Better Business Bureau Report for
Countryside Association For People With Disabilities, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2017

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Countryside Association For People With Disabilities, Inc.
Address: 22154 W. Shirley Road
  Palatine, IL 60074
Phone: 847-438-8855
Web Address:
Also known as:Countryside Association
Countryside Center
Lakeside Work And Training Center
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1954, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities and their families and to support them in their efforts to live and work successfully in their chosen community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Countryside Association For People With Disabilities, Inc. does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Countryside Association For People With Disabilities, Inc. does not meet this Standard because the organization's website,, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
Countryside Association For People With Disabilities, Inc. meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Provide Day Programming to 350+ adults age 18 and over on a daily basis: annually provide In-Home Respite Services to 150+ families; assist 200+ families monthly to determine best methods to secure services for family member; placed over 100 individuals in community employment over a 3 year period; provide daily transportation for nearly 200 individuals.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Countryside Association For People With Disabilities, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Countryside Center 2,831,917
Lakeside Center 1,920,572
In-Home Respite 280,566
HBS Facilitation 237,889
Title XX grant 60,938
Total Program Expenses: $5,331,882
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Chief Executive : Wayne A. Kulick, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Heater Ritter
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Director of Human Resources for Daily Herald Media Group

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 235

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 21% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $941,368, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Countryside Association For People With Disabilities, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Fee for Services 4,661,041
Contributions 467,134
Sales of Goods and Services 455,486
Grants 264,236
Special Events 138,483
In Kind Contributions 71,515
Other 44,285
Investment Income 12,684
Net assets released from restrictions
Total Income $6,114,864


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $6,114,864
Program expenses $5,331,882
Fund raising expenses 199,625
Administrative expenses 741,243
Total expenses $6,272,750
Expenses in Excess of Income (157,886)
Beginning net assets 1,230,744
Ending net assets 1,072,858
Total liabilities 603,279
Total assets $1,676,137

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