United Methodist Agency for the Retarded (UMAR)


The United Methodist Agency for the Retarded ("UMAR") is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing residential opportunities that allow developmentally disabled adults to live in their communities as independently as possible, in safe, accessible housing, with grace and dignity. Established in 1983, UMAR operates 22 group homes across Western North Carolina from Hayesville to Greensboro.

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1558
Huntersville, NC 28070-8070

Website: www.UMARinfo.com

Phone: (888) 862-8627


Organization details

EIN: 561381671

CEO/President: Mr. Steve Sellers

Chairman: Mr. Jim Cochran

Board size: 17


Year founded: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The United Methodist Agency for the Retarded ("UMAR") is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing residential opportunities that allow developmentally disabled adults to live in their communities as independently as possible, in safe, accessible housing, with grace and dignity. Established in 1983, UMAR operates 20 group homes and 8 apartments across Western North Carolina from Hayesville to Greensboro.

UMAR homes typically house six residents differing in age, ethnic and religious background. Facilitating personal choice and respect for individual differences is our priority. UMAR commits itself to focusing on the aspects of daily living involved with the residents of our homes. The well-trained staff assists each resident with personal rehabilitation, family support, health and dental care, personal hygiene, access to community resources (banking, shopping, legal counsel), support groups, vocational coordination, social interaction, education and transportation. UMAR cares about the resident's lives and works to enhance their quality of life.

Mission statement

UMAR uses the following to express its mission:

To encourage independent living and provide quality of life care in community-based residential facilities for adults with developmental disabilities.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating663 of 72559 of 68
Fund acquisition rating509 of 72651 of 68
Resource allocation rating572 of 72657 of 68
Asset utilization rating637 of 72555 of 68

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,456,881$763,775$721,148$681,541$650,478
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,312,230$1,560,387$1,717,156$1,467,286$3,311,635
Long-term investments$3,341,089$3,472,846$3,260,695$3,262,723$643,286
Fixed assets$3,311,837$3,332,571$3,356,835$3,426,474$3,530,221
Other long-term assets$27,104$28,118$30,992$25,406$24,383
Total long-term assets$6,680,030$6,833,535$6,648,522$6,714,603$4,197,890
Total assets$12,992,260$8,393,922$8,365,678$8,181,889$7,509,525
Payables and accrued expenses$660,168$590,457$620,992$602,497$578,176
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$660,168$590,457$620,992$602,497$578,176
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$38,000$0$60,504
Total liabilities$660,168$590,457$658,992$602,497$638,680
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$988,803$962,728$986,994$991,295$1,003,344
Permanently restricted$210,564$210,564$210,564$210,564$210,564
Net assets$12,332,092$7,803,465$7,706,686$7,579,392$6,870,845
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,039,276$930,004$1,205,441$1,445,097$900,649
Program service revenue$6,833,586$6,936,133$7,216,364$7,654,799$7,050,304
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$4,723$27,471$7,268
Other revenue$35,974$29,303$8,711$21,781($1,027)
Total other revenue$6,869,560$6,965,436$7,229,798$7,704,051$7,056,545
Total revenue$7,908,836$7,895,440$8,435,239$9,149,148$7,957,194
Program services$6,507,111$6,258,515$6,706,706$6,833,312$6,545,982
Management and general$1,466,386$1,397,966$1,289,222$1,360,868$1,315,696
Total expenses$8,299,584$7,999,817$8,301,089$8,430,297$8,139,482
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($390,748)($104,377)$134,150$718,851($182,288)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($390,748)($104,377)$134,150$718,851($182,288)


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