Steps of Faith
P.O. Box 15064
Lenexa KS 66285
Mission Statement
Steps of Faith is a non-profit public charity dedicated to providing prosthetic care, hope, and comfort, to amputees needing financial support.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Billy Brimblecom Jr.
Board Chair Mr. Brendon Allen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Arris Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Steps of Faith is a non-profit public charity dedicated to providing prosthetic care, hope, and comfort, to amputees needing financial support.
Background Statement
Our founder, Rob Pittman had been helping amputees in need for many years when they would come to his prosthetic shop and had no insurance or way to pay for the devices they needed. This led to him working to start a nonprofit, so that he could successfully help many more patients, and our organization originally was granted it’s 501c3 status in 2009, under a different name. Mr. Pittman worked to get someone in place to actually run and build the organization, but ultimately that didn’t really fall into place until early 2013 when he met Billy Brimblecom Jr., who was at the time, a patient at his prosthetic clinic. Rob and Billy quickly realize they both shared a passion to help amputees with prosthetic needs, and Steps Of Faith, as it’s now known, officially began on April 1st, 2013 with Billy Brimblecom Jr. as Executive Director. Billy and Rob slowly began to build a great board, raise money, and help amputees in the Nashville area, then all over the south, and now all over the country.
Impact Statement
We are thankful to have been able to help over 40 amputees receive much needed prosthetic limbs last year! We brought on a new part time staff member that has helped our organization greatly. We also added a new board member and were able to better diversify our funding sources.
 
Our goals for 2017 are to help at least 52 amputees, which will restore mobility to a person a week. We hope to further diversify our funding sources, and further the awareness of our charity's existence, so more amputees know we are here for them. We are also excited to have a new board president in place.
Needs Statement
One of the main things we need is simply more money coming in consistently. This will help us give more hours for our executive assistant, which is needed, because the workload seems to grow by the week as we build the organization. We also want our name recognition to grow as the more people to know who we are and what we do, the more patients we can help. While we are helping as many amputees as possible, we currently do not have a waiting list, but would love to, so that we can create a sense of urgency, which will help bring in more donations. This would include larger, and again, consistent donors, who can help us grow.
Service Categories
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care
Areas of Service
National
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement Our biggest challenges currently all relate to funding. We simply need to diversify and grow our funding sources in 2017. This is definitely happening more since relocating to Kansas City! We’re trying to create a stronger fundraising committee, and really rally around clarifying our message in an effort for all board and staff to more effectively raise funds.
Programs
Description We help amputees nationwide by covering the cost of the prosthetic care, in the case of no insurance, or no prosthetic coverage. We build and maintain direct relationships with prosthetists around the country that donate their time, so that the organization is able to maximize the number of individuals we support. We in turn pay the prosthetists’ wholesale costs for the components. This drastically reduces the cost to help an amputee regain mobility, and have their life changed!
Category Health Care, General/Other Medical Expense Assistance
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success
The benefits of our project are very easy to define. We restore mobility and possibilities for people who have found themselves in the life altering position of losing a limb. We help people get back to work so that they can support their families and even stimulate the economy. What we do is not only of great physical benefit to the people we serve, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Long-Term Success
Our projected outcome for this program is for us to change the lives and restore the mobility of approximately 1 patient a week in 2017. That would be hitting our goal of 52 patients served this year. Every patient’s story is different. For some this means getting back to work, or playing with their kids, but the true goal is for us to help get them out of a wheelchair, off the walker, and back to using all four of their limbs.
Program Success Monitored By
We evaluate success by the number of people we serve each year. We are always trying to reach and surpass those goals.
Examples of Program Success
One of our most recent success stories clearly demonstrates the impact Steps of Faith can have. Jerry, an amputee from Kansas, was really in a dangerous scenario. After losing a leg in an accident he was no longer able to work at his job. With no insurance and no income, Jerry ended up homeless. Jerry was without a leg and unable to walk for over a year and a half. With our help, he was able to meet with one of our prosthetist partners in Olathe, and was fitted for a brand new limb, which in Jerry’s own words, “gave me my life back”. Jerry is now back to work, on Medicaid, and out of a shelter and into a new home.
Lisa, an amputee we recently helped, gave this testimonial, “The lesson I learned from this experience is to not lose faith, that there are people who actually care about amputees, and that Steps of Faith is a non-profit organization who are purveyors of hope. How can one even put a price on hope? Hope keeps us moving forward, and in some cases, keeps us alive.”
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Billy Brimblecom Jr.
Experience Billy is the Executive Director of Steps of Faith Foundation. Billy understands first-hand the emotional and physical challenges that come with losing a limb. As an amputee himself, his life's joy is helping other amputees move forward. Billy lost his left leg to Ewings Sarcoma in 2005. As a life-long musician and actor, this could have been devastating to his career. Still young and active, he needed a prosthesis that would give him mobility and allow him to continue to play the drums and live an active life. Thanks to a large fundraiser held for him by friends and family, he was able to raise more than $30,000 for his first prosthetic limb. This is why he truly understands the financial hardships that come with losing a limb. With his new prosthesis, Billy was back on tour playing the drums within just a few months of his surgery. He has toured the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Japan playing music and has appeared as an actor at The Kennedy Center, off-Broadway and in film and TV. While his love for music is strong, his passion to serve other amputees through this charity is even stronger. He wants every amputee to have mobility no matter how limited their resources are. Billy currently lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Paid Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Brendon Allen
Company Affiliation Arris Inc.
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Brendon Allen Arris Inc.
Ms. Kay Cannon Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Actress
Dr. Heather Dixon-Fowler Appalachian State University
Ms. Kim Carpenter Drake Center for Nonprofit Mgmt., Nashville
Dr. Anissa Gastin Fort Osage R-1 School District
Mr. Andrew Loos Attack! Marketing
Dr. J. Mark Matthews Retired
Mr. Mason Mercy XSOLIS
Mr. Cactus Moser Grammy nominated recording artist, record producer
Mr. Jason Swords Sunflower Development Group
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $150,000
Projected Expenses $115,680
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$100,743$83,990$42,837
Administration Expense$35,022$35,458$57,254
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.861.200.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%70%43%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$16,537$35,419$18,299
Current Assets$16,537$35,419$18,299
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$18,729$18,698$22,975
Total Net Assets($2,192)$16,721($4,676)
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.881.890.80
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $16,000Individual Donor $20,500Individual Donor $12,700
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMercy Foundation $11,000Mercy Foundation $18,000Mercy Foundation $11,925
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $10,000Community Foundation $11,925Individual Donor $6,216
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Name Steps of Faith
Address P.O. Box 15064
Lenexa, KS 66285
Primary Phone (913) 579-1149
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Billy Brimblecom Jr.
Board Chair Mr. Brendon Allen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Arris Inc.
Year of Incorporation 2013