Financials & Governance

Over 50 Years of Building Trust

Relationships mean everything for our success. At Oasis, we believe the foundation of a strong relationship is trust. For over 50 years, Oasis has worked to build and maintain the trust of our stakeholders — our supporters, our staff, and the community we serve — not only by providing exceptional programs but also by being transparent and accountable to those who invest in our work.

Board Members

Jill Heyman (President), Mars Wrigley

Tashina Mason (Treasurer), Kroger

Lynn Blake, Schneider Electric

Sandra Crowe, Mars Wrigley

Frank Drummond, Behavioral Health Services

Martha Earls, Neon Coast

Sunny Eaton, Nashville District Attorney's Office

Melissa Eli, Ankura

Jason Jensen, Asurion

Marek Kwasniewski, UBS

Rex Martin, Dollar General

Jianne McDonald, K&L Gates

Brian McKinley, Ingram Content Group

Kristie Nettles, AllianceBernstein

John Ozier, Reservoir Media

Chris Patterson, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Jonathan Roberts, Forrester Research

Rick Theobald, LiveSchool

Jim Whatton, SuccessKPI

Allie Williams, GS&F

Britney Gannon, Ex-Officio, Junior League

Charity Navigator Four Star Rating

Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency of America's largest charities. Charity Navigator has awarded Oasis Center four out of a possible four stars. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Oasis Center adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Click here to review our four star rating.

2023 Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar by Candid

The official gold seal recognizes philanthropic organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to transparency, accountability, inclusivity, and that operate from a position of strong financial health. To earn Candid's "Gold Seal of Transparency," Oasis Center shared financial details and information about their leadership and board as well as their goals, strategies, and impact on youth. This high rating underscores Oasis Center's strict adherence to industry best practices and the promise made to each and every supporter that their philanthropic dollars are spent responsibly and efficiently. Click here to see our gold seal profile.

Donor Privacy Statement

Oasis Center is committed to protecting our donors’ privacy. We collect, use and disclose a donor’s personal information only for specific internal use. This includes: establishing and managing a relationship with a donor, providing information on Oasis Center news and events, soliciting funds that help us reach our financial goals, and processing gifts and returning appropriate receipts. To publicly recognize and thank them for their generosity, we occasionally publish the names of our donors. All wishes to remain anonymous will be honored. Individuals who donate or volunteer their time to Oasis and share with us their personal information may be added to future mailing lists, including an email list for our monthly newsletter. Oasis Center will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Oasis Center believes people thrive when they are empowered to be their authentic selves. We actively promote a vibrant, diverse and inclusive culture where differences are not only respected but celebrated.

Statement of Inclusiveness

Oasis Center strives to have an open and affirming culture, in which we not only ask staff not to discriminate but also to be advocates for all youth. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Oasis Center provides services and assistance to any individual who is otherwise qualified regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious preference, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Services are available for those of all abilities, including accommodations for hearing, speech, and vision. Individuals will not be subjected to segregation or separate treatment in any manner related to receipt of service; restricted in any way in the enjoyment of services, facilities, or any other advantage, privilege or benefit provided to others under the program; or addressed in a manner that denotes inferiority because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religious preference, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability.

Our Funding

Oasis is the recipient of funds from a wide range of generous community members, foundations, churches, corporate and civic groups, United Way, and government sources. Our major public funding comes, in part, from the US Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration; US Department of Health and Human Services-Family and Youth Services Bureau; US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Tennessee Department of Children's Services; Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs; and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville/Davidson County.

Investment Policy

Oasis Center maintains a board-approved Investment Policy that establishes investment objectives, policies, guidelines and eligible securities related to the investment funds owned by the agency. Restricted investments ("Prohibited Securities") include: stock, equity positions or bonds in alcohol, tobacco or firearm manufacturers, initial public offerings, restricted securities, private placements, derivatives, options, futures, margined transactions, and generally anything that is considered an “alternative” investment. Exceptions to Prohibited Securities may be made only when assets are invested in a mutual fund, and the manager of that fund, as part of a broader investment strategy, periodically or temporarily invests a portion of the fund in Prohibited Securities to mitigate risk and enhance return.