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Human Services : Social Services

Assistance League of Austin

Providing direct services to children and adults in Greater Austin

91.61

4901 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78756
tel: (512) 458-3716   Web Site
EIN: 23-7307276

Board Leadership
Peggy Besand
President

CEO
Peggy Besand
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.61
  Financial 88.83
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Assistance League of Austin (ALA) is an organization of dedicated volunteers providing direct services that address specific, basic needs of children and adults in schools, hospitals and senior facilities in Greater Austin, significantly improving the quality of their lives. Founded in 1973, more than 59,000 service hours were volunteered by members during the fiscal year June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012. Our programs include: Assault Survivor Kits; Operation School Bell, providing school essentials to kids; Assistance League scholarships for Austin Community College; Toy Cart, gives toys and books to children at Dell Children's Medical Center; Operation Wish List, provides teachers with instructional materials, Fresh Start, provides foster youth with household items as they age out of the foster care system. Waste Not, which re-distributes unusable items from other non-profits; and Outreach programs providing one-time services

Assistance League of Austin (ALA) is an organization of dedicated volunteers providing direct services that address specific, basic needs of children and adults in schools, hospitals and senior facilities in Greater Austin, significantly improving the quality of their lives. Founded in 1973, more than 59,000 service hours were volunteered by members during the fiscal year June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012. Our programs include: Assault Survivor Kits; Operation School Bell, providing school essentials to kids; Assistance League scholarships for Austin Community College; Toy Cart, gives toys and books to children at Dell Children's Medical Center; Operation Wish List, provides teachers with instructional materials, Fresh Start, provides foster youth with household items as they age out of the foster care system. Waste Not, which re-distributes unusable items from other non-profits; and Outreach programs providing one-time services

Financial

88.83

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.21
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Assistance League of Austin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Assistance League of Austin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We don't share the feedback we collect
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We found out from teachers served in our Operation Wish List program that they wanted materials they could use during the current year, rather than the next fall We changed the starting date of that program to earlier int he year
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Assistance League of Austin (TX) 91.61
Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (NC) 90.71
Rockwall County Helping Hands (TX) 85.88
May Dugan Center (OH) 92.24
Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc. (NC) 93.32

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,306,503
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,306,503
   Program Service Revenue $41,102
Total Primary Revenue $1,347,605
   Other Revenue $42,615
TOTAL REVENUE $1,390,220
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,050,032
   Administrative Expenses $39,786
   Fundraising Expenses $167,822
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,257,640
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $132,580
   
Net Assets $4,069,491

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
Operation School Bell $651,153 62.0%
Assistance League Scholarships $115,947 11.0%
Toy Cart at Dell Children's Medical Center $109,102 10.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 12/01/2020 91.61
2018-05 06/01/2019 92.49
2017-05 06/01/2018 96.46
2016-05 12/01/2017 93.86
2015-05 11/01/2016 94.47
2014-05 06/01/2016 90.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 86.69
2013-05 04/01/2014 85.11
2012-05 02/01/2014 88.17
2012-05 08/01/2013 87.84
2011-05 04/01/2012 88.16
2010-05 09/20/2011 87.57
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 10/01/2010 83.80
2008-05 08/01/2009 84.55
2007-05 11/01/2008 82.40
2006-05 06/01/2007 87.12
2005-05 03/01/2007 79.18

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

EIN 23-7307276
Name in IRS Master File ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF AUSTIN TEXAS INC
NTEE Code S80
NTEE Classification Community Service Clubs
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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)
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 January, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Judy Kennedy President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Assistance League of Austin (TX) 91.61
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati (OH) 91.93
My Brother's Keeper (MA) 94.36
Interfaith Community Services of Pima County (AZ) 98.23
Zaman International (MI) 93.98

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Charity Contact Info

Assistance League of Austin
4901 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
tel: (512) 458-3716
fax: (512) 458-4600
EIN: 23-7307276

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Board Leadership

Peggy Besand
President

CEO

Peggy Besand
President

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