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
PO Box 225225
Dallas, TX 75222-5225


Phone: 214-951-9151

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 270178272

CEO/President: J. Reid Porter

Chairman: Jim Caldwell

Board size: 8

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1000 of 107741 of 41
Fund acquisition rating943 of 107840 of 41
Resource allocation rating948 of 107838 of 41
Asset utilization rating693 of 107725 of 41

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$188,677$146,261$174,944$38,349$43,035
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,091,506$2,157,088$1,698,827$1,457,891$904,514
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$654,007$734,940$119,817$91,612$97,047
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$654,007$734,940$119,817$91,612$97,047
Total assets$2,745,513$2,892,028$1,818,644$1,549,503$1,001,561
Payables and accrued expenses$23,442$37,114$59,287$35,269$42,383
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$23,442$37,114$59,287$35,269$42,383
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$286,685$296,150$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$286,685$296,150$0$0$0
Total liabilities$310,127$333,264$59,287$35,269$42,383
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$2,095,644$2,323,057$1,099,357$913,984$889,178
With donor restrictions$339,742$235,707$660,000$600,250$70,000
Net assets$2,435,386$2,558,764$1,759,357$1,514,234$959,178
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,909,072$2,918,725$3,422,051$3,470,111$2,105,000
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,104$7,520$11,974$2,606$44,417
Other revenue($26,440)$21,895$0$0$0
Total other revenue($21,336)$29,415$11,974$2,606$44,417
Total revenue$2,887,736$2,948,140$3,434,025$3,472,717$2,149,417
Program services$2,045,126$1,939,560$2,299,227$2,055,181$1,916,795
Management and general$370,284$401,764$342,762$293,381$151,013
Total expenses$3,011,114$2,900,186$3,388,902$2,917,660$2,516,131
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($123,378)$47,954$45,123$555,057($366,714)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($123,378)$47,954$45,123$555,057($366,714)


Steven WeatherfordSr. VP of Finance & Admini$128,606
Elizabeth WirmaniSr. VP of Legal Operations$128,167
Guy DelcambreSr VP of Advancement$110,786
J Reid PorterPresident, Board Member$90,784

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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