Mission:

THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE IS COMMITTED TO GETTING PEOPLE MOVING.

 www.acefitness.com
 |  4851 PARAMOUNT DR San Diego CA 92123-1449

American Council on Exercise is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 33-0123550.  Donations are tax-deductible. It is classified by the IRS as a Charitable Organization, with an NTEE code of N00D. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1986.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System evolves on a quarterly basis as we add new measures and indicators, which we call Beacons. Check back often to see how this organization’s score changes.

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Overall Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V2 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2019.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

12/13

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

48.36%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$26,400,164

Total Revenue

We do not evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V2. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.


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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

82.25%

Higher effect on score

More data  


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

12/13 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

48.36%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

SCOTT GOUDESEUNE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

$767,501


ALEX MIRNEZAM, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

$531,917


CEDRIC BRYANT, PRESIDENT & CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER

$446,417


SHANE KINKENNON, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

$394,553


CAROLANN DEKKER, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

$386,893


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


Activities:

Other instruction and training (BMF activity code: 149)


Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

Learn more about how we rate nonprofits.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



American Council on Exercise reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$16,323,643

Spent in most recent FY

69%

Percent of program expenses


CERTIFICATION, PUBLICATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION:THE CERTIFICATION OF WELL-QUALIFIED EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS AND HEALTH COACHES IS THE FOUNDATION OF ACE'S APPROACH TO GET PEOPLE MOVING. ACE DEVELOPS ... (More)


$2,533,544

Spent in most recent FY

10%

Percent of program expenses


RENEWALS AND MEMBERSHIP FEES:ACE OFFERS EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS AND HEALTH COACHES THE OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW THEIR CERTIFICATION. ACE ALSO PARTNERS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHO PROVIDE ACEAPPROVED EDUCA ... (More)


$4,631,498

Spent in most recent FY

19%

Percent of program expenses


OUTREACH:ACE PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH EDUCATIONAL, SCIENCE-BASED CONTENT; PARTNERS WITH VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS; AND PARTICIPATES IN ADVOCACY EFFORTS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO ACHIEV ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency by Candid


GuideStar Seal not earned

We display the GuideStar Seal of Transparency for organizations that have earned Gold or Platinum levels. We encourage nonprofit organizations to submit their data with Candid. Click here for more information.

Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.


Global­Giving


GlobalGiving Badge not earned

GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. For donors, GlobalGiving provides an additional layer of vetting and due diligence for each of its nonprofit partners every two years, which may include site visit verification. Learn more about GlobalGiving.

Note: GlobalGiving Badges do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results score.


...   Leadership & Adaptability


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization’s mission.


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...   Culture & Community


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Additional Information

Unscored

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.