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Special Olympics Florida

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four stars

90.71

1915 Don Wickham Drive Clermont, FL 34711
tel: (352) 243-9536   Web Site
EIN: 23-7181560

Board Leadership
Ron Fulop
Chair

CEO
Sherry Wheelock
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 21.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Florida (FL) 90.71 four stars
Special Olympics Indiana (IN) 90.20 four stars
Special Olympics Maryland (MD) 85.78 three stars
Special Olympics Arizona (AZ) 97.23 four stars
Special Olympics South Carolina (SC) 88.05 three stars

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Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest volunteer-driven athletic organizations in the state. The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,664,299
   Federated Campaigns $63,116
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $230,201
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,314,507
Total Contributions $8,272,123
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,272,123
   Other Revenue $2,837,171
TOTAL REVENUE $11,109,294
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $9,806,711
   Administrative Expenses $327,138
   Fundraising Expenses $1,139,731
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,273,580
   
Payments to Affiliates $184,178
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-164,286
   
Net Assets $4,718,830

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Games $4,185,061 42.5%
Healthy Programs $1,611,397 16.4%
Training $1,489,388 15.1%

Ratings History
Special Olympics Florida has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.71 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.06 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 91.08 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.61 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 93.03 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 87.30 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.71 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.06 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 67.81 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 79.74 two stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 89.84 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 89.99 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 87.61 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 75.89 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7181560
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA INC
NTEE Code N72
NTEE Classification Special Olympics
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (998) Unspecified
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 1.33% Sherry Wheelock President, CEO

Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest volunteer-driven athletic organizations in the state. The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Florida (FL) 90.71 four stars
Special Olympics Texas (TX) 90.79 four stars
Special Olympics Southern California (CA) 93.94 four stars
Special Olympics Washington (WA) 86.53 three stars
Special Olympics South Carolina (SC) 88.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics Florida
1915 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
tel: (352) 243-9536
fax: (352) 243-9568
EIN: 23-7181560

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Board Leadership

Ron Fulop
Chair

CEO

Sherry Wheelock
President, CEO

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