STAND UP FOR ME, INC

Increasing independence.

aka 83-2781257   |   Edgewater, FL   |  https://standupforme.org/

Mission

Supporting people with disabilities to capitalize on their strengths. Through advocacy, creating & adapting #wheelfriendly living spaces, and counseling on resources we will further independence for people with all levels of ability.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Haywood Merritt

Main address

1819 Willow Oak Dr

Edgewater, FL 32132 USA

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EIN

83-2781257

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Other Medical Research N.E.C. (H99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide services to individuals living with varying degrees of ability to assist in the improvement of the quality of life and independence. A secondary benefit is the reduced burden to the caregiver for the individual we are assisting. Currently we do so with limited funding through working with the individuals and assisting them with resource finding. We match up our customers with appropriate vendors and nonprofits to provide specific support for the needs requested.

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?

Advocacy

Raising awareness with local state and national government agencies to improve quality of life for people living with varying levels of ability.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with disabilities

provide community assets to allow people with paralysis the ability to interact with each other through video games.

Population(s) Served
Health

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 customers reporting satisfaction with program

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

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individuals we've assisted at zero cost the organization.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Health

Related Program

Reducing isolation through gaming

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

providing community and devices to allow for integration with current people living with paralysis in their environment

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.

We want to improve the quality of life for people living with all kinds of ability levels and improve their ability to live more independently and reduce the burden on their caregivers.

Our main strategy is to interview individuals who have a reduced quality of life or less independence because of lacking ability whether it be physically or other. We connect these individuals with organizations who can further assist them and we also provide guidance moving forward to increase levels of independence and quality-of-life through needs assessments and surveying.

We advocate with state local and federal government agencies to improve facilities and training of employees so that they have a better understanding of different ability levels and what is necessary per federal requirement and also to better suit their customers needs.

We have several subject matter experts with decades of experience able to assist with matching customers with resources applicable to their ability level.

Our organization has gone from helping no one in 2018 to assisting over two dozen individuals with resource matching. We have begun speaking with local government officials regarding accessibility specifically airport accessibility on loading and offloading individuals who require those services onto aircraft.

Financials

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Operations

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

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STAND UP FOR ME, INC

Board of directors
as of 7/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

William Heinzelmann


Board co-chair

James Finnerty

John Parks

Reshekia Fraley

John Macaleese

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/16/2020

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 with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/16/2020

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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.
  • 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.