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Special Olympics

Sports that creates inclusive communities throughout the world, ending intolerance, injustice, and inactivity.

four stars

92.32

1133 Nineteenth Street, NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 700-8585   Web Site
EIN: 52-0889518

Board Leadership
Timothy Shriver
Chairman

CEO
Mary Davis
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.32 four stars
  Financial 89.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID). Through sports, our athletes are seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. Their world is opened with acceptance and understanding. They become confident and empowered by their accomplishments. They are also making new friends, as part of the most inclusive community on the planet -- a global community that is growing every day. Our 4.5 million Special Olympics athletes come from more than 170 countries. The goal of Special Olympics, which was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is to reach out to the almost 200 million people in the world with ID to offer continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.

Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID). Through sports, our athletes are seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. Their world is opened with acceptance and understanding. They become confident and empowered by their accomplishments. They are also making new friends, as part of the most inclusive community on the planet -- a global community that is growing every day. Our 4.5 million Special Olympics athletes come from more than 170 countries. The goal of Special Olympics, which was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is to reach out to the almost 200 million people in the world with ID to offer continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.

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Financial

three stars

89.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $105,054,478
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,962,317
Total Contributions $126,016,795
   Program Service Revenue $7,819,306
Total Primary Revenue $133,836,101
   Other Revenue $1,763,313
TOTAL REVENUE $135,599,414
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $109,480,907
   Administrative Expenses $4,082,411
   Fundraising Expenses $16,407,262
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $129,970,580
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,628,834
   
Net Assets $85,351,158

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$453,564 0.34% Mary Davis Chief Executive Officer

Mission

Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID). Through sports, our athletes are seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. Their world is opened with acceptance and understanding. They become confident and empowered by their accomplishments. They are also making new friends, as part of the most inclusive community on the planet -- a global community that is growing every day. Our 4.5 million Special Olympics athletes come from more than 170 countries. The goal of Special Olympics, which was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is to reach out to the almost 200 million people in the world with ID to offer continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics (DC) 92.32 four stars
Special Olympics Washington (WA) 91.45 four stars
Special Olympics Southern California (CA) 92.71 four stars
Special Olympics Connecticut (CT) 88.63 three stars
Arkansas Special Olympics (AR) 89.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics
1133 Nineteenth Street, NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 700-8585
fax: (202) 824-0200
EIN: 52-0889518

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Board Leadership

Timothy Shriver
Chairman

CEO

Mary Davis
Chief Executive Officer