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    Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland Inc.
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland Inc.

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    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    5178 DOWNWEST RIDE
    Columbia MD 21044-1505

    Columbia MD | IRS ruling year: 2019 | EIN: 84-2462535  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    COLLECT, REFURBISH, AND GIVE AWAY BICYCLES AND NEW HELMETS TO UNDERSERVED CHILDREN AND SUPPPORT PROGRAMS THAT ENCOURAGE THOSE CHILDREN TO RIDE BICYCLES; ALSO PROVIDE ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

    rating
    Great

    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, weighted as follows: 29% Accountability & Finance, 52% Impact & Measurement, 8% Leadership & Adaptability, 11% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
     
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement
    Score

    97

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

    Assessments

    Impact

    100 out of 100 points

    75% of Impact & Measurement score
    Full Credit
    Partial Credit
    No Credit
    Impact Evaluation
    100 out of 100 points
     
    Impact Statement
    $58,315 total costs / $274,703 worth of goods distributed = roughly $0.21 provides a dollar's worth of essential goods to someone in need [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland: This program directly distributes goods that fulfill the basic needs of its beneficiaries.
    Data Time Period
    7/1/22 to 6/30/23
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact scores of goods provision programs are based on comparing the cost to distribute the goods against the market value of those goods. Programs receive an Impact score of 100 if the cost to distribute goods is less than 75% of the value of those goods and a score of 80 if it is less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 65. This program provides goods for less than 75% the market value of the goods.
    Methodology
    This impact score was determined through the Goods Provision methodology which is fully detailed in the Charity Navigator Guide to Ratings. Analysis conducted in 2024 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.
    Data Source
    The nonprofit submitted data on the composition and market value of the goods it distributed.

    Measurement

    86 out of 100 points

    25% of Impact & Measurement score
    Full Credit
    Partial Credit
    No Credit
    The Measuring Outcomes assessment evaluates how well a charity tracks progress towards its mission's outcomes.

    Displayed below are the responses provided by the charity for the Measuring Outcomes assessment. Each question is designed to address specific criteria, with responses eligible for full, partial, or no credit. Please refer to the scoring rubric for details on how responses are scored.

    Selected program: Collect, refurbish, and give away bicycles for children in need
    Program Planning and Design
    17 out of 21 points
     
    This section assesses the use of crucial evaluation tools in program objective-setting and activities.
    Charity leadership uses information collected to make decisions regarding programs
    • Agree, uses information collected to improve programs
    Charity has shared understanding across staff of how programs lead to the goals a program achieves
    • Agree, has universal understanding of how programs achieve goals
    Charity has documents and reviews how program activities lead to change
    • Disagree, does not document or review
    Charity revisits how program activities lead to change
    • Agree, does revisit how program activities lead to change
    Program Development
    28 out of 28 points
     
    This section assesses the consideration of stakeholders in program objectives and activities.
    Charity identifies program target population needs in the following ways
    • Discussions or surveys with target population on how program activities best serve their needs
    • Discussions with local community groups, including local government or other community leaders
    • Discussions with local nonprofits on their programs
    Charity considers practical, cultural, and political needs and interests of those served by program
    • Agree, charity is responsive to practical, cultural, and political needs
    Charity uses SMART Goals
    • Agree, identified Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMART) goals
    Data Collection and Analysis
    17 out of 21 points
     
    This section assesses the best practices used in collecting and analyzing program data.
    Charity tracks program information in the following ways
    • Collects data before a program is initiated
    • Collects data during program implementation
    • Collects data when a program is complete
    Charity collects programmatic information on those served by the program in the following ways
    • Identifies the number of those served by program
    • Collects demographic data of those served by program
    Charity assesses program effectiveness at multiple points in time
    • Agree, collects information before and after a program is implemented
    Reporting and Distribution of Results
    21 out of 21 points
     
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Charity reports program results to key stakeholders
    • Reports results to stakeholders
    • Does not report results to stakeholders
    Charity reports both favorable and unfavorable results
    • Yes, charity reports both favorable of unfavorable results
    Use of Results
    4 out of 10 points
     
    This section assesses the use of results to guide learning.
    Charity uses program results to inform future work for the following reasons
    • Improve program operations
    • Understand the impact of their work
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