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Arkansas Special Olympics

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." Athlete's Oath

three stars

89.46

2115 Main Street North Little Rock, AR 72114
tel: (501) 771-0222   Web Site
EIN: 71-0666671

Board Leadership
Donna Morey
Board Chair

CEO
Terri Weir
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.46 three stars
  Financial 88.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Special Olympics Arkansas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all 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. In 1968, the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation created Special Olympics. Since then it has become the world's largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For these individuals, sports and physical activities are the quickest, surest road to good health, personal growth, and self-confidence. Being always told "You can't do it," Special Olympics says "You can do it. All you need is a chance."

The mission of Special Olympics Arkansas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all 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. In 1968, the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation created Special Olympics. Since then it has become the world's largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For these individuals, sports and physical activities are the quickest, surest road to good health, personal growth, and self-confidence. Being always told "You can't do it," Special Olympics says "You can do it. All you need is a chance."

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Financial

three stars

88.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arkansas Special Olympics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arkansas Special Olympics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arkansas Special Olympics (AR) 89.46 three stars
Special Olympics Arizona (AZ) 93.64 four stars
Special Olympics Florida (FL) 90.02 four stars
Special Olympics Texas (TX) 86.84 three stars
Special Olympics (DC) 92.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $835,441
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $402,055
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $328,767
Total Contributions $1,566,263
   Program Service Revenue $3,036
Total Primary Revenue $1,569,299
   Other Revenue $99,183
TOTAL REVENUE $1,668,482
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,317,808
   Administrative Expenses $187,761
   Fundraising Expenses $231,205
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,736,774
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-68,292
   
Net Assets $2,701,878

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
Sports Training and Competitions $1,317,808 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.46 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 91.03 four 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 71-0666671
Name in IRS Master File ARKANSAS SPECIAL OLYMPICS INC
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
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]
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
$113,927 6.55% Terri Weir Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arkansas Special Olympics (AR) 89.46 three stars
Special Olympics Minnesota (MN) 88.08 three stars
Special Olympics Missouri (MO) 95.10 four stars
Special Olympics Texas (TX) 86.84 three stars
Special Olympics Iowa (IA) 86.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arkansas Special Olympics
2115 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
tel: (501) 771-0222
fax: (501) 771-1020
EIN: 71-0666671

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Board Leadership

Donna Morey
Board Chair

CEO

Terri Weir
Executive Director, CEO

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