Operation Stand Down Tennessee
1125 12th Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203-4709

                

 


 
Mission Statement

Operation Stand Down Tennessee assists Veterans and their families so that they can be self-sustaining and better connected to the community.

OSDTN's Veteran Service Center provides a common and culturally familiar referral point to help Veterans transition more easily into our community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. John Krenson
Co-CEO/Executive Director Ms. Eden Murrie
Board Chair Ms. Martha Boyd
Board Chair Company Affiliation Baker Donelson - US Army Veteran
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1996
Former Names
Operation Stand Down Nashville
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $2,753,972.00
Projected Annual Revenue $2,753,972.00 (2017)
Statements
Mission

Operation Stand Down Tennessee assists Veterans and their families so that they can be self-sustaining and better connected to the community.

OSDTN's Veteran Service Center provides a common and culturally familiar referral point to help Veterans transition more easily into our community.
Background

The military term ‘Stand Down’ describes the movement of soldiers in combat to a safe place. In 1993, a coalition of over 50 Nashville organizations used this concept to organize a three-day event for Veterans who are homeless. The event provided outreach, information and a variety of social services for this area’s homeless Veterans. In 1997, the US Dept of Labor awarded OSDTN its ‘EPIC Award – Exemplary Performance in the Community’ for its efforts serving Veterans. OSDTN was the only nonprofit in the US honored that year. In 1999, OSDTN’s Board of Directors elected to expand services to homeless Veterans and became a full-time service agency. A Veteran Service Center was opened and four homes were purchased for a Transitional Housing Program able to house and serve 30 veterans. In 2000, OSDTN was selected as a United Way Metropolitan Nashville Partner Agency. In 2004, two additional homes were purchased, one for men and one for women, expanding support to 38 beds. In 2005, another home was added. Today, OSDTN has 42 beds in seven transitional homes each located in a SW Nashville residential neighborhood. We have two service centers - one in Nashville and another in Clarksville and our staff has grown to 43 members (57% Veterans), each of whom is dedicated to helping Veterans in need.

Impact

“Since 1993, helping Veterans achieve their American dream." 

I. 2016 Impact Report

  • 85 cents of every dollar donated to OSDTN went directly to serving Veterans
  • 2,104 men and women Veterans received services in our Veteran Service Center (9.7% more Veterans served than 2015)
  • 955 Volunteers contributed 6,026 hours at our Veteran Service Center - equivalent to almost 3 extra full-time staff
  • 140 Veterans found employment through our Employment Department with an economic impact of about $7 million for Middle Tennessee
  • 73% Veteran Employment Retention Rate for nine months or more
  • 560 Veterans in need received 3,115 clothing items valued at a thrift store price of $17,934
  • 108 men and women Veterans participated in our Transitional Housing Program, 66% left successfully
  • 820 Veterans and their families were assisted in filing compensation claims, including 13 surviving spouses
  • Three Stand Down Outreach Events were held assisting 511 men and women Veterans
  • 181 Veterans and their families received financial assistance to either move from being homeless into permanent housing or to remain in their housing and not become homeless
II. Top goals for 2017:
 
1. Increase general operating support for our Veteran Service Center
2. Fully fund our "Preserving the Promise" Capital Campaign to secure a permanent home for our Veteran Service Center
3. Diversify funding support for current programs and services to help more at-risk Veterans
4. Increase programs and services for Veterans and their families who are transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce to prevent Veterans from ever being homeless
5. Broaden outreach activities to increase community awareness that OSDTN helps Veterans manage their financial, social, and personal reintegration needs to ensure they successfully transition from military to civilian life.
 
 
Needs

Currently, there are over 500,000 Veterans in the State of Tennessee. We would need almost eight Nissan Stadiums to seat every Veteran! For those Veterans who are struggling and find themselves in need of help, Operation Stand Down Tennessee is available to provide and coordinate the individualized, supportive services needed for a productive path back to our community. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, a U.S. military Veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes, one in five homeless is a Veteran, and in 2015, the average unemployment rate for Tennessee’s Veterans was 4.2 percent. These statistics confirm the need to provide intervention and support services for our Veterans is greater than ever. And, as more troops come home, the demand for OSDTN’s Veterans’ services will continue to rise. OSDTN needs your help now more than ever!

FUNDING NEEDS

General operating support for Veterans in need; Repairs/renovation of Transitional Housing Program homes; and Bus passes and Gas cards for Veterans used for employment interviews, short-term transportation to/from work and vital medical appointments

 
DONATED ITEMS:

Clean, used clothing of all sizes - coats, hats and gloves; Household items and furniture; Non-perishable food; Toiletries; and Office supplies (mainly letter sized copier/printer paper)

VOLUNTEERS:

Groups and employees; Stand Down Helpers; General and Administrative Support; Teachers for Life Skills Classes; and Special Event Volunteers.

 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donate: Go online, mail a check, or telephone our staff with a gift in memory or honor of someone special.  Remember to ask your employer about matching. Perhaps, you would like to become a member of our "Campaign of Honor" with a monthly gift?  Your gifts can make a huge difference impacting the lives of Veterans in need from our  community.

In-kind: used clothing, coats, hats and gloves, household items, non-perishable food, toiletries, furniture, and seasonal drives

Volunteer: groups and employees, Stand Down helpers, general and administrative support, teach classes, special event coordinators, board members

Advocate: Spread the Word, Like OSDTN on Facebook, Follow OSDTN on Twitter and Connect with OSDTN on LinkedIn
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Employment / Employment Preparation & Procurement
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Homeless Shelters
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Homeless Services/Centers
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
TN - Cheatham
TN - Montgomery
TN - Williamson
TN - Rutherford
TN - Sumner
TN - Wilson
TN - Dickson
TN - Robertson
TN - Trousdale

Primarily the Middle Tennessee counties of Davidson County and the surrounding counties (Cheatham, Robertson, Trousdale, Sumner, Wilson, Dickson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Montgomery). Since OSDTN is the ONLY Veteran Service Center approved by the VA in Tennessee, Veterans throughout Tennessee and neighboring states come to OSDTN seeking help.

 
Board Chair Statement


“Walk a mile in my boots…” six words that say so much and describe what homeless and jobless veterans experience; too many times they are misunderstood and ignored. This must not happen. Operation Stand Down Tennessee has worked diligently for many years to assist the honorably discharged Veteran who may be homeless, jobless or impaired. We are extremely proud of the thousands of Veterans we have helped with transitional housing, job training, counseling and placement services.

It is my honor and privilege to serve as current Board President of OSDTN. With the help of national, state and local agencies, dedicated volunteers and service organizations, OSDTN has grown steadily and expanded its services -- but the need and our challenges are greater now than ever before. Many veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are finding jobs hard to come by as they return from deployments to a struggling economy. So we are seeing an increase in unemployed and/or homeless veterans from yet another generation. Unfortunately, those in need are not only individuals, both male and female, but a growing number of families. Sadly, the numbers increase each day.

OSDTN is here to serve those who served our nation. Please join us in continuing to provide our veterans and their families with the assistance and tools they need to regain control of their lives and restore their dignity. They have given us so much…won’t you please help us reciprocate?

Semper Fidelis,

Bob Tuke, Board President

USMC, 1969-1973

CEO Statement

Operation Stand Down Tennessee (OSDTN) is truly a community-supported organization. OSDTN began in 1993 as a coalition of over 50 community organizations coming together once a year for a three-day event providing outreach, information and much needed social services to homeless Veterans in the Middle Tennessee area. The coalition included national, state and local organizations and agencies and has continued to grow each year. We are the ONLY nonprofit organization in this area providing a wide range of services daily - solely for Veterans from every era. The core of our success is providing and/or coordinating services for Veterans. In 1999, the OSDTN Board of Directors elected to become a full-time agency. Opening a Service Center and a Transitional Housing Program, we were able to provide a variety of services for homeless Veterans on a daily basis. As we have realized success serving homeless Veterans for over two decades, we have expanded our services to ALL veterans especially to those in transition from military life to civilian life. Our goal is to prevent homelessness among this new generation of Veterans while continuing to assist those who find themselves on the streets or on a buddy's couch. OSDTN has been recognized regionally and nationally for its successful efforts helping Veterans find and maintain productive employment. Our robust employment program assists Veterans with converting the skills they learned in the military to relevant civilian competencies that will provide them with meaningful careers among our vast network of employers. Our Transitional Housing Program provides assistance to those Veterans dealing with addictive and controlling issues in their life who have asked for help. We are very proud to report that 66% of those who successfully complete our program are living responsibly after leaving OSDTN. Our experts and partners assist hundreds of Veterans each year with benefits counseling and connecting them to resources by helping them navigate the labyrinth of resources that often overwhelm our Veterans. We also assist Veterans with finding housing whether they need a housing voucher to get on their feet in an apartment or rental house or are ready for a VA Home Loan to achieve the American dream of home ownership. We connect our Veterans to a myriad of other services ranging from financial literacy to mental health counseling to effectively using education benefits. Financial reports show that we average spending 86 cents of every dollar on direct services for Veterans, of which we are very proud.

Programs
Description In addition to being the entry point into all OSDTN programs, the Veteran Service Center welcomes ALL Veterans by assisting with personal ID needs, referrals to appropriate community agencies, Veterans' benefits counseling, legal assistance, reliable mail service, DD 214s, military records assistance, transportation, clothing and personal care items.  As part of the Veteran Service Center, our Employment Department offers job placement assistance, computer training, resume development, professional development workshops, interview preparation, and budget counseling.  Additionally, our Housing Department provides workshops, resources, and financial assistance including rent, deposits, utility payments for Veterans and their families who are or are at risk of becoming homeless with the goal of achieving stability and independence.  Our programs continue to expand to meet the needs of Veterans and their families.  
Budget 1353219
Category
Population Served , Homeless,
Short Term Success Our Service Center provides not only a hot cup of coffee but assistance with basic needs, i.e. personal care items, dry socks, warm coats, and shoes.  They also receive referrals to appropriate agencies for housing assistance, obtaining ID cards, military records and VA benefits.
Long term Success The ultimate goal is move homeless veterans to self-sufficient living in permanent housing. 
Program Success Monitored By

The program is monitored by daily recording of activities and services provided to Veterans.

Examples of Program Success
Last year, 2,104 male and female Veterans received individual services and assistance.   
Description
OSDTN provides transitional housing for discharged men and women Veterans dealing with issues in their life who have asked for help. A crucial part of our Transitional Housing Program is required daily participation in supportive meetings in the community as aftercare for substance abuse and other issues.  Our holistic approach utilizes a home setting that provides a safe, structured and secure environment.  Professional, supportive case management is provided on a 1:10 ratio.  Veterans serving Veterans is our key to success.
Budget 474499
Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Homeless, ,
Long term Success The long term success of our Transitional Housing Program is for our clients to live clean, sober and responsibly in their community after discharge from our program.
Program Success Monitored By Clients are followed for 30, 60, 90 and 120 days after discharge.  Case managers try to make contact with former THP clients on a monthly basis with follow-up notes made in client records.
Description
Stand Down Events are held to inform and provide social support services for Veterans who are in need.  During these two-day Stand Down Events, Veterans can receive medical, dental and vision screenings, direct contact with local social service agency representatives, clothing, legal services, nutritious food, and above all, a safe environment.  For many, attending the Stand Down Event is the first step in their new journey in life. 
Budget 25249
Category Human Services, General/Other Personal Social Services
Population Served Homeless, Homeless,
Description
The 12th Avenue Thrift Store, located next to the OSDTN office,  provides on-the-job training for Veterans who wish to learn the retail industry.  Additionally, the store serves as a clothing source for Veterans in need.  Proceeds from the Thrift Store are used to support OSDTN in its continuous effort to assist Veterans.  We accept donations of clothing, household items, small appliances and furniture. The Thrift Store is open to the public from 9 am until 6 pm, Monday through Friday and 9 am until 5 pm on Saturday.
Budget 281816
Category
Population Served , ,
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Martha Boyd
Company Affiliation Baker Donelson - US Army Veteran
Term May 2017 to May 2019
Email mboyd@bakerdonelson.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Chuck Arnold Ingram Barge CompanyVoting
Mr. Larry Beadle NAI Nashville, Inc, US Army VeteranVoting
Ms. Martha Boyd Voting
Mr. Jeff Collins TransTechsVoting
Mr. Farley Day BohanVoting
Mr. Mike Fitz C-III Capital PartnersVoting
Mr. John L. Ford IIIDavidson County Sheriff's DepartmentVoting
Ms. Debra Grimes Village Real EstateVoting
Mr. John Gupton Baker Donelson - US Navy VeteranVoting
Mr. James Henry Sheridan RoadVoting
Mr. Matt Hilerio Bridgestone - US Army VeteranNonVoting
Mr. Jim Hunt Mayor, City of Belle MeadeVoting
Ms. Maggie Kuhlman Health Care indemnity, Inc.Voting
Mr. Myles A. MacDonald CPAClarity LLC - US Army VeteranVoting
Mr. Read McNamara Vanderbilt Owen School of Management - US Marine Corps VeteranVoting
Mr. John Murfee Bank of AmericaVoting
Ms. Donna Pavlick Vanderbilt Law SchoolVoting
Mr. Garland Robeson Fifth Third BankVoting
Mr. Gil Schuette Sims Funk, PLC/ US Marine Corps VeteranVoting
Mr. Tim Shaver Tim Shaver & AssociatesVoting
Mr. Charles Spence Cigna-HealthSpringVoting
Mr. Lamar Stanley Diversified TrustVoting
Mr. Bob Tuke Trauger & Tuke, US Marine Corps VeteranVoting
Mr. Harold Turks Davidson County Sheriff's Office - US Army VeteranVoting
Ms. Megan Youngblood Vanderbilt University Medical Center - US Army VeteranVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 23
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 19
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Jeff Collins
Term Aug 2017 to May 2018
Email jeff.c.collins@gmail.com
Standing Committees
Marketing
Development / Fund Raising
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Nominating
Campus Planning and Development
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability & D and O & Umbrella or Excess & Automobile & Professional
Directors & Officers Policy
Employee Benefits Liability
Employment Practices Liability
General Property Coverage
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ray Ables Retired, OFCCP, US Air Force Veteran
Mr. Kevin Doherty Nelson Mullins, US Army Veteran
Mr. Jody Duncan Duncan Security
Mr. Clarence Easterday Western Express Truck Lines, US Army Veteran
Mr. John Furgess Retired, TN Dept of Veteran Affairs, US Army Veteran
Mr. Andy May Nashville Bank & Trust, US Marine Corp Veteran
Mr. Tom Mitchell Pancoast Benefits, US Marine Corp Veteran
Mr. Charlie Sanger Bradley, Arant, Bolt, Cummings, PLC
Dr. Sam Sells M.D.VA TN Valley Healthcare
Mr. Donnie Sheppard UAW Local 737, US Marine Corp Veteran
CEO Comments  “Walk a mile in my boots…” six words that say so much and describe what homeless and jobless veterans experience; too many times they are misunderstood and ignored. This must not happen. Operation Stand Down Tennessee has worked diligently for many years to assist the honorably discharged veteran who may be homeless, jobless or impaired. We are extremely proud of the thousands of veterans we have helped with transitional housing, job training, counseling and placement services. 

It is my honor and privilege to serve as current Board President of OSDTN. With the help of national, state and local agencies, dedicated volunteers and service organizations, OSDTN has grown steadily and expanded its services -- but the need and our challenges are greater now than ever before. Many veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are finding jobs hard to come by as they return from deployments to a struggling economy. So we are seeing an increase in unemployed and/or homeless veterans from yet another generation. Unfortunately, those in need are not only individuals, both male and female, but a growing number of families. Sadly, the numbers increase each day. 

OSDTN is here to serve those who served our nation. Please join us in continuing to provide our veterans and their families with the assistance and tools they need to regain control of their lives and restore their dignity. They have given us so much…won’t you please help us reciprocate?
Semper Fidelis,
Bob Tuke, Board President
USMC, 1969-1973
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. John Krenson
Term Start May 2015
Email john.krenson@osdtn.org
Experience John Krenson is Chief Executive Officer of Operation Stand Down Tennessee. He served 30 years in the Tennessee Army National Guard completing his career as a Colonel and Brigade Commander. John has an extensive civilian professional career as well.
Colonel Krenson commanded the 2nd Squadron, 278th ACR in support of response operations in Louisiana following Hurricane Gustav in 2008, and during the unit’s deployment to Iraq in 2010 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served in Afghanistan in 2003 -2004 and in Mississippi in support of response operations following Hurricane Katrina. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal with Star, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters among other Federal and State awards. John is a graduate of the US Army War College class of 2012. His final military assignment was as Brigade Commander of the 30th Troop Command Tennessee Army National Guard.
John’s leadership experience in the private sector includes his position as partner and executive vice president at Nashville’s Besway Systems, Inc., which manufactures industrial solvents and cleaners. He also launched his own independent consulting practice in 2004. Most recently, John worked as the vice president of consulting for the Rainmaker Companies.
In addition, John was Ordained a Permanent Deacon in Catholic Church in 1999 and served the Cathedral of the Incarnation and Christ the King parishes. He is a native Nashvillian and the son of Gilbert and Ann Krenson. He and his wife Carrie have two beautiful children.

Co-CEO
Co-CEO Ms. Eden Murrie
Term Start Jan 2017
Email eden.murrie@osdtn.org
Experience Eden Murrie is the Chief Operating Officer for Operation Stand Down Tennessee. Prior to assuming this position, Eden was a Director at the Partnership for Public Service, a Washington, DC non-profit dedicated to strengthening the civil service and systems that support it.
Beyond business endeavors, Eden is the Board Chair for The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation and for Rock The Street Wall Street. She is also a board member for the Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes, Mission Getting to Next Foundation, Centerstone Military Services and the Davidson County Veterans Court Foundation. Additionally, she is an adviser for the Nashville YWCA Dress for Success program.
Prior to her current position, Brigadier General Murrie culminated a 29-year Air Force career as the Director of Air Force Services in Washington, DC. As a member of Air Force’s executive management team, she was responsible for the development and execution of a $2 billion portfolio of worldwide programs. She has senior executive experience including working on the National Security Staff for the White House, serving on the staff of a Member of Congress and leading multinational organizations. Additionally, a master navigator with over 2400 flying hours, her flying career included serving as an instructor and evaluator in three different aircrafts.
Eden is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has MAs in Political Science and National Security Strategy and an MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Bill Burleigh Apr 2000 - Apr
Staff
Full Time Staff 38
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 955
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 70%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Dec 2014
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2000
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce2002
National Coalition of Homeless Veterans1999
Second Harvest Food Bank1999
Nashville Coalition for the Homeless2003
Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and other Addiction Services (TAADAS)2003
Alcohol and Drug Council of Middle Tennessee2002
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Exemplary Public Interest Contribution AwardUS Department of Labor2006
Finalist - Making a Difference CategoryCenter for Nonprofit Management2004
Workforce Innovation AwardMiddle TN Workforce Investment Board2006
Finalist - Team BuildingCenter for Non-Profit Management2008
Bank of America CEO of the Year AwardCenter for Nonprofit Management2010
Winner - Nashville Cloud GiveawayClaris Networks2013
Winner: 150 Days of GivingFirst Tennessee Foundation2014
NEXT Growth Award: Social Enterprise & SustainabilityNashville Area Chamber of Commerce2014
Veterans Employment Division AwardAmerican Legion Department of Tennessee2014
Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE) CertificationCenter for Nonprofit Management2014
Woman of Influence: Nonprofit LeaderNashville Business Journal2015
Best Nonprofit Business FinalistNashville Business Journal2014
Senior Staff
Title Director of Development
Experience/Biography Lori earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Middle Tennessee State University.  Mrs. Ogden brings over 16 years of senior fundraising, marketing, and management experience to OSDTN. In 2000, she was awarded the Center for Nonprofit Management Certificate in Fund Development, and in 2003, the Center for Nonprofit Management Institute for Individual Giving Certificate. In 2005, Lori earned recognition as a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

CEO Comments Operation Stand Down Tennessee (OSDTN) is the primary nonprofit resource for Veterans and their families in Tennessee. As Veterans serving Veterans, our staff provides life-changing supportive programs that empower Veterans to achieve their goals and dreams, and to help them find answers to their overwhelming questions. Some of these individualized services include benefits counseling, employment readiness training and placement assistance, and transitional housing. In addition, we coordinate referrals to our community partners so that every Veteran has the opportunity to succeed. As the only Veteran Service Center in Tennessee recognized by the VA, we are uniquely qualified and able to provide more direct, personal services to Veterans than any other agency in Tennessee.
No Veteran who wants to work should be jobless. No Veteran should feel hopeless. No Veteran should be homeless. While it is a source of pride that OSDTN programs meet and exceed all standards, true success comes when a Veteran receives the help they need and moves on to a renewed life within the community. That is why OSDTN exists. Will you join us?
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $2,753,972.00
Projected Expenses $2,753,972.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$3,160,096$2,941,362$3,736,827
Total Expenses$2,764,605$2,945,654$2,967,218
Revenue Less Expenses$395,491($4,292)$769,609
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,886,890$1,951,640$2,020,144
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$636,581$356,468$1,126,388
$0$19,783$25,268
$172,413$232,920$197,184
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$285,170$195,354$132,700
Revenue In-Kind$179,042$185,197$235,143
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,338,382$2,521,543$2,575,155
Administration Expense$206,045$250,538$255,284
Fundraising Expense$220,178$173,573$136,779
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.001.26
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%86%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%7%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$4,628,637$4,306,434$4,460,107
Current Assets$1,458,068$4,306,434$4,460,107
Long-Term Liabilities$2,706,078$2,822,241$2,929,555
Current Liabilities$211,875$169,171$211,067
Total Net Assets$1,710,684$1,315,193$1,319,485
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.8825.4621.13
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets58%66%66%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $1,886,890Foundations and Corporations $1,951,640Foundations and Corporations $2,020,144
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $636,581Contributions, Gifts and Grants $356,468Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,126,388
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $285,170Program Revenue $232,920Noncash Contributions $235,143
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Yes
Campaign Purpose The Preserving the Promise Capital Campaign's purpose is to fully fund the $2.5 million purchase of our building and $1,000,000 in renovations to make the facility more attractive to the general public and especially for women veterans and families.
Capital Campaign Goal $3,500,000.00
Campaign Start and End Dates Mar 2014 to Apr 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures are taken from the audit.
Schedule B removed to protect donor privacy.  
Financial documents completed by Frasier, Dean, & Howard, PLLC.
Comments provided by Nicole Rose 06/29/2017.
Nonprofit Operation Stand Down Tennessee
Address 1125 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 4709
Primary Phone (615) 248-1981
Contact Email walkamile@osdtn.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. John Krenson
Board Chair Ms. Martha Boyd
Board Chair Company Affiliation Baker Donelson - US Army Veteran
Year of Incorporation 1996
Former Names
Operation Stand Down Nashville

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