Transforming limitations into opportunities.

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EIN: 61-0844925


The mission of BAWAC is to develop and maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment, through the flexible integration of counseling, vocational evaluation, life and work skills training, job placement, support services and employment in a therapeutic remunerative or community based work environment.

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Founder & President

Ken Schmidt

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Subject area info

Labor rights

Economic justice

Human services management

Adult day care

Sheltered workshops

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Population served info

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Sheltered Remunerative Employment, Work Activity Center N.E.C. (J33)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Our programs

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

Supported Employment

Our Supported Employment Program is designed to assist individuals 16 and older with any barrier to employment in obtaining and maintaining competitive jobs in the community. The program includes: goal identification, job seeking skills application completion skills, resume development, interviewing skills, employer’s expectations and work habits. BAWAC staff and clients engage in a joint effort to locate an appropriate job that matches the individuals’ strengths and interests. Once challenges are resolved and the individual is successfully working a minimum of 90 days, the staff phaseout but maintain a degree of involvement as needed. If longer-term support is needed, a referral is made to the Employment Maintenance Program with the goal of keeping the individual on the job.

Population(s) Served

Our Community Rehabilitation Services provide training that gives individuals 16 and over opportunities to develop a pattern for adult life, to develop vocational potential, and provide a therapeutic, transitional and paid work setting. This highly structured and individualized programming gives individuals the opportunity to develop life and work skills to achieve their optimal level of independence and functioning. It is designed to foster full participation in the community and in life’s major functions and activities, including participation in work. Life Transitions assists aging individuals with their transitional life needs, and those with more severe disabilities intensive activity so they may improve, maintain, or age in place for their personal levels of functioning. Although LTS is and extension of CRS, it provides more social, leisure, and recreational activities for individuals in a more relaxed environment.

Population(s) Served

Our Facility Based Work Adjustment Training prepares individuals with disabilities or barriers to employment for community based employment through counseling, work related skills training and work training. Remunerative work is provided in a realistic job setting so that program staff may support individuals to prepare them for community based employment.

Population(s) Served

Our Production Services establish working relationships and sub-contract arrangements with area businesses to provide a variety of work opportunities for our consumers. These opportunities enable BAWAC to provide a variety of work experiences and training in areas such as assembly, inspection, collating, sorting, packaging, labeling, bagging, sealing, and machining. BAWAC offers area businesses a quality, timely and cost effective solution, specifically tailored to their unique needs. BAWAC has demonstrated to over 100 area companies the added value and reliability we offer to their business.

Population(s) Served

BAWAC transportation provides access from home or residential settings to programs and employment sites for Medicaid Waiver consumers in six counties throughout Northern Kentucky. We pride ourselves on providing reliable and timely transportation by trained and courteous drivers to over 200 individuals per day. We also provide non-emergency medical transportation to Medicaid participants in the Northern Kentucky region through NKADD and FTSB.

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Where we work


Community Champion - Nonprofit 2021

NKY Chamber of Commerce

Nonprofit of the Year - Life Skills Education 2020

Cincy Magazine

Nonprofit of the Year - Life Skills Education & Career Counseling 2021

Cincy Magazine

Nonprofit of the Year - Best Job Search/Placement Income Support & Employment 2022

Cincy Magazine

How we listen

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Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 1.40 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 27% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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 BAWAC 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 $367,922 $809,148 $432,996 $1,935,137 $1,545,690
As % of expenses 9.4% 18.4% 9.4% 49.9% 35.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $232,226 $554,628 $146,806 $1,634,411 $1,201,873
As % of expenses 5.7% 11.9% 3.0% 39.1% 25.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,322,729 $5,137,326 $5,093,308 $5,770,584 $5,957,243
Total revenue, % change over prior year 10.4% 18.8% -0.9% 13.3% 3.2%
Program services revenue 84.2% 86.0% 72.7% 66.7% 91.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 11.5% 10.7% 24.5% 30.2% 6.6%
All other grants and contributions 4.3% 3.0% 1.8% 1.4% 1.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.2% 0.8% 1.6% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,908,370 $4,395,415 $4,593,904 $3,877,638 $4,406,037
Total expenses, % change over prior year 12.9% 12.5% 4.5% -15.6% 13.6%
Personnel 73.8% 78.1% 81.5% 82.4% 79.9%
Professional fees 1.7% 1.7% 4.5% 4.5% 4.5%
Occupancy 1.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.9% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 22.5% 18.4% 14.0% 13.1% 15.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $4,044,066 $4,649,935 $4,880,094 $4,178,364 $4,749,854
One month of savings $325,698 $366,285 $382,825 $323,137 $367,170
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $36,320 $0 $314,170
Fixed asset additions $431,867 $765,389 $338,529 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $4,801,631 $5,781,609 $5,637,768 $4,501,501 $5,431,194

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.4 2.7 3.9 9.3 11.1
Months of cash and investments 2.5 2.8 4.0 9.5 11.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.5 2.9 2.9 9.1 10.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $773,576 $998,464 $1,508,153 $3,015,707 $4,074,654
Investments $32,072 $31,231 $23,839 $38,325 $36,792
Receivables $854,626 $798,621 $523,642 $886,097 $938,236
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,012,062 $3,758,138 $4,079,783 $4,242,962 $4,403,673
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 44.9% 42.2% 45.5% 50.8% 56.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 33.5% 32.1% 32.1% 24.8% 20.6%
Unrestricted net assets $1,825,355 $2,379,983 $2,526,789 $4,161,200 $5,363,073
Temporarily restricted net assets $403,823 $336,586 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $403,823 $336,586 $390,517 $390,092 $360,800
Total net assets $2,229,178 $2,716,569 $2,917,306 $4,551,292 $5,723,873

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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Founder & President

Ken Schmidt

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 08/23/2023
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Board co-chair

Robert Smith

P & G - Retired

Term: 2020 - 2023

Board co-chair

Ed Muntel

Northkey - Retired

Term: 2020 - 2023

Micki Shea

Retired Assistant Director Northkey

Madeline Schweitzer

Rudler, PSC

Megan O'Brien

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Corey Sidebottom

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Brandon Kannady

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Jason Ashbrook

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Ed Muntel

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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