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Education : Special Education

Have Dreams

Helping Autistic voices emerge since 1996

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three stars

80.53

515 Busse Highway Suite 150
Park Ridge, IL 60068
tel: (847) 685-0250   Web Site
EIN: 36-4078008

Board Leadership
Steven C. Gustafson
President

CEO
Kristina E. Johnsen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.53 three stars
  Financial 73.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1996, Have Dreams' mission is to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn, function independently and socialize so that they may realize their full potential and develop into contributing members of their communities. Have Dreams offers programs for individuals diagnosed with ASD from the age of 16 months through young adulthood. Many families refer to Have Dreams as a “haven of hope” because our extracurricular programs help their child gain important life skills. The support and services we offer help to alleviate the social isolation often experienced by those touched by ASD. As a spectrum disorder, ASD impacts individuals with great variability from moderate to severe. Have Dreams serves individuals across the autism spectrum, affording priority to those with greater challenges as there are fewer alternative options available to them.

Founded in 1996, Have Dreams' mission is to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn, function independently and socialize so that they may realize their full potential and develop into contributing members of their communities. Have Dreams offers programs for individuals diagnosed with ASD from the age of 16 months through young adulthood. Many families refer to Have Dreams as a “haven of hope” because our extracurricular programs help their child gain important life skills. The support and services we offer help to alleviate the social isolation often experienced by those touched by ASD. As a spectrum disorder, ASD impacts individuals with great variability from moderate to severe. Have Dreams serves individuals across the autism spectrum, affording priority to those with greater challenges as there are fewer alternative options available to them.

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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

two stars

73.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Have Dreams on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Have Dreams on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Have Dreams (IL) 80.53 three stars
Blind Children's Learning Center (CA) 94.51 four stars
The Parish School (TX) 91.65 four stars
Eye to Eye (NY) 96.18 four stars
Lee Pesky Learning Center (ID) 89.87 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $828,615
   Federated Campaigns $2,696
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $192,488
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $98,953
Total Contributions $1,122,752
   Program Service Revenue $641,606
Total Primary Revenue $1,764,358
   Other Revenue $1,096
TOTAL REVENUE $1,765,454
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,372,368
   Administrative Expenses $161,272
   Fundraising Expenses $197,026
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,730,666
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $34,788
   
Net Assets $291,648

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
Vocational $700,422 51.0%
SCILS $539,094 39.3%
Workshops $132,852 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 80.53 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 75.63 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 74.35 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 77.90 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.53 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 80.23 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 36-4078008
Name in IRS Master File HAVE DREAMS
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1996
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$96,208 5.55% Kristina Johnsen Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$121,775 7.03% Jeffrey Salt Director Of Psych Services

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Have Dreams (IL) 80.53 three stars
Challenged Child & Friends (GA) 85.38 three stars
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) (KY) 94.56 four stars
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NY) 95.47 four stars
Eye to Eye (NY) 96.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Have Dreams
515 Busse Highway
Suite 150
Park Ridge, IL 60068
tel: (847) 685-0250
fax: (847) 685-0257
EIN: 36-4078008

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Board Leadership

Steven C. Gustafson
President

CEO

Kristina E. Johnsen
Executive Director

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