To clients, community, donors, and supporters
BRC holds itself accountable - first and foremost - to the clients we serve. We honor the trust they place in us by holding employees, board members, and volunteers to the highest ethical, professional, financial, and governance standards.
BRC has earned Guidestar's highest rating, the Platinum Seal of Transparency, having provided in-depth information about our organization; our finances and accountability; program goals, strategies, and capabilities; and key metrics demonstrating results and progress toward our mission.
BRC is a Top Rated Charity according to CharityWatch, which undertakes an in-depth evaluation of complex charity financial reporting, including audited financial statements, tax forms, annual reports, state filings; and has achieved governance benchmarks and "open-book" financial disclosure status.
BRC has received a "Give with Confidence" score from Charity Navigator, evaluated by the Encompass Rating System which takes a holistic view of a charity's effectiveness by examining four performance indicators: Finance & Accountability, Impact and Results, Leadership and Adaptability, and Culture and Community.
Innovating to Answer the Call of Clients in Need
From the AIDS crisis of 80s and 90s, to the present crisis of affordable housing and COVID-19 pandemic, BRC has successfully adapted to creates meet the changing needs of our clients. But we haven't been able to do it alone.
Private contributions fund vital program innovations - like the Safe Haven, Horizons Workforce Development, HomeStretch Housing, and Chemical Dependency Crisis Center programs - allowing us to answer the call of clients with heretofore unmet needs.
BRC's Strategic Plan
A 5-Year plan for continued growth & impact
Released in early 2021, BRC's 5-Year Strategic Plan "BRC Beyond 50: Moving Forward, Increasing Our Impact, and Achieving Our Potential," will guide the organization's development as we seek to serve our clients in an ever-changing city.
Created following extensive environmental analyses and engagement with BRC's workforce, clients, friends, supporters, and partners, this plan sets the course for BRC's future and lays out four key overarching goals.
First adopted in December 2019 by our Board of Directors, COVID-19 arrived just as BRC was about to launch the plan. As a frontline organization, BRC had to shift focus to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of our clients, staff, and our enterprise. In the context of a global pandemic and the resurgent national conversation on systemic racism, BRC recognized an obligation to reassess the strategic plan to make certain it acknowledged the significant economic, social justice, and public health challenges that came to a head in 2020. BRC has done so in the addendum entitled "BRC Beyond 50: Reflecting and Recommitting."