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Special Olympics Washington

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three stars

85.72

1809 Seventh Ave Suite 1509
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 362-4949   Web Site
EIN: 91-0962383

Board Leadership
Kirby Winfield
Chair

CEO
Dave Lenox
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.72 three stars
  Financial 83.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1975, Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Washington provides athletes 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 Olympic athletes, and the community. The vision of Special Olympics is to help bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. Four sports seasons are offered each year in 19 different Olympic-type sports.

Incorporated in 1975, Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Washington provides athletes 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 Olympic athletes, and the community. The vision of Special Olympics is to help bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. Four sports seasons are offered each year in 19 different Olympic-type sports.

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Financial

three stars

83.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Olympics Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Washington (WA) 85.72 three stars
Special Olympics Maryland (MD) 89.88 three stars
Special Olympics South Carolina (SC) 91.89 four stars
Special Olympics Hawaii (HI) 92.65 four stars
Special Olympics New Jersey (NJ) 93.72 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,948,579
   Federated Campaigns $102,791
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,157,997
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,209,367
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,209,367
   Other Revenue $865,123
TOTAL REVENUE $4,074,490
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,731,583
   Administrative Expenses $206,801
   Fundraising Expenses $377,183
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,315,567
   
Payments to Affiliates $74,754
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-241,077
   
Net Assets $1,942,461

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
Athletic Sports Program $3,731,583 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 85.72 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.40 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 85.76 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 80.34 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.01 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 87.32 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.77 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 85.48 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.16 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 64.97 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 76.91 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 76.92 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 84.72 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 79.95 two stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 72.44 two stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 64.00 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-0962383
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL OLYMPICS WASHINGTON
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 March, 1976
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
$163,431 3.78% Dave Lenox Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special Olympics Washington (WA) 85.72 three stars
Special Olympics Colorado (CO) 89.32 three stars
Special Olympics New York (NY) 85.96 three stars
Special Olympics Indiana (IN) 90.61 four stars
Special Olympics Montana (MT) 96.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special Olympics Washington
1809 Seventh Ave
Suite 1509
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 362-4949
fax: (206) 361-8158
EIN: 91-0962383

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Board Leadership

Kirby Winfield
Chair

CEO

Dave Lenox
President, CEO

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