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Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults

Turning disabilities into possibilities

four stars

91.16

3320 North Clinton Street Fort Wayne, IN 46805
tel: (866) 483-1278   Web Site
EIN: 35-0913541

Board Leadership
Tom Trent
Chairman

CEO
Mike Mushett
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 88.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Turnstone's mission began in 1943 as the Allen County Society for Crippled Children, a small volunteer-based educational program to serve children with disabilities who were largely ignored and dismissed by society. Almost in step with, if not ahead of, the progression of the Disabilities Rights movement in the United States, Turnstone has evolved its programming and service offerings, becoming an international leader in the important work of providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, with the mission of empowering them to achieve their goals and their highest potential. Turnstone's legacy is built on innovation, determination, enthusiasm, and justice, with momentum continuing to build toward our vision of nurturing a world in which all people are valued based on their abilities.

Turnstone's mission began in 1943 as the Allen County Society for Crippled Children, a small volunteer-based educational program to serve children with disabilities who were largely ignored and dismissed by society. Almost in step with, if not ahead of, the progression of the Disabilities Rights movement in the United States, Turnstone has evolved its programming and service offerings, becoming an international leader in the important work of providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, with the mission of empowering them to achieve their goals and their highest potential. Turnstone's legacy is built on innovation, determination, enthusiasm, and justice, with momentum continuing to build toward our vision of nurturing a world in which all people are valued based on their abilities.

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Financial

three stars

88.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.63
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
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To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults (IN) 91.16 four stars
All About Developmental Disabilities (GA) 86.76 three stars
Variety - the Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley (PA) 85.66 three stars
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (CA) 89.80 three stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 94.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,645,708
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $101,486
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $77,178
Total Contributions $2,824,372
   Program Service Revenue $1,732,729
Total Primary Revenue $4,557,101
   Other Revenue $662,558
TOTAL REVENUE $5,219,659
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,804,349
   Administrative Expenses $690,943
   Fundraising Expenses $409,764
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,905,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-685,397
   
Net Assets $18,479,063

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
Daycare and Therapy $3,967,417 82.6%
Transportation $452,224 9.4%
Case Management and Counseling $309,589 6.4%

Ratings History
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.16 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.63 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.72 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 89.76 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 95.54 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 86.87 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.19 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 88.91 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.15 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 81.75 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 35-0913541
Name in IRS Master File TURNSTONE CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES INC
NTEE Code E50
NTEE Classification Rehabilitative Medical Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 April, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,886 1.84% Michael Mushett Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults (IN) 91.16 four stars
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Equest (TX) 85.62 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults
3320 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
tel: (866) 483-1278
fax: (260) 484-5059
EIN: 35-0913541

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Board Leadership

Tom Trent
Chairman

CEO

Mike Mushett
Chief Executive Officer

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