going the distance

aka Spurwink Services   |   Portland, ME   |

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EIN: 01-0319802


Mission: Spurwink responds to community needs by providing behavioral health care, substance use disorder services, and support services for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, and their families.

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President and CEO

Mr. Eric Meyer

Main address

901 Washington Avenue, Suite 100

Portland, ME 04103 USA

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Subject area info

Special needs education

Health care quality

Health care access

Mental health care

Child abuse

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Population served info

Children and youth



Refugees and displaced people

Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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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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?

Spurwink Program Overview

The primary purpose is to provide the services needed to assist people experiencing emotional, behavioral and/or developmental difficulties to achieve their potential. Multi-faceted programs enable an individualized response to each client. Program elements can be combined in many different ways to provide unique experiences for all clients. Spurwink provides a stable, emotionally supportive environment in which the clients can develop self-esteem and learn new skills. The wide array of programs and services is designed to meet the identified needs of each client and, to this end, each client's program is highly individualized and continually reviewed, monitored and refined. Families are essential participants in Spurwink programs. Spurwink staff actively solicit and encourage the involvement of families in clients' treatment through participation on treatment teams, through home visits, and through frequent consultation/discussion.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Immigrants and migrants
People with disabilities
Family relationships

Where we work


Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2021 A-133 Single Audit 2020 A-133 Single Audit 2019 A-133 Single Audit 2018 A-133 Single Audit 2017 A-133 Single Audit
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 0.64 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18% 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 Spurwink’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 $8,637,387 $334,029 -$502,017 $5,769,918 $4,389,856
As % of expenses 13.7% 0.5% -0.7% 7.9% 5.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $6,966,072 -$1,553,389 -$2,482,192 $3,749,389 $2,580,848
As % of expenses 10.8% -2.1% -3.2% 5.0% 3.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $65,699,663 $75,807,363 $78,815,124 $75,292,345 $80,108,278
Total revenue, % change over prior year 14.9% 15.4% 4.0% -4.5% 6.4%
Program services revenue 88.5% 89.6% 89.2% 89.6% 79.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 9.3% 8.8% 9.9% 9.2% 19.9%
All other grants and contributions 1.6% 1.1% 0.6% 0.9% 1.0%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% -0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $63,032,781 $71,945,405 $75,923,655 $73,200,001 $76,690,379
Total expenses, % change over prior year 14.0% 14.1% 5.5% -3.6% 4.8%
Personnel 60.0% 64.3% 65.9% 66.1% 66.8%
Professional fees 19.3% 15.8% 14.8% 14.2% 15.3%
Occupancy 5.5% 5.3% 5.0% 4.9% 4.7%
Interest 1.0% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7% 0.6%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 14.1% 13.9% 13.6% 14.1% 12.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $64,704,096 $73,832,823 $77,903,830 $75,220,530 $78,499,387
One month of savings $5,252,732 $5,995,450 $6,326,971 $6,100,000 $6,390,865
Debt principal payment $0 $1,417,766 $0 $1,497,904 $1,289,439
Fixed asset additions $7,853,519 $0 $2,795,772 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $77,810,347 $81,246,039 $87,026,573 $82,818,434 $86,179,691

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.5 1.1 0.7 2.5 1.4
Months of cash and investments 0.7 1.3 0.8 2.7 1.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.7 1.0 0.5 1.2 1.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $2,545,393 $6,671,985 $4,144,366 $15,052,074 $8,755,629
Investments $874,670 $933,396 $943,942 $1,192,346 $1,076,967
Receivables $10,095,663 $7,458,555 $9,981,617 $8,331,244 $8,385,778
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $38,413,315 $38,445,879 $40,792,876 $39,625,820 $38,613,200
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 38.3% 39.4% 40.9% 44.2% 46.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 51.8% 56.2% 63.8% 61.9% 48.0%
Unrestricted net assets $19,123,791 $17,570,402 $15,088,210 $18,837,599 $21,418,447
Temporarily restricted net assets $28,047 $28,047 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $28,611 $28,611 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $56,658 $56,658 $56,658 $83,687 $78,675
Total net assets $19,180,449 $17,627,060 $15,144,868 $18,921,286 $21,497,122

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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President and CEO

Mr. Eric Meyer

Eric is President and CEO of Spurwink, since 2013. Prior to joining Spurwink, he was the Senior Vice President-Operations of the national Behavioral Health Group at APS Healthcare and was responsible for operations at service centers located in Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, California, Georgia and Florida. Eric is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked for many years in the Maine behavioral health provider community in a variety of roles, from therapist to program director. He obtained his MSW from the University of Maine and his MBA from the University of Southern Maine. Eric and his wife tend a small flock of chickens, some alpacas and a couple of horses on their small farm in Whitefield.

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Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/24/2023

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