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Talk About Curing Autism

Educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism

three stars

85.09

2222 Martin Street Suite 140
Irvine, CA 92612
tel: (855) 726-7810   Web Site
EIN: 27-0048002

Board Leadership
Glen Ackerman
President

CEO
Lisa Ackerman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.09 three stars
  Financial 78.92 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.

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Financial

two stars

78.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Talk About Curing Autism on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Talk About Curing Autism on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Talk About Curing Autism (CA) 85.09 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga (TN) 92.31 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (NJ) 90.39 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore (MD) 87.39 three stars
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (DC) 89.35 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,139,651
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $759,940
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,899,591
   Program Service Revenue $107,954
Total Primary Revenue $2,007,545
   Other Revenue $-195,195
TOTAL REVENUE $1,812,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,192,500
   Administrative Expenses $158,294
   Fundraising Expenses $298,718
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,649,512
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $162,838
   
Net Assets $608,553

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 Support and Education $801,265 67.2%
Website and Printed Materials $212,097 17.8%
Scholarships $179,138 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 85.09 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 82.76 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 75.71 two 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 27-0048002
Name in IRS Master File TALK ABOUT CURING AUTISM
NTEE Code G84
NTEE Classification Autism
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 December, 2003
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
$44,654 2.70% Lisa Ackerman Executive Director/ Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Talk About Curing Autism (CA) 85.09 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha (NE) 87.51 three stars
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (MD) 86.10 three stars
Children's Burn Foundation (CA) 94.96 four stars
Diabetes Youth Families (CA) 87.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Talk About Curing Autism
2222 Martin Street
Suite 140
Irvine, CA 92612
tel: (855) 726-7810
fax: (949) 640-4424
EIN: 27-0048002

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Board Leadership

Glen Ackerman
President

CEO

Lisa Ackerman
Executive Director

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