Steps of Faith

Kansas City, MO   |  stepsoffaithfoundation.org

Mission

Steps Of Faith is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing prosthetic care, hope, and comfort to amputees needing financial support.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Mr. Billy Brimblecom

Main address

31 W. 31st Street

Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

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Formerly known as

Robert N. Pittman Foundation

EIN

30-0586562

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

500 people lose a limb everyday in the United States. Many Americans are uninsured or have an insurance plan that doesn't cover prosthetic care. Medicaid, in some states, doesn't cover prosthetic care. Amputees in this situation just need help to get back to their mobility, back to work, back to their possibilities. Steps Of Faith Foundation exists to help these people.

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?

Providing prosthetic devices for indigent amputees.

We raise money to provide prosthetics to amputees in need-often without health insurance or financial resources to receive the new limbs they need.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with 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.

How many amputees were served in a calendar year?

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

People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Unemployed people

Related Program

Providing prosthetic devices for indigent amputees.

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We aim to help more people each year. We typically have an increase in amputees served at the end of each calendar year. There was a noticeable decrease at the end of 2021 due to the Omicron variant.

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.

Steps Of Faith is working to build our organization so that we are able to assist the amputees that need our help more many years, and may decades to come. Our goal and plan is to continue building this organization so that it is able to help amputees long after the staff and board that have originally built it have gone.

Our strategies, like our program, are pretty simple. We build relationships. We build organic relationships with our donors- that has been what has financially sustained us up to this point. We b build organic with prosthetists around the country and they donate their time to help our patients. And we build relationships with the patients requesting our assistance. These folks have nowhere else to turn- they are stuck in a catch-22, and we get them out of that.

In building the right relationships, anything is possible. We are slowly but surely growing. With the help of many friends and a great community, we are able to throw successful and fun fundraising events. We know how to do that! Each event brings in more donations and new donors, new relationships. Each event raises the awareness of our org, and along with that, the requests for our assistance from amputees in need. We are capable because we know how to raise money, we know how to build relationships with donors, prosthetists, and patients.

Steps Of Faith has helped hundreds of amputees since we truly began in 2013. In 2017 we had a goal to help 52 patients, 2018 was a goal to help 70 patients, and both years we beat that goal, along with more than doubling our fundraising goals. Fast forward to 2021, we can look back at 2020 as our biggest year yet- and in the middle of a pandemic! We were able to beat our goal of helping 150 amputees in 2020 by helping 164 amputees. We are thankful that we were able to bring on a third full-time employee in 2019 and she is our program coordinator. We are now able to process more patient applications and simply help more people. We are so thankful that more and more people are learning about our organization and coming along side us as donors and allies!

Financials

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Operations

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

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Steps of Faith

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Lore

Kay Cannon

Screenwriter, producer, director, actress

Heather Dixon-Fowler

Appalachian State University

J. Mark Matthews

retired

Cactus Moser

Grammy nominated recording artist, record producer

Mason Mercy

XSOLIS

Anissa Gastin

Fort Osage R-I School District

Brendon Allen

Arris Inc.

Loren Decker

Decker Integrated Orthotics and Prosthetics

Mitchell Dobson

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David Saab

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Emily Perkins

Hanger Clinic

Tyson Berndt

Chesapeake Energy

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/9/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/09/2021

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Policies and processes
  • 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.