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Allen Community Outreach

Transforming lives by providing essential human and social services in our communities

four stars

96.30

801 East Main Street Allen, TX 75002
tel: (972) 727-9131   Web Site
EIN: 75-1986190

Board Leadership
Chris Schulmeister
President

CEO
Glenda May
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.30 four stars
  Financial 94.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Allen Community Outreach on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Allen Community Outreach on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allen Community Outreach (TX) 96.30 four stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County (CA) 95.47 four stars
New Hope Ministries (PA) 96.66 four stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council (OR) 86.31 three stars
STARS (TN) 90.87 four stars

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Opened in 1985, Allen Community Outreach (ACO) has helped families living in Allen, Fairview and Lucas to rebuild their lives through the many services provided. Tools to rebuild the lives of a family in crisis are available though ACO programs and services. Many families may need only short-term assistance, like a 'bridge' built to help them through a crisis. Others' lives have been torn a part, or stripped of everything and they require more specialized assistance and counseling to regain stability within their family. Most of the necessary building blocks are available through financial assistance with household bills, groceries from the Allen Food Pantry, clothing and house wares from the ACO Resale Shop, new school supplies for children in need, and holiday programs providing groceries for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and gifts and toys for children, teens and seniors at Christmas, and more.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,962,593
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,000
Total Contributions $1,974,593
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,974,593
   Other Revenue $159,355
TOTAL REVENUE $2,133,948
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,843,529
   Administrative Expenses $119,682
   Fundraising Expenses $195,464
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,158,675
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-24,727
   
Net Assets $2,006,222

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Allen Community Outreach has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 12/01/2016 96.30 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 94.35 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 97.09 four stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 94.23 four stars
2012-03 12/01/2013 94.71 four stars
2012-03 12/01/2013 94.71 four stars
2011-03 11/06/2012 82.43 three 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 75-1986190
Name in IRS Master File ALLEN COMMUNITY OUTREACH
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (569) Referral service (social agencies)
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, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • 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
$72,012 3.33% Glenda May Executive Director

Opened in 1985, Allen Community Outreach (ACO) has helped families living in Allen, Fairview and Lucas to rebuild their lives through the many services provided. Tools to rebuild the lives of a family in crisis are available though ACO programs and services. Many families may need only short-term assistance, like a 'bridge' built to help them through a crisis. Others' lives have been torn a part, or stripped of everything and they require more specialized assistance and counseling to regain stability within their family. Most of the necessary building blocks are available through financial assistance with household bills, groceries from the Allen Food Pantry, clothing and house wares from the ACO Resale Shop, new school supplies for children in need, and holiday programs providing groceries for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and gifts and toys for children, teens and seniors at Christmas, and more.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allen Community Outreach (TX) 96.30 four stars
Eagles Charitable Foundation (PA) 85.59 three stars
Single Stop USA (NY) 91.45 four stars
Homeless Prenatal Program (CA) 94.44 four stars
Caritas of Austin (TX) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Allen Community Outreach
801 East Main Street
Allen, TX 75002
tel: (972) 727-9131
fax: (972) 727-1995
EIN: 75-1986190

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Board Leadership

Chris Schulmeister
President

CEO

Glenda May
Executive Director

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