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Special Olympics Chicago

Supporting Special Olympics Chicago programs since 1969

three stars

82.34

2 East 8th Street Chicago, IL 60605
tel: (312) 527-3743   Web Site
EIN: 23-7026774

Board Leadership
Matt O'Shea
President

CEO
Heather Kundert
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.34 three stars
  Financial 90.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Special Children's Charities has been supporting Special Olympics Chicago programs since 1969. Created by Jack McHugh, Special Children's Charities' primary mission is to promote, foster and encourage physical and mental health and improvement for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities. The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 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.

Special Children's Charities has been supporting Special Olympics Chicago programs since 1969. Created by Jack McHugh, Special Children's Charities' primary mission is to promote, foster and encourage physical and mental health and improvement for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities. The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 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.

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Financial

four stars

90.30

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Chicago (IL) 82.34 three stars
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (PA) 90.34 four stars
Special Olympics Illinois (IL) 93.81 four stars
Special Olympics South Carolina (SC) 91.89 four stars
Special Olympics Montana (MT) 96.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $671,872
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,003,876
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $168,809
Total Contributions $2,844,557
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,844,557
   Other Revenue $-361,891
TOTAL REVENUE $2,482,666
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,432,540
   Administrative Expenses $287,648
   Fundraising Expenses $323,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,044,065
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $438,601
   
Net Assets $2,561,455

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
Special Olympics $1,432,540 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 82.34 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2018 69.96 one star
2015-12 09/01/2018 69.96 one star
2014-12 09/01/2016 67.11 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7026774
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL CHILDRENS CHARITIES
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)
(298) Training in sports
(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 July, 1970
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
$58,957 2.88% Stephanie Wainright Employee

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Chicago (IL) 82.34 three stars
Special Olympics Delaware (DE) 88.10 three stars
Special Olympics Hawaii (HI) 92.65 four stars
Special Olympics Indiana (IN) 90.61 four stars
Special Olympics New York (NY) 85.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics Chicago
2 East 8th Street
Chicago, IL 60605
tel: (312) 527-3743
EIN: 23-7026774

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Board Leadership

Matt O'Shea
President

CEO

Heather Kundert
Executive Director

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