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John Tracy Center

The leading diagnostic and education center for young children with hearing loss

two stars

78.14

2160 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90018
tel: (213) 748-5481   Web Site
EIN: 95-1642393

Board Leadership
Eric P. Crabtree
Chair

CEO
Cathleen Mathes
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.14 two stars
  Financial 71.11 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

John Tracy Center was founded in 1943 by Louise and Spencer Tracy, whose son, John, was born deaf. Our mission is to provide parent-centered services to young children with hearing loss locally and globally. JTC is the world's largest private provider of services to newborns and young children with-or at risk for-hearing loss. JTC is the only institution in Southern California to provide audiological, developmental and educational services for children with hearing loss from birth through age 5 and their parents. JTC also offers services to parents in all 50 states and more than 60 countries through distance education. JTC provides exclusively spoken-language programs so that hearing-impaired children become prepared for mainstream classrooms. JTC offers an accredited master's and credential program to help meet the national demand for auditory/oral teachers of the deaf. JTC serves 25,000 families per year.

John Tracy Center was founded in 1943 by Louise and Spencer Tracy, whose son, John, was born deaf. Our mission is to provide parent-centered services to young children with hearing loss locally and globally. JTC is the world's largest private provider of services to newborns and young children with-or at risk for-hearing loss. JTC is the only institution in Southern California to provide audiological, developmental and educational services for children with hearing loss from birth through age 5 and their parents. JTC also offers services to parents in all 50 states and more than 60 countries through distance education. JTC provides exclusively spoken-language programs so that hearing-impaired children become prepared for mainstream classrooms. JTC offers an accredited master's and credential program to help meet the national demand for auditory/oral teachers of the deaf. JTC serves 25,000 families per year.

Financial

two stars

71.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.37
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.83
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by John Tracy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by John Tracy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
John Tracy Center (CA) 78.14 two stars
Wayfinder Family Services (CA) 96.43 four stars
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 89.48 three stars
VisionCorps (PA) 93.34 four stars
Blind Children's Center (CA) 89.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $485,612
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $89,745
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $575,357
   Program Service Revenue $844,821
Total Primary Revenue $1,420,178
   Other Revenue $995,057
TOTAL REVENUE $2,415,235
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,388,512
   Administrative Expenses $681,065
   Fundraising Expenses $515,342
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,584,919
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,169,684
   
Net Assets $28,887,611

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
Parent-Centered Services $1,864,875 78.1%
Graduate Program $469,162 19.6%
Public Information and Education $54,475 2.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 05/01/2021 78.14 two stars
2018-08 11/01/2019 83.42 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 81.85 three stars
2016-08 12/22/2017 82.08 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 82.36 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 86.08 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 81.60 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 76.78 two stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 76.83 two stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 79.18 two stars
2010-08 06/01/2012 82.36 three stars
2010-08 11/01/2011 76.68 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 81.79 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 88.43 three stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 86.75 three stars
2007-08 11/01/2008 87.44 three stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 84.56 three stars
2005-08 05/01/2006 81.48 three stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 90.74 four 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 95-1642393
Name in IRS Master File JOHN TRACY CLINIC
NTEE Code P87
NTEE Classification Deaf/Hearing Impaired Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (154) Health clinic
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Hospital or medical research organization 170(b)(1)(A)(iii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name JOHN TRACY CLINIC
Ruling Date April, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,360 4.25% J. Gaston Kent President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
John Tracy Center (CA) 78.14 two stars
Anchor Center for Blind Children (CO) 88.04 three stars
The Chicago Lighthouse (IL) 92.06 four stars
INSIGHT (RI) 94.44 four stars
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 92.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

John Tracy Center
2160 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018
tel: (213) 748-5481
fax: (213) 749-1651
TTY: (213) 747-2924
EIN: 95-1642393

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Board Leadership

Eric P. Crabtree
Chair

CEO

Cathleen Mathes
President, CEO

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