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Camp Courageous of Iowa

Because we're more alike than we are different

four stars

90.27

12007 190th Street P.O. Box 418
Monticello, IA 52310
tel: (319) 465-5916   Web Site
EIN: 23-7210932

Board Leadership
Amanda Schlemme
Chair

CEO
Charlie Becker
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.27 four stars
  Financial 91.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Camp Courageous of Iowa was founded in 1972 for the sole purpose of establishing a camp for the disabled. Today the camp is open year-round, has over 150 acres of land with 14 buildings, and annually serves nearly 5,000 campers, ranging in age from 1 to 105. Individuals with disabilities, as well as their families, should experience year-round recreational and respite care activities in a camp setting. Camp Courageous of Iowa provides this needed service to all. The camp provides opportunities for social and personal growth within a supportive environment. Campers learn to try a variety of creative and challenging activities and experience success. Campers develop enhanced self-esteem which carries over to work, home, or school environments.

Camp Courageous of Iowa was founded in 1972 for the sole purpose of establishing a camp for the disabled. Today the camp is open year-round, has over 150 acres of land with 14 buildings, and annually serves nearly 5,000 campers, ranging in age from 1 to 105. Individuals with disabilities, as well as their families, should experience year-round recreational and respite care activities in a camp setting. Camp Courageous of Iowa provides this needed service to all. The camp provides opportunities for social and personal growth within a supportive environment. Campers learn to try a variety of creative and challenging activities and experience success. Campers develop enhanced self-esteem which carries over to work, home, or school environments.

Financial

four stars

91.74

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.56
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Courageous of Iowa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Courageous of Iowa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Courageous of Iowa (IA) 90.27 four stars
The Periwinkle Foundation (TX) 90.37 four stars
Camp Mak-A-Dream (MT) 91.35 four stars
Smile-A-Mile (AL) 95.12 four stars
Camp Good Days and Special Times (NY) 90.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,251,782
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,352
   Related Organizations $3,106,403
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,373,537
   Program Service Revenue $1,230,484
Total Primary Revenue $10,604,021
   Other Revenue $230,643
TOTAL REVENUE $10,834,664
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,028,828
   Administrative Expenses $655,548
   Fundraising Expenses $95,446
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,779,822
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,054,842
   
Net Assets $18,158,450

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
Care for Handicapped Individuals $6,028,828 100.0%

Ratings History
Camp Courageous of Iowa has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 90.27 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 92.02 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 88.75 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.22 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 88.22 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.09 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.20 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 90.08 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 92.19 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.26 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 97.91 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 88.79 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 87.16 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 92.66 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 93.75 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 84.53 three stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 90.47 four stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 98.20 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 23-7210932
Name in IRS Master File CAMP COURAGEOUS OF IOWA
NTEE Code P82
NTEE Classification Developmentally Disabled Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
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 May, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$243,036 3.58% Charles Becker Executive Director $245,035

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Courageous of Iowa (IA) 90.27 four stars
Camp For All (TX) 86.93 three stars
Children's Oncology Services (IL) 95.65 four stars
Roundup River Ranch (CO) 87.54 three stars
Camp Sunshine (GA) 98.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Camp Courageous of Iowa
12007 190th Street
P.O. Box 418
Monticello, IA 52310
tel: (319) 465-5916
fax: (319) 465-5919
EIN: 23-7210932

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Board Leadership

Amanda Schlemme
Chair

CEO

Charlie Becker
Executive Director

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