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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

United Ability

Empowering People Living with Disabilities

four stars

96.15

100 Oslo Circle Birmingham, AL 35211
tel: (205) 944-3900   Web Site
EIN: 63-0307960

Board Leadership
Allen Bolton
Chair

CEO
Susan S. Sellers
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.15 four stars
  Financial 96.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Ability provides innovative services connecting people with disabilities to their communities and empowering individuals to live full and meaningful lives. Founded in 1948 by individuals who cared about the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy, United Ability provides services and programs for infants, children, and adults with all types of disabilities and their families. We address physical and health needs, encourage their educational development, and offer opportunities for true integration into the community.

United Ability provides innovative services connecting people with disabilities to their communities and empowering individuals to live full and meaningful lives. Founded in 1948 by individuals who cared about the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy, United Ability provides services and programs for infants, children, and adults with all types of disabilities and their families. We address physical and health needs, encourage their educational development, and offer opportunities for true integration into the community.

Financial

four stars

96.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
94.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Ability on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Ability on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Ability (AL) 96.15 four stars
Alpha-1 Foundation (FL) 93.26 four stars
Cerebral Palsy Foundation (NY) 85.09 three stars
National Fragile X Foundation (VA) 86.92 three stars
The Progeria Research Foundation (MA) 92.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $596,115
   Federated Campaigns $753,045
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $336,631
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,667,513
Total Contributions $8,353,304
   Program Service Revenue $3,676,613
Total Primary Revenue $12,029,917
   Other Revenue $123,379
TOTAL REVENUE $12,153,296
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,335,813
   Administrative Expenses $128,802
   Fundraising Expenses $516,595
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,981,210
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-827,914
   
Net Assets $41,353,448

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
Early Intervention Program $3,041,945 24.7%
Early Learning Program $2,752,016 22.3%
Adult Day Habilitation $2,576,168 20.9%

Ratings History
United Ability has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 03/01/2021 96.15 four stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 95.72 four stars
2018-09 12/01/2019 95.72 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 95.29 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 96.14 four stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 95.46 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 97.73 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 93.00 four stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 94.05 four stars
2012-09 05/01/2014 92.63 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2013 94.99 four stars
2010-09 10/01/2011 97.12 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 92.20 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 95.56 four stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 83.83 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 74.28 two stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 86.71 three stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 71.68 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 91.74 four stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 91.76 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 63-0307960
Name in IRS Master File UNITED ABILITY INC
NTEE Code G23
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 February, 1949
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
$118,201 0.91% Gary Edwards Executive Director, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$237,208 1.82% Charles Law Medical Director
$158,319 1.21% Tina Shaddix COO
$131,808 1.01% Amanda Warren CFO
$119,936 0.92% Alison Berman Chief Development Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Ability (AL) 96.15 four stars
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MiracleFeet (NC) 96.99 four stars
National Fragile X Foundation (VA) 86.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Ability
100 Oslo Circle
Birmingham, AL 35211
tel: (205) 944-3900
fax: (205) 944-3916
EIN: 63-0307960

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Board Leadership

Allen Bolton
Chair

CEO

Susan S. Sellers
Chief Executive Officer

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