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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

PACER Center

Champions for Children with Disabilities

three stars

88.09

8161 Normandale Boulevard Bloomington, MN 55437
tel: (800) 537-2237   Web Site
EIN: 41-1306304

Board Leadership
Jeff Betchwars
Board President

CEO
Paula F. Goldberg
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.09 three stars
  Financial 90.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others. With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.

PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others. With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.

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Financial

four stars

90.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.93
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PACER Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PACER Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PACER Center (MN) 88.09 three stars
Youth First (IN) 85.81 three stars
Free The Kids (NC) 95.47 four stars
HomeSafe (FL) 94.03 four stars
Infant Crisis Services (OK) 92.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,473,709
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,757,162
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,138,665
Total Contributions $6,369,536
   Program Service Revenue $95,447
Total Primary Revenue $6,464,983
   Other Revenue $332,193
TOTAL REVENUE $6,797,176
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $4,681,522
   Administrative Expenses $407,604
   Fundraising Expenses $481,864
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,570,990
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,226,186
   
Net Assets $15,881,244

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
Parent Training $2,455,526 51.7%
Student and Professional Training $1,203,723 25.4%
National Programs & Technical Assistance $1,085,273 22.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 88.09 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 89.39 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 89.01 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 89.00 three stars
2014-09 09/01/2016 87.55 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 41-1306304
Name in IRS Master File PACER CENTER INC
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 September, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$188,086 3.37% Paula Goldberg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PACER Center (MN) 88.09 three stars
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NE) 91.65 four stars
Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit (MI) 91.22 four stars
Orangewood Foundation (CA) 93.37 four stars
Eastside Baby Corner (WA) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PACER Center
8161 Normandale Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55437
tel: (800) 537-2237
fax: (952) 838-0199
EIN: 41-1306304

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Board Leadership

Jeff Betchwars
Board President

CEO

Paula F. Goldberg
Executive Director

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