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Higher Ground Sun Valley

Enhancing quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities.

four stars

96.66

160 Seventh Street W Ketchum, ID 83340
tel: (208) 726-9298   Web Site
EIN: 82-0512146

Board Leadership
James R. Laski
Chair

CEO
Kate Weihe
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Higher Ground Sun Valley (formerly Sun Valley Adaptive Sports) enhances quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities.
As a positive and visible fixture in the community, our programs give children, teens, adults, and veterans the opportunity to experience competition and the outdoors without limitations.
Designed and executed by our staff of certified therapists and dedicated professionals, each program helps our participants build physical and social skills they can take with them for a lifetime.
What sets HG apart from other adaptive sports organizations across the country is our focus on innovative and sustainable therapeutic impact. While we want our participants to have a great time, we ensure the positive changes they experience translate to every aspect of their lives.

Higher Ground Sun Valley (formerly Sun Valley Adaptive Sports) enhances quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities.
As a positive and visible fixture in the community, our programs give children, teens, adults, and veterans the opportunity to experience competition and the outdoors without limitations.
Designed and executed by our staff of certified therapists and dedicated professionals, each program helps our participants build physical and social skills they can take with them for a lifetime.
What sets HG apart from other adaptive sports organizations across the country is our focus on innovative and sustainable therapeutic impact. While we want our participants to have a great time, we ensure the positive changes they experience translate to every aspect of their lives.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 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)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 23.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Higher Ground Sun Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Higher Ground Sun Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Higher Ground Sun Valley (ID) 96.66 four stars
Good Sports (MA) 90.39 four stars
Tigers Unlimited Foundation (AL) 88.81 three stars
United States Soccer Foundation (DC) 93.01 four stars
Coaching Corps (CA) 92.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,477,745
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,062,140
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,539,885
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,539,885
   Other Revenue $-165,576
TOTAL REVENUE $3,374,309
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,637,957
   Administrative Expenses $138,468
   Fundraising Expenses $232,859
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,009,284
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $365,025
   
Net Assets $2,340,886

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
Higher Ground Military Program $1,106,501 41.9%
Winter Recreation Program $242,517 9.2%
Summer Recreation Program $171,871 6.5%

Ratings History
Higher Ground Sun Valley has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-04 10/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-04 08/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2015-04 07/01/2016 94.74 four stars
2014-04 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 06/01/2015 97.25 four stars
2013-04 08/01/2014 96.46 four stars
2012-04 10/01/2013 97.03 four stars
2011-04 12/01/2012 90.62 four stars
2011-04 05/01/2012 80.20 three stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 81.58 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 07/01/2011 98.45 four 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 82-0512146
Name in IRS Master File HIGHER GROUND SUN VALLEY INC
NTEE Code N30
NTEE Classification Physical Fitness and Community Recreational Facilities
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(317) Other sports or athletic activities
(318) Other recreational activities
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 October, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
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  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
  • April, 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
$76,500 2.54% Katherine H. Weihe Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Higher Ground Sun Valley (ID) 96.66 four stars
US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (NY) 87.07 three stars
National Ability Center (UT) 95.41 four stars
Good Sports (MA) 90.39 four stars
United States Equestrian Team Foundation (NJ) 89.95 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Higher Ground Sun Valley
160 Seventh Street W
Ketchum, ID 83340
tel: (208) 726-9298
fax: (208) 726-0957
EIN: 82-0512146

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6791
Ketchum, ID 83340

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Board Leadership

James R. Laski
Chair

CEO

Kate Weihe
Executive Director

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