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The Oasis Institute

Lifelong Adventure

two stars

73.03

11780 Borman Drive Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63146
tel: (314) 862-2933   Web Site
EIN: 43-1830354

Board Leadership
Richard H. Miles
Board Chair

CEO
Paul Weiss
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.03 two stars
  Financial 63.80 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Oasis Institute, founded in 1982, is a national 501(c)(3) organization that promotes healthy aging by providing lifelong learning, health programs, and volunteer service opportunities. Through it's programs, Oasis puts into practice the finding of the landmark MacArthur Foundation study of Aging in America. Researchers Rowe and Kahn found that the key ingredients for a high quality of life are maintaining a low risk for disease, a high level of engagement with the community and high physical and cognitive function, and "it is the combination of all three that represents the concept of successful aging fully."

Today, Oasis programs are offered in 55 cities.

The Oasis Institute, founded in 1982, is a national 501(c)(3) organization that promotes healthy aging by providing lifelong learning, health programs, and volunteer service opportunities. Through it's programs, Oasis puts into practice the finding of the landmark MacArthur Foundation study of Aging in America. Researchers Rowe and Kahn found that the key ingredients for a high quality of life are maintaining a low risk for disease, a high level of engagement with the community and high physical and cognitive function, and "it is the combination of all three that represents the concept of successful aging fully."

Today, Oasis programs are offered in 55 cities.

Financial

one star

63.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
63.3%
  Administrative Expenses 27.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth -8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Oasis Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Oasis Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Due to Covid-19, Oasis has begun offering a number of classes online, rather than in-person We also realized that many people we work with either didn't have access to technology or the desire to be online, so we shifted a number of our classes to phone-based programs In 2018, Oasis realized that most of our programming was happening in the central corridor of St Louis, and we were not reaching a number of people in North St Louis County and North St Louis City who would like to take part in our programs In 2019, we partnered with some local churches to begin offering programming in these areas, where health disparities are very high Oasis Tutors have asked to have materials available online, so we created Tutor Power, on online repository of session plans
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Oasis Institute (MO) 73.03 two stars
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Avenidas (CA) 94.09 four stars
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (IL) 89.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,343,035
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $811,277
Total Contributions $2,154,312
   Program Service Revenue $318,126
Total Primary Revenue $2,472,438
   Other Revenue $483,797
TOTAL REVENUE $2,956,235
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,305,872
   Administrative Expenses $1,089,803
   Fundraising Expenses $308,341
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,704,016
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-747,781
   
Net Assets $1,428,457

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Health $1,059,513 45.9%
Education $496,362 21.5%
Volunteer Service $473,832 20.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 73.03 two stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 76.28 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 79.82 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.25 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 86.34 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 86.13 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 85.54 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 94.84 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.74 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2012 89.49 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 88.39 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.62 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 80.07 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.41 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 78.88 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 87.52 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 86.09 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 43-1830354
Name in IRS Master File THE OASIS INSTITUTE
NTEE Code P81
NTEE Classification Senior Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name OASIS INSTITUE
Ruling Date September, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,634 4.06% Paul Weiss President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Oasis Institute (MO) 73.03 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Oasis Institute
11780 Borman Drive
Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63146
tel: (314) 862-2933
fax: (314) 862-2149
EIN: 43-1830354

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Board Leadership

Richard H. Miles
Board Chair

CEO

Paul Weiss
President

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