Lewisville, TX   |
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EIN: 75-2480904


To provide the highest quality care, training and support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, giving them opportunities to succeed in life, family and the community, while giving respite to their caregivers. The clients we serve are deserving of a name that fits just how hard they work, how talented they are, and how much potential each person has. We call our clients "ACEs," or Adults Creating Excellence. We believe that every ACE we serve, regardless of diagnosis, disability, or circumstance, can excel with the support of their loved ones, staff, and the community. Every day, our ACEs learn new skills, foster friendships, create art, and enjoy being a part of an inclusive, caring group.

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President & CEO

Ms. JaChel Redmond

Main address

1511 Justin Rd. B

Lewisville, TX 75077 USA

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Subject area info

Special needs education

Adult day care

Vocational rehabilitation

Developmental disability services

Population served info

People with intellectual disabilities

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Programs and results

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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?

Healthcare, Nutrition & Fitness

This program is dedicated to educating ACEs about ways to maintain and improve their health, in mind and body. ACEs participate in exercises that match their abilities and learn about healthy nutrition through engaging activities. We also have nursing staff at our Main Campus to assist with medication administration, minor medical treatments, and seizure care.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

This program creates an opportunity for ACEs to develop and improve their vocational abilities. Examples include customer service, clerical work such as filing and computer skills, custodial maintenance, and inventory control.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

In this program, ACEs learn through igniting their creativity. In addition to creating beautiful works of art, motor skills are honed and hidden talents are discovered.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Each citizen with an intellectual or developmental disability has the right to be an accepted and productive member of the community. Our ACEs frequently attend local events and activities.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Seeking independence is a part of life for every human being. Through this program, ACEs are trained in home living, money management, communication, public transportation, shopping, personal care, and more.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with intellectual disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our primary constituents are adults with developmental disabilities.

  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audit 2016 2012 2012 Audit 2012 2012 IRS 990
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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.56 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of SPECIAL ABILITIES OF NORTH TEXAS, 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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $23,232 $33,165 $104,107 -$110,850 -$59,646
As % of expenses 3.3% 4.1% 11.3% -18.5% -7.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $10,967 $22,592 $92,943 -$123,278 -$73,712
As % of expenses 1.5% 2.8% 10.0% -20.2% -8.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $726,515 $834,636 $1,022,719 $487,508 $762,095
Total revenue, % change over prior year 9.6% 14.9% 22.5% -52.3% 56.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 60.2% 0.0% 28.0% 40.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 1.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 47.3% 39.1% 30.7% 49.0% 31.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 23.0% 28.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $703,283 $801,472 $918,612 $598,358 $821,741
Total expenses, % change over prior year 5.4% 14.0% 14.6% -34.9% 37.3%
Personnel 58.9% 57.1% 57.4% 61.1% 63.8%
Professional fees 1.7% 0.5% 0.4% 0.0% 0.3%
Occupancy 10.4% 14.0% 14.0% 13.3% 14.7%
Interest 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.8% 0.8%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 29.0% 28.2% 27.9% 24.8% 20.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $715,548 $812,045 $929,776 $610,786 $835,807
One month of savings $58,607 $66,789 $76,551 $49,863 $68,478
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $9,200 $8,783 $9,311
Fixed asset additions $0 $55,826 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $774,155 $934,660 $1,015,527 $669,432 $913,596

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.6 0.6 1.5 4.6 1.6
Months of cash and investments 0.6 0.6 1.5 4.6 1.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.5 1.7 2.7 1.7 0.2
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $38,072 $37,193 $114,007 $231,182 $106,694
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $35,842 $112,022 $111,814 $22,074 $68,332
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $50,259 $106,085 $106,085 $106,085 $107,650
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 75.2% 45.6% 56.1% 67.8% 79.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 16.8% 42.9% 24.4% 69.8% 92.2%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $214,601 $91,323 $17,611
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $99,028 $121,620 $214,601 $91,323 $17,611

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors Yes No Yes No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Ms. JaChel Redmond

JaChel has been spreading the word about businesses and people making a positive impact in the community for 15 years. Specializing in nonprofit communications and development, she has developed an excellent rapport with both clients and employers. Through her ability to think strategically and formulate plans that tie in her own special brand of creativity, she has been highly successful in her practice. She is the director of the National Association of Creative Entrepreneurs (NACE), the right hand to the President of the Tom Joyner Foundation and a dedicated hospice volunteer in her spare time. Her unique approach to her work is rooted in the fact that she truly values companies and the people that make a real difference in the communities they serve. There is no doubt that her 15 years of nonprofit work demonstrates this commitment.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Brandy Farrer

Medical City Denton

Carl Buck

Herb Prouty

Dottie Palumbo

Kristen Feeback

Spud Newton

Mary Beth Buck

Donna Reekie

Dean Ueckert

Patty Tress

Brandy Farrer

JaChel ` Redmond

Jill Welke

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 4/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/20/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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