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The Shower Truck/Shower Up

Nashville's Mobile Shower Truck

aka ShowerUp   |   Spring Hill, TN   |  www.showerup.org
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The Shower Truck/Shower Up

EIN: 81-3713374


Mission

Our mission is to build relationships, restore hope and dignity, and show the love of God with those in need by providing them with mobile shower services and personal care.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Mr. Paul Schmitz

Main address

6019 Thrush Court

Spring Hill, TN 37174 USA

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EIN

81-3713374

Subject area info

Medical support services

Homeless services

Unknown or not classified

Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people

Homeless people

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Health Support Services (E60)

Unknown (Z99)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In Nashville, like many of our major cities, homelessness is increasing and with that increase comes a need for basic hygiene services. Unfortunately, in Nashville, there are less than a dozen shower heads available to the homeless on a regular basis. That means that for the thousands of homeless in our community, they have no consistent, clean, and accessible locations to get a shower and personal care. We have 2 mobile shower units that go to where the homeless are to provide them with service. It's our hope that because of a renewed sense of dignity, hope and support, that Nashville's Chronically Homeless population will decrease. Right now it's 40% and that means that 2 out of every 5 homeless people are considered Chronically Homeless.

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?

Operations

Our on-going operations includes providing mobile shower services and personal care for those in need. The operation of a ShowerUp event includes providing shower kit supplies, towels, etc. The expenses specific to an event include vehicle fuel, propane for the water heater and generator, fuel for the additional generator, water and sewer expenses, cleaning service and supplies. Operational costs include administration, insurance, professional services, fee and subscriptions, vehicle maintenance, truck supplies and repairs, office supplies, misc.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Homeless people

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Operations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Active in Nashville, Huntsville, Wichita, Tampa Bay, Chicago and Chattanooga. Over 40,000 showers have been provided since our launch in 2017. In 2023, we will serve at over 1,000 outreach events.

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

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

Adults, Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Operations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% of the people that we serve are un-housed. The number of showers provided each year has continued to grow especially as we serve new cities and expand outreach in current cities.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to help those experiencing homelessness to find hope and support plus an opportunity to renew dignity and health through mobile shower and personal care services. After launching in Nashville and expanding to Huntsville AL, Wichita KS, Chicago, Chattanooga, and Tampa Bay, we have a strategy in place to expand to other cities to help alleviate the suffering that our unhoused community experiences by not having access to something as basic as a private, clean, comfortable, hot shower. We believe that most of the top 100 cities in our country would be able to benefit from the resources that we can bring to those experiencing homelessness. As the number of unhoused individuals continues to climb across the country, most cities lack the resources to provide showers and hygiene. It's our hope to not only provide showers, but to also be a first point of contact for individuals to connect to additional care and services that are available in the community.
For us, it's all about building relationships, elevating people's dignity, igniting and fostering hope, and in the way that we serve, help them to remember that they are loved by us and by God.

As we work and serve in each community, we partner and collaborate with nonprofits, churches, families, businesses, and groups to help our guests get connected to additional needed services. For example, in all of our cities, we work with those who are skilled in housing navigation, mental healthcare, physical healthcare, meal and food support, clothing support, addiction treatment, and more so that our friends can have a community around them that will help them in positive ways.

Through a strong mission and vision as well as a strategic plan, we actively fundraise and share with those who are potential donors. Plus, we actively apply for grants throughout the year. We have put into place a strong leadership team and procedures that allow us to replicate what we do to other cities too.

Since our first shower in May 2017, we have provided over 40,000 showers, served over 100,000 people, supplied tens of thousands pairs of socks and underwear, and have expanded to serve in 6 cities: Nashville, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Wichita, and Huntsville.
In 2023, we will serve at over 1000 outreach events, and provide over 10,000 showers.

Financials

The Shower Truck/Shower Up
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 ShowerUp 2022 Audit 2021 Shower Up
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17.56

Average of 24.64 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10

Average of 10.6 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

15%

Average of 4% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of The Shower Truck/Shower Up’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 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $332,237 $360,826 $66,676
As % of expenses 230.5% 117.3% 9.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $277,283 $294,356 -$14,433
As % of expenses 139.3% 78.7% -1.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $479,982 $668,378 $762,180
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 39.3% 14.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.1% 100.2% 100.1%
Other revenue -0.1% -0.2% -0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $144,131 $307,593 $695,504
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 113.4% 126.1%
Personnel 53.0% 46.3% 41.6%
Professional fees 0.9% 0.1% 14.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.9% 0.4% 0.0%
All other expenses 45.2% 53.1% 43.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $199,085 $374,063 $776,613
One month of savings $12,011 $25,633 $57,959
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $91,035 $73,100 $136,106
Total full costs (estimated) $302,131 $472,796 $970,678

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 28.7 24.9 10.0
Months of cash and investments 28.7 24.9 10.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 28.3 24.5 9.7
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $344,273 $638,704 $577,685
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $19,696
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $254,971 $328,071 $464,177
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 46.7% 56.5% 56.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.0% 1.5% 4.3%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $765,883
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $475,584 $769,940 $765,883

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Paul Schmitz

ShowerUp launched in the fall of 2016 and in the spring of 2017 provided our first shower. We serve thousands of people each year who are experiencing homelessness as well as engage with thousands of volunteers, and collaborate with hundreds of other groups, nonprofits, businesses, churches, and others. We believe that something as basic as a shower can make an impact in someone's life. For most people who are experiencing homelessness, access to a shower is either very limited or impossible. ShowerUp goes to where people are to provide them with a clean, comfortable, safe, and private experience. As a result, we have seen these friends move into housing, get and keep jobs, seek help for addiction, reconnect with estranged family and friends, and make positive strides in their lives. Because we focus first on building relationships, we get to know the whole person and can help them find supportive community and be reminded that they matter, they are seen, and they are loved.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 02/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

William Burrow

Rhonda Schmitz

Jon Zindel

Steve Rudd

Bill Burrow

Zach Cochran

Selina Rudd

Tim Loftin

Jim Slaughter

Heather Slaughter

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/6/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/06/2024

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Data
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