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Support The Enlisted Project (STEP)

Emergency financial & transition assistance grants to active duty & recently discharged enlisted military & families

four stars

92.72

9951 Businesspark Avenue Suite A
San Diego, CA 92131
tel: (858) 695-6810   Web Site
EIN: 20-3051279

Board Leadership
David Schnell
Chairman

CEO
Tony Teravainen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.72 four stars
  Financial 89.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) provides emergency financial grants and transition assistance grants to active duty and recently discharged enlisted service members and their families. Our service area now includes 19 military installations in Southern California. We serve enlisted families in pay-grades E1 to E6 whether on active duty, or honorably discharged within the past 12 months, to help them successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Whether a military family is in need of a new transmission for their car, or an expectant mother and military spouse needs critical infant items, Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) is here to help with grants, not loans, for unexpected financial hardships. Where there is a need that we do not provide, we will partner with other organizations in the community for the benefit of our Nation's heroes and the families they frequently leave behind. STEP was formerly known as Operation Homefront Southern California from 2005 to 2012.<

Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) provides emergency financial grants and transition assistance grants to active duty and recently discharged enlisted service members and their families. Our service area now includes 19 military installations in Southern California. We serve enlisted families in pay-grades E1 to E6 whether on active duty, or honorably discharged within the past 12 months, to help them successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Whether a military family is in need of a new transmission for their car, or an expectant mother and military spouse needs critical infant items, Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) is here to help with grants, not loans, for unexpected financial hardships. Where there is a need that we do not provide, we will partner with other organizations in the community for the benefit of our Nation's heroes and the families they frequently leave behind. STEP was formerly known as Operation Homefront Southern California from 2005 to 2012.<

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients served
1,073
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 92.72 four stars
Homes For Our Troops (MA) 91.69 four stars
Blue Star Families (CA) 95.13 four stars
The Greater Jacksonville Area USO (FL) 90.93 four stars
National Military Family Association (VA) 87.23 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,811,842
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $22,077
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $51,000
Total Contributions $1,884,919
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,884,919
   Other Revenue $13,606
TOTAL REVENUE $1,898,525
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,519,068
   Administrative Expenses $137,758
   Fundraising Expenses $165,778
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,822,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $75,921
   
Net Assets $440,003

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.72 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 94.41 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 93.90 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 80.72 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 78.81 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 76.85 two stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 95.29 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 95.48 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 94.67 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 90.90 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.42 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 93.34 four 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 20-3051279
Name in IRS Master File SUPPORT THE ENLISTED PROJECT INC
NTEE Code W30
NTEE Classification Military, Veterans' Organizations
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - 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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 2014
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,400 7.53% Tony Teravainen Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 92.72 four stars
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (VA) 94.63 four stars
Operation Support Our Troops - America (IL) 94.47 four stars
USO of Missouri (MO) 95.58 four stars
Operation First Response (VA) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Support The Enlisted Project (STEP)
9951 Businesspark Avenue
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92131
tel: (858) 695-6810
fax: (858) 695-6845
EIN: 20-3051279

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 26747
San Diego, CA 92196

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Board Leadership

David Schnell
Chairman

CEO

Tony Teravainen
President

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