LIFE ADVENTURE CENTER OF THE BLUEGRASS
570 Milner Road
Versailles KY 40383
Contact Information
Nonprofit LIFE ADVENTURE CENTER OF THE BLUEGRASS
Address 570 Milner Road
Versailles, KY 40383
Phone (859) 873-3271
Fax 859 873-2410
Contact Name Wesley Scott
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1973
Former Names
Life Adventure Camp
The Cleveland Home
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass accepts donations in the following formats:

1) Checks by mail
2) Credit card donations by phone or through the "donate" link on our website:  www.lifeadventurecenter.org/donate
3) Estate planning and gifts of stock call Wesley at 859-873-3271 to facilitate. 
4) Gifts in Kind
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement
Building Resilience. Changing Lives.
Life Adventure Center programs transform lives by enhancing growth, improving communication and building resiliency for both individuals and groups, especially underserved youth through professionally supervised outdoor group challenges and shared reflection opportunities. 
 
At LAC, we build resilience through trauma-informed camps and retreats. We harness evidence-based theories of experiential education to innovatively combine group dynamics, psychology, meditation, equine assisted learning/psychotherapy, and outdoor adventure to build resiliency, communication, teambuilding, and self-efficacy. More than mere recreation, we employ a guided “debriefing” process to actualize life-changing, break-through transformations. 
Background Statement Life Adventure Center is celebrating 150 years of serving underserved individuals in Central Kentucky in 2019! LAC is the product of two amazing organizations merging in 2005: The Cleveland Home with Life Adventure Camp. 

The Cleveland Orphan Institute (later, The Cleveland Home) began after 1869 on 12 acres in downtown Versailles.  In the mid-1900s, the land of Judge Field McLeod was donated and 328 acres of farmland in Woodford County went to The Cleveland Home, which had evolved into a residential treatment facility for "troubled girls." The Home was known for innovative Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and other outdoor programs. 

Life Adventure Camp, a wilderness therapy program working with "behaviorally challenged" and "at-risk" youth came about thanks to the forward-thinking vision of a pediatrician, Dr. Ross Brown, and his wife, Cathie. Nestled on 150-acres in Estill County, Life Adventure Camp took underserved youth seen as "troubled" and helped provide wilderness therapy as part of a recovery program. Dr. & Mrs. Brown, along with hundreds of volunteers invested their time, talent, treasure, and tears into running the organization on a shoe-string budget. 
 
In 2005, the residential treatment facility closed as the Home merged with Life Adventure Camp. The new "Life Adventure Center" would move to the acreage off Milner Road and open their doors formally in 2006. 
 
Acquiring an additional 254 acres in 2006 and then taking over management of the 374-acre Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary in 2014, LAC now serves a range of populations, including "mainstream groups," investing 100% of all earned revenue right back into mission-driven programming. 
 
Today, Life Adventure Center builds resilience through trauma-informed camps and retreats for underserved populations. 
 
Believing the best way to instill resiliency and self-efficacy into individuals is by doing, our programs revolve around "challenge by choice" and "learning to fail" on our high and low ropes course, leaning with our equine-companions at our equestrian facilities, and experiencing outdoor adventures (like canoeing, rock climbing, and mountain biking). All of these activities are then "debriefed" and a transference activity takes place to help empower our participants to overcome their personal traumas and reach their full potential through strategic partnerships. 
 
 
Impact Statement

 We harness evidence-based theories of experiential education to innovatively combine group dynamics, psychology, meditation, equine assisted learning/psychotherapy, and outdoor adventure to build resiliency, communication, teambuilding, and self-efficacy. More than mere recreation, we employ a guided “debriefing” process to actualize life-changing, break-through transformations. In 2018, our camps and retreats had life-changing results for over 3,400 individuals recovering from trauma, with a focus on individuals with multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 

LAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and uses 100% of your donations and program revenues for mission-driven work, thanks to years of good stewardship dating back to the 1800s.
 
Needs Statement
1.  Diversify funding sources and increasing the annual fund - allowing us to scholarship and provide for individuals and organizations that would otherwise not be able to participate in resiliency programming.
3.  Collaborate with other non-profits to increase awareness & partnerships. 
4.  Obtain more volunteer service from mental health professionals to assist in program development and oversight for underserved/disadvantaged populations.
5.  General volunteer groups to help with property maintenance, such as mulching, plant removal, and general clean up.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Simply put, Life Adventure Center Life of the Bluegrass (“LAC”) changes lives.  Our safe, fun and challenging programs feature a challenge course (low and high ropes with climbing wall and zip line), horsemanship and expertly guided wilderness adventures - facilitated by some of the best professionals in experiential education.  Beyond offering recreational opportunities, our programs produce skills that extend into our clients’ daily lives through the principle of “transference.”  Our programs achieve measurable and life changing impacts. Our programs show measurable increases in resilience (CD-RISC II scale) for youth and adults, increased communication between veterans and their family members, decreased levels (self-reported) of anxiety for female veterans, and numerous other benefits to our participants--including mainstream corporate groups and summer camps. 

LAC’s biggest challenge is our biggest opportunity – to secure additional funding to increase the numbers we serve each year.  While financially stable, LAC is built on a community model, meaning funding cut-backs to schools, social service agencies, and other non-profit groups affect our enrollment numbers.  To combat this, we are growing our fundraising to provide additional scholarships and support for underserved and disadvantaged groups. At a time when the demand for trauma-informed care for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and PTS(d) recovery is skyrocketing, many organizations are scaling back.  Our evidenced-based methods of healing has a profound impact, whether the participant is 7, 17, or 70. With your help, we're committed to providing as many free and greatly reduced camps and retreats (year-round) for veterans living with PTS(d), youth overcoming poverty and child abuse, women rescued from human sex-trafficking, and other trauma-affected individuals.  Our challenge is to increase donations to support these programs--will you join us? 

Life Adventure Center has embarked on several new initiatives to serve Kentuckians. Through our management of the  Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, we offer environmental field trips to low SES school districts, providing quality environmental education and an introduction to experiential ed for youth who otherwise would not receive it. We've expanded scholarships for economically disadvantaged summer campers and instituted new partnerships that allow us to have longitudinal contact with our community partners through "mobile-units." This allows us to meet participants of our camps and retreats before they arrive on property and continue working with them on their healing and recovery beyond their time on property through follow-up visits.   

We are especially proud of our work with returning military service men and women. Our unique “Military Teen Adventure Camps” reconnecting returning service men / women with their families through guided outdoor adventure camping/canoeing/climbing trips.  Provided at no cost to military families, our facilitators guide participants through team building and communication initiatives through outdoor adventures.  “I can’t remember the last time I was able to relax and spend this much quality time with my daughter… we will have a closer relationship because of [LAC].” –Bill, 15 year Special Forces veteran of 7 combat tours. 

We invite donors to increase giving – joining us to "Transform Lives through Outdoor Adventure!"
Board Chair Statement
Here at LAC, we have roots in a nearly 150 year history of serving disadvantaged youth and families; first as a orphanage and school for local girls, later as a temporary home away from home for troubled teenage girls and since 2006, as Life Adventure Center.  We partner with advocates for disadvantaged youth and families to offer challenging outdoor experiential activities which build individual resiliency, confidence, communication, and leadership in hopes of changing lives through personal responsibility and wise choices.  From my Board governance perspective, our biggest challenge was the transition 10 years ago, from a reactive residential treatment model, which served perhaps 20, to a proactive experiential facility that can inspire much larger groups.  It took courage, executive leadership, proper staffing and money to re-focus our mission and envision our future.  As evidenced through this decade of steady annual growth, this initial challenge has been met!  
 
LAC is blessed to have primary funding from a separately managed John Cleveland Foundation dating from 1875.  While the Foundation primarily supports staff and infrastructure needs, "Good Giving" donations and grants fund the effective programs which bring us the at-risk populations central to our mission:
*Impoverished and "at-risk" children
*Military families and disabled Veterans suffering from PTSD
*Women recovering from human trafficking
*Children of the incarcerated
*And targeted school groups for team-building, summer camp and leadership retreats.  
Recognize that most of these groups are unable to cover the cost of their program experience.  Our current challenge is to fully develop our philanthropic model for the at-risk clients we serve.  We have experienced and dynamic executive leadership.  We have highly trained/certified staff that understands our niche and loves their work.  We have second to none on-site facilities that precisely support our program activities and we utilize travel-to-destinations for activities outside of our scope.  We need "Good Givers" like you to provide the person to person scholarship funds that enable us to have a positive impact on the disadvantaged among us.  Please learn more about LAC success stories at our website or schedule a visit to tour our Woodford County facility.  ~A fellow Good Giver and mission supporter, Steve Bush- Immediate Past President, LAC 2015-2016. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Human Services
Tertiary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Camps
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Anderson County
Boyle County
Campbell County
Christian County
Clark County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Garrard County
Grant County
Hardin County
Jessamine County
Letcher County
Madison County
Marion County
Mercer County
Scott County
Shelby County
Trimble County
Woodford
Jefferson County
Kentucky
Primary focus is on Central Kentucky, with secondary focus on Louisville and the Commonwealth. 
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Life Adventure Center transforms lives through professionally guided outdoor adventures.  Utilizing evidence based theories of group dynamics, experiential education and self-efficacy, our outdoor adventures profoundly change the way participants see themselves and their ability overcome life's challenges.  Through safe, fun and challenging outdoor experiences, wounded warriors heal, impoverished kids learn confidence, and relationship strengthen.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?  Our professionally trained and certified staff employ evidence based- theories of experiential education (Kolb & Fry), group dynamics (Tuckman) to effect positive changes in our clients' self-efficacy (Bandura). By challenging our clients to "get outside of their comfort zone," we use equine assisted learning, high-ropes, climbing, canoeing and other outdoor education activities to teach self confidence, team-building and leadership skills.  More than mere recreation, our guided challenges can profoundly change lives.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? A long history of pioneering work in the outdoor education field combines with unparalleled facilities and a highly trained staff of certified professionals.  Affiliation/Accreditations include The Association for Challenge Course Technologies, American Camp Association, American Canoe Association, Association for Experiential Education, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Certified Horsemanship Association, Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Institute for Wilderness Medicine, The Kentucky Nonprofit Network and National Archery in the Schools Program, among many others.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?

 Qualitative indicators include testimonials from program participants.  An example: "Your program has empowered a frightened, insecure little girl with some hurdles she had to overcome and turned her into a beautiful woman who can do and be anything she wants.  Your program will always have a special place in my and my husband's hearts because you gave her the bridge to the rest of her life and tools she will need to meet any obstacles... and WIN."

Quantitative data include longitudinal studies, the ACA's "Youth Outcome's Battery, and other validated surveys measuring Self-efficacy guide all program evaluations and development.


 

ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? We hope to develop more longitudinal studies to publish and contribute to the increasing body of evidence-based, duplicable programming that uses outdoor, adventure based experiential education to affect positive changes to the resiliency of both individuals and groups. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Roger Brown Ph.D
Company Affiliation University of KY
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Rodney BennettKentucky Department of EducationVoting
Mr Todd BoggessGeneral Manager, Secat Inc.Voting
Mr Roger Brown Ph.DUniversity of Kentucky Agricultural Economist - FacultyVoting
Mr Steve BushRetired Educator and Farm OwnerVoting
Ms. Ann HayesThoroghbred Farm OwnerVoting
Mr. Jimmy Nelson Ph.DNorton Health CareVoting
Mr. Mark ShakeBusiness DevelopmentVoting
Ms Shannon Stuart-SmithNon-Profit Consultant/AttorneyVoting
Mr. Mark SulskiKentucky Bank - Market President Scott CountyVoting
Mrs Karen Simms TolsonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Dr. Martha Wetter Ph.DCommonwealth Therapy GroupVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 84%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 30%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Ann Hayes
Company Affiliation Self-Employed
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Executive
Board Governance
Comments
CEO Comments

Our board recently completed an extensive strategic plan. We also are members of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network and have completed compliance for KNN’s “Best Practices Partnership”  through use of the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Kentucky program. With several board members reaching their term limits in the near future, we continue to pursue opportunities to broaden our board membership 

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr Timothy D Magill MS
Term Start Sept 2012
Email tim@lifeadventurecenter.org
Experience

Mr. Magill holds a master’s degree in Leisure & Environmental Resources Administration from Aurora University’s George Williams College – a degree created specifically for leaders in the fields of Environmental, Outdoor and Experiential Education. In addition, Mr. Magill brings 28 years of experience to LAC, having served in a wide variety of non-profit management, and fundraising positions in educational and recreation settings.   

Beyond his administrative experience and educational background, Mr. Magill is an avid horseman, outdoorsman and instructor in outdoor pursuits - holding numerous certifications: Wilderness First Aide, Certified Horsemanship Association Level II Overnight Trail Guide and Western Horsemanship Instruction, NASP Basic Archery Instruction, and Red Cross Lifeguard, among other endorsements. 

In addition to his focus on LAC participants’ experience, Mr. Magill focuses on measurable outcomes and stewardship of donors’ investment in our participants’ lives. He welcomes inquiries about LAC’s programs and impacts on the community.


 

Staff
Full Time Staff 11
Part Time Staff 6
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 67%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Donald P FulfordApr 2008 - Feb 2012
Tracey WrightJuly 2007 - Mar
Senior Staff
Title Chief Financial Officer
Experience/Biography

Cathy Terry joined the Life Adventure Center team as the Chief Financial Officer in May of 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and holds her Certified Public Accountant license.  Cathy brings over 25 years of combined accounting experience from the private, public and non-profit sectors.  She not only provides practical knowledge, but brings sound judgment, professional and ethical responsibility and innovative thinking.  

Title Program Director
Experience/Biography

 

Kari is a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's in Recreation Administration, with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership, and completed her Master's in Recreation Administration, with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy. Kari is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, who believes in the power of recreation and leisure, especially outdoor adventure, to achieve goals and enrich lives. She is a certified Wilderness First Responder, Level II American Canoe Association Instructor, and has completed 120 hours of Yoga Fit's Intensive Trauma-Informed Warrior Teacher Training.

When Kari isn't working, she enjoys being a momma to her spirited daughter, and engaging in yoga, exploring nature, camping, and attending live music venues, among the few; always striving for adventure and seeking out opportunities for growth and connectedness to others.

Title Development Director
Experience/Biography
Wesley has been with LAC since 2017 and brings his passion for fundraising combined with his personal story of ACEs recovery to Life Adventure Center.
 
Wesley is a graduate of Bellarmine University (summa cum laude) with a dual degree in Political Science and Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration with a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Martin School at the University of Kentucky. 
 
Wesley got connected to fundraising at a young age and made a career of it during college, starting out by helping the Down Syndrome Center of Louisville with events and annual solicitations. He then transitioned to political fundraising spending time working directly for candidates and private firms in Kentucky, Indiana, and Washington DC. During this time, he also worked with various nonprofits and agencies as a consultant and offered his services pro bono. 
 
Wesley grew up in south-central Illinois in a single-parent household and faced numerous challenges. However, he had excellence mentors helping him through his high-ACE recovery journey. 
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Comments
CEO Comments

LAC is proud to attract and employ some of the best trained, most experienced, professional and respected facilitators in experiential education. We similarly pride ourselves on best practices - evidenced by our certifications with the American Camp Association, Certified Horsemanship Association, Association for Challenge Course Technologies, Wilderness First Responder, American Canoe Association, and American Mountain Guide Association, among others. Our ongoing challenge is to ensure continuing education and resources are funded to maintain our staff’s skill sets – additional opportunities for donor support.

Description

 

The Resiliency Adventure Program works to counteract the negative impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Through strategic partnerships with other nonprofits and social service agencies, we work to build resilience and self-efficacy, provide positive mentorship, and mitigate the factors contributing to ACEs.

Research shows that by having a positive mentor and building resilience you can counteract a variety of childhood traumas from abuse and neglect to cyclical poverty and food scarcity. This resilience not only creates a strong foundation for a child to thrive, but has a positive effect on that individuals physical, emotional, and mental health--leading to increased life expectancy, fewer physical and mental health-related issues, and a positive impact on the overall community.
 
Our partnerships start with "mobile units" to build trust and positive group dynamics. From there, we move to either a week-long camp or short retreat (as short as a day) to reinforce "challenge by choice" and "frustration tolerance." We utilize equine-assisted learning, challenge course experience, mindfulness and meditation, along with mountain biking, archery, and a variety of other high adventure activities combined with a thoughtful debriefing, to build psychometrically measured resilience in a brief period of time. We continue our participant's growth through "tune-ups," where individuals come back to LAC for a half or whole day experience of attempting new challenges, reattempting old challenges, and reinforcing their resilience and self-efficacy skills. This year-long partnership has shown statistically significant increases in resilience, self-reported increases in confidence, decreased behavior referrals in classrooms settings and is ultimately building the foundation for success after traumatic experiences.
Budget $295,857.60
Category Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Adults, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short Term Success

At the end of each session, each participant will have another tool in their toolkit to help with self-regulation. Additionally, we hope every participant walks away with a renewed sense of self-worth and self-efficacy, laying the foundation for the ultimate success against any and all challenges they'll continue to face.

Program Long term Success

Long-term, our RAC at LAC is focused on providing year-long integration with school districts, social service agencies, and other community partners to build a trauma-informed community focused on improving the quality of life for those with high ACEs. 

Through strategic partnerships (ie: Woodford County Schools, the Bounce Coalition, Face It, etc), we can and will improve the lives of children living with high ACEs, break the cycle of ACEs, and empower our communities--one child at a time. Our focus is on youth recovery, but we also see the value in working with our adult participants enabling them to deal with their personal trauma (either from childhood or adult) through a modified version of our youth program.

Program Success Monitored By


Description
In 2013, the Life Adventure Center took over the management of the Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary.  This addition dedicates over 370 acres to environmental education activities following Life Adventure Center's model of custom designed programming and experiential education.  
 
During our onsite workshops, participants can expect to:
  • Participate in an up close and hands-on experience of the world around them.
  • Have an opportunity to develop and practice positive environmental ethics.
  • Discover new and interesting aspects of their local plants and wildlife.
Rich in ecological diversity, our properties are full of wildlife and opportunities to learn about the environment.  The Marion Lindsey Bird Blind offers exceptional views of birds, mammals, and insects.  
 
Our professional facilitators and educators engage participants in playful learning.  Lessons are custom designed to meet a group's specific learning goals.   
Budget $94,987
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Adults, Families
Program Long term Success Life Adventure Center maintains heritage of Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary which was established in 1967 by Mrs. Emma Buckley as a memorial to her late husband, the 374 acre facility was managed by the Audubon Society until 2013, when manager Tim Williams retired.  Life Adventure Center is honored to have been chose as the new steward for this regional treasure and is committed to continue to manage the property using the best practices of conservation.
Examples of Program Success
~the activities aligned perfectly with our core content and the age of our students.  ~ 2nd Grade Elementary School Teacher
 
Program Comments
CEO Comments

 

Simply put, Life Adventure Center Life builds resilience and changes lives. LAC’s biggest challenge is our biggest opportunity – securing additional funding to enable us to increase the numbers we serve. Our challenge is to balance our “mainstream” groups and individuals to financially support (through program fees and donations) our work with disadvantaged populations – to whom we offer free or low-cost programming.

Our property offers 6-miles of mountain bike trails open to the public and 3 ½-miles of equine trails. All donations are used to maintain these trails and provide our life-changing programs. Thanks to years of positive stewardship of the John Cleveland estate, 100% of every donation and 100% of all earned revenue benefits our mission-driven clients.

We invite you to become part of our life-changing program through a generous gift to LAC!


Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2014
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass believes that collaboration is the key to success in the non-profit realm. We partner with a variety of other nonprofits and social service agencies in Central Kentucky, Louisville, and nationally, including Maryhurst, the Bounce Coalition, Kosair Charities Face It Movement, AMACHI, Mentors & Meals, University of Kentucky, and many others. 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Chamber of Commerce2012
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2014
Commerce Lexington2014
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2011
Second Sunday2012
United Way Community Impact Partner Corporation2013
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation2012
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Commitment to Increasing Environmental LiteracyNational Environmental Education Foundation2010
Certified Wildlife HabitatNational Wildlife Federation2010
Passed Annual Challenge Course InspectionAdventureworks2012
Certified Tree FarmAmerican Tree Farm2009
MembershipKentucky Proud Promotional Program2012
Private Business Conservation Partner of the YearKentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,485,295.00
Projected Expenses $1,485,295.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$1,479,980$1,387,108$1,370,033
Total Expenses$1,395,967$1,444,552$1,420,737
Revenue Less Expenses$84,013($57,444)($50,704)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$894,500$675,050$690,000
Government Contributions$57,435$51,141$12,445
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$57,435$51,141$12,445
Individual Contributions$119,578$124,603$89,076
------
$504,027$533,677$617,232
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$2,522$1,159($338)
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$1,918$1,478($38,382)
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$996,942$1,053,848$991,704
Administration Expense$282,744$273,960$328,731
Fundraising Expense$116,281$116,744$100,302
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.060.960.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%73%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$176,067$73,358$93,200
Current Assets$176,067$73,358$93,200
Long-Term Liabilities$29,135$112,052$56,860
Current Liabilities$18,891$17,351$34,868
Total Net Assets$128,041($55,972)$1,472
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose Infrastructure development and facilities updating, in accordance with our Master Land Use Plan and strategic plan. 
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
In 2006, The Cleveland Home began doing business as Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass from the farm located just outside of Downtown Versailles, KY. The farm originally offered off-site programming to the girls living in The Cleveland Home. In the years leading up to 2005 the Cleveland Home was a residential treatment facility and not completely meeting the organization's mission of serving girls of Kentucky. At that time the governing board chose to close the Cleveland Home and merge wtih Life Adventure Camp (based in Estill County, KY) and shift the organization's focus towards positively impacting lives within the Bluegrass Region and is now operating as The Cleveland Home, DBA Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass.
 
In an ongoing effort to ensure financial security and sustainability, our board recently reduced the amount of annual, operational costs our small endowment can support. This appropriate move to preserve long term stability challenges us to increase donations to our annual fund. Thus, we hope to engage more constituents in the months and years ahead.
 
Address 570 Milner Road
Versailles, KY 40383
Primary Phone 859 873-3271
CEO/Executive Director Mr Timothy D Magill MS
Board Chair Dr. Roger Brown Ph.D
Board Chair Company Affiliation University of KY