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Rebuild Upstate

Homes. Community. Dignity.

aka Rebuild Upstate   |   Greenville, SC   |  http://www.rebuildupstate.org

Mission

Rebuild Upstate provides safer, healthier, and more livable homes to our low-income neighbors.

Ruling year info

2007

Chief Executive Officer

Jake Beaty

Main address

PO Box 8693

Greenville, SC 29604 USA

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Formerly known as

Tigers Go

ReWiGo Ministries

EIN

20-8296408

NTEE code info

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Christian (X20)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homeowners whoa re elderly, low-income, or disabled lack funds and abilities to repair homes themselves. This can lead to unsafe environments, increased falls, mold presence, and other health issues. By performing critical repairs, we can keep homes safe and make sure the homeowner has the option to stay in their home. A lack of affordable housing units is prevalent in our service area. Rebuild Upstate protects an existing home and preserves an affordable housing option for the community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Home Repair

Rebuild Upstate offers home repair for elderly, disabled, and/or low income residents of Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens Counties. Repairs are performed by mostly volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with physical disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities, Veterans

Related Program

Home Repair

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric represents the total number of homes repairs and households served.

Number of facilities improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities, Veterans

Related Program

Home Repair

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities, Veterans

Related Program

Home Repair

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to COVID-19, Rebuild Upstate saw a decrease in volunteers in 2021. Safety of homeowners and volunteers remains our highest priority.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Home Repair

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Rebuild Upstate exists to make homes safer, healthier, and more livable. Our repairs contribute to health outcomes such as reducing falls, removing mold, and making sure each homeowner has the option to continue to live in their home in the future. Rebuild Upstate also serves to preserve existing affordable housing units by empowering homeowners to stay in the most affordable housing they have - the one they already own.

Rebuild Upstate performs critical repairs that increase accessibility, decrease harmful presence, and preserves existing structure. Rebuild Upstate uses volunteers to perform repairs, which ensures more funds can be spent directly on materials for each homeowner. Rebuild Upstate serves each homeowner holistically. By performing an average of 3 projects per home, Rebuild Upstate ensures the home is as safe as it can be and addresses root causes of disrepair. In addition, Rebuild Upstate provides each homeowner with referrals to other community agencies.

Rebuild Upstate is a licensed residential contractor in South Carolina. Each staff member is trained in volunteer management and safety protocols. Core staff who serve directly with homeowners receive training on mental health first-aid. Rebuild Upstate has extensive relationships with municipal and community agencies in the communities where we serve.

In 2022, Rebuild Upstate served 109 homeowners and completed 582 unique repair projects. Rebuild Upstate has established a robust volunteer program to meet our demand for repairs. The organization has helped 1,350+ households access safer, healthier homes.

Rebuild Upstate has created safer, healthier, and more livable homes. Mrs. S, a homeowner, shared her testimony.

Mrs. S prayed for a way to fix her leaking roof. The moisture from the leak was causing mold growth in her home which was causing health problems and even hospitalization, for herself and the 7 grandchildren that live with her.

As a result of having her roof repaired by Rebuild Upstate volunteers, Mrs. S has not been to the ER since. Now, her family can focus on spending time with one another and doing what they love: like cooking and focusing on education.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rebuild Upstate

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Megan Finnern

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/24/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/24/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.