Better Business Bureau Report for
National Ability Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2017

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: National Ability Center
Address: 1000 Ability Way
  Park City, UT 84060
Phone: 435-649-3991
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Park City Handicapped Sports Association

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "to empower individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs."

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Evaluation Conclusions


National Ability Center (NAC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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National Ability Center began in 1985 as a community-based program serving 45 veterans with disabilities. For nearly 30 years, the organization's continuing mission has been to provide programming that empowers participants of all abilities – including athletes, veterans, adults and children – to achieve more than they feel physically and emotionally capable of doing. Today, these programs engage more than 3,400 people of all abilities each year through 22,000 lessons and experiences in a wide variety of sports, recreation and educational activities; indirectly impacting 12,000 family members and caregivers. Participants come from all socioeconomic backgrounds, from 50 US states and 14 countries around the globe. National Ability Center programs are classified into four categories to support the widest range of interests, skill levels and abilities: Sports and Recreation programs: alpine skiing, aquatics, archery, biathlon, cross-country skiing, cycling, equestrian programs, rock climbing, sled hockey, snowboarding, and water sports. Training and Education programs: ability awareness trainings, conferences, corporate retreats, international programs, internships, and outreach and in-service presentations. Camps, Groups, Military, Family and Custom programs: community partner activities and leisure skills, health and wellness retreats, high and low ropes course, and team building activities. Competition Programs and Events: Ability Snow Challenge event, adaptive alpine races, adaptive alpine ski team, para-snowboard team, and Special Olympics teams.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015, NAC's program expenses were:

Sports Programs 3,976,511
Total Program Expenses: $3,976,511
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Chief Executive : Gail Loveland , Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Michael Kerby
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President, Big-D Construction

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 135

*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, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,691,779, 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 NAC'S audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Special Events (net) 1,311,892
Grants and Contracts 966,283
Contributions 801,891
Sports Program Fees (net) 724,866
In-Kind Contributions 611,713
Lodging and Facility Rental 184,787
Other Income 23,282
Investment Income -121,259
Total Income $4,503,455


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $4,503,455
Program expenses $3,976,511
Fund raising expenses 494,249
Administrative expenses 403,297
Total expenses $4,874,057
Expenses in Excess of Income (370,602)
Beginning net assets 9,025,159
Ending net assets 8,654,557
Total liabilities 457,796
Total assets $9,112,353

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