The Arc Maryland, Inc.

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The Arc Maryland, Inc.

EIN: 52-0741602


The Arc Maryland works to create a world where children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities.

We began in 1950 as a small group of concerned parents. Today we are the largest statewide advocacy organization assisting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland.

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Executive Director

Mrs. Ande Kolp

Main address

8601 Robert Fulton Drive Suite 140

Columbia, MD 21046 USA

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Formerly known as

Arc of Maryland, Inc



Subject area info


Developmental disability services

Population served info


People with disabilities

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Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Our programs

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The Arc of Maryland offers family and self advocacy leadership programs, training on rights and best practices in the field of developmental disabilities, quality of life surveys, and scholarships for people with disabilities. We provide statewide advocacy leadership at the Maryland General Assembly on behalf of people with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Eastern Shore Outreach & Advocacy
The Eastern Shore Outreach & Advocacy surveys agencies licensed by the Developmental Disabilities for quality of life and consumer satisfaction.

Education Advocacy
The Arc of Maryland provides statewide legislative and public policy advocacy for the rights of students with developmental disabilities in schools, preschools, and childcare.

Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Advocacy
The Arc of Maryland leads grassroots advocacy with families and persons with developmental disabilities at the state legislature and in state policy. Action Alerts networks keep members informed about state and federal policy and legislative action. Prepare briefs, letters of informative testimony on proposed legislative issues that can impact people with I/DD and their families.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work


Since 2007

Maryland NonProfits- Standards of Excellence Certified 2020

How we listen

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The Arc Maryland, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 The Arc Maryland
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18.57 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 15% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The Arc Maryland, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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The Arc Maryland, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of The Arc Maryland, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $98,407 -$127,205 -$167,177 $680,997 -$622,897
As % of expenses 15.1% -15.1% -20.0% 86.8% -78.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $85,662 -$144,399 -$183,616 $665,728 -$634,083
As % of expenses 12.9% -16.8% -21.6% 83.2% -78.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $765,442 $786,590 $720,722 $1,010,324 $677,246
Total revenue, % change over prior year 28.4% 2.8% -8.4% 40.2% -33.0%
Program services revenue 7.6% 9.8% 1.9% 4.3% 9.3%
Membership dues 36.4% 35.4% 38.7% 26.9% 41.1%
Investment income 8.4% 9.2% 9.3% 5.9% 11.2%
Government grants 0.0% 15.5% 28.6% 31.1% 21.2%
All other grants and contributions 5.6% 9.4% 9.2% 3.4% 3.7%
Other revenue 42.0% 20.7% 12.4% 28.4% 13.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $649,869 $842,696 $834,257 $784,929 $791,984
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.8% 29.7% -1.0% -5.9% 0.9%
Personnel 60.4% 52.8% 57.5% 49.1% 57.7%
Professional fees 14.4% 12.4% 10.7% 10.8% 10.4%
Occupancy 5.3% 5.4% 6.0% 5.8% 5.8%
Interest 0.5% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 6.1% 10.7% 18.9% 4.3%
All other expenses 19.5% 23.1% 15.0% 15.3% 21.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $662,614 $859,890 $850,696 $800,198 $803,170
One month of savings $54,156 $70,225 $69,521 $65,411 $65,999
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $16,385 $20,616 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $733,155 $950,731 $920,217 $865,609 $869,169

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.7 3.9 6.4 7.9 4.0
Months of cash and investments 53.3 38.6 38.9 49.6 39.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 50.1 36.5 34.5 47.0 37.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $200,978 $273,024 $442,676 $517,478 $263,294
Investments $2,688,115 $2,439,922 $2,258,548 $2,726,106 $2,373,199
Receivables $13,812 $82,967 $52,404 $75,254 $33,852
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $470,208 $470,709 $471,459 $467,454 $468,964
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 9.2% 8.6% 12.1% 14.1% 16.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.3% 5.3% 9.2% 4.2% 5.3%
Unrestricted net assets $3,139,360 $2,994,961 $2,811,345 $3,477,073 $2,842,990
Temporarily restricted net assets $19,283 $23,993 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $52,113 $52,113 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $71,396 $76,106 $82,637 $105,861 $77,153
Total net assets $3,210,756 $3,071,067 $2,893,982 $3,582,934 $2,920,143

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director

Mrs. Ande Kolp

Ande is the Executive Director of The Arc Maryland. Her career spans more than 3 decades of experience supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. Prior to coming to The Arc Maryland in 2017, she was the Executive Director for Compass, Inc., a private non-profit organization specializing in Community Living and Employment Services for people with co-occurring IDD and mental health conditions living in Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard, and Charles Counties. Ande has served in different capacities for four other chapters of The Arc in Maryland, including Prince George’s County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore. As a registered lobbyist and advocate for The Arc Maryland, Ande spends much of her time analyzing and developing policy, providing information to training to others, and working to empower our grassroots network. Ande holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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The Arc Maryland, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mrs. Lori Scott

The Arc Maryland - Board President

Term: 2022 - 2024

Guy Stephens

Ray Marshall

Eugene Mark

Kim Tart

Mohamed Agabein

Dorothy Plantz

Michael Gresalfi

Justin Valenti

Tony Zanfordino

Pamela Leach

Pamela Palmer

Adrian Forsythe

Kathleen Durkin

The Arc Baltimore

Matthew Plantz

People on the Go of Maryland

Lori Scott

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/16/2023

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