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Special Olympics Illinois

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four stars

93.81

State Headquarters 605 East Willow Street
Normal, IL 61761
tel: (800) 394-0562   Web Site
EIN: 36-2922811

Board Leadership
Karen Atwood
Chair

CEO
Dave Breen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.81 four stars
  Financial 91.79 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 22,000 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. We are also actively working in schools & communities to change public perceptions about people with intellectual disabilities and end bullying.

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 22,000 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. We are also actively working in schools & communities to change public perceptions about people with intellectual disabilities and end bullying.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of Children and Adults with intellectual disabilities served each year.
23,197
Number of children with intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7, participating in a sports-play program for physical fitness and gross-motor skills development.
17,233
Number of schools actively participating in unifying students with intellectual disabilities with their peers without intellectual disabilies in efforts to breakdown sterotypes and foster inclusion.
278
Number of community volunteers assisting at events throughout each year.
48,100
Number of individuals with intellectual disabilities serving in leadership roles with the organization.
162
Number of children and adults with intellectual disabilities receiving free Health Screenings and participating in free Health-based education events.
22,086
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Illinois (IL) 93.81 four stars
Special Olympics Colorado (CO) 89.32 three stars
Special Olympics South Carolina (SC) 91.89 four stars
Special Olympics Georgia (GA) 87.01 three stars
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (PA) 90.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,563,643
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $640,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $400,625
Total Contributions $4,604,268
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,604,268
   Other Revenue $5,112,500
TOTAL REVENUE $9,716,768
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,533,243
   Administrative Expenses $687,843
   Fundraising Expenses $506,753
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,727,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-11,071
   
Net Assets $5,714,677

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
Special Olympics $8,533,243 100.0%

Ratings History
Special Olympics Illinois has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 93.81 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.38 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.57 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.55 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.76 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 85.57 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 86.59 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 83.55 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.93 three stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 80.00 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.76 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 76.32 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 78.06 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 71.54 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 68.89 one star
2005-12 11/01/2006 65.98 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 65.01 one star
2003-12 06/01/2005 72.33 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 36-2922811
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS
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 (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(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 August, 1977
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
$165,790 1.70% David Breen CEO, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Illinois (IL) 93.81 four stars
Special Olympics Oklahoma (OK) 90.94 four stars
Special Olympics Southern California (CA) 97.23 four stars
Special Olympics Minnesota (MN) 87.44 three stars
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (PA) 90.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics Illinois
State Headquarters
605 East Willow Street
Normal, IL 61761
tel: (800) 394-0562
fax: (309) 888-2570
TTY: (630) 942-5610
EIN: 36-2922811

Mail donations to:
Northern Office
500 Waters Edge, Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148

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Board Leadership

Karen Atwood
Chair

CEO

Dave Breen
President, CEO

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