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Abilities United

We see a world where people of all abilities learn, live, work and play together.

three stars

80.55

525 East Charleston Road Palo Alto, CA 94306
tel: (650) 494-0550   Web Site
EIN: 94-1546643

Board Leadership
Jennifer Wagstaff-Hinton
President

CEO
Charlie Weidanz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.55 three stars
  Financial 72.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Abilities United advances advocacy, inclusion, and independence for people with developmental disabilities.

Founded in 1963 by 12 families whose children had intellectual disabilities, Abilities United (formerly C.A.R, Community Association for Rehabilitation), ), a not-for profit 501(c)3 organization, now serves a diverse group of individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area, who have developmental (autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and intellectual disability) and physical disabilities or are at risk of developmental delay. Since its inception, Abilities United has offered people of all ages and abilities educational, therapeutic, recreational and vocational experiences to help them lead meaningful lives and resource connections that make it easier for them to lead the lives they chose. As we have evolved from a sheltered environment to one of community inclusion, our neighbors can see that indeed, each individual has abilities and together we strengthen our community.

Abilities United advances advocacy, inclusion, and independence for people with developmental disabilities.

Founded in 1963 by 12 families whose children had intellectual disabilities, Abilities United (formerly C.A.R, Community Association for Rehabilitation), ), a not-for profit 501(c)3 organization, now serves a diverse group of individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area, who have developmental (autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and intellectual disability) and physical disabilities or are at risk of developmental delay. Since its inception, Abilities United has offered people of all ages and abilities educational, therapeutic, recreational and vocational experiences to help them lead meaningful lives and resource connections that make it easier for them to lead the lives they chose. As we have evolved from a sheltered environment to one of community inclusion, our neighbors can see that indeed, each individual has abilities and together we strengthen our community.

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Financial

two stars

72.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
70.9%
  Administrative Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Abilities United on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Abilities United on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Abilities United (CA) 80.55 three stars
The Ability Experience (NC) 88.80 three stars
Kostopulos Dream Foundation (UT) 100.00 four stars
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Special K Ranch (MT) 90.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,230,787
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $374,025
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $51,402
Total Contributions $1,656,214
   Program Service Revenue $3,576,720
Total Primary Revenue $5,232,934
   Other Revenue $120,181
TOTAL REVENUE $5,353,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,854,317
   Administrative Expenses $1,087,898
   Fundraising Expenses $632,957
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,575,172
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-222,057
   
Net Assets $3,377,399

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
Adult Services $2,287,162 59.3%
Children's Development Services $829,797 21.5%
Family Support Services $423,091 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 80.55 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 79.21 two stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 83.33 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 76.75 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.56 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.46 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 89.32 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 82.47 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 80.86 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.98 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 71.42 two stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 80.50 three stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 76.59 two stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 75.11 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 94-1546643
Name in IRS Master File ABILITIES UNITED
NTEE Code P82
NTEE Classification Developmentally Disabled Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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, 1965
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$184,964 3.31% Charlie Weidanz CEO

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Abilities United (CA) 80.55 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Abilities United
525 East Charleston Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
tel: (650) 494-0550
fax: (650) 855-9710
EIN: 94-1546643

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Wagstaff-Hinton
President

CEO

Charlie Weidanz
Executive Director

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