AMERICAN NETWORK OF COMMUNITY OPTIONS AND RESOURCES

Shaping Policy Sharing Solutions Strengthening Community

aka ANCOR   |   Alexandria, VA   |  www.ancor.org

Mission

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1400 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, we support over a million individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to advance the ability of our members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities.

Ruling year info

1988

CEO

Ms. Barbara Merrill Esq.

Main address

1101 King St Ste 380

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

52-0846389

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Shaping Policy

ANCOR offers leadership and represents the needs and interests of private providers before Congress and federal agencies, continually advocating for the crucial role private providers play in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
People with intellectual disabilities

Through conferences, summits, webinars and continuous communications to members, ANCOR provides organization, professional and leadership development; networking opportunities and services; sharing innovations and leading practice in service delivery; and creates partnerships and collaborations that support our members in offering quality supports and services.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
People with intellectual disabilities

ANCOR members have the ability to tap into the knowledge and expertise of a nationwide network of community providers through its online Connected Community. ANCOR offers numerous opportunities for its members to collaborate and connect through its workgrops and face-to-face trainings. We also place great value in our relationships with national disability advocacy and self-advocacy groups. Our goal is to be the indispensable leader, resource and advocate for a diverse private disability services network that ensures full citizenship and engaged community participation for people with disabilities of all ages.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ANCOR's Strategic Goals for 2020-2023 are:

Influence responsible federal public policy to protect and promote quality services

Obtain resources to attract, expand and retain a quality workforce

Be an invaluable resource to equip providers and partners in understanding and responding to impacts, opportunities, emerging practices and trends

Shape, innovate and transition to the emerging environment of long-term services and supports including health care integration.

- See more at: https://www.ancor.org/sites/default/files/final_2020-2024_strategic_plan_.pdf

o Influence responsible federal public policy to protect and promote quality services
 Ensure that federal reform addresses and advances workforce and increases capacity for quality services.
 Secure additional and expanding federal funding for new federal requirements and compliance with federal rules and policies, such as the Home and Community-Based Settings (HCBS) Rule.
 Educate and hold responsible federal agencies for oversight, consistency and transparency across all agencies on federal rules and policies that impact disability service providers.
 Promote federal policy that encourages the adoption of technology that improves meaningful outcomes for people and providers' operational efficiencies.

o Obtain resources to attract and retain a quality workforce
 Advocate for funding for increased wages for direct support professionals.
 Expand the traditional pool of the workforce.
 Educate the public on the value of our work.
 Advocate for workforce development incentives specific to direct support professionals and other critical staff.

o Shape, innovate and transition to the emerging environment of long-term services and supports including health care integration.
 Equip providers to understand and respond to impacts, opportunities, emerging practices and trends while achieving the triple aim: better health, better care and lower cost.
 Shape the integration of healthcare and long term services and supports

ANCOR has a full time staff of fifteen, several with advanced degrees and certifications, supplemented by consultants and advisors. We are supported by an active and engaged 14-member Board of Directors, subject matter experts within our members, Communities of Practice and Committees within our membership dedicated to communications, professional and organizational development and government relations as well as productive relationships with national and state advocacy and trade organizations.

ANCOR and its members are at the forefront of providing community supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through educating members on their regulatory and legal responsibilities, showcasing promising practices, highlighting emerging policy and fiscal trends, promoting the use of technology and other innovative strategies and visionary services, ANCOR helps its members position themselves to respond to the changing marketplace and expectations of funders and the people they support.

ANCOR's advocacy at the federal level has directly and positively impacted private providers' ability to offer quality services to individuals with disabilities who need them.

ANCOR has ensured that the voice of private providers are heard when rules, regulations and laws that impact those services are being developed. For example, most recently, ANCOR:
• Preserved and grew Medicaid funding for home and community-based services. More specifically, worked in coalition to prevent cuts to federal Medicaid funding to states and successfully advocated for the passage of federal programs to further enhance home and community based options for people with disabilities;
• Championed an increased understanding of the critical role direct support professionals play in providing lifelong care for people with disabilities. This is reflected in the 47 gubernatorial proclamations and U.S. Senate Resolution recognizing a Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week every September. ANCOR has led workforce issues for well over a decade and is proud to say the number of states recognizing DSP Recognition Week grows every year;
• Educated the Department of Labor, leading to an extended timeframe (15 months) for private providers to comply with the Department of Labor's “Companionship Rule," which altered the definition of what can be considered companionship care and how that is paid for. The extended timeframe was important to give providers as well as state funders the ability to respond to shifting expectations, but more importantly, speaks to a greater understanding by the Dept of Labor of the challenges ANCOR members face while providing services while relying almost completely on state and Medicaid reimbursement;
• Achieved industry-first clear, positive US Department of Labor guidance related to the FSLA applicability to host home/shared living, ensuring the continued sustainability of this important residential service option;
• Influenced the final language of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Settings (HCBS) Rule. The final Rule focuses on an individual's experience and outcomes and thus offers a more functional definition of community than was seen in draft versions;

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

AMERICAN NETWORK OF COMMUNITY OPTIONS AND RESOURCES
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

AMERICAN NETWORK OF COMMUNITY OPTIONS AND RESOURCES

Board of directors
as of 1/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Angela King

Volunteers of America

Term: 2016 -

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data