Challenge Unlimited Inc

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Challenge Unlimited Inc

EIN: 37-0805566


Provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities which will assist them to live, work and participate in the community.

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President and CEO

Charlotte Hammond

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Subject area info


Corporate social responsibility

Social enterprise

Disabled persons' rights

Diversity and intergroup relations

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Population served info

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

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

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?

Disability Employment, Community Rehabilitation, AbilityOne Provider

Challenge Unlimited Inc. has over 60 years of experience in providing long-term, dignified employment to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Challenge Unlimited is committed to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities into mainstream society by assisting them to obtain their highest level of independence.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work


Government Contracting Award 2022


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.
  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?


Challenge Unlimited Inc
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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.50 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 32% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Challenge Unlimited Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Challenge Unlimited 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 Challenge Unlimited 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 $638,814 $1,930,741 $1,601,861 -$2,849,337 $253,022
As % of expenses 2.5% 7.2% 6.0% -9.5% 0.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$114,497 $1,135,807 $755,335 -$3,594,832 -$502,916
As % of expenses -0.4% 4.1% 2.7% -11.7% -1.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $26,687,629 $28,649,017 $28,492,985 $27,029,176 $30,166,842
Total revenue, % change over prior year -2.5% 7.3% -0.5% -5.1% 11.6%
Program services revenue 94.9% 95.1% 96.7% 97.5% 97.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.6% 1.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.6%
Government grants 2.9% 2.4% 2.1% 1.8% 2.0%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other revenue 0.7% 1.0% 0.8% 0.4% -0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $26,048,815 $26,729,389 $26,891,913 $29,888,513 $29,913,820
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.6% 2.6% 0.6% 11.1% 0.1%
Personnel 71.9% 73.0% 72.9% 66.7% 73.8%
Professional fees 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.8%
Occupancy 6.7% 7.8% 10.6% 7.2% 10.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 20.9% 18.8% 16.0% 25.7% 15.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $26,802,126 $27,524,323 $27,738,439 $30,634,008 $30,669,758
One month of savings $2,170,735 $2,227,449 $2,240,993 $2,490,709 $2,492,818
Debt principal payment $3,424 $3,736 $3,735 $2,802 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $3,316,379 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $28,976,285 $33,071,887 $29,983,167 $33,127,519 $33,162,576

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 4.6 4.5 4.4 3.6 3.7
Months of cash and investments 4.7 4.6 4.5 3.7 3.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.6 5.8 6.2 4.3 4.2
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $9,990,340 $9,950,663 $9,885,952 $9,014,321 $9,182,534
Investments $150,589 $194,590 $286,152 $255,290 $296,296
Receivables $7,044,167 $5,915,687 $6,497,995 $4,504,415 $4,419,529
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $13,376,467 $16,419,551 $16,654,320 $16,896,670 $17,032,446
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 73.8% 63.3% 64.5% 67.6% 69.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.8% 15.2% 14.0% 17.2% 22.2%
Unrestricted net assets $17,900,285 $19,036,092 $19,791,427 $16,196,595 $15,693,679
Temporarily restricted net assets $10,000 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 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $0 $0
Total net assets $17,910,285 $19,046,092 $19,801,427 $16,196,595 $15,693,679

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
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

Charlotte Hammond

For more than 60 years, Challenge Unlimited has been committed to serving individuals with disabilities, while serving as a trusted business partner to private businesses, federal and state government agencies. As an accredited Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) provider, Challenge Unlimited fulfills its mission through adult vocational programs, work skills training centers, employment services, and community-integrated living options. The organization promotes people to achieve their highest level of independence through opportunities which will allow them to live, work and participate in their communities.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Challenge Unlimited Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Challenge Unlimited Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Thomas Morrissey

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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 12/21/2022

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
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/16/2024

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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.


Fiscal year ending
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