Better Business Bureau Report for
Greater Louisville AMBUCS

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2014

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Greater Louisville AMBUCS
Address: 2305 Douglas Boulevard
  Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-895-4587
Web Address:
Also known as:Greater Louisville Chapter of National AMBUCS
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2010, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Greater Louisville AMBUCS is a local non-profit organization affiliated with National AMBUCS headquartered in High Point, NC. The organization's missison is to promote mobility, independence and fitness for children and adults with disabilities by providing adapted therapeutic AmTrykes to individuals who cannot ride typical bikes due to their disability and who are in need of charitable intervention.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Greater Louisville AMBUCS meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Greater Louisville AMBUCS promotes mobility, independence and fitness for children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries by providing adapted therapeutic bikes to individuals who cannot ride typical bikes due to their disability and who are in need of charitable intervention. These trykes may be "pedaled" by using hands and/or feet and are adapted to provide body support, maintain body alignment and grow with the individual. Local Chapters of AMBUCS raise money and then donate AmTrykes to area children and adults with disabilities.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Greater Louisville AMBUCS's program expenses were:

Purchase of therapeutic bikes for individuals with disabilities 5,093
Total Program Expenses: $5,093
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Chief Executive : Donna Metzger, Board President

Chair of the Board: Donna Metzger, Board President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Physical Therapist

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 0

Greater Louisville AMBUCS is a volunteer organization. There are no paid staff and board members are not compensated.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.
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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 Greater Louisville AMBUCS internally produced financial statements.

Source of Funds  
Corporate sponsorships 4,700
Donations 3,010
Membership 520
Fund raising income/miscellaneous 36
Total Income $8,266


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 97%    Administrative: 3% 

Total income $8,266
Program expenses $5,093
Fund raising expenses 0
Administrative expenses 143
Total expenses $5,236
Income in Excess of Expenses 3,030
Beginning net assets
Ending net assets 3,030
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $3,030

National AMBUCS was established in 1922 with the mission of creating mobility and independence for children with disabilities. In 1990, in order to improve the quality of life for children with special needs and to promote their physical well-being, the AmTryke Program was developed. In May, 2010, the national AMBUCS organization came to Louisville to provide training for therapists (physical, occupational and recreational) on how to assess children for AmTrykes. As part of that training, 20 children were assessed for AmTrykes. The event inspired participating therapists, parents and community representatives to start a local AMBUCS chapter. Greater Louisville AMBUCS was officially chartered July 30, 2010.

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