New Horizons Serving Individuals With Special Needs is headquartered in NORTH HILLS, CA, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 95-1862084.  Donations are tax-deductible. It is classified by the IRS as a Educational Organization. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1957.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

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Overall Score


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This charity's score is a passing score.

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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


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This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance 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 2018.

Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score


Independent Board Composition

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

Lower Effect on Score


Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score


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


of 100 points (BETA)

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The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio


Higher effect on score

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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

25/25 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/Financial Audit


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


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


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


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Data Sources

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.

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.

Note: This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of e-file Form 990 data.

...   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.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs

New Horizons Serving Individuals With Special Needs reported its largest program on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


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Percent of program expenses


GuideStar Seal of Transparency


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

New Horizons believes that everyone, including people with special needs, should be able to lead healthy, happy, safe, meaningful and productive lives; exercise self-determination; fully participate in, be accepted by, and contribute to the communities in which they live. These days our focus is to get them working and volunteering in those communities, too. This is why our vision is to incorporate real-world, community-based services and training to help create full and fulfilling lives for and with our clients with different abilities. We continue to advance this vision by creating and implementing innovative employment options. We are adapting our training and placement plans to create and implement Bright Horizons Training Program, a variety of vocational training modules to help individuals become prepared for and trained in targeted, industry-specific skill sets. Each module will be designed to specifically mirror the skills needed to be successful in community employment, and will be conducted over 20 weeks to 24 months, depending on the program and skill level of the participants. Clients will explore career options that they are good at and enjoy. Selected because of client interest and employer needs identified in regional workforce surveys, Bright Horizons Training Program will include areas such as: hospitality industry; food service; janitorial; animal care; technology/media arts; clerical/office work; and light manufacturing, fulfillment and packaging.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

Once New Horizons clients begin to graduate form one of the Bright Horizons Training Program modules we look forward to moving them forward to one or more of the following options: 1. Direct placement into community-based employment. These individuals, with the help and support of the New Horizons' expert job coaching staff, will work at minimum wage or greater in positions with employers; 2. Volunteering with local for-profit and nonprofit companies to further enhance their skills; 3. Placement in one of the planned New Horizons owned and operated social enterprises that provide on-the-job paid training to enable clients to gain the hard and soft skills necessary to be successful in the community. The social enterprise model will incorporate a double bottom line strategy, to be both client focused and fiscally astute to create lasting and impactful change. These "earning while learning" strategies will allow us to use concrete, repetitive techniques to create employees ready to work in a variety of competitive employment slots in the community. 4. Move into another Bright Horizons training module. Some graduates may find that while they have the aptitude for a given profession, they may not feel that it's a good fit, or they may want to try several options before settling on the career that best meets their short and long term career aspirations. Those who do not successfully graduate, will have the following options: re-enroll in the same training module to further refine and enhance skills; move to another training module that better suites their aptitudes and interests; join the New Horizons Community Day program or Achievement Center; and/or choose another option in the community.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

New Horizons' robust programs and services are designed to support our strategic efforts in moving our clients out into the community. With as staff of dedicated professionals, numbering 400 strong, we provide an Employment Services program that is the largest of its kind in individual placement in the Greater Los Angeles area. We are using our 26 years of placing individuals in meaningful jobs as a foundation for establishing volunteer opportunities for our clients. Our Community Day Service Program (our newest program) is designed to get our clients into the community for volunteering. And we have successfully and safely making it possible for those we support to choose how they will participate in the communities surrounding New Horizons and where they live. In addition to this, New Horizons runs a Community Living Program and owns 13 houses that make up our Residential Services Program. Residential Services which supports a total of 72 clients celebrated its 28th year of operation in 2017. And with our Achievement Center Day Program, which focuses on general and safety training, arts and recreation, we are creating an environment in which our clients are continuing to be encouraged to be a part of the community.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

To date, New Horizons has placed 400 clients in meaningful jobs in a number of differing fields with in the community. This an indicator of our success. We have also been recognized by the State of California for our exceptional work in advancing community inclusion and employment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And in 2017 we successfully transitioned an additional 86 individuals from our Work Services (Workshop) Program to jobs with businesses in the community. Currently we are on track to moving completely away from the sheltered workshop model, by being in the process of placing 140 individuals in either work or volunteer positions in the community as well.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

New Horizons clients are finding their place in the community. We continue to look for more opportunities in the areas of employment, volunteerism, and community outreach.


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...   Leadership & Adaptability

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