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Encore.org

Second Acts for the Greater Good

four stars

91.15

P.O. Box 29542 San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 430-0141   Web Site
EIN: 94-3274339

Board Leadership
Paul Irving
Chair

CEO
Marc Freedman
CEO, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.15 four stars
  Financial 88.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Civic Ventures is leading the call to engage millions of baby boomers as a vital workforce for change. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances, and the power of people's own life stories, Civic Ventures demonstrates the value of experience in solving serious social problems - from education to the environment and health care to homelessness. Founded in 1998 by social entrepreneur and author Marc Freedman, Civic Ventures works to define the second half of adult life as a time of individual and social renewal. Civic Ventures programs include: encore.org, a network for people who want work that matters in the second half of life; the Purpose Prize; Experience Corps; Encore Career Community College grants; the Next Chapter; and the BreakThrough Award.

Civic Ventures is leading the call to engage millions of baby boomers as a vital workforce for change. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances, and the power of people's own life stories, Civic Ventures demonstrates the value of experience in solving serious social problems - from education to the environment and health care to homelessness. Founded in 1998 by social entrepreneur and author Marc Freedman, Civic Ventures works to define the second half of adult life as a time of individual and social renewal. Civic Ventures programs include: encore.org, a network for people who want work that matters in the second half of life; the Purpose Prize; Experience Corps; Encore Career Community College grants; the Next Chapter; and the BreakThrough Award.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of conference attendees
250
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Encore.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Encore.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Encore.org (CA) 91.15 four stars
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 92.18 four stars
Middle East Forum (PA) 92.46 four stars
Center for American Progress (DC) 90.13 four stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 92.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,581,853
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $38,040
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,619,893
   Program Service Revenue $557,612
Total Primary Revenue $4,177,505
   Other Revenue $37,324
TOTAL REVENUE $4,214,829
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,480,525
   Administrative Expenses $518,175
   Fundraising Expenses $110,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,109,037
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,894,208
   
Net Assets $6,252,082

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Generation to Generation $2,315,031 42.2%
Catalyze Pathways and Opportunities $2,265,275 41.3%
Expand Leadership $607,614 11.1%
Change the Narrative $292,605 5.3%

Ratings History
Encore.org has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 91.15 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.71 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.79 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 91.99 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 94.02 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 87.43 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 81.50 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 88.46 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 89.47 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 99.43 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 89.29 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 99.12 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 89.86 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-3274339
Name in IRS Master File CIVIC VENTURES
NTEE Code R25
NTEE Classification Seniors' Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$340,000 5.56% Marc Freedman CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Encore.org (CA) 91.15 four stars
Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.99 three stars
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (MN) 89.32 three stars
Cato Institute (DC) 91.62 four stars
The Aspen Institute (DC) 93.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Encore.org
P.O. Box 29542
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 430-0141
fax: (415) 430-0144
EIN: 94-3274339

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Board Leadership

Paul Irving
Chair

CEO

Marc Freedman
CEO, Founder

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