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DonorsChoose.org
134 West 37th St.
Floor 11
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 239-3615
EIN: 13-4129457

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Board Leadership

Peter Bloom
Chair

CEO

Charles Best
Founder, Chief Executive Officer


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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

DonorsChoose.org

An online charity connecting you to classrooms in need.

 
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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 4 stars
  Financial 97.50 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
93.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Program Expenses Growth 29.2%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DonorsChoose.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $77,378,201
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $77,378,201
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $77,378,201
   Other Revenue $170,563
TOTAL REVENUE $77,548,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $73,388,047
   Administrative Expenses $1,078,231
   Fundraising Expenses $3,407,550
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $77,873,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-325,064
   
Net Assets $34,318,501

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$291,963 0.37% Charles Best Chief Executive Officer

Mission

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org allows citizen philanthropists to fund specific project requests from teachers in U.S. public schools. We make it personal: donors choose a project that moves them, and then they hear back from the classroom with photos and updates. DonorsChoose.org validates the project request and purchases the resources for the teacher. To date, we have funded over 400,000 classroom projects to bring learning alive for students, providing more than 11 million children with books, technology, supplies, funding for field trips or class visitors, and other resources. Our vision is of a nation where students in every community have the resources they need to learn.

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