EIN 35-1262574

Indiana Special Olympics

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To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, offering them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Provide olympic sports training/competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Program areas at Indiana Special Olympics

Games: to organize, operate, promote and conduct athletic competition in a variety of olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Indiana (soin) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 olympic type sports, reaching more than 18,000 athletes across Indiana.
Program initiatives: soin conducts activities designed to promote the growth of Special Olympics programs so that the organization can better serve existing athletes and reach out to those athletes who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in Special Olympics. This includes the unified champions schools program, healthy athletes initiatives, and the athlete leadership programs. Unified champions schools is a collaborative partnership between the Indiana high school athletic association and Special Olympics Indiana that promotes servant leadership among student athletes while changing their lives as well as the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. This program is also expanding to include middle and elementary school students. Unified champions schools' goal is to activate youth in an effort to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change, fostering respect, dignity, and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics healthy athletes initiative is designed to help Special Olympics athletes improve their health and fitness. Developed in 1996, the mission of healthy athletes is to improve each athlete's ability to train and compete in Special Olympics as well as life. The goal of all healthy athlete initiatives is to create communities where Special Olympics athletes and others with intellectual disabilities have the same access to health and wellness resources and have the opportunity to attain the same level of good health as all community members and where there is no "wrong door" for someone with an intellectual disability to walk through. This initiative includes the following disciplines: healthy hearing, opening eyes, Special smiles, health promotion, fit feet, and fun fitness. Athlete leadership programs (alps) provide training and support for athletes who desire to expand their participation in Special Olympics both on and off the competition field. Through alps, athletes receive leadership training and have opportunities to hold positions of leadership and influence. In these roles, athletes help determine policy and set direction for Special Olympics. Ultimately, alps helps to create a "culture of welcome" throughout the organization as athletes are welcomed into their leadership roles and serve alongside other volunteers.
Training and volunteer management: soin provides training and leadership opportunities for our athletes and volunteers in a variety of ways, including an annual state conference, training camps, leadership retreats, and retreats, and continuous communication with our incredible volunteers. Soin also provides ongoing training to volunteer coaches to empower people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential and develop their skills through year-round sports training and competition. The annual soin state conference targets program leaders, volunteers, coaches, and families. The state conference exists to provide valuable training in Special Olympics sports and program management. Soin would not exist today and could not have been created without the time, energy, commitment, and enthusiasm of more than 9,000 soin volunteers throughout the state. Soin relies on volunteers at all levels of the Special Olympics movement to ensure that every athlete is offered a quality sports training and competition experience.

Grants made by Indiana Special Olympics

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA)To Use in Their Unified Champions Schools Initiatives$248,047

Who funds Indiana Special Olympics

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Special OlympicsProgram Assistance$864,225
Global ImpactDonor Advised Funds$674,603
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$28,457
...and 24 more grants received totalling $1,708,851

Personnel at Indiana Special Olympics

Jeff MohlerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$114,537
Scott FurnishVice President of Development and Chief Operating Officer
Karen KennellyChief Financial Officer
Carla KnappDirector of Marketing and Communication
Elesia YoonDirector of Organizational Development
...and 24 more key personnel

Financials for Indiana Special Olympics

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,948,059
Program services$8,855
Investment income and dividends$165,482
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$419,284
Net income from fundraising events$157,173
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$30,001
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,728,854

Form 990s for Indiana Special Olympics

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-08-26990View PDF
2019-122020-11-17990View PDF
2018-122020-01-10990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-10-20990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Organizations like Indiana Special Olympics

Special Olympics MarylandBaltimore, MD$6,213,114
Special Olympics FloridaClermont, FL$10,670,855
Special Olympics South CarolinaIrmo, SC$3,254,478
Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI)Mount Pleasant, MI$10,034,005
Special Olympics OhioColumbus, OH$3,779,275
Special Olympics WisconsinMadison, WI$6,749,118
Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN)Minneapolis, MN$6,797,730
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA)Norristown, PA$6,873,918
Special Olympics GeorgiaNorcross, GA$4,133,165
Special Olympics New JerseyLawrenceville, NJ$7,529,625
Data update history
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $15,000 from Indianapolis Indians Charities
August 2, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $864,225 from Special Olympics
July 22, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 11 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $674,603 from Global Impact
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General information
6200 Technology Dr 105
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Metro area
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
Website URL
(317) 328-2000
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N70: Amateur Sports Competitions
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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