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Greater Waltham Arc, Inc. (GWArc) (Greater Waltham Association for Retarded Citizens Inc.)

 56 Chestnut Street
 Waltham, MA 02453
[P] (781) 8991344
[F] (781) 8992197
http://www.gwarc.org
[email protected]
Joanne Raymond
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INCORPORATED: 1956
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2441728

LAST UPDATED: 02/23/2017
Organization DBA GWArc
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

GWArc's mission is to serve children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the community, utilizing a person-centered planning approach.  We provide quality, flexible programs, services and supports which maximize independence, foster inclusion, promote self-advocacy and build community connections.  GWArc programs are based upon self-determination, sound teaching practices and the latest technology.  GWArc is committed to advocacy and legislation to influence attitudes and perceptions so individuals may choose and achieve life goals.

Mission Statement

GWArc's mission is to serve children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the community, utilizing a person-centered planning approach.  We provide quality, flexible programs, services and supports which maximize independence, foster inclusion, promote self-advocacy and build community connections.  GWArc programs are based upon self-determination, sound teaching practices and the latest technology.  GWArc is committed to advocacy and legislation to influence attitudes and perceptions so individuals may choose and achieve life goals.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $3,572,563.00
Projected Expense $3,660,105.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 1. Day Habilitation
  • 2. Employment & Community Based Day Supports (ECB)
  • 3. School to Work Transitions Program
  • 4. Adult Family Care (AFC)
  • 5. Recreation PLUS

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

GWArc's mission is to serve children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the community, utilizing a person-centered planning approach.  We provide quality, flexible programs, services and supports which maximize independence, foster inclusion, promote self-advocacy and build community connections.  GWArc programs are based upon self-determination, sound teaching practices and the latest technology.  GWArc is committed to advocacy and legislation to influence attitudes and perceptions so individuals may choose and achieve life goals.


Background Statement

In 1956, a group of concerned parents organized the Greater Waltham Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc. (GWArc), an all-volunteer, grass roots organization devoted to advocating for community services as alternative to institutional care for their children with developmental disabilities.

These parents not only supported each other in an era which promoted and sanctioned institutionalization, but they also organized and actually delivered community based education, work training, and clinical services for their children.

Today, GWArc has adapted to the changing needs of our population— participants, families/guardians and residential staffing. While striving to promote independence and inclusion, we shape our services to fit the needs of those we serve. Fiscal challenges and changes in legislation provides obstacles to our services, but our committed and skilled staff continue to overcome these obstacles and provide quality care.
 
GWArc is  an affiliated chapter of the Arc of Massachusetts and the Arc of the United States. 

Impact Statement

GWArc is proud to be in our 61st year serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families who reside in Waltham and surrounding communities!

A few of our accomplishments in the last year include:

1) Welcoming a new management staff- Chief Financial Officer, Chief Program Officer and Recreation Manager/ Volunteer Coordinator. The CFO has already brought modifications to our systems to make the agency more efficient in the areas of finances, human resources and technology. The Chief Program Officer has oversight of Day Habilitation, Employment & CBDS Program, Recreation and Adult Family Care programs and is contributing energy and ideas to each program. Additionally, GWArc and other community participants have had quite an active and varied menu of recreation activities to enjoy this year. Several new direct care staff members have joined our team and they are welcomed and appreciated.

2) Hosting volunteer students from Bentley's Service Learning and Civic Engagement Project at our Day Habilitation Program four days per week.

3) Growing our Medicaid-funded Adult Family Care Program by 30% this year and are thrilled to support more members who are caregivers in their homes.

Three of our goals for the current year include:

1) We continue to seek larger space to bring all of our programs to one facility with additional space to serve other disability populations.

2) We continue to recruit more younger participants to our programs as our current participant population is aging.

3) GWArc along with other disability non-profits lobbies our legislative decision makers to support human services during a difficult state funded budget year.


Needs Statement

Our needs are as follows:

1. Enhance participant programming- GWArc needs additional funds to provide staff training, technology, adaptive equipment and therapies to our ever-changing, aging population of participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2. Infrastructure- GWArc needs support for improvements to communication and financial management for the agency to enhance efficiency of daily operations.

3. Facility – GWArc needs a suitable space for the agency to unite all programs in one facility and embark on new participant market expansion.


CEO Statement

Dear Friends of GWArc,

Welcome to our site in The Giving Common. We appreciate your taking time to review Greater Waltham Arc’s (GWArc) mission.

We celebrated GWArc’s 60th anniversary in December 2016 and look back on our accomplishments with pride.  This agency was begun by parents seeking support for their family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  GWArc has grown from a nursery classroom in 1956 into a nonprofit which serves over 300 children, adults and family members annually. We do so through a Day Habilitation program, an Employment Program, Community Based Day Support Services, Recreation and Medicaid-funded Adult Family Care. In two locations in Waltham, MA, our services reach many individuals in nearby towns such as Watertown, Belmont, Lexington, Arlington and Somerville, MA.

The “crown jewel” of GWArc’s programming is our significant collaboration with four local college sites. They provide employment opportunities to participants in Food Service and Buildings & Grounds. Community employment and a regular paycheck are part of our mission for inclusive services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Further collaborations include student volunteers, recreational programming on campus, use of the colleges’ facilities and input to classes on nonprofit management and grant writing skills.

As one of 17 Arcs in Massachusetts, we are proud to provide quality services for our inspiring and determined individuals. We invite you to visit our web site www.gwarc.org to learn more about us, view updated photos of our activities, and find out how to become more involved with GWArc.

Thank you for visiting Giving Common and your interest in GWArc.

Roslynn Rubin, Ed.D
Chief Executive Officer 

Board Chair Statement

As a community member, Communications Specialist and a member of several other non-profit boards, I observe GWArc to operate an effective and efficient agency. Despite challenges of budget constraints and space consideration, GWArc presents quality services for the community and is known and respected for doing so.

Thank you for visiting Giving Common and your interest in GWArc.

Marcia MacClary
GWArc Board of Directors President 

Geographic Area Served

METROWEST REGION, MA
Greater Waltham- Waltham and surrounding towns, including Lexington, Lincoln, Watertown, Maynard, Brookline, Somerville, and Cambridge

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  2. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement
  3. Recreation & Sports - Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

1. Day Habilitation

The Day Habilitation program is designed to expand each participant's independence and experience by providing personalized schedules and customized materials which are motivating and rewarding. Participants benefit from individualized instruction, structure and a variety of challenging activities in varied environments. GWArc's program is committed to maximizing choice, dignity, independence, community inclusion, and opportunities for people with significant cognitive, physical and intellectual disabilities.

GWArc's Day Habilitation program is located at 56 Chestnut Street in Waltham and provides training in fine motor skills, personal care, leisure skills, community access, horticulture, communication skills, socialization, and exercise/large motor skills in varied environments. Referral/coordination of ancillary services, and individual service plans are also provided. Therapeutic services are available, including: nursing, physical therapy, speech, language and communication therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral consultation, mobility, and expressive therapy.

GWArc's Day Habilitation Program serves adults with significant developmental, physical, and other disabilities who can benefit from a structured program that focuses on increasing functional skill development with therapeutic and health supports provided in varied environments. Equipment is adapted or modified by our consultants to enable the participants to use materials as independently as possible.
Budget  $711,244.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  Using a comprehensive assessment of each participant's unique skills, preferences and learning style, our team develops detailed service plans that include an individualized schedule of daily training and therapeutic activities that are implemented across program environments. Community and volunteer activities are scheduled to broaden participants' skills in varied adult roles.
Program Long-Term Success  Participants will increase independence and self-sufficiency while reaching their goals as outlined in the individual support plan. 
Program Success Monitored By  The Department of Developmental Services monitors Day Habilitation with reviews every other year. 
Examples of Program Success  GWArc received a 98% satisfaction rating during its Annual Stakeholder surveys of participants, family members and funding sources. 

2. Employment & Community Based Day Supports (ECB)

GWArc's Employment Services provide work training and employment for 75-85 people with developmental disabilities each year. The goal is to maximize each person's independence and inclusion in the community by providing individualized employment training and work skill refinement at small, community-based work sites.
Budget  $688,170.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 

Success means maximizing each participant's independence and inclusion in the community by providing individualized employment training and work skill refinement at small, community-based work sites.

Program Long-Term Success  The long-term goal of all employment programming is to help every participant who wants and is capable of paid employment to find a meaningful job.
Program Success Monitored By  ECB success in monitored by Department of Developmental Services as well as CARF International- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 
Examples of Program Success 

GWArc received a 98% satisfaction rating during its Annual Stakeholder surveys of participants, family members and funding sources.


3. School to Work Transitions Program

School to Work Transitions Program is a highly inclusive program which is designed to transition students with learning challenges from school to work and adult life. The Transitions staff utilizes a variety of individually designed approaches to meet each student's unique needs. Using a student centered, whole life planning approach which involves the student, family members, school personnel, and community members, Transitions has successfully worked with Waltham Public Schools and hundreds of students since 1978 to assure successful transition to the adult world upon graduation.

Since 1978, the Waltham Public Schools and GWArc have worked together to provide vocational education and training to students with special needs. Through this collaboration, we have successfully transitioned hundreds of students into the world of work and adult life for almost 30 years.
Budget  $83,891.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 

 

Short-term success includes securing full and part time work for students who have completed (or partially completed) their academic requirements, effective career preparation and exploration for students during weekly classes at Waltham High School, and the coordination of service transitions to Adult Service System (DDS, MRC, MCB and DMH). 

 

Program Long-Term Success 

Participants will leave the School to Work Transitions Program ready to take on adult life across the health, safety, transportation, socialization and other work readiness areas. 

Program Success Monitored By  Waltham Public Schools monitor the success of the School to Work Transitions Program. 
Examples of Program Success 

GWArc received a 98% satisfaction rating during its Annual Stakeholder surveys of participants, family members and funding sources.


4. Adult Family Care (AFC)

Adult Family Care is a program for adults with disabilities or elderly individuals who are currently living at home with the care of a family member or friend. The Adult Family Care Program is funded by MassHealth and can provide significant financial support to anyone who is not a spouse and who is not legally responsible for the individual (i.e., not parents of minors or legal guardians) and who provides daily care for the individual. The caregiver is responsible for 24-hour care, including personal care, companionship and meal preparation.

Caregivers may receive up to $18,000 tax-free a year (depending on the Level of Care), as well as up to 14 days of respite care. Along with the financial benefit, caregivers will also be able to receive CPR/First Aid training and support from GWArc staff.

A registered nurse and care manager will conduct an onsite assessment to determine eligibility and to evaluate the home in which the individual and caregiver will be living.
Budget  $711,590.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  Caregivers and members will report high satisfaction with the AFC Program.         
Program Long-Term Success  Long-term success means that the AFC Program is able to reach caregiving families in the community and provide them with the practical and financial support to care for their loved ones in the home.
Program Success Monitored By  MassHealth oversees and audits the AFC Program. 
Examples of Program Success  Caregivers now receive the practical and financial support to care for their loved one at home, rather than turning to nursing homes or other community residential providers.

5. Recreation PLUS

Greater Waltham Arc offers our Recreation PLUS Program, serving adults, adolescents and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Recreation PLUS offers activities held in the community and includes sessions led by experts in the fields of health and wellness, the arts, sports and other areas of interest and ability to participants in the Greater Waltham area.

Budget  $75,731.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  The Recreation Program measures short-term success as the ability to provide people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to interact and engage with the Greater Waltham community, thus providing them the means to forge lasting relationships, grow as individuals, develop a sense of self and self-worth and enhance quality of living not only for themselves but for their community.
Program Long-Term Success  GWArc's long-term goal is to be able to offer affordable, inclusive recreation for community members without incurring a deficit to the agency. Currently, GWArc offers the Recreation Program despite the fact that the program operates at a deficit. While state funding allows us to provide basic necessary services to our population, GWArc’s budget is tight and we rely on grant funding and donations to provide essential but non-mandated services, like our Recreation Program. GWArc lost $44,514 running the Recreation Program in Fiscal Year 2013, $51,073 in Fiscal Year 2014, and $36,196 in Fiscal Year 2015. While small fees are charged to participate in recreation activities, they do not cover the full cost. We continue to run the program because we believe that inclusive recreation opportunities are essential to the mission of our organization. Recreation is GWArc’s only program that is not supported by contracted fees for service from the Division of Medical Assistance (MassHealth), the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and The Mass Rehabilitation Commission. This means that all costs for running the program fall to GWArc. We do not charge high fees for the recreation program because it would make this important programming inaccessible to many participants. We only charge enough per activity to cover the cost of that activity. For example, in a pottery class, we would only charge participants what we needed to cover the materials and the instructor’s fee. In actuality, running the Recreation Program takes much more than this. There are salaries for the Recreation Program Manager and Recreation Assistants, administration costs, transportation costs and materials and supplies.
Program Success Monitored By  GWArc Management monitors the success of the Recreation PLUS Program. 
Examples of Program Success  Examples of program success include increased feelings of community inclusion and decreased isolation among participants. One example of a major program success is with a participant who joined the program last year, Peter. Peter is in his sixties and lives alone, with limited social interaction outside of his job, working with support from GWArc's Employment Program. GWArc staff referred Peter to the Recreation PLUS program, and he tried one offering last year. At first, Peter was introverted and shy, saying little during the Concert on Waltham Common. Today, Peter attends recreational events each week and has developed many close friendships with participants and strong relationships with staff. He has increased his independence in scheduling and coordinating his attendance and transportation, and now feels a part of both the GWArc and Waltham communities in a meaningful way.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Roslynn Rubin Ed.D
CEO Term Start Oct 2005
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Roslynn Rubin, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, is a human services professional with over 30 years of experience in the field. Dr. Rubin continually strives to ensure the quality of the programs GWArc offers and works to recruit and train the best people to staff these programs.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Barbara Dunker RN Adult Family Care (AFC) Program Director Barbara is an RN and Program Director for Adult Family Care (AFC). She has significant experience working with geriatric clients. 
Heidi Ehrenfried Director of Day Habilitation Heidi brings over 30 years of experience in the disability field, including as a DDS Service Coordinator, to GWArc. 
Marisol Hernandez Director of Administrative/Personnel Services Marisol has worked at GWArc for nearly twenty years, in various compliance and operations duties.
Kayo Kamawu Director of Employment & CBDS Program --
Michael Mullins Recreation Manager Mike brings over 20 years of experience working in community-based human services and counseling to GWArc. 
Joanne Raymond Director of Marketing and Development Joanne brings experience in grantwriting, development and fundraising to GWArc. She worked as an independent grantwriter before coming to GWArc full time. 
Robert Young Chief Financial Officer Bob Young brings 30 years of experience as the CFO of a non-profit health care organization to GWArc.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 2016
Associated Grant Makers 2016
Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care 2016
Massachusetts Day Habilitation Coalition 2016
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2016
Metrowest Nonprofit Network 2016
The ARC of the United States 2016
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
The Survey and Certification from the MA Department of Developmental Services 2016
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Adult Day Services - 3 year 2015
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation 2015

Collaborations

GWArc collaborates with the following groups, organizations and businesses. This list is not exhaustive, but provides an idea of our friends and partners in the community.
Community Collaborators:
 Babson University
 Bentley University
 Brandeis University
 eGeneration Marketing
 Easter Seals
 Healthy Waltham
 Lasell College
 Meals on Wheels
 Phinney’s Friends
 REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
 Salvation Army of Waltham
 Sodexo
 Waltham Day Center
 Waltham Lions Club
 Whittier Street Health Center

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 28
Number of Part Time Staff 9
Number of Volunteers 101
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 12
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 22
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 22
Male: 14
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Disability Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Workplace Violence

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

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Marcia MacClary
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Member, Consultant
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Board Co-Chair John Peacock
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Waltham West Surburban Chamber of Commerce
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Gregory Abel Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School Voting
James Baron Esquire Special Education Attorney Voting
Bob Clement Park Lodge Hotel Group Voting
Gerald Cosby Real Estate Development Voting
Robbie Dembo Brandeis University Voting
Morgan Diamant Deloitte Voting
Peter Dixon Community Employee, Recipient of GWArc Services Voting
David Felton Rockland Trust Voting
Harvey Fisher Parent of GWArc Program Participant Voting
Kelly Hill Mount Auburn Hospital Voting
Marcia MacClary Community Member, Consultant Voting
Adam Maher Community Employee, Recipient of GWArc Services Voting
John Peacock Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce Voting
Eric R. Prichard Esquire Brown and Brown, P.C. Voting
Donald Willfong Parent of GWArc Program Participant Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 15
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 13
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Facilities

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $3,572,563.00
Projected Expense $3,660,105.00
Form 990s

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents

2016 Audited Financials

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $3,538,043 $3,322,655 $3,114,536
Total Expenses $3,302,921 $3,390,944 $3,201,265

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$27,400 $11,200 $17,300
Government Contributions $875,121 $1,029,945 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State $875,121 $1,029,945 --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $58,400 $46,630 $82,459
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,289,900 $2,108,242 $2,894,841
Investment Income, Net of Losses $202,464 $59,789 $57,245
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $64,101 $66,849 $62,691
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $20,657 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $2,622,489 $2,856,397 $2,640,861
Administration Expense $569,892 $421,680 $427,723
Fundraising Expense $110,540 $112,867 $132,681
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.07 0.98 0.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses 79% 84% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 11% 10% 82%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $3,219,676 $3,226,511 $3,109,429
Current Assets $535,007 $762,188 $943,662
Long-Term Liabilities $14,024 $22,469 $5,977
Current Liabilities $96,964 $151,240 $154,535
Total Net Assets $3,108,688 $3,052,802 $2,948,917

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 8.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.52 5.04 6.11

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 1% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

From Chief Financial Officer Robert Young:

GWArc’s biggest challenge is adequate reimbursement for services. Rate increases are few and far between, and do not cover the rising costs of salaries, benefits and operational expenses for organizations such as ours. The state budget is being worked on presently but, as of this moment, disability providers will be compensated at 95% of currently effective rates for services provided. So, instead of receiving any sort of rate increase, we have been told we will be receiving a 5% cut in payments.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. The breakout of Foundation & Corporation, and government, funding was provided by the nonprofit.

Impact

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