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...501(c)(3) organization

...Donations are tax-deductible

...http://www.buildon.org/

...1111 Summer Street
Suite 602A
Stamford CT 06905 

508-395-9703


Stamford CT | IRS ruling year: 1992 | EIN: 22-3128648  

 

At home or abroad, buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world.

In the U.S., buildOn runs service learning programs in some of the lowest performing urban high schools in the Bay Area, Boston, Bridgeport CT, Chicago, Detroit and New York City. Globally, buildOn is breaking ground every two days on new schools in developing countries, including Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal. Since 1991, buildOn has empowered more than 2 million hours of youth service in the U.S. and has constructed 2,100 schools worldwide, with more than 279,000 children and adults attending these schools every day.

 


Rating Information

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This charity's score is 94%, 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 from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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Historical Ratings
 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for buildOn is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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.

Rating Report

  • Impact & Results
  • Accountability & Finance
  • Culture & Community
  • Leadership & Adaptability
Accountability & Finance
Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability

 

Accountability & Finance

 

buildOn has earned a 93% 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 score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS. 

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

Financial Metrics
...Full Credit
  
...Partial Credit
  
...No Credit
  
...Not Applicable
...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 4.50% - 10/10 pts
...Working Capital Ratio - 0.91 years - 7.5/10 pts
...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.10 - 7.5/10 pts
...Administrative Expense Ratio - 5.40% - 10/10 pts
...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 10.30% - 7.5/10 pts
...Program Expense Ratio - 84.10% - 9.74/10 pts
...Program Expense Growth - 6.58% - 7.58/10 pts

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Salary of Key Persons Data Available
IRS Published Data (Business Master File) Data Available
Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) Data available
Pandemic Response Data available

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