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Sage Crossing Foundation Inc

 60 Thoreau Street, Suite 187
 Concord, MA 01742
[P] (774) 3645628
[F] --
www.SAGECrossingFoundation.org
[email protected]
Chuck Yanikoski
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INCORPORATED: 2007
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EIN 20-8901970

LAST UPDATED: 06/04/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

SAGE Crossing Foundation is dedicated to establishing farm-based programs for adults with autism, a population that is currently under-served and that in the future will be growing at a very high rate.  Our model includes seasonal (temporary) programs, full-time day programs, and residential programs.  Our intention is to establish programs throughout Massachusetts and beyond, under our own aegis, in partnership with other agencies, and by supporting parent and other groups across the country who want to create similar programs of their own.  Ours is a green model.

Mission Statement

SAGE Crossing Foundation is dedicated to establishing farm-based programs for adults with autism, a population that is currently under-served and that in the future will be growing at a very high rate.  Our model includes seasonal (temporary) programs, full-time day programs, and residential programs.  Our intention is to establish programs throughout Massachusetts and beyond, under our own aegis, in partnership with other agencies, and by supporting parent and other groups across the country who want to create similar programs of their own.  Ours is a green model.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $40,000.00
Projected Expense $38,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Full-time day programs
  • Seasonal farm programs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview

Mission Statement

SAGE Crossing Foundation is dedicated to establishing farm-based programs for adults with autism, a population that is currently under-served and that in the future will be growing at a very high rate.  Our model includes seasonal (temporary) programs, full-time day programs, and residential programs.  Our intention is to establish programs throughout Massachusetts and beyond, under our own aegis, in partnership with other agencies, and by supporting parent and other groups across the country who want to create similar programs of their own.  Ours is a green model.

Background Statement

SAGE Crossing Foundation was started in 2007 by a group of five mothers with adult autistic children. The founders realized that services for adults with autism were inadequate: very few programs existed then (or today) specific for this population, and other more generic programs are mostly unsatisfactory for people with autism.
   The first three years were spent in organizing, publicizing the plight of autistic adults (including authorship of two op-ed columns published in the Washington Post), researching existing farm programs in several states, and in pursuing opportunities nearer to home that, unfortunately, did not work out.
   The turning point occurred in 2010, when SAGE started the first of its seasonal farm programs, with a grant from the Doug Flutie Jr Foundation.  These programs have been successful in all of the important respects: highly beneficial to the participants (and their families) most of all, but also bringing favorable publicity and goodwill to our organization.  In addition, they have brought valuable new people into our fold: new Trustees, donors, volunteers, and paid assistants.
   At the same time, these temporary programs demonstrated to us and to others that we could, in fact, effectively plan and execute this sort of activity.  In short, they "proved the model."
   After what proved to be a false start in 2012, with an agency in Central Massachusetts that had to back out at the last minute, SAGE has found a new partnering agency that wants to work with us to open a program in Eastern Massachusetts in June of 2014.
   This program will start slowly but is designed to serve about 10 participants five days a week, 52 weeks a year.  We plan to expand into a residential program once the model proves out, and also increase the number of day participants, either at the same location or elsewhere.
   We also plan to create or help create similar programs, focusing for now mainly on the Boston area, where the local needs are greatest.  As we become more expert, and our success is even more demonstrable, we intend to expand further, inside Massachusetts and beyond, and to help other groups emulate our methods and models.

Impact Statement

Recent accomplishments:
   1. Creation of a partnership with one of the premier agencies in Massachusetts working with cognitively disabled adults, in order to create our first permanent, full-time day program in June 2014.
   2. Creation of seasonal farm programs at several Maxxachusetts farms that have served approximately 60 adults and teens with autism.
   3. Implementation of a new strategy that leverages our impact in the creation of farm-based residential programs, by working with existing agencies that already know how to build and manage residential programs, but that do not have experience with farm-based programs -- all this as an alternative to building, owning, and operating our own residential facilities, an earlier strategy that was too cumbersome.
   4. Updating our ground-breaking study of the future economic impact of adult autism in the U.S., and expanding that to include state-by-state analyses.
 
Current goals:
   1. Raising $100,000 to cover the facility, staff, and program development costs of opening one or possibly two full-time day program in 2013.
   2. Designing, coordinating, and setting up at least one such program.
   3. Continuing to conduct successful seasonal farm programs, while also setting up the full-time day program.
   4. Recruiting both paid and volunteer staff to serve in our farm programs.  This includes a program manager for the full-time day program.
   5. Identifying a potential location for a second full-time farm program   .

Needs Statement

    1. Funding. Government supports for autistic adults, along with some fundraising, can maintain programs once they exist.  But the initial establishment of programs like ours is mostly not publicly funded.
   2. Awareness of the special needs of adults with autism, in comparison with other cognitive disabilities. By definition, autism is a disorder that prevents its victims from integrating smoothly with society.  This, in combination with other behaviors, environmental sensitivities, and medical conditions that often accompany autism, means that the kind of integration desirable for most disabled people is often not workable for those with autism.  A farm setting enables integration, while also enabling it to be carefully managed. These realities need to be better understood by the public, and by official gatekeepers, if this population is to be served properly.
   3. Involvement by philanthropists.  Beyond grants for individual projects, the greater need is to establish and manage a reliable, renewable funding mechanism, because the need for these programs is large and growing rapidly.  This idea is further addressed in our Board Chair statement, below.
   4. Land donations, leases, or cooperative arrangements.
   5. Volunteers.

CEO Statement

As a parent of an autistic son (age 26), and husband of the founding President of SAGE Crossing Foundation, I have skin in the game - though not as much as you might suppose.  While our son will never be able to live independently, he is an easy and helpful housemate, and when my wife and I are too old to manage his life for him, his older sister, who is completing a master's degree in mental health counseling, wants to take over for us. Meanwhile, we can provide for most, if not all, of his long-term financial needs.  So we (and our son) are among the lucky ones.  We probably will never need a SAGE farm for our own son, or even a full-time SAGE day program.
   But over the past five years, we have come to see that most families with autistic children are not so lucky as we are.  Most have children who are more disabled, many of them with significant behavioral or medical issues, and some of them completely non-verbal.  Most of them also have no ability to provide for their own child's financial future - not only because most people don't have that kind of money, but also because parents of autistic children tend to earn less (especially the mothers), since raising an autistic child takes so much time and effort.
   Meanwhile, the prevalence of autism is growing rapidly.  The latest news is that 1 in 88 children are on the autism spectrum.  Many of these are "high functioning" and will fit with varying degrees of success into normal life.  Some will go to college, get real jobs, or have families of their own.  But very many will not.  Very many will depend on society for the rest of their lives.  We need to provide for them.
   One benefit of a farm-based model is that it maximizes the opportunities for autistic adults to care for themselves, for each other, and even, to some extent, for the larger community.  They are in a safe place able to accommodate their impairments, but also providing a wide variety of opportunities for useful work, including growing much of their own food, and providing excess food (and sometimes other products) to society at large.  In our model, they do all this, and more, in an environmentally exemplary way, and in a program that invites the local community in, and also, in appropriate ways, brings the participants out into the local community.
    This is the optimal solution for many, many autistic adults, including potentially hundreds of thousands, now minors, who are in the pipeline.  This approach deserves and needs support.

Board Chair Statement

We are blessed to have a team that is very capable and very caring.  With the help of people such as those who come to this website, we know we can make a critical difference in the lives of dozens, hundreds, maybe even thousands of adults with autism, and their families.
   My main concern is that this is not enough.  An analysis that we completed a few years ago, and that has been widely cited (including in a recent PBS documentary), projects that 11,700 significantly impaired young adults with autism nationwide will exit school and enter the world of adult services in 2012 - three times as many as just three years ago!  Even more daunting: by 2023 the projection is for nearly 82,000 per year, and still rising.
   Farm-based models are the best answer we have to this problem.  Bittersweet Farms in Ohio has been serving the adult autistic population for nearly 30 years, and in exemplary fashion. Meanwhile, a handful of other successful residential programs have sprung up around the country.  There is even one (count'em: One) such program in New England (specifically, New Hampshire).
   Over the next couple of decades or so, however, with the burgeoning population of adults with autism, we will need on the order of 10,000 Bittersweet Farms!  Can this be done?
   Yes, if we can solve the funding problem.
   Here's my vision: a fund that can lend enough money to start up a program.  Government entitlements, supplemented with a reasonable amount of fundraising, can sustain farm-based programs once they exist.  But getting them going means acquiring property, hiring staff prior to opening, purchasing farm equipment and household furnishings and supplies, and other expenses.  Depending on the size of the program and local costs of living and of property, somewhere between $250,000 and $500,000 in seed money is needed, per site.  This is in addition to federal or state programs that help build housing for the disabled
   Amortized over 30 or more years, at 0% interest, this kind of loan can be repaid.  So a philanthropic fund that would make such loans would have most of them paid back (and would have a lien on the property, to recoup all or most defaults).  Therefore, the fund would be self-regenerating.  Rather than just being money that was spent (though of course there is a place for that, too), this fund would sustain itself while also enabling a decent and useful life for some of the most disabled people in our society.
   SAGE will happily cooperate with anyone who would be interested in creating this kind of fund. We are well-informed about the need and the solutions, we are in the process of developing a model for creating day and residential programs that we expect to be replicable, we are dedicated to helping other groups (as well as ourselves) to actually replicate the model, and we are uniquely organized to support this kind of funding strategy.  We are legally a private foundation, which means that we can create and support an endowment that is provided by a small number of donors.  But we are also a direct provider of programs, and could take over (rather than shut down) programs that are failing.
   The biggest missing ingredient is a cadre of innovative philanthropists who share our vision.  If you happen to be one, please get in touch.

Geographic Area Served

CENTRAL REGION, MA
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
STATEWIDE
NATIONAL

Greater Boston: our current service area
Massachusetts generally (our longer term goal)
U.S. / Nationwide (currently for information sharing; eventually for services)  
 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  2. Housing, Shelter - Housing & Shelter NEC
  3. Employment - Sheltered Employment

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

Under Development

Programs

Full-time day programs

Our first full-time day program is currently in development.  It will open in June of 2014, and provide farm-based activities for autistic adults and teens 6 hours a day, five days a week, 52 weeks a year.  It will be located in Stow, Massachusetts, and will be operated in partnership with an established, licensed provider of services to the cognitively disabled.
   Activities will be varied, but will center on productive activities that teach useful skills in areas such as animal care, food crops, horticulture, maintenance of buildings and grounds, household tasks, and food preparation. The programs will also include leisure activities such as sports and games, arts, crafts, music, and of course lunch.
Budget  $75,000
Category  Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  In the short run, the objective is to get the program up and running.  We have until spring/summer 2013 to do this, but there is a lot of work to be done in the meantime: preparing the facility (especially the barn, which needs substantial refurbishing), designing a program, recruiting staff, selecting the right mix of participants, and taking care of licensing and other requirements, to mention only the most imposing issues.  In the short run, success will be marked by opening the doors on time and on budget, with participants and staff that are fully prepared to get off to a smooth and beneficial start.
Program Long-Term Success 
Initially, this program will provide day-time occupation for 10-12 adults or teens with autism.  This occupation will be healthful, productive, educational, and rewarding for the participants, enabling them to have lives that are useful and interesting.
  Achieving this will have clear benefits to the participants, their families, the local community, and society in general, because most adults with autism can be actual contributors, if given the proper environment - not just recipients of supervision and care.
   But for us, this program has an additional benefit.  We plan to expand it into a residential program, and also increase the size of the day program.  Ultimately we would like to have 10-20 residential participants, and 20-30 additional day participants.  Beyond that, we want to replicate this program at other locations in Massachusetts and beyond.  So the long-term implications of success in this first program ripple far outward.
Program Success Monitored By  Well before this program opens, we hope to arrange with one of the local colleges or universities to join with us in an objective, scientific study of the success of this program.  Ideally, this would include a parallel study of a control group, and would include both objective and subjective measures of progress on a variety of scales.  If we are not able to find a partner in this project, we will design our own study (probably without the control group, since we won't have access to one ourselves).  Either way, we hope to have publishable results within 24 months of opening our program.
Examples of Program Success  None yet.  Ask us after we open!  Better yet, get involved and see it for yourself.

Seasonal farm programs

Temporary farm programs are offered two-to-four times a year in one or more locations in Eastern Massachusetts.  Programs typically run five days, for four hours a day.  Activities vary, but normally include some mix of animal care, horticulture, farm chores, carpentry, crafts, music, food preparation, and yoga.  Autistic adults and teens age 17 and up are welcome.  A fee is charged, but "scholarships" are available.
Budget  $3,500 ea.
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

The primary immediate benefit is for the participants, who learn to do useful and interesting things, and who feel rewarded by learning new skills and accomplishing discrete tasks.  They also participate in some activities that are more purely fun.  Plus they receive beneficial exercise.
   Families of participants benefit by receiving, often, an expanded awareness of their adults children's capabilities to learn, focus, and enjoy.  Some also receive respite by having their adult child taken care of for half a day at a time.
   These programs are feeders into into the permanent programs we are working to set up. Parents and guardians learn whether a farm environment is right for the autistic adult in their charge, and if so, they can sign up for our new permanent day program, or work with us to create new programs.
    The seasonal programs are not our ultimate goal, and were not even foreseen in our original mission, but we now see them as essential catalysts for our other activities.

Program Long-Term Success  The seasonal (temporary) programs often change the way parents see the long-term future of their teenage or adult child with autism, which has a profound effect on them, the adult child, and the future guardians of the adult child (when the parents are incapable or deceased). At this stage, most are not aware of the few permanent farm-based programs primarily for autistic adults that already exist in the U.S., and so have never considered this possibility for their child.  And of course, this environment is not ideal for everyone.  But it works well for most autistic adults, and this is a revelation to their parents and even, we sometimes are able to perceived. to the autistic adults themselves.  They learn that they can do more than they thought they could, that they can be useful and productive and helpful - and like the rest of us, they enjoy that feeling.
Program Success Monitored By 

We collect comments from both staff and parents after the seasonal farm programs, although these are more for the purpose of improving the programs than for measuring overall success.  We also have many repeat "customers" for these programs, and many families have been enthusiastic enough that they have become donors, volunteers, or even Trustees to our organization.
   Our primary audience, of course, is the autistic participants themselves, and most of them are incapable of directly expressing either praise or criticism.  But if facial expression, tone of voice, degree of participation, and engagement with peers are signs of approval, we are doing very well.

Examples of Program Success 
Numbers do not capture what these programs do.  More striking are the individual stories.  Here are a few (names are changed):
   We were told the Sam had an attention span of about 15 minutes. But when we engaged him in helping build a chicken coop, he worked for 1-2 hours at a stretch on a hot summer day.  He proudly announced that he could not wait to tell his father (a carpenter) about what he had been doing.
   Stella had balance issues, and was delivered to us surrounded by a group of aides when she walked, in case she toppled over.  At her group home, she refused to play volleyball with the other women, because she was afraid to.  After two weeks in our first farm program, she was not only walking but running on her own, and we were told afterward that she was now joining in at volleyball.  She had gained that much confidence.
    A mother of an adult son told us that she was amazed that her son had been able to help screw together a trellis - she had never witnessed such a thing.
   

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

We are doing something unique here.  In addition to creating actual programs to serve real people, programs of a kind that have only occasionally been successfully created in the past, we are also trying to create a model that we and others can follow in the future to replicate these programs.  As we have already noted, thousands of such programs will be needed in this country in the coming few decades.  No one else has yet figured out how to tilt the odds toward success, rather than failure, in starting up such programs.
   We are well on our way to doing so, and if we succeed, the true long-term benefit will be staggering.  Ultimately, hundreds of thousands of adults with autism will be served, a few million new jobs will be created, thousands of small farms will be preserved and used.
   What we are developing is a new kind of seed for a new crop of services.  If this project succeeds, not just as an individual program here or there, but as a method and a movement, the impact will be profound.
   We, like other groups, are always looking for donors.  But what we really need are people with vision, with a sense of entrepreneurship, and a real desire to completely transform the options that are out there for some of our most vulnerable (yet potentially contributing) fellow citizens.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Carol Fernandez
CEO Term Start Mar 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Carol retired in 2013 after a decades-long career as an attorney in the greater Boston area.  She joined the SAGE Board at the end of 2011, and served as Vice President from March 2012 thru February 2014, assuming the Presidency in March 2014.  She is the mother of an autistic son who will soon be eligible for adult services.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Linda H. Davis Apr 2007 Nov 2011
Charles S/ Yanikoski Nov 2011 Feb

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

SAGE Crossing Foundation is currently in the process of formalizing a relationship with T.I.L.L., of Dedham, Massachusetts.  We also have an ongoing informal collaboration with Bittersweet Farms of Whitehouse, Ohio.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Many of the management issues raised on this page have not been, and are not currently, relevant to our organization.  However, that will be changing in the next year or so.
   Currently, we are very nearly an all-volunteer organization in which the Board of Trustees itself, officers of the Board, or standing committees chaired by Trustees, are responsible for all management activities.  Paid staff has been limited, to date, to short-term employees and/or contract workers.
   Furthermore, we expect that most or possibly all employees needed to conduct future programs will be employed by the other agency or agencies we partner with.  We have no plans to hire our own paid staff in the near future.
   When the time comes that we do hire our own staff, detailed supervision, documentation, evaluation, and other procedures, which have not been necessary for us in the past, will become necessary.  We understand these requirements, and will do what is needed to meet them.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 75%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 24
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 19
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Carol Fernandez Esq
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired attorney
Board Chair Term Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
Board Co-Chair Nancy Harrod
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Harrod Design
Board Co-Chair Term Feb 2013 - Feb 2014

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Carol Fernandez Esq. Retired attorney Voting
Nancy Harrod Harrod Design | Research Voting
Barbara D. Jackins Esq. Attorney Voting
Amy Lampert Womensworth Voting
Charles S. Yanikoski Still River Retirement Planning Software, Inc. 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
M. L. Altobelli Landscape horticulturalist NonVoting
Margaret L. Bauman M.D. Harvard Medical School / Mass. General Hospital NonVoting
Linda H. Davis Author NonVoting
Ann C. Jones Esq. Massachusetts State Court of Appeals NonVoting
Vicki Obee-Hilty Bittersweet Farms NonVoting
Michael Rozyne Red Tomato NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 100
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 80
Male: 20
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Administration
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Volunteer

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

During the fall and winter of 2011-2012 we reorganized in recognition that the organization as founded, which was essentially a parent's group, had succeeded to the point where this was no longer the proper form of organization.  The restructuring, which is now complete, ultimately involved replacement of 75% of the Board of Trustees and half of the Advisory Board, setting up a succession process for the Chairman/President, and creating standing committees with varying levels of authority to carry out their functions independently.  Board of Trustee meetings were increased from every other month, to once a month (with one month off, in the summer).  All Board members are now required to contribute significant effort on behalf of the organization - attendance at Trustee meetings is no longer sufficient commitment to remain on the Board.
   These changes have re-energized our organization and enabled us to focus on multiple activities at the same time.  They appear to be the right combination of changes to move us forward to the next level.  We do understand, having been through this process, that as we grow we will need to repeat it several times more in the future, and we embrace that reality.  But for now, we believe we have the right mix of structure and flexibility to achieve our current goals.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $40,000.00
Projected Expense $38,000.00
Form 990s

2013 SAGE Crossing Foundation 990-PF

2012 SAGE Crossing Foundation 990-PF

2011 SAGE Crossing Foundation 990-PF

2010 SAGE Crossing Foundation 990-PF

2009 SAGE Crossing Foundation 990-PF

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $23,827 $47,689 $68,693
Total Expenses $42,322 $36,183 $43,553

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $23,827 $47,689 $11,602
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- $22,091
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $42,322 $36,183 $43,553
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.56 1.32 1.58
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $69,763 $58,258 $58,258
Current Assets $69,763 $58,258 $58,258
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $69,763 $58,258 $58,258

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
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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 No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose To cover start-up costs for our first full-time, year-round day program for adults with autism, which will also serve as a demonstration project for similar programs elsewhere.
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates May 2013 - Dec 2013
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Our past financials are not indicative of our present or future needs.  Over the past two years, our only program offerings have been seasonal (temporary) farm programs.  Starting in our current fiscal year (calendar year 2014), we are ramping up to open a full-time day program, which involves the acquisition of property, the hiring of full-time staff, and other significant expenses.  Our financial needs are therefore increasing by an order of magnitude, starting immediately.  They could easily increase by a second order of magnitude over the following two or three years (and if we could find major funding so that we could then help other groups launch their own programs, the growth in our financial numbers would increase even faster).

Foundation Comments

This nonprofit is a private operating foundation, so their 990 PF is posted.  Summary financial data is per the 990 PF.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

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