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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

The Albert Baker Fund

Educating Christian Scientists, blessing the world

three stars

81.84

1510 J Street Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95814
tel: (800) 269-0388   Web Site
EIN: 94-1613751

Board Leadership
Daniel Herbert
Chair

CEO
Alan Bashor
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.84 three stars
  Financial 74.32 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

74.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
66.8%
  Administrative Expenses 21.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.46
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 13.19
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Albert Baker Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Albert Baker Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Albert Baker Fund (CA) 81.84 three stars
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 91.16 four stars
Mitchell Institute (ME) 91.88 four stars
American Indian Services (UT) 88.04 three stars
10,000 Degrees (CA) 92.29 four stars

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The Albert Baker Fund serves the Cause of Christian Science and mankind by providing resources for the education of Christian Scientists. The Fund was started in 1964 by Christian Scientists living in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Northern California. They created a fund which provided low-cost loans for American college students. Each student was expected to repay the loan over 10 years, replenishing the fund for future generations. They named the fund after Albert Baker, the older brother of Mary Baker Eddy, who is credited with shepherding her education. In addition to college, graduate, and vocational education, we also fund Christian Science nurses training, youth leadership activities such as DiscoveryBound's National Leadership Council for high school students, and scholarships for summer interns working at The Mother Church.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $615,492
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $615,492
   Program Service Revenue $35,956
Total Primary Revenue $651,448
   Other Revenue $1,214,681
TOTAL REVENUE $1,866,129
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,764,565
   Administrative Expenses $599,483
   Fundraising Expenses $245,277
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,609,325
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-743,196
   
Net Assets $32,557,738

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
Scholarships & Grants $499,366 28.3%
Post Secondary Grants $484,427 27.5%
Career Alliance $300,984 17.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 04/01/2017 81.84 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 77.32 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 81.86 three stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 78.82 two stars
2012-09 09/01/2014 72.60 two stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 72.16 two stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 86.74 three stars
2010-09 09/01/2012 91.42 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 94-1613751
Name in IRS Master File THE ALBERT BAKER FUND
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,351 5.95% Alan Bashor Chief Executive Officer

The Albert Baker Fund serves the Cause of Christian Science and mankind by providing resources for the education of Christian Scientists. The Fund was started in 1964 by Christian Scientists living in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Northern California. They created a fund which provided low-cost loans for American college students. Each student was expected to repay the loan over 10 years, replenishing the fund for future generations. They named the fund after Albert Baker, the older brother of Mary Baker Eddy, who is credited with shepherding her education. In addition to college, graduate, and vocational education, we also fund Christian Science nurses training, youth leadership activities such as DiscoveryBound's National Leadership Council for high school students, and scholarships for summer interns working at The Mother Church.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Albert Baker Fund (CA) 81.84 three stars
ACE Scholarships (CO) 96.25 four stars
Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust (CO) 87.70 three stars
The College Crusade of Rhode Island (RI) 90.85 four stars
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Albert Baker Fund
1510 J Street
Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95814
tel: (800) 269-0388
fax: (916) 594-9602
EIN: 94-1613751

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Board Leadership

Daniel Herbert
Chair

CEO

Alan Bashor
Chief Executive Officer

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