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Challenged Athletes Foundation

Raising money to help people with physical disabilities pursue an active lifestyle

four stars

90.31

9591 Waples Street San Diego, CA 92121
tel: (858) 866-0959   Web Site
EIN: 33-0739596

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Essakow
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Virginia Tinley
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.31 four stars
  Financial 86.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

86.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Challenged Athletes Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Challenged Athletes Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Challenged Athletes Foundation (CA) 90.31 four stars
Tiger Athletic Foundation (LA) 85.14 three stars
International Mountain Bicycling Association (CO) 85.64 three stars
National Ability Center (UT) 94.81 four stars
United States Soccer Foundation (DC) 95.59 four stars

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Established in 1997, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a unique organization that recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing grants for training, competition and equipment needs. CAF programs include Access for Athletes, providing funding and support for physically challenged athletes; Catch a Rising Star, a fitness and mentoring program; Operation Rebound, providing post-rehabilitation support and mentorship to American soldiers and veterans; Emmanuel Fund, supporting Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's efforts to change conditions for the physically challenged in Ghana; and Reach High, conducting outreach to inspire and educate people with physical challenges and our communities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,971,164
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,337,442
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $226,562
Total Contributions $9,535,168
   Program Service Revenue $262,910
Total Primary Revenue $9,798,078
   Other Revenue $-1,047,207
TOTAL REVENUE $8,750,871
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,488,034
   Administrative Expenses $143,866
   Fundraising Expenses $1,571,713
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,203,613
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $547,258
   
Net Assets $4,513,027

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
Access for Athletes $3,265,613 50.3%
San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) $1,370,520 21.1%
Operation Rebound $666,793 10.3%

Ratings History
Challenged Athletes Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 06/01/2017 90.31 four stars
2015-03 02/01/2017 90.36 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 87.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 90.11 four stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 89.64 three stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 87.36 three stars
2013-03 12/20/2013 94.26 four stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 92.94 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 84.99 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 85.65 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 92.87 four stars
2009-03 08/01/2010 95.65 four stars
2008-03 10/01/2009 92.59 four stars
2007-03 05/01/2008 89.69 three stars
2006-03 05/01/2007 79.75 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 33-0739596
Name in IRS Master File CHALLENGED ATHLETES INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 February, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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
$122,839 1.49% Virginia Tinley Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$60,000 0.73% Bill Geppert Interim CEO

Established in 1997, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a unique organization that recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing grants for training, competition and equipment needs. CAF programs include Access for Athletes, providing funding and support for physically challenged athletes; Catch a Rising Star, a fitness and mentoring program; Operation Rebound, providing post-rehabilitation support and mentorship to American soldiers and veterans; Emmanuel Fund, supporting Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's efforts to change conditions for the physically challenged in Ghana; and Reach High, conducting outreach to inspire and educate people with physical challenges and our communities.

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Charity Contact Info

Challenged Athletes Foundation
9591 Waples Street
San Diego, CA 92121
tel: (858) 866-0959
fax: (858) 866-0958
EIN: 33-0739596

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Essakow
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Virginia Tinley
Chief Executive Officer

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