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Urban Alliance

Employing Youth. Inspiring Excellence.

four stars

95.47

2030 Q Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 459-4300   Web Site
EIN: 52-1938443

Board Leadership
Mary Menell Zients
Board Chair, Founder

CEO
Eshauna Smith
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Urban Alliance empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship. Urban Alliance is the only year long employment program for under-resourced high school seniors in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Chicago, IL. Our goal is to give youth access to professional growth and experiences. The program prepares students for a life of work and self-sufficiency through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship. Urban Alliance Interns are selected after a rigorous application process. During the school year, each Urban Alliance Intern works part time with a job partner in the public or private sector. On Fridays, they attend life skills and job readiness workshops.

Urban Alliance empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship. Urban Alliance is the only year long employment program for under-resourced high school seniors in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Chicago, IL. Our goal is to give youth access to professional growth and experiences. The program prepares students for a life of work and self-sufficiency through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship. Urban Alliance Interns are selected after a rigorous application process. During the school year, each Urban Alliance Intern works part time with a job partner in the public or private sector. On Fridays, they attend life skills and job readiness workshops.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Urban Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Urban Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Urban Alliance (DC) 95.47 four stars
Goodwill of Orange County (CA) 90.10 four stars
Upwardly Global (CA) 87.98 three stars
Capital IDEA (TX) 89.99 three stars
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) (NY) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,123,419
   Federated Campaigns $4,433
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $270,618
Total Contributions $4,398,470
   Program Service Revenue $3,430,446
Total Primary Revenue $7,828,916
   Other Revenue $32,105
TOTAL REVENUE $7,861,021
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,944,566
   Administrative Expenses $23,723
   Fundraising Expenses $600,361
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,568,650
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,292,371
   
Net Assets $6,252,206

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
High School Internship Program $4,401,157 74.0%
Youth Programs $823,199 13.8%
Program Development $720,210 12.1%

Ratings History
Urban Alliance has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 07/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 93.78 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 95.90 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.53 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.48 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 96.45 four stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 91.31 four 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 52-1938443
Name in IRS Master File URBAN ALLIANCE FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
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
(526) Rights of criminal defendants
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 May, 1996
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,118 2.23% Eshauna Smith President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Urban Alliance (DC) 95.47 four stars
FareStart (WA) 90.76 four stars
Capital IDEA (TX) 89.99 three stars
Per Scholas (NY) 93.35 four stars
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (MN) 86.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Urban Alliance
2030 Q Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 459-4300
fax: (202) 459-4301
EIN: 52-1938443

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Board Leadership

Mary Menell Zients
Board Chair, Founder

CEO

Eshauna Smith
Chief Executive Officer

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