RICV is a IRS-Certified 501(c)(3) organization
Since 1976, Resources for Independence, Central Valley (RICV) has worked with consumers to promote their independence in the community. RICV's service area includes the five counties of Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Madera and Merced.
By charter, at least 51 percent of employees at RICV have disabilities, as does 51 percent of the center’s board of directors. This underscores the importance of consumer control in RICV. It is also important to note that RICV does not operate any type of residential facility. RICV is not assisted living or skilled nursing facilities, a common misconception. Instead, the RICV staff direct their efforts toward the goal of freeing people with disabilities from institutional living, while educating the community on accessibility issues. With the proper support system from the community, people with disabilities can live where they choose and pursue their dreams just as any other individual does.
To learn more about RICV, read our Annual Reports and Newslletters
Resources for Independence is a sub-grantee of the Community Leadership Project, with monetary and capacity building support provided by HomeBase of San Francisco. Through that partnership, RICV was introduced to the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and invited to apply for additional capacity building support in the area of finance. After thorough analysis of RICV's financial data, and in-depth discussions with the management team, the Nonprofit Finance Fund developed a Nonprofit Business Analysis (downloadable PDF file), a portion of which can be viewed below. The NBA illustrates the "organization's financial health, strengths, and weaknesses over a multi-year period. It provides executives and board members with guidance on ways to balance financial management with mission-driven priorities, helping to connect financial decision-making with nonprofit success."
As you will see in the report (downloadable PDF file), RICV has experienced steady growth in the past five years, and achieved pre-depreciation operating surpluses from 2007 to 2010. The organization in an ideal place to focus on development and improvement of existing organizational structures, while continuing to expand programming efforts at a healthy rate. A big thank you goes out to the NFF team who worked so diligently to prepare this extensive report, which continues to have a positive impact on the fund development and financial decision making processes within RICV!
More information on the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Nonprofit Business Analysis and other nonprofit financial tools can be found at http://nonprofitfinancefund.org
For more information on HomeBase and the Community Leadership Project, please visit: http://www.homebaseccc.org/ or http://www.communityleadershipproject.org/