designed to support and develop self-sufficiency and hope.

In tandem with The Salvation Army's global mission, locally, the Greater Valley Corps' goal is to help those in need. As a result, individuals and families continue to benefit from the comprehensive emergency assistance program, including its Client Choice Food Pantry, Bread and Pastry Program, and service programs, such as Thanksgiving food distribution, and Back-to-School backpack distribution. Clothing and furniture vouchers along with rental and utility assistance are also provided through the comprehensive emergency assistance program.

Background William Booth founded The Salvation Army in 1865. Booth, a Methodist minister, began a crusade of helping the hungry and homeless who wandered the streets of London, England. Booth recognized that people could not consider or address their spiritual wellbeing if their basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter were not met. Today, one hundred fifty-one years later, Booth's mission lives on through the work of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army serves people in 127 countries throughout the world.  Booth instituted a program that continues today as a practical expression of the dominating spiritual motivation of The Salvation Army.  Aid is given wherever and whenever the need is apparent, without distinction to race or creed.

The Salvation Army is in the business of meeting needs and changing lives, one life at a time. Therefore, The Salvation Army doesn’t just suddenly appear during the holidays; instead, its programs and social services are available in local communities 365 days a year and include: providing food and shelter for the homeless; emergency food pantry assistance; utilities assistance; after school programs; seniors programs; life skills; employment skills and placement; and emergency disaster relief, to name a few.
Impact

The Greater Valley Corps has continued to coordinate and provide services to needy, low-income, and vulnerable populations in the Greater Valley Area, moving at-risk people and families toward self-sufficiency.  For example, during the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year, approximately 34,110 grocery orders were filled, with assistance impacting approximately 3,736 individuals. Additionally, $4,000 of rental assistance, $2,038 of utility assistance, and $1,120 of clothing and furniture vouchers were provided to clients in need. Meanwhile, during the 2015 holidays, 2,500 gifts were distributed. Approximately 600 families also benefited from other forms of holiday assistance, such as food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and winter items such as coats and gloves on Christmas.

Goals for 2016 are to continue to offer comprehensive emergency assistance, including a Client Choice Food Pantry and Bread and Pastry program.  The Corps will also continue to offer seasonal assistance, such as winter items for individuals and families, Back-to-School supplies and backpacks for school-age children, educational workshops, clothing and furniture vouchers, confidence-building training and coaching, and church programs.

Needs

Nonperishable food, along with diapers and toiletries are needed for distribution through our Client Choice Food Pantry. Additionally, donations of winter apparel, including coats, hats, gloves, and mittens are needed.  These will be distributed to youth and adults in need from the Greater Valley.

CEO Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

This is what The Salvation Army does around the world and certainly it is what we are doing here in the Connecticut Greater Valley area. 
Board Chair Statement

The Greater Valley Corps has been meeting the needs of the less fortunate for many years. This assistance comes in a number of forms, such as providing food, clothing vouchers, and personal care items. Such needs are often the result of unemployment or underemployment. The Salvation Army also provides help to those who are impacted by disasters including fires, and storms.

The Corps also provides Back-to-School assistance, an overnight camp experience at Camp CONNRI, and a Holiday Assistance program.   It is my pleasure to serve on the board of this organization.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Salvation Army
Secondary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Food Programs
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Areas Served
Ansonia
Derby
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
The Salvation Army Greater Valley Corps serves Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. Geographically, the majority of those served are from Ansonia, with many coming from the nearby Riverside Apartments public housing complex.
The Greater Valley area's working poor can be described as low-income, underemployed, vulnerable blue collar workers, and former welfare recipients with low-wage jobs. Additionally, the program serves individuals receiving unemployment, recently laid-off and now unable to meet basic needs.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The work and ministry of The Salvation Army's Greater Valley Corps aims to provide programs and services to assist individuals and families from the Greater Valley area in meeting their basic needs. Unfortunately, the difficult economy continues to impact individuals and families who have already been hit hard by the increasing cost of basic living expenses, resulting in many having to make difficult sacrifices in order to just get by. As a result, The Greater Valley Corps is requesting funds to support its client choice food pantry, a key component of its Emergency Assistance program.

Programs
Description
The Salvation Army's Greater Valley Corps strives to assist those in need. As a result, individuals and families continue to benefit from the comprehensive emergency assistance offered through its Client Choice Food Pantry, in which each month clients may select food sufficient for three meals for three days for each member of the household. Visits to the Food Pantry are possible on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Pantry is enhanced by donations from generous individuals within the community along with local farms and three corporations, BJ's, Big Y, Stop & Shop, enabling it to offer frozen foods, processed and frozen meats, dairy, eggs, refrigerated foods, canned and dry goods, fresh produce, toiletries, and organic and healthy choice items.  Also, a Bread and Pastry distribution component is made possible each week with the support of donations from BJ’s and Big Y. Clients may come in to access these additional offerings as needed, without an appointment. This makes a significant difference in clients' lives, helping them to stretch their funds and make ends meet during difficult times. 

Holiday Assistance is yet another component of this program, with grocery items, meat, and fresh produce for a Thanksgiving meal, and grocery items, meat, and fresh produce for a Christmas meal distributed to individuals and families to prepare at home. 

Population Served At-Risk Populations / Families / Adults
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. The short-term indicator for success is that individuals and families have their immediate basic needs met. Instead of having to choose whether to buy food or fuel, these families will be able to apply the money saved through receiving food assistance to meet other basic needs.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. As individuals and families achieve greater financial stability, they will need less frequent assistance.  The ultimate goal for these individuals and families is that they are connected to and utilize the services that non-profits provide as they work to resolve their crisis situations and become self-sufficient.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Statistics are compiled on a monthly basis and tracked through The Salvation Army's internal databases. Staff observations are also conducted, in combination with informal conversations, to determine programmatic success and that needed food is made available to the community.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.


Nikki, a single mom of five year old son, Bailey, from Ansonia came to The Greater Valley Salvation Army this fall to sign up as an Emergency Food Pantry client. She was devastated and feeling helpless when her food stamps were cut off due to federal cuts to the program. She was taken into the Pantry and given a generous supply of non-perishable food items, such as cereal, juice, tuna, beef stew, pasta, rice, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce, canned fruits and vegetables. In addition, she received breads, pastries, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and frozen packages of chicken, beef, pork and fish. “I never expected to get so much food,” she exclaimed with tears in her eyes.  “I can’t thank you enough.” The team at the Greater Valley Salvation Army has been able to bless Nikki, and others in similar situations, who have unfortunately come into desperate times, through various circumstances. 

Brenda, a middle-aged, long-time client of The Greater Valley Salvation Army has not only been able to feed herself and her disabled husband through the Client Choice Food Pantry, but has also been able to share her food by cooking an occasional meal for an elderly disabled neighbor. She has developed a heart for volunteer work and helping others in her community and now receives valuable tutoring in reading and mathematics, and also volunteers for The Greater Valley Salvation Army. Brenda continues to encourage and give hope to others who are coming to the Food Pantry, so that they too may pay it forward.

The relief that we see from those seeking help, when we are able to assist them in their time of need, is echoed in the faces of so many who come to The Salvation Army.  We are grateful to the Valley Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, the corporations, and the individual donors who make this work possible.

Description Each summer, The Salvation Army’s Greater Valley Corps offers local youth the opportunity to attend a week-long camp opportunity at The Salvation Army’s Camp CONNRI through camperships. Camp CONNRI consists of 272 acres, offering a lake for fishing, swimming, boating, and water safety, cabins with indoor facilities, athletic fields, a nature building, a fine arts facility, music, a low ropes course, a cafeteria, an assembly hall, and a pavilion.

Youth are able to attend either Music & Arts Camp or Kids Camp. Music & Arts Camp enables youth to participate in educational classes, where they find themselves performing music, participating in a choir, acting,  and singing, along with many other activities.  The Kids Camp also offers many opportunities, including swimming, kayaking, a low ropes course, climbing wall, geocaching, and much more.
Population Served At-Risk Populations / Children Only (5 - 14 years) / Families
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. Camperships allow low-income youth to participate in athletics, swimming, arts, music, crafts, and more. Experiencing camp will encourage youth to develop teamwork, problem solving, attain new skills, and allow them to realize the importance of physical activity and eating healthy.

Youth will learn to interact with others from diverse backgrounds, see themselves as unique, develop friendships, and communicate in a healthy, non-threatening manner. Additionally, youth will strengthen their social skills and learn how to nonviolently resolve conflicts. An introduction to healthy habits and attitudes will help them to eliminate prejudices and see the errors in participating in harmful activities early in their lives.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Camp impacts the lives of the youth who participate and the Greater Valley area indirectly, as these youth continue to grow and develop the skills they learned while at camp. Furthermore, the youth and their families are more likely to participate in other programs and services operated through the Corps year round. Children who attend are also likely to come back with an increased interest in The Salvation Army, advising friends to participate in its weekly programs, thus, building opportunities for enriched educational programming and community building out of a safe and encouraging environment. Low-income families who are satisfied with their children’s camp experience are also more inclined to seek other forms of emergency assistance when needed, where they may have previously been more hesitant to ask for help in the past.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Staff observations are made daily, recording notes of interest, such as how each youth is adjusting or points of concern, through logs on each camper.

While at Camp CONNRI, each camper is assigned to a youth counselor. Outside of the daily logs kept as discussed, the counselors, following each camp session, also complete a summary survey on each youth to identify any specific behavioral, social, developmental, or emotional needs. This information is then shared with respective Corps and Service Unit staff and caregivers as appropriate. In the case of the Greater Valley Corps, based on the unique needs of each family served, program information and referrals are made to various community programs within the Greater Valley, including those offered through The Salvation Army.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
In the Summer of 2009, the "Johnson" family, a family of six including four children (now ages 5 - 19), entrusted their two middle children to The Salvation Army as they attended - not one, but - two weeks at camp.  Now, nearly three years later they continue to benefit from programming at The Salvation Army and also volunteer numerous hours as a family each month sharing their time, talent and treasures by coming to cook meals for our scheduled programs each week.  In late Winter 2012, the older of the two children, "Mary", applied to work at camp for the summer. This is an ongoing success story of a family who has been touched by the outreach ministry of the Ansonia Corps; and, who want to give back some of what they have received over the years. 
Description

The Greater Valley Corps offers meals through a Thanksgiving meal distribution, a Christmas meal distribution, and at its annual Back-to-School Supplies Distribution.

Population Served At-Risk Populations / Families / Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

These programs often serve as a "gateway", where people learn, perhaps for the first time, about programs and services available to them should they be in need of such assistance. This can help to reduce the severity of any crisis a family may be experiencing before the crisis becomes unmanageable.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
For families, funds saved through the provision of school supplies and meals, will assist them in meeting other basic needs, as many struggle to juggle finances, youth, school, work, etc.  
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. To evaluate the success of these programs, informal conversations with participants, staff observation, and the completion of surveys will provide program staff with insight into what participants have learned within each of the programs and where staff can fine tune future programming to further appeal to the community and ensure those participating are getting the intended lessons from the activities offered. Favored programming will be repeated, while less positive responses will help to identify areas needing improvement.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Over the past few years, the average attendance for the corps' emergency assistance programs has increased, with 18 on any given day in 2010, 28 in 2011, 25 in 2012, and 30 during the 2013/2014 fiscal year. The number of meals served was 2,379 meals in FY 2010, 2,500 in FY 2011, and 1,050 in the first six months of FY 2012. In large part, with the Corps serving as the primary provider of social services for those in need from the nearby Riverside Apartments, participation remains strong. As transportation for many attendees is also limited, it remains difficult for them to access services at any other agencies in the Greater Valley area, making all Community Food Programs vital to this population.
Description
The Salvation Army's Greater Valley Corps provides comprehensive emergency assistance to individuals and families residing in the Greater Valley. Such holistic assistance transcends Food Pantry Distribution and Holiday Meals, including the following types of emergency assistance:

Clothing vouchers, furniture vouchers, utility assistance, and rental assistance.

Back-to-School Program Distribution: backpacks and school supplies, such as pencils, crayons, pens, markers, notebooks, paper, and rulers.

Christmas Distribution: toys and winter apparel, such as gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and boots.
Population Served At-Risk Populations / Families / Adults
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. The short-term indicator for success is that individuals and families have their immediate basic needs met. Instead of having to worry about whether to sacrifice one basic need for another for their families, these families will not have to choose, being able to apply the money saved through financial assistance to meet other basic needs.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. As individuals and families have their basic needs met, they will begin to rely on The Salvation Army and other channels that provide financial and basic needs assistance less. The ultimate goal for these individuals and families is that they are connected to and utilize the services that non-profits provide as they work to resolve their crisis situations and become self-sufficient.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Across The Salvation Army, monthly statistics are compiled for review and reporting purposes. This allows the Greater Valley Corps to reflect on how it is reaching out to those it serves and chart progress compared to previous years' outreach to the Greater Valley.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
In looking back on our successful Back to School Distribution and Fun Fest, one story  comes to mind. One mother, who had just had her fifth child, would be having three of her children in first through fifth grade this academic year. When visiting the Greater Valley Corps prior to the event, after havingthe children try on some of the clothing available, it was disclosed that the children would not be attending the first day of school. Concerned, after further discussion, it was revealed this was due to the children not having new sneakers to wear and the mother’s fear of resulting ridicule. Fortunately, staff was able to go to a nearby store and purchase a pair for each of the three children. In the end, by also obtaining a new backpack with supplies, along with clothes and sneakers, the children could not have been more excited about going back to school. Staff was informed shortly thereafter that the children not only stepped off the bus on the first day of the new school year, but did so proudly and with confidence.
Program Comments
CEO Comments

Programs at the The Salvation Army Greater Valley  Corps are developed based on the needs of the community.  We are always looking for ways to understand and respond to local society trends, along with agencies and organizations that serve in the area, avoiding duplication and or competition.

Today's economic times are still negatively impacting those already in need and many are seeking assistance in meeting their daily living necessities. 
 
Here at The Salvation Army Greater Valley Corps we realize how hard it has become for low income families to cope with every day demands, so we offer them hope and resources to encourage them to go on looking forward to a brighter tomorrow. 
CEO/Executive Director
Commissioner Barry Swanson
Term Start Feb 2013
Email Barry.Swanson@use.salvationarmy.org
Experience Commissioner Swanson functions in a role akin to the CEO for The Salvation Army as a corporate entity. Mr. Richard D. Allen and Mr. Michael J. Southwick are both authorized by the Board of Trustees to execute documents on behalf of the Board of Trustees and The Salvation Army.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 7
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Corps Officer
Experience/Biography
As Corps Officer, Major Wilder Garcia is responsible for all major program and service operations with the help of his wife, Major Dora Garcia, a full-time staff member and a crew of volunteers. Major Wilder Garcia was appointed as the officer in charge of the Greater Valley (Ansonia) Corps effective in the Fall of 2014.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations

The Greater Valley Corps is supported by a team of volunteers, corporations, and farms, without whom the services it provides would not be possible. Corporate partners include BJ's Wholesale Club, Stop & Shop, ShopRite, BJ’s, and Big Y. Through these corporate partnerships, the Greater Valley Corps receives grocery and specialty items, such as organic and healthy food choices, toiletries, bread and pastries, and fresh produce. Its services are complemented by local farms, which donate fresh, locally grown produce in the summer and fall.

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Agency of the Year AwardValley Council for Health and Human Services2011
2012 & 2013 Community Award. Awarded an unsolicited grant, the Ansonia Corps was voted for this award by members / account holders of the bank.Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation2013
LILLIAN CHROSTOWSKI AWARD - Major Burkholder was honored "in recognition of a social service professional whose outstanding work has had a profound and positive effect on the community."TEAM, Inc.2012
Comments
CEO Comments
Major Dora (my wife) and myself are confident that the steps we are taking to consolidate the work of The Salvation Army Greater Valley Corps will provide continuity and stability to the programs and resources we offer to the Greater Valley residents.
 
The challenges are tough and many:
   Financially we are struggling to complete and keep minimal personnel needed to run programs, due to less and lower private donations.
   Resources demand newer equipment and bigger space to operate.
   Residents (families) needs are greater every day. 
Board Chair
Mr. Robert C. Van Egghen
Company Affiliation Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Perkin-Elmer
Term Oct 2013 to Sept 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Major Wilder A Garcia Corps Officer
Major Dora C Garcia Corps Officer
Mr. Robert Rose Manager, ION Bank
Ms. Patricia Villers Reporter, New Haven Register
Mr. Ralph Villers Consultant
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Insurance
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employee Dishonesty
Employment Practices Liability
General Property Coverage
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Mr. Richard D. Allen Assistant Secretary - Legal
Colonel William A. Bamford IIIVice President, Trustee
G. Lorraine Bamford Trustee
Major Jorge E. Diaz Assistant Secretary - Property
Thomas C. Dressler Assistant Secretary - Finance
Major D. Sue Foley First Assistant Treasurer, Trustee
Mr. Thomas O. Henson Second Assistant Treasurer
Colonel Janice A. Howard Internal - Trustee/Self-employed minister
Colonel Steven M. Howard Internal - Trustee/Self-employed minister
Commissioner David E. Jeffrey Chairman of the Board, Trustee/Self-employed Minister
Lt. Colonel Donald W. Lance Treasurer, Trustee
Lt. Colonel Kenneth W. Maynor Internal - Trustee/Self-employed Minister
Michael J. Southwick Secretary
Commissioner Barry C. Swanson Internal - President, Trustee/Self-employed minister
E. Sue Swanson Trustee
CEO Comments
Programs and services are evaluated locally by staff and volunteers. Furthermore, the Contracts Manager for The Salvation Army's Southern New England Division, of which the Greater Valley Corps is a part, helped to identify areas in which the Corps could improve its operations. In doing so, it was identified that the Greater Valley Corps could benefit the most from an advisory board. With necessary steps then taken, an advisory board is now operational and has been active and involved. This board has been created with the intention of lasting over a long period of time and therefore insulating the programs from the negative effects of staff transitions by providing consistent, committed involvement from its members.
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2016
Projected Revenue $583,338.00
Projected Expenses $583,338.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter of Determination
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe 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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$70,904$54,261$55,200
Government Contributions$3,420$4,238$1,389
Federal$3,420$4,238$1,389
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$145,865$158,393$139,518
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$2,071----
Investment Income, Net of Losses$4,546$4,419$3,278
Membership Dues$360----
Special Events$324$1,820$1,800
Revenue In-Kind$366,757$419,573$321,129
Other$10,000$10,000$22,688
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$459,717$505,121$431,434
Administration Expense$89,557$162,639$115,158
Fundraising Expense$49,004----
Payments to Affiliates$22,607----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.970.981.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%76%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue22%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets------
Current Assets------
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets------
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $25,000Individual Donations $158,393Individual Donations $141,318
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMathies Foundation $20,000Foundation Grants $54,261Foundations/Grants $55,200
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Valley Community Foundation $20,000Appropriations from Dividional Headquarters $10,000Appropriations from Divisional Headquarters-Hartford $22,688
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
CEO Comments Due to not exceeding required financial thresholds, The Salvation Army’s Greater Valley Corps does not have an external audit.
Foundation Staff Comments This organization is exempt from completing the Form 990. 

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation.  The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address The Salvation Army
26 Lester Street
Ansonia, CT 064011735
Primary Phone 203 736-0707
CEO/Executive Director Commissioner Barry Swanson
Board Chair Mr. Robert C. Van Egghen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Perkin-Elmer

 

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