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Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

To advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.

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four stars

92.02

300 North 18th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006
tel: (602) 340-8717   Web Site
EIN: 31-1496646

Board Leadership
Nicole Goodwin
Chair

CEO
Daniel Openden
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 88.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center's (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.

SARRC provides programs that address the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of all ages by offering an early intervention program for newly diagnosed children up to 6 years of age; a seven-classroom inclusive preschool for children from 18 months to 5 years of age; K-12 school consultation services; home-based programs; intensive parent training for families living in rural communities; community-based life skills and vocational experiences for teens (ages 13-18); and employment services for adults.

In 2018, SARRC served 1,014 children, teens and adults with ASD through our clinical and research programs; educated 6,650 parents, family members, typical peers and community members; and provided training to 239 educational and medical professionals.

Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center's (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.

SARRC provides programs that address the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of all ages by offering an early intervention program for newly diagnosed children up to 6 years of age; a seven-classroom inclusive preschool for children from 18 months to 5 years of age; K-12 school consultation services; home-based programs; intensive parent training for families living in rural communities; community-based life skills and vocational experiences for teens (ages 13-18); and employment services for adults.

In 2018, SARRC served 1,014 children, teens and adults with ASD through our clinical and research programs; educated 6,650 parents, family members, typical peers and community members; and provided training to 239 educational and medical professionals.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of children screened for autism and other developmental delays
15,338
Number of children with disabilities receiving early intervention services
1,034
Number of clients participating in educational programs
5,179
This impact information is current as of March 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

three stars

88.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
71.8%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
  Program Expenses Growth 17.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (AZ) 92.02 four stars
Solve ME/CFS Initiative (CA) 89.01 three stars
American Liver Foundation (NY) 87.43 three stars
Organization for Autism Research (VA) 95.05 four stars
California Dental Association Foundation (CA) 86.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,346,980
   Federated Campaigns $54,851
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,753,128
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,154,959
   Program Service Revenue $7,253,918
Total Primary Revenue $10,408,877
   Other Revenue $96,218
TOTAL REVENUE $10,505,095
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,603,480
   Administrative Expenses $1,965,911
   Fundraising Expenses $850,213
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,419,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $85,491
   
Net Assets $13,378,706

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
Clinical Services $5,381,343 70.8%
Research $1,244,473 16.4%
Social Enterprise $388,522 5.1%

Ratings History
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 90.10 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.17 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.77 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.48 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.85 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.60 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 85.43 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 84.88 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 82.83 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.60 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 89.19 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 31-1496646
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHWEST AUTISM RESEARCH AND RESOURCE CENTER
NTEE Code H99
NTEE Classification Medical Research N.E.C.
NTEE Type Medical Research
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
(161) Scientific research (diseases)
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, 1997
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
$216,095 2.07% Daniel Openden Phdbcba-D President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (AZ) 92.02 four stars
National Alopecia Areata Foundation (CA) 93.29 four stars
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CA) 100.00 four stars
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MA) 89.75 three stars
Organization for Autism Research (VA) 95.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
300 North 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
tel: (602) 340-8717
fax: (602) 340-8720
EIN: 31-1496646

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Board Leadership

Nicole Goodwin
Chair

CEO

Daniel Openden
President & CEO

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