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P.O. Box 16741
Stamford, CT 06905
tel: (203) 961-5041
EIN: 22-3128648

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Jim Ziolkowski
President, CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services


Breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education

(out of 100)
Overall 91.64 4 stars
  Financial 90.48 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 4 stars
This rating was published 12/22/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Primary Revenue Growth 22.8%
  Program Expenses Growth 18.8%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by buildOn on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,251,547
   Federated Campaigns $4,332
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,251,740
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,507,619
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,507,619
   Other Revenue $116,970
TOTAL REVENUE $13,624,589
   Program Expenses $10,023,111
   Administrative Expenses $989,702
   Fundraising Expenses $1,541,369
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,070,407
Net Assets $9,395,930


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,000 1.67% Jim Ziolkowski President, CEO


buildOn breaks the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. Through buildOn afterschool programs in high schools across the U.S., urban youth are contributing intensive service, helping seniors, young children, and the homeless in their communities, and are also helping to build schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. Students in buildOn programs, located in 118 of America's lowest performing urban high schools, have contributed 760,000 hours of service. buildOn also partners these same students with developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Central America to build schools. buildOn's school construction programs have completed 383 schools to date. More than 57,000 children and adults attend these schools daily. And with 95% of our US students attending college; buildOn is inspiring the next generation of global leaders.

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