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A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC

aka A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee   |   Knoxville, TN   |  www.astepaheadeasttn.org
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A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC

EIN: 81-1822497


Mission

Removing barriers to long-acting, reversible contraception and providing women in East Tennessee a step ahead toward maximizing their potential.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Taylor Phipps

Main address

PO Box 20363

Knoxville, TN 37940 USA

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EIN

81-1822497

Subject area info

Health care access

Family planning

Sexual education

Family services

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth

Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Family Planning Centers (E42)

Family Services (P40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Our programs

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Breaking Barriers

A Step Ahead Foundation fills a unique and clear gap in family planning needs in the community. In the State of Tennessee, 70% of pregnancies are unplanned. When we look at women ages 18-24, unplanned pregnancy jumps to 86%.
Unplanned pregnancies occur for many reasons: no access to reliable contraceptive methods, failure of current contraception, not being aware of contraceptive options that are a better fit for their lifestyle, lack of education of effectiveness of contraceptive method, and/or no contraceptive method used.
Breaking Barriers – Works with disadvantaged and economically struggling women to identify goals, develop a life plan and to break barriers caused by an unplanned pregnancy therefore creating an opportunity to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Empower Women At Risk & Reducing N.A.S. Program – Program is designed to empower women at risk of having a baby exposed to prescription drugs (Opioids) or illegal drugs to make an educated choice about family planning by voluntarily choosing to utilize a long acting reversible contraception (LARC) as their primary form of birth control. Program is a one on one education program that covers all costs associated with receiving a LARC. Program will provide family planning education, cover all forms of birth control, discuss the impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on babies as well as cover the costs of any Long Acting Reversible Contraception chosen to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. Our program is designed to allow a woman to focus on her health and wellness without having to handle an unplanned pregnancy or worry about the costs of birth control. Program will partner with Drug Rehabilitation centers, support groups and other community programs and VTM 2020 will provide the one on one education program. A Step Ahead covers all costs associated with receiving long acting reversible contraception (device, STI testing, pregnancy testing and other Well Woman testing if medically necessary). Program is designed to meet women at point of service where they seek assistance with addiction and help them focus on their health without having to handle an unplanned pregnancy.

Program Relevancy:
The Opioid epidemic in East Tennessee has skyrocketed in the past 5 years in turn resulting in significant increase in babies born dependent on drugs (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, N.A.S.) in East Tennessee. 85% of women prescribed Opioids in East Tennessee are not prescribed birth control. For many women the medical professionals they see at Rehabilitation Centers, through support groups or other community programs are the only medical professionals they see on a regular basis. This provides a unique opportunity for A Step Ahead and our partners to work with responsible providers who specialize in rehabilitation services to provide family planning education including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome education and give women access to long acting reversible contraception absolutely free. A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee is dedicated to empowering all women at risk that is why we will be focusing on educating and providing access to Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCS) for women prescribed narcotics or are living a lifestyle that is not conducive to having a healthy child.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Where we work

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Financials

A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

43.54

Average of 177.13 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.8

Average of 13.1 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 13% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$51,872 $55,414 -$22,814 $20,925 $42,156
As % of expenses -21.5% 61.4% -28.0% 24.5% 20.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$51,872 $55,414 -$22,814 $20,925 $42,156
As % of expenses -21.5% 61.4% -28.0% 24.5% 20.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $189,617 $145,698 $58,640 $106,346 $247,693
Total revenue, % change over prior year 75.5% -23.2% -59.8% 81.4% 132.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.6%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 92.4%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.2% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $241,545 $90,284 $81,454 $85,421 $205,537
Total expenses, % change over prior year 53.9% -62.6% -9.8% 4.9% 140.6%
Personnel 49.3% 49.6% 39.4% 43.5% 52.5%
Professional fees 0.3% 2.4% 4.2% 0.8% 1.6%
Occupancy 1.2% 0.6% 0.0% 1.1% 0.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 49.2% 47.5% 56.4% 54.6% 45.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $241,545 $90,284 $81,454 $85,421 $205,537
One month of savings $20,129 $7,524 $6,788 $7,118 $17,128
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $19,727 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $261,674 $97,808 $88,242 $112,266 $222,665

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 2.6 14.4 15.4 14.9 8.8
Months of cash and investments 2.6 14.4 15.4 14.9 8.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.6 14.3 12.5 14.9 8.6
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $52,328 $107,980 $104,514 $105,917 $151,037
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.3% 0.4% 18.9% 0.2% 2.3%
Unrestricted net assets $52,187 $107,601 $84,787 $105,712 $147,868
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $52,187 $107,601 $84,787 $105,712 $147,868

Key data checks

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Operations

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

Documents
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Executive Director

Taylor Phipps

Taylor Phipps (Full Time) is the Executive Director of A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee (ASAFET). She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and has over a decade of experience in nonprofit management and leadership. Her experience includes extensive work on development and marketing-focused initiatives in the nonprofit sector, as well as program management and supervision. As an East Tennessee native, Taylor is passionate about mitigating barriers to healthcare services for rural communities and has a first-hand perspective of the unique access issues facing East Tennessee residents. Taylor is a mother of two and is extremely passionate about helping women achieve their goals and dreams.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2024
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Board chair

Isabelle Sico

Erica Lyon

Kim Health Center

Dona McConnell

Church Street United Methodist Church

Lawrence Alexander

LBMC

Jennifer Rand

FCA High School

Kay Free

LMFT Private Practice

Zhannae Cummings

Mental Health Association of East Tennessee

Elizabeth Taylor

DO

Isabelle Sico

MSc

Adam Mabe

Ft. Sanders Women's Specialists

Citabria Holley

Pathology, Private Practice

Bridget Miller

Self-Employed, CPA

Kayley McMahon

University of Tennessee

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/20/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

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