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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

United Ability

Life without limits for people with disabilities

four stars

96.14

100 Oslo Circle Birmingham, AL 35211
tel: (205) 944-3909   Web Site
EIN: 63-0307960

Board Leadership
Brian Boles
Chair

CEO
Gary Edwards
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.14 four stars
  Financial 94.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 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 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

94.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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) 96.14 four stars
Alpha-1 Foundation (FL) 94.31 four stars
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (debra of America) (NY) 95.31 four stars
The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation (CT) 92.92 four stars
Cerebral Palsy (WI) 88.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $930,069
   Federated Campaigns $772,554
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,215
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,906,142
Total Contributions $7,609,980
   Program Service Revenue $3,200,186
Total Primary Revenue $10,810,166
   Other Revenue $278,562
TOTAL REVENUE $11,088,728
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,561,656
   Administrative Expenses $222,511
   Fundraising Expenses $458,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,242,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-153,824
   
Net Assets $38,638,201

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 $2,665,976 25.2%
Adult Day Habilitation $1,973,893 18.7%
Early Learning Program $1,784,902 16.9%

Ratings History
United Ability has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-09 06/09/2003 94.24 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 91.15 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$104,438 0.92% Gary Edwards Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$230,363 2.04% Charles Law Medical Director
$121,620 1.08% Tina Shaddix Chief Program Officer
$113,106 1.00% Nancy Gardner Early Intervention Coordinator

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Ability (AL) 96.14 four stars
The Progeria Research Foundation (MA) 97.94 four stars
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) (FL) 85.60 three stars
The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation (CT) 92.92 four stars
National Down Syndrome Society (NY) 87.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Ability
100 Oslo Circle
Birmingham, AL 35211
tel: (205) 944-3909
EIN: 63-0307960

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Board Leadership

Brian Boles
Chair

CEO

Gary Edwards
Chief Executive Officer

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