Adaptive Sports Connection

Boundless Courage

aka Adaptive Sports Connection   |   Powell, OH   |
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Adaptive Sports Connection

EIN: 31-1561944


To enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing sports and recreational activities and to offer opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership, and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Sharon Bucey

Main address

6000 Harriott Rd

Powell, OH 43065 USA

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Subject area info


Sports and recreation

Adaptive sports

Youth development

Independent living for people with disabilities

Population served info


People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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?

Adaptive Outdoor Recreation

Our adaptive outdoor recreation programs provides opportunities for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities to participate in kayaking, snow skiing, sailing, cycling, water skiing, paddle boarding, fishing, boating, and more to foster independence, hope, and courage. Our programs improve the health and wellbeing of a vulnerable population - improving health outcomes and quality of life.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

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 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 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Adaptive Sports Connection
Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

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 3.14 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.5 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Adaptive Sports Connection

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Adaptive Sports Connection

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

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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Adaptive Sports Connection

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Adaptive Sports Connection’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 -$5,292 -$1,191 $42,313 $26,520 $104,168
As % of expenses -1.3% -0.2% 16.7% 4.0% 15.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$40,847 -$38,062 $33,271 $26,520 $45,983
As % of expenses -9.2% -6.2% 12.7% 4.0% 6.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $434,318 $553,755 $295,876 $714,161 $724,178
Total revenue, % change over prior year 109.3% 27.5% -46.6% 141.4% 1.4%
Program services revenue 21.5% 29.0% 12.7% 12.6% 18.3%
Membership dues 1.0% 0.8% 1.2% 0.5% 0.9%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 77.5% 70.2% 86.1% 86.9% 80.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $406,345 $579,347 $253,563 $657,189 $659,632
Total expenses, % change over prior year 42.8% 42.6% -56.2% 159.2% 0.4%
Personnel 18.0% 13.1% 24.2% 10.9% 18.9%
Professional fees 54.9% 71.5% 62.2% 76.0% 67.2%
Occupancy 11.1% 7.8% 0.0% 6.8% 6.8%
Interest 0.5% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 15.5% 7.5% 13.6% 6.3% 7.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $441,900 $616,218 $262,605 $657,189 $717,817
One month of savings $33,862 $48,279 $21,130 $54,766 $54,969
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $35,556 $61,270 $9,043 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $511,318 $725,767 $292,778 $711,955 $772,786

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.1 1.7 7.5 5.2 4.7
Months of cash and investments 4.1 1.7 7.5 5.2 4.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.6 1.9 5.9 3.3 4.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $138,771 $83,388 $158,304 $282,795 $260,148
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $42,616 $79,486 $88,529 $88,529 $146,714
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 85.8% 61.7% 65.6% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 9.0% 25.7% 23.5% 44.4% 55.4%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 $160,716 $122,654 $155,925 $182,445 $228,428

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.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Sharon Bucey

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Adaptive Sports Connection

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Adaptive Sports Connection

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Jay Hoffman

American Electric Power

Term: 2021 - 2024

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 3/21/2023

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/21/2023

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 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 have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • 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.