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    RAFT

    RAFT

     

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    501(c)(3) organization

    Donations are tax-deductible

    https://www.raft.net/

    1355 Ridder Park Drive
    San Jose CA 95131

    408-451-1420


    San Jose CA | IRS ruling year: 1994 | EIN: 77-0365627  

     

    Organization Mission

    Mission:
    RAFT's mission is to help educators transform a child's learning experience through hands-on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning.

    Vision:
    RAFT's vision is to inspire the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators, by providing educators with STEAM learning resources.

    About RAFT:
    RAFT has a $3M operating budget, and provides materials, workshops, and a store for over 8,000 educator members and their 150,000 students in the Bay Area and nationwide. With support from 6,000 volunteers, financial and material donations from over 200 corporate partners, and support from individual donors, RAFT helps teachers increase their instructional time in STEAM subjects. Donated materials become inexpensive supplies and enable us to be a certified green organization.

    RAFT provides the following for all educators:

    Hands-on STEAM project kits and activity sheets
    Classroom ideas and teacher tip sheets
    Recycled, low-cost materials and classroom

     


    Rating Information

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    This charity's score is 100%, 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, weighted as follows: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights  
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    Rating Report

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

     

    Accountability & Finance

     

    Score

    100

    Most Recent Fiscal Year:
    FY 2022

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

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    Key Accountability Metrics

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    Majority Independent Board Members - 100% independent members8 out of 8 points  
    Independent Board Size - 18 independent members7 out of 7 points  
    Financial Statements - Audit and Oversight Committee15 out of 15 points  
    Material Diversion of Assets - None10 out of 10 points  

    Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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    Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed2 out of 2 points  
    Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Whistleblower Policy - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Document Retention and Destruction - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes2 out of 2 points  

    Website Disclosures

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    Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed4 out of 4 points  

    Financial Metrics

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    Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 2.60%15 out of 15 points  
    Program Expense: Ratio - 79.38%25 out of 25 points  

    Additional Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available  
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available  
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available  
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available  

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