Better Business Bureau Report for
Americana Community Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2020

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Americana Community Center
Address: 4801 Southside Drive
  Louisville, KY 40214
Phone: 502-366-7813
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1993, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Americana’s mission is to provide holistic services to Louisville’s refugee, immigrant and underserved population to build strong and healthy families, create a safe and supportive community and help every individual realize their potential.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Americana Community Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Americana Community Center strives to be a safe and welcoming place for a culturally diverse group of people, serving refugees, immigrants and underserved residents. The programs offer support and provide opportunities for individuals, children and families to build their capacity for success with a primary focus on education and community building activities, as well as opportunities in the arts and recreation. Program participants represent over 100 different countries and 37 metro zip code areas. Americana and its partners offer an array of programs and services are offered including: 1) Youth Program: after-school and summer programs for K-12 youth 2) Family Education Program: works with immigrant and refugee families to support the education of the entire family 3) Adult Education: GED, ABE and ESL classes 4) Citizenship Classes 5) Americana Fiberworks: an art and literacy program for women 6) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site: providing free tax preparation for low to moderate income families 7) Community building activities: Americana serves as a facility for community groups to host a multitude of events. Neighborhood residents and program participants also benefit from the Community Garden on campus. Our Center also hosts the annual Americana World Festival which brings people together to celebrate their diversity.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Americana Community Center's program expenses were:

Program Services 821,138
Total Program Expenses: $821,138
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Chief Executive : Edgardo Mansilla, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Barry Gary
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Director of Staff Development, Norton Health Care

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 31

*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.

In addition, Americana Community Center is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,618,727, 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 Americana Community Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,871,485 in unrestricted net assets and $438,286 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,902,603 invested in property, land,and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 1,462,524
Government grants 97,000
Special events, net 59,203
Miscellaneous 41,367
Interest income 614
Total Income $1,660,708


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $1,660,708
Program expenses $821,138
Fund raising expenses 130,227
Administrative expenses 123,868
Total expenses $1,075,233
Income in Excess of Expenses 585,475
Beginning net assets 1,724,296
Ending net assets 2,309,771
Total liabilities 723,365
Total assets $3,033,136

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