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Education : Special Education

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Clear Horizons Academy

Building brighter futures

one star

66.49

1875 South Geneva Road Orem, UT 84058
tel: (801) 437-0490   Web Site
EIN: 20-2697232

Board Leadership
Bill Bridges
Acting President

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Clear Horizons Academy has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Clear Horizons Academy’s most recent Form 990 for 12/2018 does not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Clear Horizons Academy for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.


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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 66.49 one star
  Financial 76.25 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 59.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2005, Clear Horizons Academy works to build brighter futures for children with autism and to help each child acquire the skills they need to succeed in life. At Clear Horizons Academy, each child is the beneficiary of a tailored educational program that integrates speech, behavioral and occupational therapies designed to meet their individual learning and developmental needs. Clear Horizons also offers additional resources for parents and teachers to improve their own skills in working with children diagnosed with this disorder.

Founded in 2005, Clear Horizons Academy works to build brighter futures for children with autism and to help each child acquire the skills they need to succeed in life. At Clear Horizons Academy, each child is the beneficiary of a tailored educational program that integrates speech, behavioral and occupational therapies designed to meet their individual learning and developmental needs. Clear Horizons also offers additional resources for parents and teachers to improve their own skills in working with children diagnosed with this disorder.

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Financial

two stars

76.25

Accountability & Transparency

one star

59.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 26.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.86
  Program Expenses Growth -46.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clear Horizons Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clear Horizons Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clear Horizons Academy (UT) 66.49 one star
The Parish School (TX) 93.74 four stars
Lee Pesky Learning Center (ID) 89.42 three stars
Sisu of Georgia (GA) 90.58 four stars
Little Light House (OK) 96.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $151,364
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $151,364
   Program Service Revenue $82,500
Total Primary Revenue $233,864
   Other Revenue $39,453
TOTAL REVENUE $273,317
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $202,242
   Administrative Expenses $14,420
   Fundraising Expenses $0
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $216,662
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $56,655
   
Net Assets $6,652,431

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 66.49 one star
2018-12 04/03/2020 --Moderate Concern Advisory

Clear Horizons Academy has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Clear Horizons Academy’s most recent Form 990 for 12/2018 does not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Clear Horizons Academy for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

2017-12 06/01/2019 68.56 one star
2016-12 05/01/2018 69.34 one star
2015-12 08/01/2017 73.47 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.58 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 84.85 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 84.40 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 20-2697232
Name in IRS Master File HURST WOOD EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 August, 2005
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clear Horizons Academy (UT) 66.49 one star
Eye to Eye (NY) 91.75 four stars
Tucker-Maxon Oral School (OR) 89.57 three stars
Little Light House (OK) 96.33 four stars
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education (MA) 85.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Clear Horizons Academy
1875 South Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84058
tel: (801) 437-0490
fax: (866) 641-7776
EIN: 20-2697232

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Board Leadership

Bill Bridges
Acting President

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