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Act is a social advocacy organization based in Iowa City, IA that was founded in 1960. As of 2017 they had $353 million in revenue and $583 million in assets.

ACT Centers offer computer-based certification and licensure, skill testing and training services to businesses and to individuals looking to boost their employability, and to distance learning institutions.

Iowa City, IA
B90: Educational Services and Schools

Form 990s for Act

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-08Oct 16, 2018990 PDF
2016-08Oct 26, 2017990 PDF
2015-08Oct 17, 2016990 PDF
2014-08Jul 9, 2015990 PDF
2013-08Jul 3, 2014990 PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Act


Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising event contributions$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants (contributions)$0
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$130,000
Non-cash contributions$0
Program services$332,322,393
Investment income and dividends$9,203,709
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$11,645,907
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$353,302,009


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$3,754,661
Grants to individuals in USA$0
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$4,605,290
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0
Non-officer salaries and wages$94,365,129
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$8,317,644
Other employee benefits$12,266,910
Payroll taxes$6,804,962
Management fees$0
Legal fees$2,129,688
Accounting fees$244,012
Lobbying fees$492,405
Pro. fundraising fees$0
Investment mgmt fees$1,028,152
Other fee-for-service$104,354,224
Advertising and promotion$2,159,460
Office expenses$25,701,780
Information tech. expenses$15,761,809
Royalty expenses$1,013,867
Public official travel and entertainment$0
Conferences, meetings, etc.$2,659,836
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$5,963,575
All other expenses$50,890,789
Total expenses$356,716,974


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$0
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$22,762,499
Pledges and grants receivable$0
Accounts receivable$42,513,422
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$5,606,492
Inventories for use$2,184,537
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$9,515,234
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$55,120,499
Investments, publicly traded securities$389,783,068
Investments, other securities$15,085,535
Investments, program-related$21,833,629
Intangible assets$6,688,972
Other assets$12,303,988
Total assets$583,397,875


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$32,151,908
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$26,263,443
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$77,560,000
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other liabilities$2,622,230
Total liabilities$138,597,581

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$441,373,229
Temporarily restricted net assets$3,427,065
Permanently restricted net assets$0

Performance indicators

Total margin-0.97%
Working capital$24,166,833
Current assets$82,582,184
Current liabilities$58,415,351
Days cash on hand23 days
Acid test liquidity ratio1.12

Vendors for Act

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
RSM Us LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting; Accounting (including auditing), Contract Administrator$21,6002018-09-25
█████████ ████████Software2018-07-25
█████████Content management system software2018-07-15
████ ██ █████████It Support$12,381,5562017-08-01
█████ ███████████Delivery Services$5,831,3722017-08-01
███████ ███████It Consulting$1,972,3612017-08-01
█████ ████████ ███Temporary Labor$9,170,0162017-08-01
███ ███████Computer Processing$36,146,1572017-08-01
...and nine more vendors

Personnel at Act

NameTitleCompensationLast updated
Marten RoordaChief Executive Officer$220,137June 12, 2018
█████ ██████Chief Operating Officer$390,298June 11, 2018
██████ █ ███████Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer$444,661Oct. 26, 2017
█████ ████████Chief Technology Officer / Vice President Corporate Systems$191,489Sept. 10, 2017
████████ ██ █████Chief Talent Officer$327,589June 12, 2018
███ ████████Chief Officer , Center for Equity in Learning / Chief Officer for the Advancement of Underserved Learners-Sept. 10, 2017
██████ ████████Chief Commercial Officer-Sept. 10, 2017
█████ █████Vice President Data Management-July 8, 2016
█████ ██████████Vice President - Policy , Advocacy , Government Relations-July 8, 2016
█████ ██████Vice President Product Management and Product Marketing-July 8, 2016
...and 50 more key personnel

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