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 rating1034 of 111340 of 42
Fund acquisition rating981 of 111438 of 42
Resource allocation rating980 of 111437 of 42
Asset utilization rating745 of 111322 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$715,551$188,677$146,261$174,944$38,349
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,609,135$2,091,506$2,157,088$1,698,827$1,457,891
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$546,840$654,007$734,940$119,817$91,612
Other long-term assets$373,719$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$920,559$654,007$734,940$119,817$91,612
Total assets$3,529,694$2,745,513$2,892,028$1,818,644$1,549,503
Payables and accrued expenses$36,265$23,442$37,114$59,287$35,269
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$36,265$23,442$37,114$59,287$35,269
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$638,352$286,685$296,150$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$638,352$286,685$296,150$0$0
Total liabilities$674,617$310,127$333,264$59,287$35,269
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,843,408$2,095,644$2,323,057$1,099,357$913,984
With donor restrictions$11,669$339,742$235,707$660,000$600,250
Net assets$2,855,077$2,435,386$2,558,764$1,759,357$1,514,234
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,537,751$2,909,072$2,918,725$3,422,051$3,470,111
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$27,669$5,104$7,520$11,974$2,606
Other revenue($66,988)($26,440)$21,895$0$0
Total other revenue($39,319)($21,336)$29,415$11,974$2,606
Total revenue$3,498,432$2,887,736$2,948,140$3,434,025$3,472,717
Program services$2,149,374$2,045,126$1,939,560$2,299,227$2,055,181
Management and general$355,623$370,284$401,764$342,762$293,381
Total expenses$3,078,741$3,011,114$2,900,186$3,388,902$2,917,660
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$419,691($123,378)$47,954$45,123$555,057
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$419,691($123,378)$47,954$45,123$555,057


J Reid PorterCEO, Board Member$225,036
Steven WeatherfordVP of Finance & Administration$157,122
Kimber HartmannVP of Advancement$156,039
Maria PachecoVP of Dfw Impact$136,333
Elizabeth WirmaniChief Operations Officer$112,145
Evangeline HeppenstallLegal Director$110,108

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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