Charity Navigator Logo
    Charity Navigator Logo

    Error attempting donation

    You're too fast!

    Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

    You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

    BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development)

    BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development)

     

    Is this your nonprofit?

    501(c)(3) organization

    Donations are tax-deductible

    http://build.org/

    P.O. Box 3316
    Redwood City CA 94064

    650-688-5840


    Redwood City CA | IRS ruling year: 2001 | EIN: 94-3386695  

     

    Organization Mission

    BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development) is a national nonprofit that uses entrepreneurship education as the motivator to get low income students interested in applying to and attending a four-year college.

    BUILD's unique program offers students a four year entrepreneurship experience designed to reinforce the Common Core, develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As they journey through high school, BUILD provides students with support in navigating the college application process and the opportunity to explore college and career options, while expanding their businesses or opting into community internships.

    Today, BUILD operates 5 regional programs in: the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, DC, and New York City

     


    Rating Information

    star rating graphic

    Great


    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 from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 85% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 5% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights  
    Historical Ratings  

    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.

    Learn more

     

    Key Accountability Metrics

    Full Credit
      
    Partial Credit
      
    No Credit
    Majority Independent Board Members - 94% independent members10 out of 10 points  
    Independent Board Size - 17 independent members10 out of 10 points  
    Financial Statements - Audit and Oversight Committee20 out of 20 points  
    Material Diversion of Assets - None20 out of 20 points  

    Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

    Full Credit
      
    Partial Credit
      
    No Credit
    Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Whistleblower Policy - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Document Retention and Destruction - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes5 out of 5 points  
    Tax Form Distributed to Board Before Filing - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Loans to/from Officers - Missing5 out of 5 points  

    Website Disclosures

    Full Credit
      
    Partial Credit
      
    No Credit
    Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed5 out of 5 points  

    Financial Metrics

    Full Credit
      
    Partial Credit
      
    No Credit
    Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 3.83%25 out of 25 points  
    Program Expense: Ratio - 73.70%25 out of 25 points  
    Fundraising Efficiency: Ratio - $0.0825 out of 25 points  
    Working Capital: Ratio - 1.99 years25 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  

    The Giving Basket is having some issues. If you wish to donate, please refresh the page. If the problem persists contact us.
    Cart ID: Not Assigned