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AchieveMpls

As the nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools, our shared goal is every student career and college ready.

four stars

96.66

111 Third Avenue, South Suite 5
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (612) 455-1530   Web Site
EIN: 41-1425264

Board Leadership
Peter Lancaster
Chair

CEO
Pam Costain
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 14.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AchieveMpls on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AchieveMpls on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AchieveMpls (MN) 96.66 four stars
AdoptAClassroom.org (MN) 93.16 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
PENCIL Foundation (TN) 88.18 three stars
A Gift for Teaching (FL) 90.59 four stars

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As the strategic nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), AchieveMpls mobilizes our community's generous resources to ensure that young people in Minneapolis graduate from high school with the tools, resources and support they need to be career and college ready for our new knowledge-based economy.
we direct career and college readiness programs (including staffed Career & College Centers in MPS high schools and the STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program in partnership with the City of Minneapolis), engage our community to advocate for student success, and raise money to support MPS strategic priorities.
Investing in our youth reaps rich rewards for our entire community. As more young people achieve their dream of college, meaningful work and a bright future, we all benefit from a new generation of active and engaged citizens, a strong and vibrant culture and economy, and a more just and compassionate city. Join us!

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,809,723
   Federated Campaigns $15,272
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $122,887
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,947,882
   Program Service Revenue $1,134,109
Total Primary Revenue $4,081,991
   Other Revenue $13,981
TOTAL REVENUE $4,095,972
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,209,654
   Administrative Expenses $201,505
   Fundraising Expenses $211,426
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,622,585
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,526,613
   
Net Assets $7,067,295

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
Minneapolis Public Schools $4,394,823 70.8%
Career and College Centers $871,859 14.0%
Step-Up Achieve $836,129 13.5%

Ratings History
AchieveMpls has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.39 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 85.19 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 85.02 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.70 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 82.32 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 99.18 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 98.84 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 98.74 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 99.04 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 88.50 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 41-1425264
Name in IRS Master File ACHIEVE MINNEAPOLIS
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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 July, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$122,035 1.84% Pamela Costain President, CEO

As the strategic nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), AchieveMpls mobilizes our community's generous resources to ensure that young people in Minneapolis graduate from high school with the tools, resources and support they need to be career and college ready for our new knowledge-based economy.
we direct career and college readiness programs (including staffed Career & College Centers in MPS high schools and the STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program in partnership with the City of Minneapolis), engage our community to advocate for student success, and raise money to support MPS strategic priorities.
Investing in our youth reaps rich rewards for our entire community. As more young people achieve their dream of college, meaningful work and a bright future, we all benefit from a new generation of active and engaged citizens, a strong and vibrant culture and economy, and a more just and compassionate city. Join us!

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AchieveMpls (MN) 96.66 four stars
RAFT (CA) 90.11 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
AdoptAClassroom.org (MN) 93.16 four stars
DonorsChoose.org (NY) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

AchieveMpls
111 Third Avenue, South
Suite 5
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (612) 455-1530
fax: (612) 455-1531
EIN: 41-1425264

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Board Leadership

Peter Lancaster
Chair

CEO

Pam Costain
President & CEO

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