Better Business Bureau Report for
Americana Community Center

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


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Americana Community Center
Address: 4801 Southside Drive
  Louisville, KY 40214
Phone: 502-366-7813
Web Address: www.americanacc.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1993, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Americana Community Center is a non-profit organization which provides a spectrum of services for the many diverse residents of Metro Louisville. These services enable people to discover and utilize resources to build strong families, create a safe, supportive community and realize their individual potential.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Americana Community Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Americana Community Center (ACC) strives to be a safe and welcoming place for a culturally diverse group of people, serving refugees, immigrants and native born residents. The programs offer support and provide opportunities for individuals, children and families to build their capacity for success with a primary focus on education and community building activities, as well as opportunities in the arts and recreation. Program participants represent 92 different countries and 36 metro zip code areas. ACC and its partners offer an array of programs and services are offered including: 1) Youth Program: after-school and summer programs for K-12 youth; 2) Family Education Program: works with immigrant and refugee families to support the education of the entire family; 3) Adult Education: GED, ABE and ESL classes; 4) Citizenship Classes; 5) Americana Fiberworks: an art and literacy program for women; 6) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, providing free tax preparation for low to moderate income families; 7) Community building activities - Americana serves as a facility for community groups to host a multitude of events. Neighborhood residents and program participants also benefit from the Community Garden on campus. Our campus also hosts the annual Americana World Festival which brings people together to celebrate their diversity.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Americana Community Center's program expenses were:

  
Program services 604,050
Total Program Expenses: $604,050
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Engardo N Mansilla, Executive Director
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: J. Barry Barker
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive Director, Transit Authority of River City

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 37

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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, internet, planned giving arrangements, and cause-related marketing.

In addition, the Americana Community Center is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,118,066, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Americana Community Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $922,659 in unrestricted net assets and $1,281,982 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,095,555 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Revenue as reported below includes $836,381 in capital campaign contributions.


Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 929,764
Government grants 188,302
Miscellaneous 22,074
Interest income 1,645
Total Income $1,141,785


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 71%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $1,141,785
Program expenses $604,050
Fund raising expenses 143,029
Administrative expenses 97,400
Total expenses $844,479
Income in Excess of Expenses 297,306
Beginning net assets 1,907,335
Ending net assets 2,204,641
Total liabilities 638,103
Total assets $2,842,744


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