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: 5

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 rating930 of 102242 of 42
Fund acquisition rating911 of 102539 of 42
Resource allocation rating867 of 102539 of 42
Asset utilization rating613 of 102226 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$146,261$174,944$38,349$43,035$23,378
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,157,088$1,698,827$1,457,891$904,514$1,206,050
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$734,940$119,817$91,612$97,047$118,616
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$49,672
Total long-term assets$734,940$119,817$91,612$97,047$168,288
Total assets$2,892,028$1,818,644$1,549,503$1,001,561$1,374,338
Payables and accrued expenses$37,114$59,287$35,269$42,383$48,447
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$37,114$59,287$35,269$42,383$48,447
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$296,150$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$296,150$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$333,264$59,287$35,269$42,383$48,447
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,323,057$1,099,357$913,984$889,178$1,325,891
With donor restrictions$235,707$660,000$600,250$70,000$0
Net assets$2,558,764$1,759,357$1,514,234$959,178$1,325,891
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,918,725$3,422,051$3,470,111$2,105,000$2,083,855
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,520$11,974$2,606$44,417$475
Other revenue$21,895$0$0$0($126,065)
Total other revenue$29,415$11,974$2,606$44,417($125,590)
Total revenue$2,948,140$3,434,025$3,472,717$2,149,417$1,958,265
Program services$1,939,560$2,299,227$2,055,181$1,916,795$1,495,601
Management and general$401,764$342,762$293,381$151,013$185,051
Total expenses$2,900,186$3,388,902$2,917,660$2,516,131$1,891,135
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$47,954$45,123$555,057($366,714)$67,130
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$47,954$45,123$555,057($366,714)$67,130


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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