Opportunities, Inc.

We envision inclusive communities where all are empowered to reach their full potential.

Lanham, MD   |
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Opportunities, Inc.

EIN: 52-0857131


Advocate for, empower and support full inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Robert Baynard

Main address

5100 Philadelphia Way

Lanham, MD 20706 USA

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Subject area info


Disabled persons' rights

Vocational rehabilitation

Developmental disability services

Independent living for people with disabilities

Population served info

Low-income people

People with intellectual disabilities

People with other disabilities

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?


Our travel training program is a partnership between Opportunities, Inc., the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the Arc of Northern Virginia. The goal of our travel training program is to support the participant in learning how to use fixed-route public transportation. The program promotes and enhances individual independence, and improves quality of life. It is designed to teach people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to arrange for, plan, and travel safely and independently using different modes of public transportation to access and engage in activities within their community.

Population(s) Served

Inclusive community-based experiences that allow our participants to access and engage in activities based on their interests and preferences as carefully identified in their person-centered plan. These services all focus on creating connections with other people in their chosen community while learning, practicing and maintaining skills to support independence and promote positive growth. Services within this program can be provided virtually as well. This delivery format is equally intended to maintain or enhance a participant's abilities, build their sense of independence, meaningful relationships, and community participation.

Self-advocacy, social, logistical, and employment skills through volunteering, internships or participation in local community events are just some areas of focus that help our members reach their goals.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

We know that employment is more than a job, its the opportunity to participate and contribute to a community.

Our employment services are based on the core belief that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities possess unique skills and capabilities that make them positive contributing members of our workforce. No matter the starting point, our staff is ready to work side-by-side with participants to empower them and to increase successful employment outcomes and achieve their professional goals.

-Job Development
-Career Exploration
-Ongoing Job Support
-Follow Along Support
-Co-worker Employment Support
-Self-Employment Development Support
-Transportation Services

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

The Day Habilitation program offers regularly scheduled meaningful activities and formal lessons that focus on developing and maintaining skills that support daily living, employment and socialization. This program is offered in both small and large group settings.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with disabilities

Where we work


Opportunities, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.32 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 21% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Opportunities, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Opportunities, 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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Opportunities, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Opportunities, 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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $557,081 $47,859 $1,138,631 $1,941,721 $756,498
As % of expenses 17.4% 1.5% 42.4% 66.6% 21.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $348,327 -$160,619 $931,842 $1,725,830 $584,395
As % of expenses 10.2% -4.7% 32.2% 55.1% 16.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,734,546 $3,292,680 $3,583,432 $5,505,217 $4,187,893
Total revenue, % change over prior year -2.6% -11.8% 8.8% 53.6% -23.9%
Program services revenue 86.1% 83.2% 70.2% 54.9% 77.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.9% 2.4% 1.8% 2.9% 8.7%
Government grants 5.1% 6.1% 20.0% 7.2% 3.0%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.3% 0.6% 1.3% 1.0%
Other revenue 6.8% 8.0% 7.4% 33.8% 9.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,207,459 $3,216,546 $2,686,472 $2,915,864 $3,463,415
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.2% 0.3% -16.5% 8.5% 18.8%
Personnel 80.4% 79.8% 81.8% 74.7% 74.4%
Professional fees 1.6% 3.2% 4.8% 5.7% 5.2%
Occupancy 3.9% 3.5% 2.9% 0.1% 3.7%
Interest 0.4% 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.6%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 13.9% 13.0% 9.8% 19.1% 16.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,416,213 $3,425,024 $2,893,261 $3,131,755 $3,635,518
One month of savings $267,288 $268,046 $223,873 $242,989 $288,618
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $117,612 $302,782 $226,956
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,683,501 $3,693,070 $3,234,746 $3,677,526 $4,151,092

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 10.6 13.6 16.9 24.7 21.0
Months of cash and investments 13.7 16.5 21.7 39.3 37.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.9 11.4 20.0 38.9 34.6
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $2,823,413 $3,633,503 $3,792,040 $5,994,489 $6,047,725
Investments $832,895 $789,156 $1,073,297 $3,560,429 $4,803,737
Receivables $86,597 $28,158 $119,415 $54,282 $346,811
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $8,180,521 $8,285,745 $8,326,015 $4,268,028 $3,331,331
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 37.1% 38.4% 40.4% 58.2% 51.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.4% 13.7% 7.8% 4.0% 19.0%
Unrestricted net assets $8,125,091 $7,964,472 $9,273,305 $10,999,135 $11,583,530
Temporarily restricted net assets $427,658 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $427,658 $376,991 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $8,552,749 $8,341,463 $9,273,305 $10,999,135 $11,583,530

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Robert Baynard

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Opportunities, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Opportunities, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Elizabeth Nardin

David Fierst

Joyce Wong

Dylan Lewis

Tom Purcell

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/22/2024

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
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
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