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
PO Box 225225
Dallas, TX 75222-5225

Website: actforjustice.org

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


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

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Transparency grade

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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

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%16%20%19%22%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%16%21%19%22%16%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%101%101%99%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%19%20%19%22%20%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%-1%-1%1%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%70%68%67%68%70%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%88%104%98%99%84%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%61%71%66%67%59%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%12%-4%2%1%16%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%15%-5%2%3%37%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%12%12%14%10%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.960.871.101.001.861.88
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.361.351.311.341.071.06
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.871.181.441.341.992.00
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.1371.9589.2258.1228.6541.34
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.010.010.020.030.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.3010.038.248.775.815.85
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%19%11%12%3%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
80%93%81%88%52%52%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,893,584$1,902,829$2,010,827$1,523,883$1,419,542
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
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
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
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
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
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
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
Fundraising$573,744$595,704$558,862$746,913$569,098
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

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
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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