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Special Olympics Louisiana

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two stars

75.60

46 Louis Prima Drive Suite A
Covington, LA 70433
tel: (800) 345-6644   Web Site
EIN: 72-0706608

Board Leadership
Peyton Lambert
Chair

CEO
John Guzzardo
President, Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.60 two stars
  Financial 66.44 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Special Olympics Louisiana began in 1968 when 11 athletes from Belle Chasse State School competed in the first International Special Olympics Games in Chicago. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Currently, more than 12,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana participate in more than 120 local competitions in the 9 areas and state-level competitions.

Special Olympics Louisiana began in 1968 when 11 athletes from Belle Chasse State School competed in the first International Special Olympics Games in Chicago. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Currently, more than 12,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana participate in more than 120 local competitions in the 9 areas and state-level competitions.

Financial

one star

66.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
63.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.43
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth -3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
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To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Louisiana (LA) 75.60 two stars
Special Olympics Hawaii (HI) 90.04 four stars
Special Olympics South Dakota (SD) 97.15 four stars
Special Olympics Northern California (CA) 85.56 three stars
Special Olympics Minnesota (MN) 89.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,094,006
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $200,000
Total Contributions $1,294,006
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,294,006
   Other Revenue $650,394
TOTAL REVENUE $1,944,400
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,120,517
   Administrative Expenses $154,908
   Fundraising Expenses $309,473
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,584,898
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $359,502
   
Net Assets $1,308,876

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
Sports, Competition, and Training $1,207,184 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 75.60 two stars
2019-12 03/01/2021 74.00 two stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 75.54 two stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 73.94 two stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 76.42 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 78.68 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 81.91 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.97 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 73.46 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 75.60 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 67.51 one star
2011-12 11/06/2012 77.63 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 79.42 two 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 72-0706608
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL OLYMPICS LOUISIANA INC
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 (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(349) Other youth organization or 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 December, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,000 7.88% John Guzzardo President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Louisiana (LA) 75.60 two stars
Arkansas Special Olympics (AR) 92.06 four stars
Special Olympics New Mexico (NM) 85.41 three stars
Special Olympics Southern California (CA) 92.61 four stars
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (PA) 92.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics Louisiana
46 Louis Prima Drive
Suite A
Covington, LA 70433
tel: (800) 345-6644
fax: (866) 836-2187
EIN: 72-0706608

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Board Leadership

Peyton Lambert
Chair

CEO

John Guzzardo
President, Chief Executive Officer

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