THE STATION FOUNDATION

A Critical Stop in Coming Home

Bozeman, MT   |  http://thestationfoundation.org

Mission

We Have 3 Simple Goals For Everyone We Support--- RECONNECT to values, priorities, and goals RESTORE critical bonds between Warriors and their Families RETURN home with a renewed sense of purpose, meaning, and direction We "Do This" Through 4 Simple Steps--- 1. BEGIN with shared values and beliefs held within the Special Operations Community 2. SERVE as a sanctuary to cultivate and nurture personal growth 3. ENHANCE quality & consistency of performance in critical areas of life 4. INTEGRATE local community to support healthy, productive transitions for the Family

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Mr. KEVIN STACY

Director of Operations

Mrs. Shannon Stacy

Main address

1627 W Main St Suite 258

Bozeman, MT 59715 USA

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EIN

45-2928042

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With over 18 years of sustained combat operations in the global pursuit of terrorism, The Special Operations Community continues to carry the relentless and unforgiving burdens of combat. Special Operations continues to deploy around the world, and while the training, readiness, resourcing, and capabilities in combat are without match, the way in which we care for this quiet community as they return home fails to meet the level of need they deserve and demand to maintain this level of service. As our SOF personnel continue to deploy into the most austere and dangerous environments, their families endure the hardship of uncertainty and risk. Without any forecasted reduction in mission requirements, the Special Operations Community requires a set of services and resources designed around their community to prevent an emergency from occurring with the health and welfare of not just the war fighter, but the entire family.

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?

Family Foundation

Program to harness strengths, reopen lines of communication, and develop tools for reducing stress in both personal and professional lives of the entire SOF Family

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel

Program to support active duty spouses balance the incredible responsibilities and demands of the military while preserving their identity and developing tools to care for oneself

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Military personnel

Programs for Sons and Daughters of Fallen Special Operations Warriors designed to:
1. Enhance relationships between Special Operations and Gold Star Community
2. Preserve the legacies of the fallen
3. Provide leadership training and transition support for children as they cross through challenging points along their developmental journey

Programs are provided throughout the year for varying ages. Programs vary in duration, from 5 to 12 days, and include off site field trips, creative arts and alumni get-togethers, and also outdoor leadership excursions.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Non-adult children

A workshop for service members focusing on the upcoming transition into the civilian sector, providing technical and social resources that best prepare them for a healthy, successful transition into their new communities

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

Extended absence strains relationships between service members and their children. RESTORE helps them rediscover and strengthen ties in natural teamwork situations. These experiences help validate SOF children into their parent’s lives, increase self-esteem, and improve the connection with their parent.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Families

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.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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

Children and youth, Military personnel

Related Program

Gold Star Programs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of programs documented

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

Children and youth, Caregivers, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 saw The Station introduce an Aftercare Program that began virtual delivery of our curriculum and holding participants accountable to their goals in group and individual settings.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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

Caregivers, Families, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We track both opportunities and families supported. If a spouse attends a program alone, we count that as 1 family. If that same spouse returns for our outreach volunteer program, we count it again.

Number of program/model/intervention innovations

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

Caregivers, Families, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We present 5 uniquely built programs for active duty and transitioning families. We also present 7 uniquely built programs for Gold Star Kids

Number of volunteers

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

Adults, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The COVID pandemic reduced our ability to welcome volunteers in 2020.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

1. Serve as the Gold Standard for how the Nation returns our warriors and their families to lives of purpose, meaning, and direction

2. Provide a year-round permanent sanctuary in Montana dedicated to providing unmatched homecoming services

3. Expand our existing staff with year-round qualified Special Operations Veterans and professionals committed to creating a world class resource

4. Become an integral member of the local community, using the area as a model of how small towns can fully integrate the strengths and values of their Veteran service members and families

1. Offer programs rooted in performance and the values of Special Operations, focusing on specific aspects our community deals with consistently. Slowly build upon success without sacrificing quality for quantity.

2. Execute 5 year funding and development plan to raise the revenue to establish an operational endowment, pay off note on a permanent facility exclusive to our work, and recruit talented employees dedicated to the cause

3. Build lasting relationships in the local community through action and positively enriching work that both demonstrates our commitment to the community and adds value to the veteran experience in Bozeman.

1. Powerful set of ongoing programs addressing the impacts of combat experienced by the full spectrum of Special Operations
2. Organization staffed by active duty and veteran members or Special Operations who understand the complexity of our participants' journey
3. National and local partnerships enhance ability to create lasting impact both in Bozeman and in the areas in which our Participants reside
4. Support within the Special Operations community by leadership, members, and veterans

Entering our tenth year of support, The Station has gone from an abstract idea shared loosely by the founders and members within Special Operations, to a fully established organization helping over 900 families who return home with intention and meaning. We've continued to raise the bar in offering world-class services to our participants, while building a professional infrastructure in business development that will ensure our operations remain sustainable through the next 3-5 years of dynamic change in our military. Our funding strategy and execution continues to expand to meet the demands of quality growth, while we create meaningful ways to build outreach and awareness without compromising the privacy and sensitivity of our participants.

Financials

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Operations

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

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THE STATION FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr John Rudella

Bill Cronin

John Rudella

David Armstrong

Sandra Hunt

Kevin Stacy

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 ? 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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/30/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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 without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/30/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.