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The Oasis Institute

Lifelong Adventure

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two stars

79.82

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

Board Leadership
Matthew Geekie
Chairman

CEO
Paul Weiss
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.82 two stars
  Financial 76.37 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring
Problem

In the US, 83% of low-income 4th graders are not reading at grade level. Many struggle because family members often have low literacy levels and there is limited or no access to age-appropriate books in the home. These students often enter school lacking language experience and background knowledge critical to reading comprehension. Without one-on-one support, these barriers become major setbacks as students lose confidence in their reading ability and become more at risk for social isolation.

Strategy

Oasis places trained older adult volunteers in schools to assist with students in grades K-3 who are identified by their teachers as not reading at grade level. By providing social and emotional support, academic assistance and character development at an early age, Oasis Tutoring prevents later struggles in school and in life. Additionally, the program involves older adults in volunteerism to keep them active and healthy as they age.

IF:THEN

IF If students are reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade...

THEN then they are more likely to graduate high school, less likely to face under- and unemployment, and more likely to earn higher wages.

IF If adults age 50+ volunteer consistently...

THEN then they are more likely to get flu shots, mammograms, Pap smears, cholesterol tests, and prostate exams, and they have lower mortality rates and higher life satisfaction.

IF If children are mentored by an older adult...

THEN then they are less likely to use tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, have improved school attendance and academic achievement, and increased positive social and relationship development.
This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 20.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth -11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Oasis Institute (MO) 79.82 two stars
The Senior Source (TX) 90.58 four stars
Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County (SC) 91.70 four stars
Masonic Homes of California (CA) 91.49 four stars
SAGE Eldercare (NJ) 86.41 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,188,503
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $569,029
Total Contributions $2,757,532
   Program Service Revenue $319,533
Total Primary Revenue $3,077,065
   Other Revenue $343,900
TOTAL REVENUE $3,420,965
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,542,930
   Administrative Expenses $959,106
   Fundraising Expenses $331,829
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,833,865
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-412,900
   
Net Assets $3,172,467

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 $1,264,689 49.7%
Volunteer Service $495,116 19.5%
Education $466,258 18.3%
Technology Literacy $316,867 12.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,518 2.28% Paul Weiss President
Other Salaries of Note
$97,296 2.53% Dawn Anderson Director of Finance

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Oasis Institute (MO) 79.82 two stars
Senior Link Midland (TX) 90.74 four stars
Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County (SC) 91.70 four stars
Openhouse (CA) 87.52 three stars
AARP Foundation (DC) 91.22 four 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

Matthew Geekie
Chairman

CEO

Paul Weiss
President

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