Advocates for Community Transformation

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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


Phone: 214-951-9151


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


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

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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

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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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
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
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)


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

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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:


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