Better Business Bureau Report for
Special Olympics Kentucky

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Special Olympics Kentucky
Address: 1230 Liberty Bank Lane, Suite 140
  Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 800-633-7403
Web Address:
Also known as:Kentucky Special Olympics
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1974, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Special Olympics Kentucky is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gift, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Special Olympics Kentucky meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Traditional Sports and Unified Sports: We offer year-round training and competition in 15 Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities. Unified Sports pairs individuals without intellectual disabilities with Special Olympics athletes to compete as teammates. Healthy Athletes: We offer free health promotion, screening, and referral services to people with intellectual disabilities to help them overcome the barriers they face in accessing quality health care. Project UNIFY: Youth with and without intellectual disabilities are joined together through school-based inclusion activities that promote acceptance and respect. Athlete Leadership: Athletes develop leadership and public speaking skills to help them undertake leadership roles and have a voice in the Special Olympics movement and in their local communities. Young Athletes: We offer play groups for children ages 2-7 who are too young for our traditional sports programming, but still need critical support in areas like social, cognitive, motor skill, and language development.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Special Olympics Kentucky's program expenses were:

Program Events 877,660
Competition 736,386
Public Relations 346,023
Total Program Expenses: $1,960,069
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Chief Executive : Trish Mazzoni, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Karen Hill
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Texas Roadhouse

Board Size: 20

Paid Staff Size: 19

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, radio, grant proposals, and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 21% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,477,284, 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 Special Olympics Kentucky's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $698,536 invested in property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation.

Source of Funds  
Special Projects 1,517,618
Contributions 753,453
Competitions 331,584
Contracts 206,213
Unrealized Gain on Investments 57,462
Realized Gain on Investments 22,456
In-Kind Contributions 21,117
Investment Income 6,606
Total Income $2,916,509


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 19%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $2,916,509
Program expenses $1,960,069
Fund raising expenses 512,477
Administrative expenses 181,564
Total expenses $2,654,110
Income in Excess of Expenses 262,399
Beginning net assets 2,415,023
Ending net assets 2,677,422
Total liabilities 177,751
Total assets $2,855,173

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