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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

826 Valencia

Dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their writing skills.

three stars

88.94

826 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (415) 642-5905   Web Site
EIN: 04-3694151

Board Leadership
Jim Lesser
President

CEO
Bita Nazarian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.94 three stars
  Financial 95.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. We comprise three writing centers—our flagship location in the Mission District, a center in the Tenderloin neighborhood, and a new center on the ground floor of an affordable housing building in Mission Bay —and three satellite classrooms at nearby public schools. All of our programs are offered free of charge to make them accessible to the students who would not otherwise be able to access our support.

826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. We comprise three writing centers—our flagship location in the Mission District, a center in the Tenderloin neighborhood, and a new center on the ground floor of an affordable housing building in Mission Bay —and three satellite classrooms at nearby public schools. All of our programs are offered free of charge to make them accessible to the students who would not otherwise be able to access our support.

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Financial

four stars

95.58

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.93
  Program Expenses Growth 26.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by 826 Valencia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by 826 Valencia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
826 Valencia (CA) 88.94 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,780,480
   Federated Campaigns $315
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $333,953
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $95,765
Total Contributions $4,210,513
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,210,513
   Other Revenue $150,900
TOTAL REVENUE $4,361,413
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,502,279
   Administrative Expenses $439,044
   Fundraising Expenses $249,270
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,190,593
   
Payments to Affiliates $21,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,170,820
   
Net Assets $7,816,840

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
In-School Program $693,721 27.7%
After-School Tutoring Program $540,530 21.6%
Field Trip Program $498,372 19.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2020 88.94 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-3694151
Name in IRS Master File 826 VALENCIA
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,119 3.95% Bita Nazarian Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
826 Valencia (CA) 88.94 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

826 Valencia
826 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (415) 642-5905
fax: (415) 642-5914
EIN: 04-3694151

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Board Leadership

Jim Lesser
President

CEO

Bita Nazarian
Executive Director

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