EIN 36-2922811

Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL)

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The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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Program areas at SOILL

2021 regional competitions:during 2021, athletes primarily participated at a region level. State level events were not offered again until august allowing athletes to continue to participate at the region level but then a percentage did advance to state level competitions. Special olypmics Illinois continued offering virtual sports and esports and hosted workout opportunties for athletes via digital platforms including zoom, facebook live, youtube and twitch. Athletes were able to compliment their in-person training with train at home activities . Regional offices served 9239 young athletes and peer partners in the program.
2021 summer games:our Special Olympics Illinois staff, athletes and volunteers planned the 2021 virtual summer games that took place june 21st to june 26th. Instead of competing in bloomington normal at our state summer games over 25 activities were planned to take them on a road trip throughout the week virtually. Participants had the opportunity to watch segments, interact with each other live thru zoom activities, or play esports with each other. Our athlete leaders were instrumental in helping to plan the week's activities. The week ended with the virtual summer games celebration show featuring our board members, athletes, unified partners, coaches, parents, volunteers, letr officers, and sponsors. We had over 391 thousand views over social media that week.
Unified champion schools:2021 continued emphasising on the unified champion schools program. This education-based project, funded by the u.s. department of education, uses sports and education programs of Special Olympics to activate young people across the u.s. In order to promote school communities where all young people are agents of change fostering respect, dignity, and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. The unified champion schools initiatives include a host of core activities: be a fan "r word", social networking, sports experience, fans in the stands, get into it, partners club, school enrichment, youth summits, young athletes, unified sports (r), camp schriver, athlete leadership programs, training and education, youth forums and global youth congress. Special Olympics project unify incorporates Special Olympics sports and related activites. Currently there are over 300 unified champion schools. These schools are geographically diverse across the state and schools ranging from early childhood through college.
2021 fall games:in 2021, 554 athletes trained and competed in volleyball and 85 athletes trained and competed in equestrian at the regional level with 616 athletes and 36 unified partners advancing from across the state to fall games. Illinois was represented by 42 teams from 37 delegations supported by 152 coaches.

Grants made by SOILL

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Illinois So FoundationTo Support Future Grants/assistance To Individuals$1,050,000

Who funds Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Special OlympicsProgram Assistance$1,880,700
The Albertsons Companies FoundationPeople With Disabilities$669,710
The Albertsons Companies FoundationPeople With Disabilities$669,710
...and 115 more grants received totalling $4,231,954

Personnel at SOILL

David BreenPresident and Chief Executive Officer$197,684
Kimberly RidderingChief Operating Officer$114,628
Cindy VillafuerteChief Financial and Diversity Officer / Chief Financial Officer$130,864
Christopher WinstonChief Marketing Officer$180,718
Valerie DayChief Development Officer$122,842
...and 28 more key personnel

Financials for SOILL

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,045,958
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$127,248
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$68,013
Net income from fundraising events$3,257,294
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$8,563
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$11,507,076

Form 990s for SOILL

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-09-03990View PDF
2019-122021-01-28990View PDF
2018-122019-10-12990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
2016-122017-10-16990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 14, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 16 new personnel
May 9, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from Lefkovitz Foundation
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $1,575,171 from Special Olympics
July 21, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Sports competitionsSports organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesSports
Fundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
605 East Willow St
Normal, IL 61761
Metro area
Bloomington, IL
McLean County, IL
Website URL
(309) 888-2551
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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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
713990: Amateur Sports, Youth Sports, and Recreational Services
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