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The Center for Enriched Living

A community of friends, a world of opportunities

four stars

90.29

280 Saunders Road Riverwoods, IL 60015
tel: (847) 948-7001   Web Site
EIN: 36-3339009

Board Leadership
Daniel Ripes
President

CEO
Harriet Levy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.29 four stars
  Financial 86.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 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

three stars

86.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.50
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Enriched Living on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Enriched Living on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 90.29 four stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 94.69 four stars
American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro (NY) 85.51 three stars
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 86.27 three stars
Providence Child Center Foundation (OR) 90.10 four stars

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Founded in 1968, The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We see a future where every person with a developmental disability is an equal, valued and contributing member of the community. At CEL, we provide opportunities for our members – the people who come to CEL – to make new friends, have fun and acquire new skills for social inclusion and independent living. And because 84% of our members are at or below the federal poverty level, we keep our fees low and offer scholarships for all programs!

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $859,480
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $726,956
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $63,000
Total Contributions $1,649,436
   Program Service Revenue $855,654
Total Primary Revenue $2,505,090
   Other Revenue $123,601
TOTAL REVENUE $2,628,691
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,132,148
   Administrative Expenses $428,790
   Fundraising Expenses $422,910
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,983,848
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-355,157
   
Net Assets $6,340,669

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
Adult Group Services $894,835 42.0%
Adult Transition and Day Care $844,785 39.6%
After-School and Youth Programs $392,528 18.4%

Ratings History
The Center for Enriched Living has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.29 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 93.64 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 93.04 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.28 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.17 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 91.08 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 88.16 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 86.61 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 36-3339009
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR ENRICHED LIVING
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 (59) Other school related 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 April, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$102,826 3.44% Harriet Levy Executive Director

Founded in 1968, The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We see a future where every person with a developmental disability is an equal, valued and contributing member of the community. At CEL, we provide opportunities for our members – the people who come to CEL – to make new friends, have fun and acquire new skills for social inclusion and independent living. And because 84% of our members are at or below the federal poverty level, we keep our fees low and offer scholarships for all programs!

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 90.29 four stars
Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California (CA) 91.87 four stars
Special K Ranch (MT) 91.37 four stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 94.69 four stars
Equest (TX) 86.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Center for Enriched Living
280 Saunders Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
tel: (847) 948-7001
fax: (847) 948-7621
EIN: 36-3339009

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Board Leadership

Daniel Ripes
President

CEO

Harriet Levy
Executive Director

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