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Education : Education Policy and Reform

American Federation for Children Growth Fund

Promoting, implementing, and enhancing K-12 educational choice

85.94

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
Tommy Schultz
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.94
  Financial 86.95
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

86.95

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
91.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
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) 85.94
The Southern Education Foundation (GA) 92.55
League of Education Voters Foundation (WA) 85.31
Jacksonville Public Education Fund (FL) 88.39
The Prichard Committee (KY) 96.63

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,210,836
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,782
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,217,618
   Program Service Revenue $8,000
Total Primary Revenue $7,225,618
   Other Revenue $100,532
TOTAL REVENUE $7,326,150
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,900,926
   Administrative Expenses $626,379
   Fundraising Expenses $276,154
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,803,459
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,477,309
   
Net Assets $6,853,581

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
Marketing and Advertising Programs $4,279,263 48.1%
Direct Grant Distribution $2,805,878 31.5%
Communications $1,231,916 13.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 85.94
2018-12 06/01/2020 86.19
2017-12 05/01/2019 83.70
2016-12 05/01/2018 87.65
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.81
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.81
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.14
2012-12 02/01/2014 89.11
2011-12 06/01/2013 83.48
2010-12 03/01/2012 77.55
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.26
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 75.55
2008-12 11/01/2009 86.06
2007-12 12/17/2008 96.25
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.82

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Gregory Brock Chief Executive Officer $275,769
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- John Schilling President $278,434

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Federation for Children Growth Fund (DC) 85.94
Education Writers Association (DC) 89.72
Intercollegiate Studies Institute (DE) 94.92
The NEA Foundation (DC) 90.04
Stand for Children Leadership Center (OR) 90.06

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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
EIN: 52-2111508

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Board Leadership

William E. Oberndorf
Chair

CEO

Tommy Schultz
Chief Executive Officer

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