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Health : Patient and Family Support

The Autism Community in Action

Educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism

three stars

88.59

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 88.59 three stars
  Financial 83.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) formerly Talk About Curing Autism is a U.S. based non profit. Mission statement: TACA provides education, support and hope to families living with autism. Vision statement: For every individual diagnosed with autism to lead an independent life.

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) formerly Talk About Curing Autism is a U.S. based non profit. Mission statement: TACA provides education, support and hope to families living with autism. Vision statement: For every individual diagnosed with autism to lead an independent life.

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Financial

three stars

83.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Autism Community in Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Autism Community in Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Autism Community in Action (CA) 88.59 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (MO) 86.20 three stars
Cancer Support Community North Texas (TX) 89.24 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (AR) 92.86 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida (FL) 89.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,303,567
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $889,915
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,193,482
   Program Service Revenue $140,408
Total Primary Revenue $2,333,890
   Other Revenue $-260,709
TOTAL REVENUE $2,073,181
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,323,223
   Administrative Expenses $174,283
   Fundraising Expenses $345,482
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,842,988
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $230,193
   
Net Assets $836,517

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 $875,402 66.1%
Website and Printed Materials $246,007 18.6%
Scholarships $201,814 15.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 88.59 three stars
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 THE AUTISM COMMUNITY IN ACTION
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$44,301 2.40% Lisa Ackerman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Autism Community in Action (CA) 88.59 three stars
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CA) 86.55 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida (FL) 85.05 three stars
Quantum Leap Farm (FL) 90.99 four stars
Little Red Door Cancer Agency (IN) 93.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Autism Community in Action
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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