THE SPEEDY FOUNDATION

Advocate | Conversate | Educate

aka The Speedy Foundation   |   Boise, ID   |  https://www.thespeedyfoundation.org/

Mission

The Speedy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and ending the stigma associated with mental health through advocacy, conversation, and education.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Shannon Decker

Main address

800 W Main St #1460

Boise, ID 83702 USA

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EIN

45-2875954

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

Public Health Program (E70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to prevent suicide, advance mental health education, and promote conversations to reduce suicide and it's stigma. The Speedy Foundation achieves this mission by collaborating with other advocacy groups, providing suicide prevention and mental health training, and continuing the conversation within the community. The problems we're trying to address involve increasing mental health literacy as an upstream prevention tactic to prevent suicide.

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?

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a curriculum is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people (parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens) how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Adult Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive session, which runs 8 hours. It can be conducted as a one-day seminar, or two half-day events. The course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Mental Health First Aid certification must be renewed every three years, and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

Population(s) Served
Adults

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying, "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as ninety minutes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

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.

Our bold goal is a gatekeeper in every home and organization. According to the Surgeon General's National Strategy for Suicide Prevention a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers including parents, friends, neighbors, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

The Speedy Foundation markets across various web-based platforms, events, and relationship building of new, existing supporters, as well as business to business marketing.

It is our goal to create a campaign plan, complete with editorial content, objectives (i.e. engagement, volunteering, donations), and run these campaigns quarterly. Campaigns will be tied to our objectives for the year, as well as seasonal and topical to the current state of affairs in our community. It is important to make sure these campaigns have adaptability and can allow us to adjust objectives as we navigate society slowly reopening into 2021. The Speedy Foundation has always focused on advocacy, conversation, and education. We plan to continue to promote these areas by continuing mental health conversations, expanding partnerships within the community, and providing ample mental health training.

We're at a tipping point with mental-health and with Covid-19, failure is not an option. We're going to kick off several events and themes to keep us on track for hitting our goals.

-We'll leverage the 2021 Olympics with the 10th anniversary of The Speedy Foundation. Set up watch parties, talk to different athletes, and share their stories.
-We'll continue to help remove the stigma around mental health by engaging in conversations about people's struggles with mental health and how they were able to navigate through them- focus on finding community leaders to be featured in either a photo or video series.
-Creating an action-centered campaign introducing our training for Mental Health 101.
-Continue our giving efforts to those in need.

-We've hosted the only statewide (for Idaho) conferences for Suicide prevention.

-Tasked with updating and aligning Idaho's state suicide prevention plan with the national plan.

-Passed unanimous legislation to require Idaho's Department of Education to update its model policy around suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention and provide training options to school districts statewide.

-We championed and scaled Mental Health First Aid and Question, Persuade, Refer training.

-Championed mental health advocacy with the United States Olympics and Paralympic, including chairing the inaugural training committee.

-The Speedy Foundation has made monumental connections and partnerships in the Rocky Mountain West- including with schools, government agencies, sports teams, healthcare facilities, and more, including at the community and local levels.

-Cofounded the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition, Idaho Resilience Project, and Linked by Legacy.

Financials

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Operations

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

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THE SPEEDY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 3/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tyler Neill

Katie Flood

Member at Large

Tyler Neill

President

Kim Jeffrey

Member at Large

Erin Hudson

Secretary

Mike Kirby

Member at Large

Karen May

Treasurer

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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