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STARS

Students taking a right stand

four stars

91.86

1704 Charlotte Avenue Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
tel: (615) 279-0058   Web Site
EIN: 62-1285699

Board Leadership
Christopher C. Sabis
Chair

CEO
Rodger Dinwiddie
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.86 four stars
  Financial 96.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.48
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by STARS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by STARS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
STARS (TN) 91.86 four stars
Conexión Américas (TN) 91.43 four stars
Neighborhood Christian Centers (TN) 86.82 three stars
Progressive Agriculture Foundation (AL) 89.66 three stars
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore (MD) 87.40 three stars

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Founded in 1984, STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand) is the leader in school-based Student Assistance Program services in Middle Tennessee. At STARS, we help schools tackle tough issues that threaten the emotional, psychological and academic well-being of area students issues such as substance abuse, violence, bullying, harassment, family conflicts and divorce, grief and loss, and myriad of other concerns. Through assemblies, classroom presentations, and group or individual counseling sessions, STARS assists schools in preventing and confronting these difficult challenges.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $477,626
   Federated Campaigns $813,342
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $215,730
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $645,276
Total Contributions $2,151,974
   Program Service Revenue $1,545,688
Total Primary Revenue $3,697,662
   Other Revenue $-25,609
TOTAL REVENUE $3,672,053
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,104,773
   Administrative Expenses $351,781
   Fundraising Expenses $295,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,751,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $5,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-79,888
   
Net Assets $5,368,005

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
Student Assistance Program (SAP) $2,042,266 65.8%
Tennessee Statewide Bullying Prevention Initiative $337,108 10.9%
Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse $304,976 9.8%

Ratings History
STARS has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 91.86 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.87 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.35 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 81.94 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.73 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 62-1285699
Name in IRS Master File STARS NASHVILLE
NTEE Code F21
NTEE Classification Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Prevention Only
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
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 February, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,534 4.06% Rodger Dinwiddle Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1984, STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand) is the leader in school-based Student Assistance Program services in Middle Tennessee. At STARS, we help schools tackle tough issues that threaten the emotional, psychological and academic well-being of area students issues such as substance abuse, violence, bullying, harassment, family conflicts and divorce, grief and loss, and myriad of other concerns. Through assemblies, classroom presentations, and group or individual counseling sessions, STARS assists schools in preventing and confronting these difficult challenges.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
STARS (TN) 91.86 four stars
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St. Joseph Center (CA) 95.99 four stars
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) (CA) 92.06 four stars
Latin American Association (GA) 89.21 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

STARS
1704 Charlotte Avenue
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
tel: (615) 279-0058
fax: (615) 279-0056
EIN: 62-1285699

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Board Leadership

Christopher C. Sabis
Chair

CEO

Rodger Dinwiddie
Chief Executive Officer

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