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STARS

To help young people pursue their unlimited potential

four stars

93.28

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

Board Leadership
Chris Sabis / Carnell Elliott
Co-Chairs

CEO
Rodger Dinwiddie
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.28 four stars
  Financial 90.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

STARS is a nonprofit organization that supports young people through the social and emotional barriers they face. Our five evidence-based school and community programs address issues like bullying, substance abuse, violence, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. In addition to our programs and services in Tennessee, STARS is also an important national resource for training and professional consultation.

STARS is a nonprofit organization that supports young people through the social and emotional barriers they face. Our five evidence-based school and community programs address issues like bullying, substance abuse, violence, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. In addition to our programs and services in Tennessee, STARS is also an important national resource for training and professional consultation.

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Financial

four stars

90.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
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) 93.28 four stars
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (GA) 86.86 three stars
Interfaith Assistance Ministry (NC) 91.71 four stars
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) (CA) 89.27 three stars
Interfaith Social Services (MA) 90.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $635,070
   Federated Campaigns $772,609
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $110,217
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $648,854
Total Contributions $2,166,750
   Program Service Revenue $1,558,100
Total Primary Revenue $3,724,850
   Other Revenue $58,776
TOTAL REVENUE $3,783,626
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,222,532
   Administrative Expenses $352,240
   Fundraising Expenses $290,384
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,865,156
   
Payments to Affiliates $5,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-81,530
   
Net Assets $5,758,666

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) $2,256,604 70.0%
Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse $299,889 9.3%
Tennessee Statewide Bullying Prevention Initiative $223,244 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 93.28 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 89.72 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.27 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,548 4.54% Rodger Dinwiddle Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
STARS (TN) 93.28 four stars
Arm In Arm (NJ) 91.16 four stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council (OR) 91.16 four stars
People's Resource Center (IL) 94.80 four stars
Bishop Sullivan Center (MO) 85.40 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

Chris Sabis / Carnell Elliott
Co-Chairs

CEO

Rodger Dinwiddie
Chief Executive Officer

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