Better Business Bureau Report for
Youth Volunteer Corps

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2019

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Youth Volunteer Corps
Address: 1025 Jefferson St
  Kansas CIty, MO 64105
Phone: 816-472-9822
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Youth Volunteer Corps of America

Year, State Incorporated: 1987, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: We create volunteer opportunities to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Youth Volunteer Corps meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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YVC programming is hosted by local community-based organizations (“Affiliates”) such as United Ways, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Parks and Recreation departments using the following components: • In the summer, youth volunteer on teams supervised by trained Team Leaders. They work on extended week-long service-learning projects that allow them to see larger outcomes accomplished. The intensive design of the summer component reinforces teamwork, appreciation for diversity, real-world job skills, and civic responsibility. • During the school year, YVC Team Leaders work closely with teachers to design and implement age-appropriate service projects that tie school curriculum to community service; additionally, young people from throughout the community work together on service projects after school, on weekends and during school breaks. • YVC’s volunteer service projects are categorized into one of five Strategic Focus Areas (SFAs). 1) STEM, 2) Education, 3) Arts & Culture, 4) Healthy Lifestyles, and 5) Compassionate Communities. Adopting an SFA for every project ensures that youth volunteers are provided with targeted service-learning that will directly translate into coveted job skills and leadership experience sought by future employers. Examples include STEM projects that teach youth about engineering and construction skills while building Habitat for Humanity homes and Education projects such as conducting computer training classes for at-risk youth and the elderly.

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, Youth Volunteer Corps's program expenses were:

Program services 669,212
Total Program Expenses: $669,212
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Chief Executive : David Battey, President and Founder

Highest Paid Executive: Tracy Hale,Chief Executive Officer
Compensation*: $80,200

Chair of the Board: Jim Hise
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Private Wealth Advisor for Merrill Lynch

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 8

*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, internet
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $633,159, 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 Youth Volunteer Corps's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 351,081
Federal grants 282,078
Affiliate sites 165,783
Other revenue 381
Total Income $799,323


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $799,323
Program expenses $669,212
Fund raising expenses 65,513
Administrative expenses 47,652
Total expenses $782,377
Income in Excess of Expenses 16,946
Beginning net assets 753,702
Ending net assets 770,648
Total liabilities 29,166
Total assets $799,814

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