NEXT STEP FOR LIFE INC

COOKEVILLE, TN | Putnam County
Community Services

Overview

NEXT STEP FOR LIFE INC
47-4100241
2300 W JACKSON ST
COOKEVILLE, TN 38501
Putnam County
(931) 400-0316

info@nextstep.life
Mission Statement info

PROVIDING TRANSITIONAL LIVING TO ADULTS WHO HAVE BECOME DYSFUNCTIONAL IN LIFE WITH AN INTACT FAMILY STRUCTURE AND ENCOURAGING GROWTH BY TEACHING SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONS, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR SUCCESS. OUR VISION IS TO EMPOWER THEM THROUGH MODELING CHRIST TO BECOME INDEPENDENT OF LIFE CONTROLLING ISSUES AND TO FULFILL THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE,

CRA Category info
  • Community Services
Nonprofit location info
  • This nonprofit is not located in any CRA geographies.
Awards & Certifications info
  • This nonprofit has not received any CRA awards or certifications.
Founded info
2015
Total Employees info
8
Total Volunteers info
25
Nonprofit Classification (NTEE Code) info
P32

P - Human Services

Foster Care

Organizations that provide an alternative family living arrangement in agency-supervised family homes for dependent children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment; or for children or adults with disabilities who are unable to live with their birth families or in an independent setting.

IRS Activity Codes info
-
Not reported
-
Not reported
-
Not reported
Standard Business Classification (NAICS Code) info
624110
Child and Youth Services
Targeted Clients info
  • Domestic Violence Victims
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • General Public
  • Homeless
  • People Needing Credit Counseling
  • Inmates or Ex-Offenders
  • LGBTQ Individuals
  • Men
  • Minority Individuals
  • People in Recovery
  • Underbanked or Unbanked
  • Unemployed
  • Women
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • Medicaid Recipients
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
  • SNAP Recipients
  • Welfare Recipients

CRA Alignment

CRA Category info
Community Services
Social services and other support for low- and moderate-income, homeless or at-risk individuals.
100%
Percent LMI Served info
as reported by the nonprofit
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Programs & Services info
Completion of a restaurant/venue for financial support and provide training
We have a 3,000 square foot concrete, restaurant building that is in the dry. Our vision is to develop a venue which includes the restaurant and a family putt-putt course. The purpose is multi faceted: It will provide continual income to help support our program which is completely funded by donations. It will provide work training and experience for our 20+ male and female students.. It will provide jobs for graduates, interns and others. It will provide a family entertainment center with no alcohol that will be safe and fun for families and enjoyed by all ages. We purchased equipment from a restaurant that went out of business and have been meeting with a consultant for plans to finish out and decide the menu and recipes.
Targeted Clients info
  • Domestic Violence Victims
  • General Public
  • Homeless
  • People needing Credit Counseling
  • Inmates or Ex-Offenders
  • LGBTQ Individuals
  • Men
  • Minority Individuals
  • People in Recovery
  • Underbanked or Unbanked
  • Unemployed
  • Women
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
  • Medicaid Recipients
  • SNAP Recipients
  • Welfare Recipients
A Miniature Golf Course located next to the restaurant making a family venu
The miniature golf course will be in combination with restaurant serving as a family destination called "Happy Dave's Food and Fun." It will be the second phase of the project after the restaurant opens. We have been to several seminars and other meetings at Amusement Products in Chattanooga, TN and have drawings of the course from them and a contract ready to be signed when financing is ready. Preliminary dirt work has been done to prepare for the company to install the putt-putt course. Our students will help with landscaping and maintenance of the course. Our graduates and interns will run and maintain the course.
Targeted Clients info
  • Domestic Violence Victims
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • General Public
  • Homeless
  • Inmates or Ex-Offenders
  • LGBTQ Individuals
  • Men
  • Minority Individuals
  • People in Recovery
  • Underbanked or Unbanked
  • Women
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
  • Medicaid Recipients
  • SNAP Recipients
  • Welfare Recipients
Expansion of Program: 13 acres available with three homes on it
We are looking at a few different projects that are really parts of a larger project. Both our men's and women's homes are full, and we have a waiting list with many more people needing help. The biggest challenge we face with our students is housing after program completion. Next Step is looking to expand. There is a property that is perfect and has been offered at a reduced price. We are looking at an initial expenditure of $750,000 to $1,000,000. Our vision is for additional program space as a well as small/tiny home village offered to graduates to rent on a sliding scale until they can develop a strong hold of their finances and future. We have plans in hand for the construction of these homes.
Targeted Clients info
  • Abused or Neglected Children
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Domestic Violence Victims
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Families
  • First-Time Homebuyers
  • Foster Youth
  • Homeless
  • Underbanked or Unbanked
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
Two additional vehicles needed to accommodate program growth
We currently house 10 men and 10 women for 12 - 18 months transporting them to appointments, work study, church etc. We have a 1999 Dodge van for the men's division which they use in addition to work trucks. The women have a newer van, 2017, but must take multiple vehicles when going anywhere. With a wait list of students and current plans of expanding to allow help for more people, we would like to have two more vans, one for each house.
Targeted Clients info
  • Abused or Neglected Children
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Domestic Violence Victims
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Foster Youth
  • Homeless
  • Inmates or Ex-Offenders
  • People in Recovery
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
Awards & Certifications info
Community Development Financial Institution info
Community Development Financial Institution Award Recipient info
New Market Tax Credit Recipient info
HUD Counseling Agency info
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Recipient info

IRS Summary

Income
$800.7K
Revenue
$800.7K
Assets
$1.6M

IRS Business Master File Details info

As of March 2024
Exempt Ruling Date info
2016-01
Deductibility Status info
Deductible
Last Tax Filing info
2022
Organization Type info
Corporation
Organization Tax Filing Status info
990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Foundation Tax Filing Status info
990-PF not required by IRS
Affiliation Classification info
Independent Organization
Basis for Foundation/Public Charity Status info
Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)

IRS Publication 78 Details info

As of March 2024
Verified in Publication 78 info
Yes
Deductibility Limitation info
50% (60% for cash contributions)
Organization Description info
A public charity

IRS Form 990 Returns info

Through August 2023
Tax period ending in
2021-12
Tax period ending in
2020-12
Tax period ending in
2019-12
Tax period ending in
2018-12
Tax period ending in
2017-12
Tax period ending in
2016-12

Nonprofit Location

Physical Address info
2300 W JACKSON ST
COOKEVILLE, TN 38501
Putnam County
Area Type info
Micropolitan Statistical Area
FIPS Geocoded Address info
NA
MSA/MD info
47
State info
141
County info
0007.00
Tract info
Middle
Income Level info
Core-Based Statistical Area info
18260 - Cookeville, TN
Combined Statistical Area info
Not located in a CSA.
Metropolitan Division info
Not located in an MD.
Located In info
Low- or Moderate-Income Census Tract info
Opportunity Zone info
Majority Minority Census Tract info 24.63%
FFIEC Designated Distressed Census Tract info
FFIEC Underserved Census Tract info
Geographies Served info
  • TN - All Counties

Market Data

Census Tract County
0007.00 Putnam County
Population
Total Population 3,824 80,157
Total Households 1,720 32,733
Income
Median Family Income (Census*) $47,600 $54,371
Median Family Income (2023 FFIEC est.) $69,500 $69,500
Tract Income Percentage 84.37% N/A
Below Poverty Level 19.7% 16.3%
Unemployment Level 4.8% 4.5%
Housing
Total Housing Units 1,801 35,507
Total Owner-Occupied Units 22.1% 60.9%
Total Renter-Occupied Units 73.4% 39.1%
Total Vacant Units 4.5% 5%
* Census tract income based on 2020 American Community Survey data as reported in the 2023 FFIEC Census Flat File; County income based on 2022 American Community Survey data.
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Management

6
Total Voting Members
in Governing Body
info
6
Independent Voting Members
in Governing Body
info
Tax Filing Signatory info
Diane Roland
(931) 252-0810
Principal Officer info
Not reported by nonprofit.
findCRA Profile Owner
Diane Roland
Executive Director
diane@nextstep.life
Key Policies & Documents info
Written Conflict of Interest Policy
Written Document Retention & Destruction Policy
Written Whistleblower Policy
CEO Compensation Review Process
Written Minutes of Board Meetings
Financial Statements & Reporting info
Compiled or Reviewed by an Independent Accountant
Audited by an Independent Accountant
Included in Consolidated Financial Statements
Internal Audit Committee Review
Federal Grant Audit Required
Federal Grand Audit Performed
Organization Activities info
Provides Credit Counseling
Conducts Gaming Activities
Engages in Lobbying Activities
Engages in Political Activities
Makes Grants to Individuals
Makes Grants to Organizations

Information in this section is extracted from the nonprofit's e-filed tax return and based on answers provided by the nonprofit in their 990 e-filed for the tax period ending on 2021-12.

A hyphen (“-“) in this section indicates that the information was not required by the IRS or not reported by the nonprofit in its tax return e-filing.

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