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Living Classrooms Foundation

Learning by doing

three stars

88.21

802 South Caroline Street Baltimore, MD 21231
tel: (410) 685-0295   Web Site
EIN: 52-1369524

Board Leadership
J. Scott Wilfong
Chair

CEO
James Piper Bond
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.21 three stars
  Financial 83.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

83.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Classrooms Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Classrooms Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Classrooms Foundation (MD) 88.21 three stars
Monarch School Project (CA) 90.01 four stars
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area (SC) 92.24 four stars
The Immokalee Foundation (FL) 90.54 four stars
LEAP (CT) 89.86 three stars

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Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as "living classrooms." Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington based non-profit educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential learning - literally learning by direct experience, or what we call "learning by doing." We educate students through our own charter school, through after-school and supplemental education programs, and through environmental experiences, with special emphasis on serving students who live in high-risk environments. We also eliminate barriers to success for young adults and families through community development, workforce preparation, and life skills training.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,914,475
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $979,633
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,191,849
Total Contributions $11,085,957
   Program Service Revenue $1,060,184
Total Primary Revenue $12,146,141
   Other Revenue $319,002
TOTAL REVENUE $12,465,143
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,424,284
   Administrative Expenses $1,117,509
   Fundraising Expenses $629,705
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,171,498
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,293,645
   
Net Assets $12,537,941

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
Education and Job Skills Training $5,743,521 77.4%
Shipboard and Outreach Programs $1,211,411 16.3%
Inner Harbor Paddleboats $469,352 6.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.21 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.65 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 78.28 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 84.14 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.90 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 73.34 two 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 52-1369524
Name in IRS Master File LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code B31
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION INC
Ruling Date May, 1998
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$252,706 2.75% James Bond President & CEO

Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as "living classrooms." Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington based non-profit educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential learning - literally learning by direct experience, or what we call "learning by doing." We educate students through our own charter school, through after-school and supplemental education programs, and through environmental experiences, with special emphasis on serving students who live in high-risk environments. We also eliminate barriers to success for young adults and families through community development, workforce preparation, and life skills training.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Classrooms Foundation (MD) 88.21 three stars
Mikva Challenge (IL) 90.46 four stars
Communities In Schools of Nevada (NV) 96.50 four stars
Higher Achievement (DC) 92.25 four stars
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 92.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Living Classrooms Foundation
802 South Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
tel: (410) 685-0295
EIN: 52-1369524

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Board Leadership

J. Scott Wilfong
Chair

CEO

James Piper Bond
President, CEO

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