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Taproot Foundation

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one star

66.61

600 California Street 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (510) 285-9200   Web Site
EIN: 91-2162645

Board Leadership
Kellie Krug & Patricia Langer
Co-Chairs

CEO
Lindsay Firestone Gruber
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 66.61 one star
  Financial 52.95 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with skilled volunteers through pro bono service. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access-through pro bono service-to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot's skilled volunteers have served 4,000 social change organizations providing 1.4 million hours of work worth over $150 million in value. Taproot is located in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 23 countries around the world.

Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with skilled volunteers through pro bono service. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access-through pro bono service-to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot's skilled volunteers have served 4,000 social change organizations providing 1.4 million hours of work worth over $150 million in value. Taproot is located in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 23 countries around the world.

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Financial

zero star

52.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
69.1%
  Administrative Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 121.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Taproot Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Taproot Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Taproot Foundation (CA) 66.61 one star
Young America's Foundation (VA) 90.51 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (NY) 92.02 four stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 92.67 four stars
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $975,011
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $975,011
   Program Service Revenue $2,732,214
Total Primary Revenue $3,707,225
   Other Revenue $2,732
TOTAL REVENUE $3,709,957
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,680,162
   Administrative Expenses $1,056,162
   Fundraising Expenses $425,687
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,162,011
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-452,054
   
Net Assets $-288,032

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
Corporate Advisory Services $1,343,255 50.1%
Speed Consulting and Pro Bono Marathons $664,875 24.8%
Taproot+ Online Matching Platform $511,315 19.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 66.61 one star
2017-12 04/01/2019 76.63 two stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 81.53 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 89.77 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 91.20 four stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 90.87 four stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 90.87 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 93.17 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 86.70 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 84.87 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 78.61 two stars
2008-09 05/01/2010 87.04 three stars
2007-09 05/01/2009 87.16 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 91-2162645
Name in IRS Master File TAPFOUND INC
NTEE Code T50
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Charity, Voluntarism Promotion, General
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable 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 May, 2002
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,941 3.55% Lindsay Gruber President CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$156,020 3.74% Elizabeth Rosenwald Chief Executive Relations Officer

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Taproot Foundation (CA) 66.61 one star
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Charity Contact Info

Taproot Foundation
600 California Street
11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (510) 285-9200
EIN: 91-2162645

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Board Leadership

Kellie Krug & Patricia Langer
Co-Chairs

CEO

Lindsay Firestone Gruber
President and CEO

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