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Team AMVETS

 12345 Euclid Street
 Garden Grove, CA 92840
[P] (714) 761-5811
[F] --
www.teamamvets.com
[email protected]
Sharon Elefant
FOUNDED: 1949
INCORPORATED: 1949
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Organization DBA Team AMVETS
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-6056761 --

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to provide support for the Team AMVETS™ Department of California and to ensure resources are available to the men and women who have served our great nation, and to enhance the mental, physical and social well-being of all Veterans in California.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide support for the Team AMVETS™ Department of California and to ensure resources are available to the men and women who have served our great nation, and to enhance the mental, physical and social well-being of all Veterans in California.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $1,000,000.00
Projected Revenue $200,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Team AMVETS Welcome Home Prog.
  • Homeless Outreach
  • Career Center
  • Veteran Service Officers (VSOs)

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide support for the Team AMVETS™ Department of California and to ensure resources are available to the men and women who have served our great nation, and to enhance the mental, physical and social well-being of all Veterans in California.

Background Statement

Team AMVETS supports the Veteran community by providing outreach and support services through Veteran Service Officers, furniture assistance, suicide prevention, clothing assistance and a career center.

Impact Statement

Team AMVETS has served over 2,400 Veterans in the Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program providing and delivering furniture to formerly homeless Veterans.  Our goal is to serve 1,000 more by end of 2016. 

Needs Statement

We need furniture, bedding sets, pots & pans, pillows, and grocery gift cards

CEO Statement

Over the past year we have marked both the crossing of major milestones in the Orange County, San Diego County, and Los Angeles County Communities.  Since our inception we have now provided more than $1 million to support formerly homeless Veterans in Orange County, San Diego County, LA County and Fresno.

Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Team AMVETS 12345 Euclid StGarden Grove, CA 92840  www.teamamvets.com Contact: 714-761-5811 

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
South Orange County
West Orange County
Our mission is to support Veterans in ALL of Orange County. 

Organization Categories

  1. Public & Societal Benefit - Military/Veterans' Organizations
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Military/Veterans' Organizations
  3. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement

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Programs


Team AMVETS Welcome Home Prog.

We provide and deliver furniture to over 100 formerly homeless Veterans and their families each month.  We make a residence a home by moving in beds, sheets, pillows, blankets, dressers, night stands, couches, coffee tables, end tables, dining room tables and chairs, refrigerators, pots and pans, and special request items, such as towels or rugs. 
Budget  $1,000,000.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Military & Veteran Affairs
Population Served Homeless Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Families
Program Short-Term Success  Veterans and their families will have beds to sleep in, furniture to sit on and kitchen ware to cook with.
Program Long-Term Success  As these men and women begin to rebuild their lives, Team AMVETS is there when help is needed most. By providing a clean, sustainable living environment that can be called home, Veterans can integrate back into the workforce and our communities with pride and increased self-esteem.
Program Success Monitored By  Feedback loops, data tracking, follow-up
Examples of Program Success  Over 2,300 Veterans served and continuing to provide over 59-100 deliveries/month with a backlog of over 200 Veterans waiting for the Welcome Home Program.

Homeless Outreach

Team AMVETS provides clothing, shoes and hygiene kits to over 5,000 homeless Veterans each year throughout Southern CA. 
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Homeless Families Other Named Groups
Program Short-Term Success  Immediate clothing needs are met for Veterans and their families
Program Long-Term Success  Team AMVETS Clothing outreach provides career interview clothes to help Veterans look professional for job interviews.  Furthermore, we provide clothing to the whole family. 
Program Success Monitored By  # of Veterans served
Examples of Program Success 
Before/After pictures of Veterans during job searches.
# Veterans served

Career Center

AMVETS Career Center provides career training and employment assistance to Veterans, active duty service members and members of the National Guard and Reserves who have honorably served America. This service is provided at no cost to qualified Veterans.

Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Military & Veteran Affairs
Population Served Females Adults Homeless
Program Short-Term Success  The AMVETS Dept. of CA Service Foundation Career Center has set a goal of 35 placements for 2016.
Program Long-Term Success  The AMVETS Career Centers powered by Call of Duty Endowment provides free of charge career training and employment assistance for veterans, active duty service members, national guard and reserve plus spouses.
Program Success Monitored By  The program is measured by the number of good-quality placements. The Career Centers monitor each placement for six-months to ensure the veteran is supported in their transition.
Examples of Program Success  In 2016 The AMVETS Career Centers placed 302 veterans, surpassing their goal by 52 placements.

Veteran Service Officers (VSOs)

Team AMVETS provides Veterans with information, counseling and claims service related to education, disability compensation, pension and other benefits.

Budget  $0.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Military & Veteran Affairs
Population Served Adults Females Homeless
Program Short-Term Success  X
Program Long-Term Success  X
Program Success Monitored By  X
Examples of Program Success  X

Management


CEO/Executive Director Leona Wheeler
CEO Term Start Oct 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Command Sergeant Major Leona M. Wheeler, the Executive Director for AMVETS of California Service Foundation, is deeply devoted to the agency’s mission which supports, promotes and defends the rights of California Veterans, their families, and their communities. She holds this top ranking professional position with great honor and distinction.

Command Sergeant Major Wheeler enlisted in the California Army National Guard in February 1982. She received her Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia. In June 1988, she was accepted into the Active Guard Reserve Program and served in Headquarters and Headquarters Company 40th Infantry Division Support Command (DISCOM). Sergeant Wheeler held various leadership positions while being promoted throughout her career. Wheeler attended the Residence Course at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Texas. Upon her return, she was promoted to Sergeant Major and transferred to Northern California to serve as the Operations Sergeant Major, 100th Troop Command.

With the tragedy of 911 and California Mobilizations, Sergeant Major Wheeler was transferred to the Operations Sergeant Major position for the 49th Military Police Brigade, and deployed September 2005 to September 2006 into Iraq. Upon her return, she continued as the 49th Military Police Brigade Operations Sergeant Major until her re-assignment in August 2008. Sergeant Major Wheeler assumed the duties as the Army Division, California Army National Guard, G3 Operations Sergeant Major, and became the first female and African American to hold this pivotal leadership position. She was later appointed to Command Sergeant Major of the 49th Personnel Services Battalion, and then later assigned to the 185th Quartermaster Battalion in Bakersfield culminating in over 28 years of service, retiring December 2010.

Leona Wheeler was selected to serve as a Department of the Army, Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Coordinator Contractor. SOS delivers the Army's commitment to Families of our Fallen Soldiers. Services Support Coordinator functions as long term support personnel for and provides life skills, education and connects with benefits counseling including local, state and federal benefits. Also these services connect with financial counseling, facilitate support groups, and other life-enhancing counseling resources. As a Support Coordinator she worked closely with Benefits Coordinators, Financial Counselors, and Casualty Assistance Officers.

Leona Wheeler’s dedication at Teams AMVETS Service Foundation includes support for the Veterans Service Officers, which provides Veterans with information, counseling and claims service related to education, disability compensation, pension and other benefits. AMVETS Service Foundation also developed a Welcome Home Program in 2012 in partnership with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The VA HUD-VASH housing program assists California’s homeless Veterans by providing a voucher for permanent housing. Team AMVETS transforms their modest residence into a real home complete with furniture and household items, thanks to donors, volunteers and Thrift Stores.

Command Sergeant Major Wheeler's active duty retirement awards are too numerous to list, but include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; and the Overseas Service Ribbon, She graduated from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Leona holds a Bachelor of Arts in Individual Studies and a Masters Associate degree in Management from Webster University.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Dr. Charles Kissle Oct 2011 Jan 2014

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Sharon Elefant Veteran Outreach & Development --
Blanca Trevino Human Resources --
Doug Weber Thrift Store Operations --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 9
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Indian
Gender Female: 7
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Tony Pacheco
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term July 2014 - July 2016
Board Co-Chair John Bernier
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term July 2013 - July 2016

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
John Bernier Retired --
Raymond Delgado Retired Voting
Tom Donwen Retired Voting
Terry McCarty Retired (Police Officer) Voting
Tony Pacheco Retired Voting
John Reece Retired Voting
Helen Wong Retired Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 25%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

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Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $200,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,000,000.00
Form 990s

2014 TeamAMVETS

2013 OCCF 990

2011 TeamAMVETS

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 --
Total Revenue $14,733,739 $5,328,027 --
Total Expenses $17,630,618 $8,452,297 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 --
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $104,794 $381,183 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,524,495 $805,593 --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $12,496,207 $15,603,642 --
Other $648,243 $11,462,391 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 --
Program Expense $14,296,207 $3,137,787 --
Administration Expense $2,875,738 $3,478,554 --
Fundraising Expense $458,406 $1,275,058 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.84 0.63 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 81% 37% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 437% 335% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 --
Total Assets $30,138,850 $34,277,443 --
Current Assets $0 -- --
Long-Term Liabilities $2,408,127 $3,043,606 --
Current Liabilities $0 -- --
Total Net Assets $27,730,723 $31,233,837 --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 8% 9% --
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 0%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Documents


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