Better Business Bureau Report for
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Cleveland

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Cleveland
Address: 10011 Euclid Ave
  Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-791-8363
Web Address:
Also known as:UCP of Greater Cleveland
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1950, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "To empower children and adults with disabilities to advance their independence, productivity, and inclusion in the community."

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Cleveland (UCP) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The United Cerebral Palsy Association's program services include Children's Services, Vocational Services, Residential Services, and Assistive Technology Services. Children's Services provides professionals who work with parents to develop their child's skills and confidence; area school-based children's programs; and specialized infants' and children's programs for speech, language, physical, and occupational therapy. Vocational Services programs are facility and community-based employment services designed to assist people in finding jobs that fit their skills and preferences and support the development of successful work traits. Residential Services include two group homes that provide care and support to enable adults to live independently. Assistive Technology programs use enhanced computer access in facility and community environments and assessment and training with a speech-language pathologist to promote self-reliance and independence.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, UCP's program expenses were:

Adult Vocational Services 4,396,569
Children Services 2,206,744
Memphis Group Home 635,642
Edendale Group Home 618,578
Total Program Expenses: $7,857,533
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Chief Executive : Patricia S. Otter, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Sean Wenger
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, Fathom Manufacturing

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 185

*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, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 29% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,162,686, 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 UCP's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Government 6,404,764
Fee for service 921,277
Contributions 415,412
Special events 274,702
Grants 259,952
United Way Services 212,620
Total Income $8,488,727


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $8,488,727
Program expenses $7,857,533
Fund raising expenses 339,687
Administrative expenses 635,968
Total expenses $8,833,188
Expenses in Excess of Income (344,461)
Beginning net assets 10,073,264
Other Changes in Net Assets 361,457
Ending net assets 9,947,874
Total liabilities 1,108,309
Total assets $11,056,183

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