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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

NEED

Unlocking the power of education

two stars

76.92

429 Fourth Avenue 20th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (412) 566-2760   Web Site
EIN: 25-6070821

Board Leadership
TiAnda Blount
Chair

CEO
Marcia M. Sturdivant
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.92 two stars
  Financial 69.28 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

NEED provides career and college access services which empower youth from the Pittsburgh region to aspire to, learn about, prepare for and complete higher education. NEED's vision is to unlock the power of education by helping youth meet their highest potential and enhance their quality of life, thereby strengthening the Pittsburgh regional economy. We provide a plethora of services, including scholarships, annual Historical Black Colleges and University (HBCU) Tours, Access to College & Career Education training programs, the AAMMI mentoring program, to name a few. Since our founding in 1963, NEED has supported over 19,000 deserving young people by providing nearly $20 million in grants.

NEED provides career and college access services which empower youth from the Pittsburgh region to aspire to, learn about, prepare for and complete higher education. NEED's vision is to unlock the power of education by helping youth meet their highest potential and enhance their quality of life, thereby strengthening the Pittsburgh regional economy. We provide a plethora of services, including scholarships, annual Historical Black Colleges and University (HBCU) Tours, Access to College & Career Education training programs, the AAMMI mentoring program, to name a few. Since our founding in 1963, NEED has supported over 19,000 deserving young people by providing nearly $20 million in grants.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Scholarship Program
Program Name: Scholarship Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Negro Educational Emergency Drive Need grants scholarships to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2,300 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $3,000.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of postsecondary scholarship programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of NEED.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Negro Educational Emergency Drive Need publicly reports data on the dollar value of all scholarships it grants and the number of scholarship recipients, which we use to calculate the additional income that the nonprofit's scholarship program generates.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the increase in income caused by a nonprofit's scholarship program in two steps. First, we compare the estimated postsecondary graduation rate of its scholars to that of comparable students who did not receive a scholarship (the “counterfactual”). Our estimates are drawn from rigorous social science studies of similar scholarship programs. The result is the number of scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Second, we compare the earnings of graduates to non-graduates based on publicly available census data, matching on student demographic characteristics. We apply the earnings boost owing to a degree to those scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Both steps are necessary to properly net out counterfactual successes from observed successes. Otherwise, we would be attributing changes (increase in graduation rate and increase in earnings) to the nonprofit when they would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

one star

69.28

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
65.0%
  Administrative Expenses 31.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth -11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NEED on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NEED on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NEED (PA) 76.92 two stars
GreatSchools (CA) 86.76 three stars
Students Rising Above (CA) 88.98 three stars
Center for Excellence in Education (VA) 91.28 four stars
Khan Academy (CA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,016,063
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,016,063
   Program Service Revenue $76,764
Total Primary Revenue $1,092,827
   Other Revenue $107,133
TOTAL REVENUE $1,199,960
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $908,844
   Administrative Expenses $388,336
   Fundraising Expenses $47,301
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,344,481
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-144,521
   
Net Assets $3,207,364

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
Flagship Program Award $575,447 63.3%
Student Service Programs $333,397 36.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2021 76.92 two stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 78.92 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2019 77.49 two stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 66.95 one star
2016-06 12/22/2017 81.25 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.24 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 78.47 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 82.28 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 87.82 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 80.24 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 25-6070821
Name in IRS Master File NEGRO EDUCATIONAL EMERGENCY DRIVE NEED
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
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, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,984 10.18% Marcia Sturdivant CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NEED (PA) 76.92 two stars
Educando by Worldfund (DC) 91.26 four stars
College Possible (MN) 90.78 four stars
PUENTE Learning Center (CA) 87.52 three stars
OneGoal (IL) 91.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

NEED
429 Fourth Avenue
20th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
tel: (412) 566-2760
fax: (412) 471-6643
EIN: 25-6070821

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Board Leadership

TiAnda Blount
Chair

CEO

Marcia M. Sturdivant
President & CEO

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