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    First Graduate

    First Graduate


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...2973 16TH STREET SUITE 400
    San Francisco CA 94103-3633


    San Francisco CA | IRS ruling year: 2001 | EIN: 94-3381171  


    Organization Mission

    In families where no one has ever studied beyond high school, a student's successful completion of college is more than cause for celebration. It's a momentous, life-altering event in that family's history.

    First Graduate helps San Francisco students become the first in their families to earn college degrees. Our students are largely immigrants or children of immigrants facing daunting economic and often cultural challenges. Bright and eager to excel in their educations and eventually their careers, they need the sorts of long-term support their less-challenged peers receive to become, and remain, competitive high school and college candidates.

    Beginning the summer after 6th grade and continuing through college graduation and beyond, we support each of our students with a comprehensive array of highly effective programs-from individual academic coaching and high school and college admissions guidance to career counseling and more. Lasting between ten and twelve years, the longest of


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 93%, 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: 32% Accountability & Finance, 50% Impact & Results, 7% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. 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 As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for First Graduate is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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
    Impact & Results
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Impact & Results


    First Graduate has earned a 100% for the Impact & Results beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    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.

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    Outcomes and Cost
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    Additional Information

    Largest Programs

    First Graduate reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses



    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses

    High School


    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses

    Middle School

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