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Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

National Sports Center for the Disabled

Enabling the human spirit through sport

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Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

four stars

92.07

1801 Mile High Stadium Circle #1500
Denver, CO 80204
tel: (303) 293-5711   Web Site
EIN: 84-0738419

Board Leadership
Mark Kay
Chair

CEO
Kimberle Easton
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.07 four stars
  Financial 88.79 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is to enable the human spirit through therapeutic sport and recreation. To achieve this mission, the NSCD works to improve the lives of people with disabilities in two ways. First, the NSCD provides access to recreational and competitive adaptive sports in Colorado for people with all diagnoses, of all ability levels, and of all income levels. Second, the NSCD helps participants to achieve individual therapeutic goals that have a long-term impact on their health, skills, and independence.

Founded in 1970, the NSCD offers therapeutic and adaptive sports programs in Grand County and the Denver metro area, Colorado. The NSCD's current programs include alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, rafting, rock climbing, therapeutic horseback riding, air gun shooting, archery, cycling, adaptive work outs, camping, and the "NSCD Moves!" obstacle course.

The mission of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is to enable the human spirit through therapeutic sport and recreation. To achieve this mission, the NSCD works to improve the lives of people with disabilities in two ways. First, the NSCD provides access to recreational and competitive adaptive sports in Colorado for people with all diagnoses, of all ability levels, and of all income levels. Second, the NSCD helps participants to achieve individual therapeutic goals that have a long-term impact on their health, skills, and independence.

Founded in 1970, the NSCD offers therapeutic and adaptive sports programs in Grand County and the Denver metro area, Colorado. The NSCD's current programs include alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, rafting, rock climbing, therapeutic horseback riding, air gun shooting, archery, cycling, adaptive work outs, camping, and the "NSCD Moves!" obstacle course.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of participants engaged in programs
3,751
Number of customers reporting satisfaction with program
99
Number of lessons taught
19,085
Percent of participants who achieve their therapeutic goals
94
Percent of participants who improve their confidence and self-esteem
86
Percent of participants who improve their quality of life
87
Percent of participants who report an increased likelihood of participating in sports in the future
95
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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Sports Center for the Disabled on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Sports Center for the Disabled on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Sports Center for the Disabled (CO) 92.07 four stars
Coaching Corps (CA) 92.92 four stars
Positive Coaching Alliance (CA) 89.66 three stars
Outdoors for All Foundation (WA) 85.25 three stars
Challenged Athletes Foundation (CA) 87.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $939,533
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $532,371
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $114,660
Total Contributions $1,586,564
   Program Service Revenue $625,646
Total Primary Revenue $2,212,210
   Other Revenue $314,973
TOTAL REVENUE $2,527,183
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,377,306
   Administrative Expenses $261,117
   Fundraising Expenses $157,790
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,796,213
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-269,030
   
Net Assets $1,160,350

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
Providing Sports and Activities $2,377,306 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-10 10/01/2018 92.07 four stars
2016-10 12/01/2017 88.89 three stars
2015-10 11/01/2016 88.66 three stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 87.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 10/01/2015 85.02 three stars
2013-10 04/01/2015 82.23 three stars
2012-10 02/01/2014 82.03 three stars
2011-10 02/01/2013 78.31 two stars
2010-10 08/01/2012 81.20 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 84-0738419
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER FOR THE DISABLED INC
NTEE Code N60
NTEE Classification Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C.
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(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 September, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
  • October, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,120 5.58% Rebecca Zimmerman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Sports Center for the Disabled (CO) 92.07 four stars
Good Sports (MA) 96.55 four stars
United States Golf Association (NJ) 89.92 three stars
USTA Foundation (NY) 97.23 four stars
Little League Baseball (PA) 86.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Sports Center for the Disabled
1801 Mile High Stadium Circle
#1500
Denver, CO 80204
tel: (303) 293-5711
fax: (303) 293-5448
EIN: 84-0738419

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Board Leadership

Mark Kay
Chair

CEO

Kimberle Easton
President & CEO

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