Better Business Bureau Report for
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2015

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
Address: 400 E Illinois Road
  Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-283-0908
Web Address:
Also known as:GLASA
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1999, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To promote and support the optimal development and well being of youth and adults who have a primary physical or visual impairment through the provision of inclusive recreational, fitness and competitive sports activities and to offer opportunities for education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) was formed in 1993 by Cindy Housner, a professional in adaptive sports to provide sports and recreational opportunities to children and adults who had a primary physical or visual impairment; as there were few adaptive sports programs available for individuals living in northern Illinois.

For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2013, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $602,159, 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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Source of Funds  
In-Kind Ctributions of goods and services 287,839
Foundation and corporate grants 193,639
Net assets released from restrictions 145,073
Program Fees 114,154
Special Events 91,814
Individual contributions 28,849
Gain of sale of assets 595
Interest Income 18
Total Income $861,981


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $861,981
Program expenses $728,923
Fund raising expenses 13,793
Administrative expenses 49,022
Total expenses $791,738
Income in Excess of Expenses 70,243
Beginning net assets 204,417
Ending net assets 237,361
Total liabilities 31,522
Total assets $268,883

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