Better Business Bureau Report for
Americana Community Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Americana Community Center
Address: 4801 Southside Drive
  Louisville, KY 40214
Phone: 502-366-7813
Web Address:
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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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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, 2016, Americana Community Center's program expenses were:

Program Services 711,243
Total Program Expenses: $711,243
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Chief Executive : Edgardo Mansilla, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Gregory J Brotzge
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Impact Government Relations

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 16

*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, internet
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $879,299, 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 Americana Community Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,282,302 in unrestricted net assets and $441,994 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,944,173 invested in property, land,and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 711,383
Government grants 114,200
Special Events, net 53,716
Miscellaneous 48,199
Interest income 72
Total Income $927,570


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $927,570
Program expenses $711,243
Fund raising expenses 104,449
Administrative expenses 130,802
Total expenses $946,494
Expenses in Excess of Income (18,924)
Beginning net assets 1,743,220
Ending net assets 1,724,296
Total liabilities 829,358
Total assets $2,553,654

This report was originally issued in December 2015. Financial info was updated in March 2017.

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