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ICEC

 17461 Derian Ave, Suite 114
 Irvine, CA 92614
[P] (949) 788-9236
[F] (949) 788-9246
www.iceckids.org
[email protected]
Sharon Scott
FOUNDED: 1979
INCORPORATED: 1983
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Organization DBA Intervention Center for Early Childhood
Former Names Irvine Children's Educational Center (1983)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-3850651 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Intervention Center for Early Childhood (ICEC) is to ensure the optimal development of young children with or at risk of developmental delays; and equip families with tools and resources to assist in their child's development. To accomplish its mission, ICEC provides comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary, family-centered early education
and therapeutic services to more than 1,930 children ages 0-6 and their families each year. These services are designed to help children achieve their fullest potential while offering emotional support and training to the entire family. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Intervention Center for Early Childhood (ICEC) is to ensure the optimal development of young children with or at risk of developmental delays; and equip families with tools and resources to assist in their child's development. To accomplish its mission, ICEC provides comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary, family-centered early education
and therapeutic services to more than 1,930 children ages 0-6 and their families each year. These services are designed to help children achieve their fullest potential while offering emotional support and training to the entire family. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2020
Projected Expenses $2,479,000.00
Projected Revenue $2,479,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Ounce of Prevention Program
  • Early Intervention, Therapeutic Interventions & Group Programs
  • Go Baby Go Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview


Mission Statement

The mission of Intervention Center for Early Childhood (ICEC) is to ensure the optimal development of young children with or at risk of developmental delays; and equip families with tools and resources to assist in their child's development. To accomplish its mission, ICEC provides comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary, family-centered early education
and therapeutic services to more than 1,930 children ages 0-6 and their families each year. These services are designed to help children achieve their fullest potential while offering emotional support and training to the entire family. 

Background Statement

According to the 2018 California Children’s Report Card produced by Children Now, of California’s 2.5 million young children, 1 in 4 under the age of six are at risk for developmental, behavioral, or social delays. Often diagnosed at birth or identified in early childhood, developmental disabilities affect the individual for their lifetime. However, when developmental disabilities and delays are identified early, and families have access to the interventions their children need, the cognitive, physical, social and emotional challenges these children face can be mitigated, and in some cases overcome.

Established in 1983, ICEC has been meeting the therapeutic and early educational needs of children with and at-risk of developmental disabilities and delays throughout Orange County for more than three decades. Named “Nonprofit of the Year” by the California Nonprofits Association in 2017 and “Service Provider of the Year” by Regional Center Orange County in 2015, ICEC is recognized as an organization that directly supports individuals with developmental disabilities and demonstrates extraordinary commitment to high-quality, person-centered services, providing exemplary support for those we serve.

Over the past three decades, ICEC’s team and facility have grown and evolved to address increased demands, changes in healthcare law, and advancements in the field of pediatric therapy and interventions. For example, in response to the growing body of research and evidence that has illuminated the importance and long-term benefit of early intervention programming, ICEC developed a comprehensive strategy in 2012 to not only identify children with and at-risk for delays through free developmental assessment screening initiatives, but also to connect these children and their families to quality services and therapeutic treatment. In addition, due to changes in healthcare law through the Affordable Care Act, ICEC has doubled the number of sessions funded by insurance reimbursements in the past three years. Most recently, to meet increasing demands for services, ICEC expanded its capacity to include an additional 2,000 square feet of treatment space. With this increase in capacity and scope of service along with ongoing support from community partners, ICEC is well positioned to treat the growing number of children with and at-risk for developmental disabilities and delays in our community.

 


Impact Statement

In 2018, ICEC served more than 1,520 children, conducted 14,960+ client visits, and provided 39,200+ hours of specialized interventions and treatment to children with developmental disabilities. These children participated in Individual Therapy sessions as well as Early Intervention and other group programs led by our multi-disciplinary team of clinically licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and certified childhood educators. As a result of their participation in our services, our clients demonstrate improvements in functional ability and growth in targeted areas including movement, communication and socialization which are indicators for later success (reading, writing, arithmetic).

In addition, through our Ounce of Prevention program, which aims to ensure access to developmental screenings and subsequent care for the low-income, uninsured, and under-insured infants and toddlers with, or at-risk of, developmental delays or disabilities in our community, ICEC held 24 developmental screening events collaboration with community partners throughout Orange County. At these events 824 children were screened for developmental disabilities and delays and 84% were identified as having a concern and referred for additional services.

ICEC also provided subsidized therapeutic services to 293 children through its Ounce of Prevention Program, representing nearly 42% of ICEC clients. Additionally, ICEC hosted 195 parent support initiatives attended by more than 650 parents and caregivers.

With rates of developmental disability and delays continuing to rise, ICEC’s immediate goal is expanding the breadth and scope of its services to meet existing and growing demands for services. To accomplish this goal, ICEC has launched a Therapeutic Service Expansion Project to increase its service capacity. To date, ICEC has completed the First Phase, adding six new treatment rooms for specialized speech therapy.


Needs Statement

ICEC’s most pressing need is financial support for its Ounce of Prevention Program which provides free developmental assessments, subsidized follow up early intervention and therapeutic services to low-income, high-risk children and free Parent Support initiatives to our families. Funding for the program helps to cover the true cost of the high-quality comprehensive treatment delivered, as well as program expenses that are not reimbursable by other sources of funding—all of which are delivered at no-cost to the family or child served.  

With ICEC serving a greater number of children than ever before and the addition of new treatment spaces, ICEC is in need of additional therapeutic equipment and updated information technology systems. These include: swings, trampolines, therapeutic balls, new telephone system and computers.

ICEC has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups to support the mission and work at ICEC. We are always seeking to expand our Board of Directors and welcome time and talents of business leaders in our community. In addition, volunteers are needed and welcome to assist at community screening events as well as family support events such as holiday parties, respite evenings and engagement activities throughout the year.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

ICEC serves children and families that live throughout Orange County, California. Formal evaluations, therapeutic services and parent trainings are delivered at our 14,000 square-foot clinic in Irvine. In addition, developmental screenings are held throughout Orange County, particularly in the cities of Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, La Habra, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, Santa Ana and Westminster.

Organization Categories

  1. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Pediatrics
  2. Education - Preschools
  3. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Autism

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Programs


Ounce of Prevention Program

ICEC’s Ounce of Prevention program was created to address current gaps in early developmental screenings and subsequent services in Orange County by providing low-income, high-risk children with free developmental assessments and follow up Early Intervention and therapeutic services to improve long term outcomes. The program primarily serves infants and toddlers who do not qualify for funding due to cuts in the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and Department of Education Special Education budgets, those who are awaiting insurance coverage to be determined, and those who have been rejected from coverage with a demonstrated financial need. The program includes the following components—all provided at subsidized or no cost to the children and families served:

  • Developmental Screening Events
  • Subsidized Early Intervention & Small Group Therapies
  • Parent Support Initiatives
  • Formal Developmental Assessments & Recommendation Reports
  • Individual Education Plan Support Services

 

Budget  $338,660.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Other Economic Level
Program Short-Term Success 

Success is demonstrated by reaching children and families in need of early intervention and therapeutic services and enrolling them in critical health and support services. ICEC expects the following program outcomes among program participants:

  • 80% of children screened at a developmental screening event will be identified as at-risk for or having a delay and referred to early intervention and therapeutic services;
  • 100% of clients enrolled in subsidized early intervention and therapy services will demonstrate improvements in functional ability, growth and development in targeted areas including movement, communication and socialization; and
  • Parents and caregivers will increase their understanding of their child’s disability and receive critical psycho-social support services.
Program Long-Term Success 

Long-term success of ICEC's Ounce of Prevention Program is measured by its ability to identify and connect children with or at-risk developmental disabilities and delays to the early intervention and therapeutic services necessary to achieve optimal development. Today more children are diagnosed with a disability such as Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, or are afflicted by prenatal drug/alcohol exposure than all pediatric cancer, diabetes, and aids combined. Early intervention and targeted therapeutic treatment are critical to improving long-term outcomes for these children. Research from the U.S. Department of Education, the CDC, as well as the AAP indicates early intervention greatly improves long-term health, language and communication, as well as cognitive and social/emotional development outcomes. Research also demonstrates that intervention in the first three years of life significantly decreases the likelihood of behavioral problems and learning disabilities.

Program Success Monitored By 

To evaluate the success of the Ounce of Prevention program ICEC not only tracks the number of screening events held, the number of children screened in collaboration with community partners such as Family Support Network, Blind Children’s Learning Center, Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, Providence Speech & Hearing and Regional Center Orange County, but also records the number of children enrolled in treatment and services as a result of the screenings. In addition, ICEC tracks the number of children receiving gap funding or subsidized rates through Ounce of Prevention. Client progress is measured by the child's achievement of developmental milestones and therapeutic goals as established in their individual case plan and recorded by ICEC therapeutic staff.

Examples of Program Success  To demonstrate the impact of ICEC’s Ounce of Prevention program, we would like to share Maisie’s story. At only three months old, Maisie began receiving services at ICEC. While Maisie desperately needed the early childhood and therapeutic services that ICEC exists to provide, her State funding was cut in the middle of her treatment period. To ensure continuity of care, ICEC covered the costs of all her group and individual therapy until funding was partially restored. Maise’s mother, Kristie shared their story and how ICEC changed their lives: “Every step of the way you taught our family how to support Maisie’s goals in real world settings. I honestly could not imagine having achieved what we did, without your guidance and the peer support. We have seen such a positive transformation in Maisie. This is too short a space for me to express how much of a change you have made in our family, but we would like to thank you for helping us overcome the early challenges in Maisie’s life.”

Early Intervention, Therapeutic Interventions & Group Programs

ICEC’s primary goal is to provide quality early intervention and therapeutic services to children with or at-risk of developmental disabilities and delays so they can achieve optimal outcomes. Our core Early Intervention, Therapeutic Interventions & Group Programs include:

  • Early Intervention— a comprehensive early education and enhanced therapy program for children ages 0-18 months with or at-risk for delays;
  • Individual Therapy—specialized pediatric therapy provided to children ages 0-6 by licensed occupational, physical, and speech therapists in our Irvine clinic as well as in the home;
  • Group Programs— parent participation group therapy offered Monday through Friday for children ages 0-5 that are staffed by pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapists, behavior and music therapists, and special education teachers; and
  • Preschool— a small group therapeutic preschool for children ages 2.5-4.5 years who are both typically developing and those with special needs.

 

Budget  $2,272,102
Category  Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Infants to Preschool (under age 5) People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 

Short term success is measured by our client’s reaching developmental milestones and their individualized therapeutic goals. As a result of their participation in ICEC’s high-quality, targeted early intervention and therapeutic services, our clients demonstrate growth and development in targeted areas including movement, communication and socialization which are indicators for later success in academics (reading, writing, arithmetic) and reinforce high levels of capabilities.

Program Long-Term Success 

Long term success of ICEC’s comprehensive early intervention, therapeutic services and group programs is demonstrated by our ability to provide children with developmental disabilities and delays with targeted and timely therapeutic programs that promote long-term success – success that includes better health outcomes, improved educational outcomes, increased cognitive and social development and greater levels of independence. As a result of our services, our clients have exceeded expectations, reached new developmental heights and have received the support, resources and tools to reach their fullest potential.

Studies have shown that early childhood intervention programs such as ICEC’s yield benefits in a whole arena of domains including academic achievement and educational attainment, delinquency and crime, and even labor market success, thereby increasing opportunity and equity for disadvantaged children of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Program Success Monitored By  To evaluate the impact and effectiveness of its early intervention and therapeutic programs, ICEC conducts developmental assessments as well as collects treatment notes and surveys. Baseline data is gathered and measured against post-intervention assessments for all children enrolled in ICEC’s core programs. Developmental goals are set for each client upon enrollment and progress towards those goals is measured by therapist/teacher observations and is collected throughout the course of treatment.
Examples of Program Success 

Kaden and his twin sister Petra were delivered at 33 weeks and upon birth Kaden was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Lara enrolled two-month old Kaden in ICEC’s Early Intervention Program. Despite many medical complications associated with his diagnosis and being born prematurely, Kaden has made tremendous progress, thanks to the comprehensive treatment and support received at ICEC and the family’s commitment to and involvement in his ongoing development. Kaden recently began walking, is expanding his vocabulary, and has just started ICEC’s Teaching Our Preschoolers program alongside his twin sister. Kaden’s mother Lara shares what ICEC means to Kaden and her family: “ICEC is not just the light we needed in our darkest hours, it is our rock, our school, our comfort, our community, and our hope. They have become an integral part to how we teach Kaden and I credit them with a lifetime of preparation ahead of Kaden’s school years. They are our family.”


Go Baby Go Program

ICEc’s Go Baby Go program aids social ability & mobility for toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays in our weekly programs. Inspired by the national program started at University of Delaware, Go Baby Go provides children with special needs a battery operated car modified to meet their unique mobility needs. Having a vehicle uniquely adapted to support their physical capabilities, our children gain a greater level of independence and the ability to participate in recreational activities. ICEC recruits members from the community, including professionals and high school students interested in STEM education, to help modify and adapt these toddler vehicles. Volunteers work alongside ICEC's licensed Physical Therapists who instruct volunteers on how to modify the cars for trunk stability and how to attach the mobility switches. Provided at no charge to families, it costs ICEC more than $16,000 to host quarterly weekend Go Baby Go events each year. 

Budget  $16,340.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Families Infants to Preschool (under age 5) People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 
The intended outcome of ICEC's Go Baby Go program is for 100% of clients to gain increased mobility through the use of an adapted motorized vehicle. Success is also measured by the impact the program has on the volunteers. Specifically we expect that student volunteers and other community members will gain a greater familiarity, understanding and appreciation of individuals with diverse abilities.
Program Long-Term Success 
Long-term success of ICEC's Go Baby Go Program is defined by its ability to promote increased mobility and independence among children with developmental disabilities and delays. The program is designed to support therapeutic gains at home/in the community and help our clients reach developmental milestones and therapeutic goals that contribute to long-term success.
Program Success Monitored By 

ICEC evaluates the success of its Go Baby Go Program by tracking the number of children that successfully receive a personally adapted vehicle as well as conducting post-event surveys that assess the impact of this event. In particular, parents will be asked to complete surveys that ask if they have noticed a change in attitude and greater independence from their child, improvements in their physical functioning, and greater willingness to engage in community-based events and outdoor activities. Student volunteers will also be asked to complete a survey to determine the impact this volunteer opportunity had in furthering their STEM education as well as developing a greater awareness and understanding for individuals with diverse abilities.

Examples of Program Success  Since the first Go Baby Go Event in 2015, 30 children have had their toddler vehicles adapted to their unique needs free of charge. As ICEC’s Executive Director, Pam Alexander shares, “To see the community volunteers come together with the parents and staff therapists to equip the cars to each individual child’s unique needs has been nothing less than inspiring. The ultimate joy is seeing the faces on the kids at the end of the workshop, when they learn how to activate the cars and have independent mobility. I am not sure who has the best smile: the kids, the parents, or the volunteers!”

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Pam Alexander
CEO Term Start Jan 1986
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Pam Alexander Executive Director

Pam has been devoted to the children and families of ICEC since 1985. She highlights “I love watching the parent’s blossom and grow in knowledge, wisdom and confidence with their children from the infant program to transition to Preschool.” She praises the team of staff at ICEC as being dynamic and talented and having dedication towards the growth and progress of all ICEC kids and always empowering parents to be the best they can be.

Sharon Scott CFO

Sharon has been with ICEC for 29 years. Her journey started at ICEC after the birth of her son Dylan who attended  ICEC from 1985-1989. She has firsthand knowledge of what it feels like to be a parent on the special needs journey. Sharon is also not a stranger to grief….Dylan passed away at a young age, but Sharon believes that working at ICEC “turned my loss into gain”. She is exceptionally grateful to have had the opportunity to work for such an amazing one of a kind organization for so many years.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

ICEC collaborates with a variety of community partners to deliver comprehensive early intervention, early education, therapeutic treatment and support services to children and families in Orange County. Most notably, our early intervention program is a 30-year collaborative program delivered in partnership with Assistance League of Laguna Beach. Developmental screenings are provided in collaboration with five local agencies including Family Support Network, Blind Children’s Learning Center, Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, Providence Speech & Hearing Center, and Regional Center of Orange County. These free developmental screenings are delivered at community centers throughout Orange County. In addition, ICEC works closely with Regional Centers, local school districts and other health care providers and networks such as Comfort Connection of Orange County, Down Syndrome Association of Orange County, Help Me Grow Orange County, and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Network of O.C.to ensure the children screened and in need of services are connected to the right providers. 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 23
Number of Part Time Staff 23
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 90%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 74
Hispanic/Latino: 20
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 3
Gender Female: 45
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Dave Willis
Board Chair Company Affiliation Savills Studley
Board Chair Term July 2019 - June 2021
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Pam Alexander ICEC Voting
Nicole Daley Independence Facilitator – Special Education – CUSD Voting
Brian Daucher Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton Voting
Ken Fox Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton Voting
Yvonne Hoover Inari Medical Voting
Alex Jones Segerstrom Center for the Arts Voting
Alyssa Jones Crean Lutheran High School Voting
Fred Judd Candelis Inc., Attorney and Orange Coast College, Professor Voting
Steve Kuntz KBC Networks Voting
Sharon Scott ICEC Voting
Alex Tiquia UC Irvine Voting
Dave Willis Savills Studley Voting
Marsha Willis CHOC Hospital Fundraiser Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 6
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 66%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • By-laws
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $2,433,760 $2,490,872 $2,069,772
Total Expenses $2,428,405 $2,359,796 $2,150,627

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$163,494 $163,282 $75,101
Government Contributions $0 $0 $1,155,504
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $1,155,504
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,321,552 $2,377,873 $846,211
Investment Income, Net of Losses $790 $672 $611
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $-52,076 $-50,955 $-7,655
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $2,022,471 $2,078,164 $1,842,427
Administration Expense $405,934 $281,632 $308,200
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.06 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 83% 88% 86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $726,017 $725,428 $589,393
Current Assets $714,400 $709,000 $550,682
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $234,411
Current Liabilities $254,466 $259,232 $12,481
Total Net Assets $471,551 $466,196 $342,501

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.81 2.74 44.12

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 40%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


Other Documents

D&O Policy (2014)

No Other Documents currently available.