Advocates for Community Transformation

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Summary

All throughout our city, underserved residents feel like prisoners in their own home because of violence and crime that spills out from a building next door. We connect residents with one another and educate them on their right to live in a safe neighborhood. We pair residents with attorneys so that, together, they can hold the owner of the property accountable and resolve the criminal activity. We give local leadership the tools and support they need to continue taking back their neighborhood from crime and violence.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Advocates for Community Transformation
P.O. Box 225225
Dallas, TX 75222-5225

Website: actforjustice.org

Phone: 214-951-9151

Email: info@actforjustice.org


Organization details

EIN: 270178272

CEO/President: J. Reid Porter

Chairman: David Kelton

Board size: 6

Founder: J. Reid Porter

Ruling year: 2010

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


Purpose

Act's vision is for neighborhood safety to be a normal reality for everyone. Act equips underserved residents to fight crime on their street using the justice system. Our legal advocacy program reduces crime in high-crime Dallas neighborhoods through empowering residents to shut down crime-ridden properties on their street.


Mission statement

ACT uses the legal system and the hope of the gospel to empower inner-city residents to fight crime.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating907 of 99939 of 41
Fund acquisition rating946 of 100141 of 41
Resource allocation rating929 of 100139 of 41
Asset utilization rating463 of 99915 of 41

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%22%16%21%10%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%22%16%21%11%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%98%106%111%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%22%20%18%11%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%2%-6%-11%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%68%70%76%79%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%99%84%117%97%114%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%67%59%89%76%89%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%1%16%-17%3%-14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%3%37%-38%5%-13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%10%10%6%10%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.861.882.511.381.03
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.131.071.061.111.141.13
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.291.992.002.781.571.16
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.7428.6541.3421.3424.8941.43
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.030.020.050.040.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.735.815.854.117.3510.10
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%3%2%4%4%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
54%52%52%38%70%95%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$1,523,883$1,419,542$861,479$1,182,672$1,108,668
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$174,944$38,349$43,035$23,378$33,574
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,698,827$1,457,891$904,514$1,206,050$1,142,242
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$119,817$91,612$97,047$118,616$94,416
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$49,672$49,672
Total long-term assets$119,817$91,612$97,047$168,288$144,088
Total assets$1,818,644$1,549,503$1,001,561$1,374,338$1,286,330
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$59,287$35,269$42,383$48,447$27,569
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$59,287$35,269$42,383$48,447$27,569
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$59,287$35,269$42,383$48,447$27,569
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,099,357$913,984$889,178$1,325,891$1,258,761
With donor restrictions$660,000$600,250$70,000$0$0
Net assets$1,759,357$1,514,234$959,178$1,325,891$1,258,761
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$3,422,051$3,470,111$2,105,000$2,083,855$1,286,384
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,974$2,606$44,417$475($49,606)
Other revenue$0$0$0($126,065)($77,320)
Total other revenue$11,974$2,606$44,417($125,590)($126,926)
Total revenue$3,434,025$3,472,717$2,149,417$1,958,265$1,159,458
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,299,227$2,055,181$1,916,795$1,495,601$1,037,618
Management and general$342,762$293,381$151,013$185,051$151,697
Fundraising$746,913$569,098$448,323$210,483$134,450
Total expenses$3,388,902$2,917,660$2,516,131$1,891,135$1,323,765
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$45,123$555,057($366,714)$67,130($164,307)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$45,123$555,057($366,714)$67,130($164,307)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
J Reid PorterPresident, Board Member$165,279
Steven WeatherfordSr. VP of Finance & Administration$141,340
Elizabeth WirmaniSr. VP of Legal Operations$140,718
Guy DelcambreSr VP of Advancement$123,587

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/16/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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