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DonorsChoose.org
134 W. 37th St.
Floor 11
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 239-3615
fax: (212) 239-3619
EIN: 13-4129457

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Board Leadership

Peter Bloom
Chair

CEO

Charles Best
Founder, Chief Executive Officer


Give From Your Donor Advised Fund

Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

DonorsChoose.org

An online charity connecting you to classrooms in need.

 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall 96.37 4 stars
  Financial 96.80 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 09/01/2015 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Primary Revenue Growth 23.0%
  Program Expenses Growth 20.2%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DonorsChoose.org on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $60,854,821
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $60,854,821
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $60,854,821
   Other Revenue $68,325
TOTAL REVENUE $60,923,146
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $55,183,196
   Administrative Expenses $1,225,688
   Fundraising Expenses $2,875,056
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $59,283,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,639,206
   
Net Assets $34,476,495

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$258,646 0.43% 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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