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Special Olympics Southern California

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four stars

92.61

1600 Forbes Way Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90810
tel: (562) 502-1100   Web Site
EIN: 95-4538450

Board Leadership
Kelly Johnson
Chairman

CEO
Calvin Lyons
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.61 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969, the mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Our vision is to provide sports and training programs for any individual with intellectual disabilities who chooses to participate, thereby improving their lives and the lives of everyone they touch. The Southern California Chapter is bounded by San Luis Obispo, Kern and Inyo Counties in the north, and the U.S./Mexico border in the south.

Founded in 1969, the mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Our vision is to provide sports and training programs for any individual with intellectual disabilities who chooses to participate, thereby improving their lives and the lives of everyone they touch. The Southern California Chapter is bounded by San Luis Obispo, Kern and Inyo Counties in the north, and the U.S./Mexico border in the south.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Southern California (CA) 92.61 four stars
Special Olympics New Hampshire (NH) 87.44 three stars
Special Olympics Oklahoma (OK) 90.24 four stars
Special Olympics Wisconsin (WI) 86.38 three stars
Arkansas Special Olympics (AR) 92.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,722,804
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,255,802
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,615,739
Total Contributions $11,594,345
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,594,345
   Other Revenue $2,077,713
TOTAL REVENUE $13,672,058
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,508,977
   Administrative Expenses $725,485
   Fundraising Expenses $1,040,096
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,274,558
   
Payments to Affiliates $240,479
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,397,500
   
Net Assets $11,822,546

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
Competitions $5,484,723 64.5%
School Program $1,885,809 22.2%
Special Olympics $1,138,445 13.4%

Ratings History
Special Olympics Southern California has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 92.61 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 92.71 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 97.23 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.28 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 93.94 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.96 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 82.15 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 87.58 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 83.97 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 83.41 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.15 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.66 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 58.70 one star
2008-12 02/01/2010 67.64 one star
2007-12 02/01/2009 82.35 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 74.51 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.72 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 84.64 three 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 95-4538450
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INC
NTEE Code N72
NTEE Classification Special Olympics
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 May, 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,410 1.94% William Shumard Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Southern California (CA) 92.61 four stars
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (PA) 89.88 three stars
Special Olympics New Mexico (NM) 85.41 three stars
Special Olympics New Hampshire (NH) 87.44 three stars
Special Olympics Connecticut (CT) 87.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics Southern California
1600 Forbes Way
Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90810
tel: (562) 502-1100
fax: (562) 502-1119
EIN: 95-4538450

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Board Leadership

Kelly Johnson
Chairman

CEO

Calvin Lyons
President, CEO

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