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Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

Special Olympics Illinois

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95.87

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

Board Leadership
Karen Wilson
Chair

CEO
Dave Breen
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.87
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 23,000 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 23,000 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.

Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

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)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 13.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.4%
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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Community meetings or town halls, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We recently conducted a survey across all constituents and held Town Hall Meetings in each of the regions we serve This feedback and input helped us create a Strategic Plan for 2020 - 2025 and develop a new Vision Statement for the organization This feedback is also driving the development of an online registration system for our events, which will completely overhaul internal (and external) processes as they relate to entry into our more than 225 events each year
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Illinois (IL) 95.87
Special Olympics Utah (UT) 93.88
Special Olympics North Carolina (NC) 93.16
Special Olympics New York (NY) 87.17
Special Olympics Northern California (CA) 85.56

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,126,150
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $795,442
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,007,895
Total Contributions $6,929,487
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,929,487
   Other Revenue $5,730,111
TOTAL REVENUE $12,659,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,777,852
   Administrative Expenses $803,779
   Fundraising Expenses $584,155
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,165,786
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $493,812
   
Net Assets $7,563,176

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 Opportunities $7,060,413 65.5%
Regional Competitions $3,717,439 34.5%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 95.87
2018-12 12/01/2019 95.48
2017-12 12/21/2018 93.81
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.38
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.57
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.55
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.76
2013-12 12/22/2014 85.57
2012-12 11/01/2013 86.59
2011-12 11/06/2012 83.55
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.93
2010-12 11/01/2011 80.00
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.76
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 76.32
2008-12 03/01/2010 78.06
2007-12 11/01/2008 71.54
2006-12 09/01/2007 68.89
2005-12 11/01/2006 65.98
2004-12 01/01/2006 65.01
2003-12 06/01/2005 72.33

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,570 1.67% David Breen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Illinois (IL) 95.87
Special Olympics Indiana (IN) 89.65
Special Olympics New Mexico (NM) 85.41
Special Olympics Maine (ME) 88.40
Special Olympics New Hampshire (NH) 87.44

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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

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Northern Office
500 Waters Edge, Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148

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Board Leadership

Karen Wilson
Chair

CEO

Dave Breen
President, CEO

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