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    Children's Scholarship Fund

    Children's Scholarship Fund


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...8 WEST 38TH ST 9TH FLOOR
    New York NY 10018-6229


    New York NY | IRS ruling year: 1998 | EIN: 13-4002189  


    At the Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF), we believe a quality elementary school education puts children on the path to success in life. We expand educational opportunity by providing scholarships to families in need so children can attend the K-8 schools that best meet their needs and help them reach their full potential, regardless of their ability to pay or where they live.

    With our partner programs nationwide, CSF currently funds and manages scholarships for almost 24,000 children. These CSF Scholars live close to/below the federal poverty line yet their families are all paying at least 25 percent of their tuition each year. We believe this financial contribution is key to our program's success, encouraging strong family involvement and ensuring that CSF families are fully invested and empowered in their children's education. Our research finds CSF Scholars graduate high school on time and enroll in college at significantly higher rates than their public school peers.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 95%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Children's Scholarship Fund is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Accountability & Finance


    Children's Scholarship Fund has earned a 95% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 1.40% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 1.01 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.03 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 1.79% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 3.90% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 94.10% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 3.40% - 3.41/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
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