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Special Olympics Northern California

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two stars

77.26

3480 Buskirk Avenue Suite 340
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
tel: (925) 944-8801   Web Site
EIN: 68-0363121

Board Leadership
Joyce Whitney-Silva
Chair

CEO
David Solo
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.26 two stars
  Financial 71.56 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is proud to serve over 13,000 individuals with developmental disabilities. From the Oregon border to Monterey and Tulare counties, our athletes have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports trainings and competitions that take place throughout the year. In order to prepare athletes for competition, they must attend a minimum of eight practices to insure they are prepared to compete. Our programs give our athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skill, and friendship with their families, other athletes and the community.

Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is proud to serve over 13,000 individuals with developmental disabilities. From the Oregon border to Monterey and Tulare counties, our athletes have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports trainings and competitions that take place throughout the year. In order to prepare athletes for competition, they must attend a minimum of eight practices to insure they are prepared to compete. Our programs give our athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skill, and friendship with their families, other athletes and the community.

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Financial

two stars

71.56

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
69.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 26.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Northern California 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 Northern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Northern California (CA) 77.26 two stars
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (PA) 90.34 four stars
Special Olympics Missouri (MO) 95.10 four stars
Special Olympics Washington (WA) 85.72 three stars
Special Olympics Oklahoma (OK) 90.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,083,622
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,264,481
   Related Organizations $470,248
   Government Grants $888,980
Total Contributions $8,707,331
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,707,331
   Other Revenue $14,695
TOTAL REVENUE $8,722,026
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,736,042
   Administrative Expenses $273,454
   Fundraising Expenses $2,013,479
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,022,975
   
Payments to Affiliates $692,298
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $699,051
   
Net Assets $3,472,647

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
Sports Traning and Competition $4,237,663 69.7%
Schools Partnership Program $1,842,521 30.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 77.26 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 74.63 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 70.47 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.13 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 71.69 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.70 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.03 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 73.87 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 73.52 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.53 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 64.50 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 60.05 one star
2007-12 08/01/2009 76.10 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 75.25 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 74.85 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 62.29 one star
2003-12 01/05/2005 72.66 two stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 76.42 two 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 68-0363121
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INC
NTEE Code N40
NTEE Classification Sports Training Facilities, Agencies
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(298) Training in sports
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 September, 1996
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,435 2.57% David Solo President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Northern California (CA) 77.26 two stars
Special Olympics Hawaii (HI) 92.65 four stars
Special Olympics North Carolina (NC) 93.14 four stars
Special Olympics Delaware (DE) 88.10 three stars
Special Olympics Indiana (IN) 90.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics Northern California
3480 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 340
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
tel: (925) 944-8801
fax: (925) 944-8803
EIN: 68-0363121

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Board Leadership

Joyce Whitney-Silva
Chair

CEO

David Solo
President & CEO

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