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Education : Special Education

Have Dreams

Helping Autistic Voices Emerge Since 1996

three stars

82.27

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

Board Leadership
Robert X. Creevy
President

CEO
Kristina E. Johnsen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.27 three stars
  Financial 75.12 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Have Dreams was founded in 1996. The organization's mission is to help individuals with autism learn, function independently and socialize so that they may realize their full potential and develop into contributing members of their communities. We offer a continuum of programming across the life span, beginning with social skills programs for children and teens, prevocational programs, and life skills and workforce training programs for adults. Many families refer to Have Dreams as a "haven of hope". The support and services we offer help to alleviate the social isolation often experienced by individuals with autism. Have Dreams utilizes best practices and evidence-based methodology to implement all programming. Our staff is highly trained in these methods. Have Dreams has trained thousands of educators, other professionals, and parents in these methods.

Have Dreams was founded in 1996. The organization's mission is to help individuals with autism learn, function independently and socialize so that they may realize their full potential and develop into contributing members of their communities. We offer a continuum of programming across the life span, beginning with social skills programs for children and teens, prevocational programs, and life skills and workforce training programs for adults. Many families refer to Have Dreams as a "haven of hope". The support and services we offer help to alleviate the social isolation often experienced by individuals with autism. Have Dreams utilizes best practices and evidence-based methodology to implement all programming. Our staff is highly trained in these methods. Have Dreams has trained thousands of educators, other professionals, and parents in these methods.

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Financial

two stars

75.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth -5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
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) 82.27 three stars
Tucker-Maxon Oral School (OR) 86.89 three stars
Sisu of Georgia (GA) 90.58 four stars
The Brookwood Community (TX) 85.49 three stars
Little Light House (OK) 96.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $762,635
   Federated Campaigns $3,120
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $555,120
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,500
Total Contributions $1,323,375
   Program Service Revenue $661,974
Total Primary Revenue $1,985,349
   Other Revenue $-117,692
TOTAL REVENUE $1,867,657
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,212,519
   Administrative Expenses $236,143
   Fundraising Expenses $208,959
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,657,621
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $210,036
   
Net Assets $501,684

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 $762,638 62.9%
Workshops $255,209 21.0%
Classes for Life Skills Program (SCILS) $194,672 16.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 82.27 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 81.17 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 81.17 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,216 5.74% Kristina Johnsen Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$126,712 7.64% Jeffrey Salt Director of Psychological Services

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Have Dreams (IL) 82.27 three stars
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education (MA) 85.18 three stars
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) (KY) 96.79 four stars
Sisu of Georgia (GA) 90.58 four stars
Learning Ally (NJ) 87.80 three 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

Robert X. Creevy
President

CEO

Kristina E. Johnsen
Executive Director

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