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Achievement Centers for Children

Serving children with disabilities and their families for 75 years

four stars

93.88

4255 Northfield Road Highland Hills, OH 44128
tel: (216) 292-9700   Web Site
EIN: 34-0714766

Board Leadership
Julie Boland
Chairwoman

CEO
Sally Farwell
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.88 four stars
  Financial 92.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1940 as a three-man Rotary Club service project known as Society for Crippled Children, Achievement Centers for Children is one of Greater Cleveland's most effective agencies providing high-quality services and programs for children with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to enable and empower children with disabilities and their families to grow, learn, play and prepare for lifelong achievement in society. Children served at the Achievement Centers have a wide range of disabilities including physical, neurological, sensory, cognitive, emotional or a combination of these. We focus on the key program areas of family support, education, autism, therapy & recreation/adapted sports. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Achievement Centers served over 2,300 children and their families through our 3 locations and in community and home settings. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help children and their families find hope and get results.

Founded in 1940 as a three-man Rotary Club service project known as Society for Crippled Children, Achievement Centers for Children is one of Greater Cleveland's most effective agencies providing high-quality services and programs for children with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to enable and empower children with disabilities and their families to grow, learn, play and prepare for lifelong achievement in society. Children served at the Achievement Centers have a wide range of disabilities including physical, neurological, sensory, cognitive, emotional or a combination of these. We focus on the key program areas of family support, education, autism, therapy & recreation/adapted sports. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Achievement Centers served over 2,300 children and their families through our 3 locations and in community and home settings. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help children and their families find hope and get results.

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Financial

four stars

92.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.42
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Achievement Centers for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Achievement Centers for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Achievement Centers for Children (OH) 93.88 four stars
Pujols Family Foundation (MO) 89.39 three stars
Misericordia (IL) 94.43 four stars
Goodwill Industries of South Florida (FL) 89.86 three stars
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 90.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,443,500
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $377,344
Total Contributions $1,820,844
   Program Service Revenue $5,593,634
Total Primary Revenue $7,414,478
   Other Revenue $855,695
TOTAL REVENUE $8,270,173
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,500,415
   Administrative Expenses $1,195,460
   Fundraising Expenses $466,905
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,162,780
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-892,607
   
Net Assets $21,671,460

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
Recreation $2,395,139 31.9%
Family Support Services $1,965,540 26.2%
Education $1,531,065 20.4%

Ratings History
Achievement Centers for Children has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 93.88 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.24 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.95 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 90.56 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.33 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 91.14 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 91.40 four stars
2010-06 07/01/2012 86.23 three stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 85.37 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 84.41 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 98.37 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 93.93 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 98.47 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 85.53 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 97.79 four stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 97.15 four stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 98.24 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 34-0714766
Name in IRS Master File ACHIEVEMENT CENTER FOR CHILDREN
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 (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(59) Other school related activities
(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 August, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,584 1.95% Sally Farwell President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Achievement Centers for Children (OH) 93.88 four stars
Pearl Buck Center (OR) 96.83 four stars
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 94.85 four stars
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 86.27 three stars
Misericordia (IL) 94.43 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Achievement Centers for Children
4255 Northfield Road
Highland Hills, OH 44128
tel: (216) 292-9700
fax: (216) 292-9721
EIN: 34-0714766

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Board Leadership

Julie Boland
Chairwoman

CEO

Sally Farwell
President, CEO

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