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Special Olympics New York

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three stars

85.96

504 Balltown Road Schenectady, NY 12304
tel: (800) 836-6976   Web Site
EIN: 23-7061382

Board Leadership
Patricia Martinelli
Chairman

CEO
Stacey Hengsterman
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.96 three stars
  Financial 80.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969, Special Olympics New York (SONY) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style 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 skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, the home, the workplace and the community. Today, SONY is the largest program of its type in the United States, serving 67,162 athletes with the support of over 33,000 volunteers.

Founded in 1969, Special Olympics New York (SONY) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style 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 skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, the home, the workplace and the community. Today, SONY is the largest program of its type in the United States, serving 67,162 athletes with the support of over 33,000 volunteers.

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Financial

three stars

80.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics New York (NY) 85.96 three stars
Special Olympics South Dakota (SD) 92.62 four stars
Special Olympics Missouri (MO) 88.50 three stars
Special Olympics Washington (WA) 85.40 three stars
Special Olympics Texas (TX) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,474,336
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,163,141
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,215,526
Total Contributions $6,853,003
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,853,003
   Other Revenue $181,126
TOTAL REVENUE $7,034,129
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,077,501
   Administrative Expenses $672,832
   Fundraising Expenses $1,132,865
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,883,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $163,295
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $150,931
   
Net Assets $4,320,758

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
Games & Competitions $3,388,096 66.6%
Athletes Training $1,537,699 30.2%
Athletes & Coaches Education and Health Services $163,577 3.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 85.96 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 86.50 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 81.88 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 79.24 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.40 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 75.89 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 74.83 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 79.39 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 75.34 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.95 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 58.72 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 65.54 one star
2007-12 12/17/2008 76.34 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 69.56 one star
2005-12 12/15/2006 64.12 one star
2004-12 02/01/2006 60.46 one star
2003-12 11/01/2004 68.66 one star
2002-12 12/01/2003 70.60 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 65.50 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7061382
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK 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 (59) Other school related activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(317) Other sports or athletic 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 April, 1970
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,578 2.04% Mary M. Nangle Interim President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$119,123 1.73% Neal Johnson Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics New York (NY) 85.96 three stars
Special Olympics Indiana (IN) 90.61 four stars
Special Olympics Maryland (MD) 89.88 three stars
Special Olympics Washington (WA) 85.40 three stars
Special Olympics Tennessee (TN) 87.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics New York
504 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
tel: (800) 836-6976
fax: (518) 388-0795
EIN: 23-7061382

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Board Leadership

Patricia Martinelli
Chairman

CEO

Stacey Hengsterman
President and CEO

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