Human Services : Social Services

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,400 7.53% Tony Teravainen Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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.<

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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