ITNCentralOklahoma
313 NE 50th Street
Suite 2
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73105-1829
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement
ITN Central Oklahoma's mission is to provide safe, personalized, affordable, arm-in-arm, door-to-door transportation for seniors and the visually impaired in Oklahoma County in private vehicles driven by caring volunteers to their destination of choice.
 
ITN volunteer driver and rider having a great time!
Contact Information
Contact Name Tracy Senat
Contact email tracy.senat@itncentraloklahoma.org
Address 313 NE 50th Street
Suite 2
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105 1829
Phone (405) 602-1558
Fax 405-702-0501
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.itncentraloklahoma.org
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
DONATE:Help seniors stay independent and healthy by taking them to visit friends, a hair dresser appointment, the pharmacy or a doctor's appointment. Every dollar donated to Independent Transportation Network supports our mission. Cash, check and credit card donations are accepted by mail, phone and online. Financial donations should be mailed to:
ITN Central Oklahoma
313 N.E. 50th St., Suite 2
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

You can use any major credit card to make a gift through our secure online giving service:
http://www.itncentraloklahoma.org/ways-give
Your gift donation may be fully tax deductible, check with your accountant. The ITN Central Oklahoma tax ID number is: 46-2250170. Please make check payable to: ITN Central Oklahoma.

VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED:
You can ALSO HELP us HELP SENIORS by becoming a volunteer driver. All applicants must complete an online application, and a driver safety and background check.

http://www.itncentraloklahoma.org/ride-with-us/volunteer-drive

DONATE YOUR CAR:
A safe car in good working order is always appreciated. Call Tracy at 405-602-1558 for more information.

 
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $117,440.00
Projected Expenses $111,812.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Friends of ITNCentral Oklahoma, Inc.2013
Year Founded 2013
IRS Ruling Year 2013
State Registration Expiration Sept 2017
Statements
Mission
ITN Central Oklahoma's mission is to provide safe, personalized, affordable, arm-in-arm, door-to-door transportation for seniors and the visually impaired in Oklahoma County in private vehicles driven by caring volunteers to their destination of choice.
 
Background
ITN Central Oklahoma is an affiliate of ITN America, which is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing appropriate transportation options to senior citizens and the visually impaired.The ITN America founder, Katherine Freund, came to speak in Oklahoma City in 2012 about how ITN works and why senior transportation has become an important societal issue. Dr. Mellow, a physician in Oklahoma City, attended this presentation and decided to take information back to the Senior Physicians Group at the Oklahoma County Medical Society (OCMS). This group went on to develop a community advisory board to look into the feasibility of an ITN program in Oklahoma County. It quickly became clear that lack of transportation options is one of the biggest issues in senior care because so many seniors cannot, or should not, drive. The OCMS board of directors, many of whom had patients who could not get to doctor's appointments because they did not have a ride, then approved making ITN Central Oklahoma its newest community project and was its first major donor.
 
Subsequent generous community support allowed ITN Central Oklahoma to open for rides in September 2015.
 
 
 
Impact
* ITN Central Oklahoma launched in September 2015 with 3 riders and 3 drivers. Since then we have rapidly grown to  21 active drivers and 57 riders. In 2016, we gave 1,424 rides and are continuing to grow in membership and ride numbers. In March 2017 alone, we gave 218 rides!
* We have developed a close partnership with NewView Oklahoma, which is generously providing dispatcher services to us.
* We have provided 34 free rides to our riders for eyecare appointments, with funding provided through a national grant from Regeneron.
* We were nominated this year for an Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Award through the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.
* Our board president, Dr. Mark Mellow, received the Helping Oklahoma award this year from Leadership Oklahoma. This award recognizes exceptional volunteers in the state.
 
Needs
In order to serve additional seniors in Oklahoma County, we must grow and retain our volunteer driver base. To help us do this, we need:
* volunteer drivers with clean driving records and background reports.
* a temporary volunteer driver recruiter to develop and implement a driver recruitment campaign within organizations. This would include all supporting materials, incentives, recognition for drivers and their organizations, and gift certificates for gas, car washes, oil changes, etc.
* development of awareness events for drivers, riders and organizations to come together as a community.
* funding for background and driving reports to ensure our riders are safe.
* administrative expenses for dispatching hardware and software.
 
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
As you know, the lack of transportation is a critical issue for seniors who should no longer drive and for their families. Who can get off work to take Dad to his doctor appointment? Who can Mom call for a ride without feeling like a burden? ITN Central Oklahoma is the answer for many of our seniors, the visually impaired, and their families.
Why is this issue important?
* Many seniors continue to drive much longer than they should, making our streets unsafe, because they have no other appropriate options.
* Having access to affordable and personalized service prevents social isolation and depression and is a critical factor in maintaining physical and mental health.
* Having an appropriate transportation option makes it much easier for families to 'take away the keys' when the time comes.
* The need for this service is especially critical in Oklahoma County because of its large geographic area, lack of appropriate options, and its rapidly growing number of seniors.
Board Chair Statement
ITN Central Oklahoma’s ride service is different from other transportation services. Riders can go anywhere they want to go and when they want to go, with screened and trained drivers who drive their own personal vehicles, for less than the cost of a taxi. Riders sit in the front seat with the driver for social interaction, much like someone helping out a friend. Members pay a small membership fee to establish an account and deposit ride funds so no money changes hands in the vehicle. Ride fares are generally paid for by members, their family members, and related organizations; community donations cover the rest of the actual cost so public funding will not be needed for long-term viability. As a unique benefit, volunteer drivers may choose to ‘bank” their mileage and use it later for their own purposes or may donate their miles to another rider. ITNCO was established in Oklahoma in 2013 as a legal entity and became an affiliate of the national nonprofit ITN America, which provides safe, affordable transportation to seniors and the visually impaired, in private vehicles driven mainly by volunteers. ITN America and affiliates operate in 20 cities nationwide. ITN America provides affiliates with ride dispatching software, business plans and document templates, and training for planning and executing to increase community awareness. Thanks to the Oklahoma County Medical Society, which provides free office space, and to several health organizations that provided donations required for affiliation and startup costs, as well as to six board members who all supported the organization financially and with their service, the organization was established and achieved 501(c)3 status in November 2013. The organization became a member of the Oklahoma Center for NonProfits with a commitment to operational excellence. In the first quarter of 2017, more than 20 volunteers contributed their time to complete 540 rides.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma County
ITNCO serves Oklahoma County municipalities including Bethany, Warr Acres, Edmond, Midwest City, Del City, Oklahoma City, Nichols Hills, and The Village. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/
Programs
Description ITN Central Oklahoma provides an appropriate transportation option to senior citizens 60+ and the visually impaired in Oklahoma County. Our riders have access to safe, dependable, and affordable transportation that will take them anywhere they want to go within Oklahoma County, whenever they want. They lead active, independent lives without feeling like a burden on family or friends. Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles and most rides are one driver/one rider. The rider sits in the front seat with their driver, who can assist the rider as needed. This provides a comfortable and safe environment for both rider and driver.
Strategy
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. We will provide at least 180 rides each month and will have 30 active volunteer drivers.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Every senior citizen and visually impaired person in Oklahoma County will have access to transportation that will allow them to lead active and independent lives without feeling like a burden on their family and friends.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. The number of rides we are able to give each month, which is dependent on the number of volunteer drivers we have to give rides each day.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Our successes come one rider at a time!
* One of our riders needs help grocery shopping and visiting her brother, who resides in an assisted care living center. ITNCO allows her to do this on a weekly basis.
* Another rider, a veteran, is taken to the VA Medical Center for cancer treatments.
* One rider has been a longtime member of an OKC Rotary Club. When she stopped driving, she could no longer attend. With ITNCO, she now is able to go to her meeting each week to socialize, have lunch with friends, and keep up-to-date on what is going on in the community. She tells each driver how grateful she is to have ITNCO available to her.
 * Another rider went to the Civic Center for performances for many years. When her neighbor who drove her moved away, she was unable to attend until she found ITNCO. Now she is able to do something that is important to her and that she loves and supports.
Disaster Programs
Description Note: All of the information in our database is secured in servers by ITN America in Portland, Maine.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
    Everyone has an elderly mom or aunt or neighbor who has faced the tough decision of relinquishing their car keys, but as a result they now face the prospect of losing their independence as well. ITN Central Oklahoma helps alleviate the need for family and friends to take off work or have the constant responsibility of driving whenever and wherever an elderly loved one requests. We too often take for granted the ability to go shopping, visit with friends, attend physician appointments, and other activities that are important to leading a healthy and happy life. These should not disappear simply because of an inability to continue driving safely.
    The challenges we face are two-fold: first is the ongoing need for financial support for items such as insurance. We are required by ITN America to have five different kinds of insurance, including supplemental insurance to cover our volunteer drivers and general volunteer liability coverage, as well as general and auto liability and D&O insurance. We also must provide background and driving reports to be sure our riders are safe. We have successfully obained funding from such diverse sources as Integris Health, the Kerr Family Foundation, Chickasaw Nation, and St. Anthony Hospital, to name a few, and we will continue such fundraising efforts.
    The second most pressing need is recruitment of volunteer drivers. Our mission is to provide safe, personalized, affordable, arm-in-arm, door-to-door transportation for seniors and the visually impaired in Oklahoma County in private vehicles driven to their destination of choice by caring volunteers. Given the lack of sufficient public transportation available in Oklahoma County and the needs of many in our aging population, we have no difficulty finding member riders; the challenge is identifying sufficient drivers to provide our needed service.
In addition to efforts on our part to recruit drivers, we hope you will join us in bringing attention to our increasing need for volunteer drivers, either through personal discussion with family and friends, or at your workplace to employees who wish to give back to the community by providing rides. The time commitment required for our volunteers is very flexible; even two trips a month is appreciated.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Tracy Senat
Start Date June 2015
Email tracy.senat@itncentraloklahoma.org
Experience
Tracy has worked with non-profits for most of her career, primarily in communications, marketing and management. She has a master's degree in journalism administration and a bachelor's degree in journalism. Before joining ITN Central Oklahoma, she served as associate director of the Oklahoma County Medical Society.
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 21
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Collaborations
We have a close partnership with NewView Oklahoma, which generously provides ITNCO with full-time dispatching services.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
ITNAmerica2013
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial Auto
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Other Documents
Board Chair
Name Mark Mellow MD
Company Affiliation Retired physician
Term Jan 2013 to May 2019
Email mellowdad43@gmail.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Mar 15, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Marsha Funk Voting
Mark Mellow MDVoting
David Morgan Voting
Larry Ottaway Voting
Tomas Owens MDVoting
Marcy Price Voting
Steve Rasmussen Voting
LeRoy Southmayd MDVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 75 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
The board president and executive director are scheduled to attend the Standards of Excellence training at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits in April 2017. The board was focused initially on successfully launching ITN Central Oklahoma. It now plans to increase attention to governance issues.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $117,440
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $111,812
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$63,832$60,811$64,855
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$9,239$8,802$2,350
------
$10,919$10,402--
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$42,893$8,587--
Administration Expense$64,340$12,880$1,642
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.783.7340.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses40%40%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$103,420$126,251$67,702
Current Assets$103,420$126,251$67,702
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$413----
Total Net Assets$103,007$126,251$67,702
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities250.41----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $63,832Foundation & Corporations $60,811Foundation & Corporations $64,855
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $10,919Earned Revenue $10,402Individuals $2,350
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $9,239Individuals $8,802 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990EZs for the following years:  FY2016, FY2015 and CY2013. Fiscal year changed effective 7/1/2014, therefore partial year financials are from their financial statements only from 1/1/2014 thru 6/30/2014.  Refer to "Other Documents".
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address 313 NE 50th Street
Suite 2
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105 1829
Primary Phone 405 602-1558
Give with Credit Card http://www.itncentraloklahoma.org
CEO/Executive Director Tracy Senat
Board Chair Mark Mellow
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired physician