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Human Services : Social Services

Achievement Centers for Children

A trusted partner, unlocking potential beyond disabilities

91.93

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

Board Leadership
James Kacic
Chairman

CEO
Bernadette M. Kerrigan
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.93
  Financial 88.60
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 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 20-21, the Achievement Centers served over 2,800 individuals and their families at our 3 locations and in community, home settings and via remote/telehealth. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help clients and their families find hope and get outstanding results and impact.

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 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 20-21, the Achievement Centers served over 2,800 individuals and their families at our 3 locations and in community, home settings and via remote/telehealth. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help clients and their families find hope and get outstanding results and impact.

Financial

88.60

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.93
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Achievement Centers for Children (OH) 91.93
4 Paws for Ability (OH) 94.67
Best Buddies International (FL) 88.00
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 95.81
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults (IN) 89.52

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,276,550
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $650,375
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $377,513
Total Contributions $2,304,438
   Program Service Revenue $7,274,449
Total Primary Revenue $9,578,887
   Other Revenue $1,021,283
TOTAL REVENUE $10,600,170
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,195,953
   Administrative Expenses $1,253,444
   Fundraising Expenses $679,656
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,129,053
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-528,883
   
Net Assets $21,803,688

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
Therapy Services $3,030,405 33.0%
Recreation $2,447,288 26.6%
Family Support Services $2,228,256 24.2%
Education $1,490,004 16.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.93
2018-06 10/01/2019 92.54
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.21
2016-06 04/01/2018 94.58
2016-06 12/01/2017 93.88
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.24
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.41
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.95
2013-06 04/01/2015 90.56
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.33
2012-06 12/01/2013 91.14
2011-06 11/06/2012 91.40
2010-06 07/01/2012 86.23
2010-06 04/01/2012 85.37
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.19
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 84.41
2008-06 07/01/2009 98.37
2007-06 05/01/2008 93.93
2006-06 03/01/2007 98.47
2005-06 05/01/2006 85.53

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$188,992 1.69% Sally Farwell President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Achievement Centers for Children (OH) 91.93
Variety - the Children's Charity of Iowa (IA) 86.84
Holy Childhood (NY) 91.36
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 91.26
Providence Children's Health Foundation (OR) 95.05

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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

Bernadette M. Kerrigan
President & CEO

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