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Education : Education Policy and Reform

American Federation for Children Growth Fund

Promoting, implementing, and enhancing K-12 educational choice

three stars

83.70

1020 19th Street, NW Suite 675
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 280-1990   Web Site
EIN: 52-2111508

Board Leadership
William E. Oberndorf
Chair

CEO
Greg Brock
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.70 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Federation for Children Growth Fund, formerly The Alliance for School Choice, works to improve our nation's K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children. In collaboration with national and state allies, we create opportunities for education reform that put parents in charge. We build support for and implement publicly funded school choice programs that provide low-income families with educational opportunities.

American Federation for Children Growth Fund, formerly The Alliance for School Choice, works to improve our nation's K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children. In collaboration with national and state allies, we create opportunities for education reform that put parents in charge. We build support for and implement publicly funded school choice programs that provide low-income families with educational opportunities.

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Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Federation for Children Growth Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Federation for Children Growth Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Federation for Children Growth Fund (DC) 83.70 three stars
Advance Illinois (IL) 87.10 three stars
Teach Plus Incorporated (MA) 87.51 three stars
Research for Action (PA) 91.90 four stars
Children Now (CA) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,561,633
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $44,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,606,133
   Program Service Revenue $18,950
Total Primary Revenue $9,625,083
   Other Revenue $-307,089
TOTAL REVENUE $9,317,994
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,175,583
   Administrative Expenses $415,312
   Fundraising Expenses $237,586
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,828,481
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,489,513
   
Net Assets $4,568,896

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
Direct Grant Distribution $2,887,398 40.2%
Marketing and Advertising Programs $2,840,478 39.6%
Develop and Distribute Research and Policy Material $923,131 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 83.70 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 87.65 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.81 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.14 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 89.11 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 83.48 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 77.55 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.26 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 75.55 two stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 86.06 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 96.25 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.82 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 52-2111508
Name in IRS Master File ALLIANCE FOR SCHOOL CHOICE INC
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 1999
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Gregory Brock Executive Director $230,573

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Federation for Children Growth Fund (DC) 83.70 three stars
Council of Independent Colleges (DC) 86.56 three stars
The Parent-Child Home Program (NY) 94.74 four stars
New Visions for Public Schools (NY) 96.64 four stars
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (IL) 85.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Federation for Children Growth Fund
1020 19th Street, NW
Suite 675
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 280-1990
fax: (202) 280-1989
EIN: 52-2111508

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Board Leadership

William E. Oberndorf
Chair

CEO

Greg Brock
Chief Executive Officer

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