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

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

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:United Cerebral Palsy 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 programs that provide care and homemaking services and support to enable adults to live independently. The Independent Living Program assists those who are able to financially maintain a private residence with case management and the necessary support services to live and thrive in their neighborhoods. 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, 2012, UCP's program expenses were:

Adult Vocational Services 3,590,128
Independent Living 2,791,417
Children Services 2,059,967
Edendale Group Home 661,054
Memphis Group Home 625,236
Total Program Expenses: $9,727,802
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Chief Executive : Patricia S. Otter, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Matthew R. Cox
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 21

Paid Staff Size: 281

*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 23% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,036,274, 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, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Government 8,291,055
Fee for service 939,723
Investment return designated for current operations 350,000
United Way Services 339,258
Grants 324,437
Special events 256,417
Contributions 116,162
Total Income $10,617,052


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 93%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $10,617,052
Program expenses $9,727,802
Fund raising expenses 233,981
Administrative expenses 578,366
Total expenses $10,540,149
Income in Excess of Expenses 76,903
Beginning net assets 9,196,098
Other Changes in Net Assets 361,457
Ending net assets 9,634,458
Total liabilities 1,383,593
Total assets $11,018,051

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