Stillpoint House of Prayer Inc.
1608 14th Street West
Bradenton FL 34205
Mission

The Mission of Stillpoint House of Prayer is to reach out to the disadvantaged in our community by restoring or leading them to a life-changing encounter with God through both spiritual and material assistance.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Jeffrey Alan Belvo
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2000
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2018
State Registration Exempt Apr 2018
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $155,000.00
Projected Expenses $150,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
Stillpoint 501(c)(3)View
Other Documents
Stillpoint's Certificate of ExemptionView
Impact Statement
Accomplishments
  1. Met 70% demand increase on resources through expanded fundraising,
  2. Expanded outreach program to provide addition necessities to the homeless,
  3. Began implementation of organizational restructuring to improve efficiency and effectiveness,
  4. Utilized the Manatee County Food Bank to insure availability of food to meet customers' needs.
  5. Expanded donor base and obtained several new grants to expand financial reach.
Goals
  1. Develop new website for Stillpoint, as well as social media sites and branding (logo)
  2. Update By-Laws,
  3. Develop written organizational policies and procedures,
  4. Institute Board directed operating committees,
  5. Develop and implement building renovation plan,
  6. Recruit additional volunteers. 
Needs Statement
  1. Develop new website and social media sites, as well as branding for the organization,
  2. Volunteers with administrative abilities to run various programs and provide daily outreach assistance,
  3. Donations of food,
  4. Donations of money, 
  5. Donations of clothing. 
Background Statement

Established in 2000 by Sister Nora Brick, a Franciscan nun, Stillpoint House of Prayer has a two-fold mission: to reach out to the disadvantaged in our community, by restoring, or leading them, to a life-changing encounter with God through both spiritual (Prayer & Healing) and material (Community Outreach) assistance. 

Stillpoint is there for all persons in need, whether providing food, clothing, diapers and financial assistance on the material side, to contemplative and healing prayer, Spanish rosary and bible study, and intercessory prayer for others.

Stillpoint receives no government support, and is 100% volunteer run. Most importantly, all (100%) donor designated financial support goes to those in need.

One of the most important functions of Stillpoint House of Prayer is Community Outreach. Every Monday and Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:30 AM, free food and clothing is distributed to those families in need. Supplies of beans, rice, cooking oil, bread and other basic staples are generously donated by our supporters in order to feed the less fortunate. Donors also donate clothing in order to help those in need.

Stillpoint holds two annual Back-to-School and Easter shoe programs that have provided over 40,000 pairs of shoes to needy children. We also distribute backpacks and gift cards for each family to purchase school supplies. In addition, Stillpoint provides free food baskets for the migrant poor.

Stillpoint House of Prayer is a haven of peace, love, and healing. We welcome visitors very Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to utilize various prayer opportunities based on the individual's needs. 

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Stillpoint was initialed founded in 2000 to assist the Migrant community in Manatee County. Since then, we have expanded our outreach to provide assistance to everyone who seeks it, regardless of religion, race or cultural background. We do not restrict our assistance to local residents - we help those in need wherever they come from or reside.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Religion- Related
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Stillpoint House of Prayer was established in 2000 by a 72 year old Missionary Sister of St. Francis, Sr. Nora Brick. Her purpose, as it is today, was to reach out to the poor and disadvantaged people of our community by providing them spiritual and material assistance. All are welcome, regardless of race, religion, or cultural background.
 
Stillpoint's biggest selling point is that every dollar we receive is turned back around and given to those in need. Being a 100% volunteer organization, we have no payroll overhead. In addition, we keep our operational expenses low, and have a very special donor who covers these needs. So, all food, clothing and financial donations go directly to the poor and needy.
 
Stillpoint has recently completed a capital improvement program to upgrade our facility. We provide a clean, safe and welcoming refuge for all seeking material and spiritual assistance. All donations were specifically designated for this purpose, and no money was redirected from any of our outreach programs.
 
We welcome everyone to visit our Mission and see for themselves the good works that occur here every day. 
Programs
Description Stillpoint provides free food, clothing, medical and financial assistance to the poor and needy of our community. The source of all resources we provide is individual donors. Through their generous gifts of food, clothing or money, we are able to provide for the needs of the truly poor and destitute. Those in need can avail themselves of our services every Monday and Friday mornings. No one in need is ever turned away.
Budget $75,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success Stillpoint's short term goal is to have resources available to meet the daily needs of our clients. Each day that we have enough food, clothing, or money to distribute is considered a successful day.
Long Term Success Stillpoint's long term goal is to be in existence over the long term to continue meeting the needs of the poor who will always be with us. We would love to have the material resources to meet everyone's needs, every day, but we must compete with numerous outer agencies and non-profits for resources. We do track number of people helped each day, and every penny we write for assistance. Unfortunately, both are on an upward trend over the past five years.
Program Success Monitoring Because we help the most needy, and are usually the provider of last resort, our measure of success is when familiar faces in need no longer stop in on a regular basis.
Program Success Examples Miracles happen every day at Stillpoint. I can provide hundreds, if not thousands of examples of families coming in for assistance with a delinquent water, electric or rent bill. We provide bridge grants to get them over temporary rough spots and keep their electric on, their water running, and families off the streets. In addition, we have helped a number of individuals afford career certifications, provided ID's for those recently released from prison, and assisted with transportation needs for the newly employed and to transport immigrates to their country of origin for emergency situations.
Description
Stillpoint conducts two Shoe Programs for children: the Back-to-School Shoe Program and the Easter Shoe Programs. Both programs are funded totally by individual donations from the community at large.
 
Stillpoint solicits donations from the public-at-large to assist us in purchasing Payless Shoe coupons. These coupons will allow each child to pick out one pair of new shoes at any Payless Shoe Store. 
 
Stillpoint distributes approximately 1,800 coupons to needy children ages 5-17 during our July-August Back-to-School Program. We distribute about 850 shoe coupons to 1-12 year olds during our Easter Shoe Program.
 
Newly incorporated into this program, Stillpoint distributes backpacks to each child and gift cards for school supplies.
 
Besides providing children with a new pair of shoes, we also provide them a sense of dignity and self respect. 
Budget $25,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Hispanic, Latino Heritage Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success Stillpoint's short term success is measured by being able to have enough coupons on hand to meet every single request. Their is nothing more disheartening to run out of cards and have children still in line.
Long Term Success Stillpoint hopes that the community will continue to support this program into perpetuity. We track every coupon we distribute, and hope to be able to expand the Shoe Program to include backpacks as part the the Back-to-School distribution.
Program Success Monitoring As stated above, we measure our success by being able to meet the need for children's shoes. We do keep a detailed database of those we help and can account for the coupons we distribute. 
Program Success Examples We have experienced countless cases where a mother will bring in her children (from one to six or more) with no shoes on their feet. This is especially true of the migrant families that we assist. It is hard for most of us to comprehend that n this day and age some people (especially children) are walking around in their bare feet.
Description
Stillpoint's Diaper Program is currently in its sixth year. This is the only program that is sustained by grants from local organizations. To our knowledge, Stillpoint is the only organization in the local area that provides diapers on demand (the right size at the right time). 
 
Diapers are purchased in bulk to obtain the lowest per diaper cost possible. We periodically canvas the local market to determine the best price. Diapers are repackaged, and distributed every Monday and Friday. A detailed database is maintained and recipients are first screened to determine they have children eligible and their ages.
Budget $15,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Child Care
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families
Short Term Success Stillpoint's short term goal is to have enough diapers on hand each day to meet the need and demand. Fortunately, we have been successful to-date.
Long Term Success Our long term goal would be to provide a package to each eligible child in the program. To-date, because of our limited resources, we provide one package a day to each mother. Those with multiple children in diapers must decide which child gets diapers that day.
Program Success Monitoring This program is continuously monitored and improved as needed. Since funding is from local grants. we reconcile to the penny all funds expended. This is so that we can provide our benefactors with a detailed accounting of their support, and show them we are good stewards of the resources that they have blessed us with.
Program Success Examples
Initial funding for the first year of this program was $1,400. The program has been so successful that we are currently funding $11,000 worth of diapers a year. In addition, one of our benefactors suggested we also provide wet wipes with the diapers. They even provided additional funding to do so. We are now distributing a package of wet wipes with every package of diapers distributed.
 
The true need of this program is observed in our clientele's children. This whole program began when one of our volunteers spotted children entering our facility with their mothers and their dirty diapers were dragging on the floor. This was not, and is still not an isolated case. Most of our clients cannot afford food or clothing, which is why they come to us. Diapers are an unaffordable luxury.
Description Stillpoint is after all, a House of Prayer. We were established to attend to the spiritual needs of our constituency. We currently offer Spanish Bible study and group prayer meetings. 
Budget $0
Category Religion, General/Other Religion, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Hispanic, Latino Heritage Adults Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Short Term Success Short-term success would be to identify and individual or group of individuals who would lead our spiritual program. We have been actively looking for someone to step up to this challenge. Local churches and religious organizations of various faiths have been approached.
Long Term Success Stillpoint 's goal is to have a spiritual program of a scope and participant numbers equal to our community outreach. This would be measured by the number of daily participants and the number of programs we offer. With the retirement of our spiritual leader, we are actively seeking a replacement.
Program Success Monitoring As stated above, program success would be monitored and achieved by an increase in the spiritual programs offered and an increase in the number of participants.
Program Success Examples This program is currently under development.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization The number of Programs Stillpoint is able to provide is limited by the number of volunteers we are able to recruit and the financial support to sustain each program. We would love to expand each of these programs, and in fact, have several other programs in place not listed above. However, since we are a 100% volunteer non-profit, it is often difficult to find the right people willing to dedicate the time and effort to staff our programs. We will continue to serve those in need to the best of our abilities and resources.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email jabelvo@gmail.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 65
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
Turning Points - we provide them with bread and donated medical supplies; they provide us with fruit and vegetables and rice and beans.
 
St. Joseph School - they hold the annual rice and bean drive on our behalf. In April 2015, they collected 1,000 pounds of rice and beans for Stillpoint. The School also holds a diaper drive which this year amounted to nearly $1,000 worth of diapers. In addition, they periodically bring students to Stillpoint to participate in our community outreach to give them firsthand experience in working with those in need.
 
Psi Beta Pi, Longboat Island Chapel, and the Early Learning Coalition - These organizations provide books and financing for our Children's Book Program. In addition, Longboat Island Chapel provides various financial support, donations of clothing and food, etc.
 
St. Frances Cabrini & the Knights of Columbus - These organizations provide weekly food and clothing for distribution, financial support, and assistance in various other ways.
 
Publix - Provides us with bread and sweets for distribution.
 
Sts. Peter and Paul Church - Provides gift cards for distribution during our Back-to-School Shoe and Backpack Drive and provides baskets of food for our annual Migrant Food Program.
 
Whitfield Presbyterian, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph's, St. Patrick's, St. Mary, Star of the Sea, St. Bernard's, Our Lady of the Angels, and other churches and others - Regular food and clothing for distribution.
 
Notre Dame Club - Regular food for distribution and blankets for our Christmas Program. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Stillpoint has a number of goals we hope to achieve over the next year. We hope to revise our by-laws to better reflect an organization moving to the next level of service and stewardship.
 
We hope to establish various working committees that will involve the talents and skills of all Board Members. We also hope to develop policies and procedures for all programs and our organization in general.
 
In addition and perhaps most importantly, we hope to develop a professional website to reach our to our donors and communicate to everyone the services we provide and to showcase our accomplishments throughout the year. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Jeffrey Alan Belvo
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Jan 2011 to Jan 2018
Board Chair Email jabelvo@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Jeff Belvo Retired
Susan Belvo Retired
Jim Keiner Retired
Roberta Tischer Community Volunteer
Gene Tischer Retired
Dave Wagner Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization One of Stillpoint's biggest challenges in relation to Governance issues is our ongoing effort to identify and recruit Board Members who will take an active part in the organization. We are constantly seeking individuals who are representative of, or working with the constituencies we serve. In addition, we expect our Board Members to take an active role in the programs and services we run at Stillpoint. Our goal over the upcoming year is to place each Board Member in a committee chairmanship, as well as assisting on a second Stillpoint committee. We believe we will identify dynamic individuals who will contribute to the continued success of Stillpoint House of Prayer.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $155,000.00
Projected Expenses $150,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$157,670$134,619$111,957
Administration Expense$12,885$9,926$18,530
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.221.261.35
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%93%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$270,984$286,735$249,167
Current Assets$178,205$142,820$104,769
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$1$40
Total Net Assets$270,984$286,734$249,127
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $207,271Contributions, gifts, grants $175,784Contributions, gifts, grants $162,573
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $14Beneficiary Form 1099-R $6,355Investment Income $13
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Investment Income $130 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--142820.002619.23
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Stillpoint House of Prayer's biggest challenge is also its biggest opportunity. Since January 2014, we have experienced a 70% plus growth in the number of clients we assist each day of operation. We are continuously challenged to provide the resources of food, clothing, diapers, books and financial assistance that this increased demand requires. Through the diligent efforts of our volunteers, we have sought out and acquired new funding sources and in some cases, were able to coax additional funds and support from long term donors. In addition, we are currently restructuring our organization to more efficiently and effectively meet the demand on our resources. With the development of a new website in 2017, we hope to expand our reach and attract additional donors to help keep pace with our rapid growth.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ and 990. Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Stillpoint House of Prayer Inc.
Address 1608 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34206
Phone 941 748-6835

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