Better Business Bureau Report for
Reach Unlimited, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2014

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: Reach Unlimited, Inc.
Address: 12777 Jones Road, Suite 103
  Houston, TX 77070
Phone: 281-469-8058
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1983, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Reach Unlimited, Inc. is dedicated to providing quality support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Reach Unlimited, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Reach is the most comprehensive provider of programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the greater Houston northwest. The agency operates fourteen group homes located from Spring Branch to Tomball, has a growing home and community-based services program, a supported employment program and a comprehensive center for life-long learning. Approximately 250 clients are served by this agency.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, Reach Unlimited, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Direct care and training 4,763,818
Learning activity center 1,594,986
Residential management 1,454,129
Total Program Expenses: $7,812,933
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Chief Executive : Kathi Schmidt, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: George Park
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Johnson Atala & Associates/Architect

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 175

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $7,596,046, 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 Reach Unlimited, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Program services - governmental agencies 6,422,800
Program services fees 1,234,147
Contributions: cash 555,143
Special events revenue, net of direct cost of $44,657 517,784
Contributions - non cash 100,319
Enterprise income, net of direct cost of $6,158 67,936
Investment income 49,099
Management and bookkeeping fees 31,954
Miscellaneous 2,429
Total Income $8,981,611


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $8,981,611
Program expenses $7,812,933
Fund raising expenses 113,012
Administrative expenses 914,851
Total expenses $8,840,796
Income in Excess of Expenses 140,815
Beginning net assets 3,728,708
Ending net assets 3,869,523
Total liabilities 1,193,819
Total assets $5,063,342

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The BBB has process no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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