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Special Olympics Northern California

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three stars

85.56

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

Board Leadership
Tim Curry
Chair

CEO
David Solo
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.56 three stars
  Financial 81.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

81.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
71.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
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) 85.56 three stars
Special Olympics Iowa (IA) 88.10 three stars
Special Olympics Chicago (IL) 88.34 three stars
Special Olympics Maine (ME) 85.80 three stars
Special Olympics Florida (FL) 90.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,845,890
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,596,275
   Related Organizations $637,328
   Government Grants $2,360,000
Total Contributions $10,439,493
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,439,493
   Other Revenue $6,351
TOTAL REVENUE $10,445,844
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,727,975
   Administrative Expenses $333,986
   Fundraising Expenses $2,389,467
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,451,428
   
Payments to Affiliates $841,970
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $994,416
   
Net Assets $5,056,337

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 Training and Competition $4,724,730 66.7%
Schools Partnership Program $2,358,824 33.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 85.56 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 82.97 three stars
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)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$227,853 2.41% David Solo President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Northern California (CA) 85.56 three stars
Special Olympics New Mexico (NM) 85.41 three stars
Special Olympics Utah (UT) 93.32 four stars
Special Olympics Oklahoma (OK) 90.24 four stars
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (PA) 92.18 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

Tim Curry
Chair

CEO

David Solo
President & CEO

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