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Human Services : Social Services

Achievement Centers for Children

Serving children with disabilities and their families for over 75 years

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four stars

90.21

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

Board Leadership
James Kacic
Chairman

CEO
Sally Farwell
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.21 four stars
  Financial 86.16 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1940 as a Rotary Club service project known as Society for Crippled Children, the Achievement Centers for Children is one of Greater Cleveland's most effective agencies providing varied and high-quality services and programs for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to enable and empower children and adults with disabilities and their families to achieve their greatest potential. Individuals 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, therapy & recreation/adapted sports. In fiscal year 2016-2017, the Achievement Centers served over 2,500 individuals and their families at our 3 locations and in community and home settings. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help clients and their families find hope and get outstanding results.

Founded in 1940 as a Rotary Club service project known as Society for Crippled Children, the Achievement Centers for Children is one of Greater Cleveland's most effective agencies providing varied and high-quality services and programs for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to enable and empower children and adults with disabilities and their families to achieve their greatest potential. Individuals 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, therapy & recreation/adapted sports. In fiscal year 2016-2017, the Achievement Centers served over 2,500 individuals and their families at our 3 locations and in community and home settings. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help clients and their families find hope and get outstanding results.

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Financial

three stars

86.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.35
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
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) 90.21 four stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 96.66 four stars
Equest (TX) 85.37 three stars
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (CA) 88.68 three stars
The Ability Experience (NC) 86.99 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,714,643
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $612,731
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $377,344
Total Contributions $2,704,718
   Program Service Revenue $6,023,873
Total Primary Revenue $8,728,591
   Other Revenue $1,361,115
TOTAL REVENUE $10,089,706
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,908,768
   Administrative Expenses $1,287,172
   Fundraising Expenses $586,558
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,782,498
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $307,208
   
Net Assets $22,143,511

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 $2,317,145 29.3%
Family Support Services $2,033,565 25.7%
Education $1,479,241 18.7%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.21 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 94.58 four stars
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

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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$174,019 1.77% Sally Farwell President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Achievement Centers for Children (OH) 90.21 four stars
Pujols Family Foundation (MO) 86.56 three stars
4 Paws for Ability (OH) 94.69 four stars
Variety - the Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley (PA) 87.77 three stars
American Friends of Shalva Israel (NY) 92.38 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

James Kacic
Chairman

CEO

Sally Farwell
President, CEO

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