Better Business Bureau Report for
Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest
Address: 5001 Bellaire Blvd., Room 7
  Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713-772-8181
Web Address:
Also known as:VIC
Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers, Southwest
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers-Southwest strives to build community through living faith, by helping frail, elderly and health-impaired people in the southwest Houston area remain independent, seek health care and preserve their quality of life.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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VIC-SW provides free direct one-on-one assistance to elderly residents of 28 zip codes in the southwest Houston area. Such services include friendly phone calls and visits, minor home repairs, minor garden and yard work, and transportation to medical appointments and grocery stores. In 2012, Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers-Southwest increased the number of care receivers helped by 14%; increased the number of volunteers by 13%; and responded to 1, 760 caregiving requests for service.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest's program expenses were:

Program Services 85,206
Special Projects (web site redesign and ED Assistant) 3,990
Total Program Expenses: $89,196
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Chief Executive : Debby Posso, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Lois O'Connor
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: retired

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 3

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $113,953, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 48,453
Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust 15,000
Houston Endowment 10,000
The Simmons Foundation 10,000
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust 10,000
St. Martin's Foundation 8,000
The Brown Foundation 7,500
J.A. and Isabel M. Elkins Foundation 5,000
Interest Income 483
Total Income $114,436


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $114,436
Program expenses $89,196
Fund raising expenses 680
Administrative expenses 12,241
Total expenses $102,117
Income in Excess of Expenses 12,319
Beginning net assets 120,402
Ending net assets 132,721
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $132,721

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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