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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Step Up For Students

Every child deserves a chance to succeed.

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four stars

96.66

P.O. Box 54429 Jacksonville, FL 32245
tel: (877) 735-7837   Web Site
EIN: 59-3649371

Board Leadership
John Kirtley
Chairman

CEO
Doug Tuthill
President

  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 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Step Up For Students empowers parents to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children, with an emphasis on families who lack the financial resources to access these options. By pursuing this mission, we help public education fulfill the promise of equal opportunity.

Step Up For Students empowers parents to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children, with an emphasis on families who lack the financial resources to access these options. By pursuing this mission, we help public education fulfill the promise of equal opportunity.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students enrolled
99,500
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
98.9%
  Administrative Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 21.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Step Up For Students on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Step Up For Students on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Step Up For Students (FL) 96.66 four stars
ACE Scholarships (CO) 96.66 four stars
Tri-County Scholarship Fund (NJ) 95.06 four stars
American Indian Services (UT) 91.16 four stars
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (AZ) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $705,681,555
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $705,681,555
   Program Service Revenue $976,220
Total Primary Revenue $706,657,775
   Other Revenue $1,003,409
TOTAL REVENUE $707,661,184
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $668,235,653
   Administrative Expenses $3,918,934
   Fundraising Expenses $2,449,330
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $674,603,917
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $33,057,267
   
Net Assets $513,703,627

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
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program $648,098,857 97.0%
The Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund $9,926,404 1.5%
Research on Student Outcomes $3,565,575 0.5%

Ratings History
Step Up For Students has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 99.92 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2015 99.92 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 99.92 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 99.88 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 98.12 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 81.19 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.42 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.44 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 97.29 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 97.32 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 97.32 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2008 99.73 four 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 59-3649371
Name in IRS Master File STEP UP FOR STUDENTS INC
NTEE Code B12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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 July, 2000
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$282,023 0.04% Doug Tuthill President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Step Up For Students (FL) 96.66 four stars
Alliance for Education (WA) 86.99 three stars
Tri-County Scholarship Fund (NJ) 95.06 four stars
The Lyford Cay Foundation (NY) 85.36 three stars
Simon Youth Foundation (IN) 88.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Step Up For Students
P.O. Box 54429
Jacksonville, FL 32245
tel: (877) 735-7837
EIN: 59-3649371

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Board Leadership

John Kirtley
Chairman

CEO

Doug Tuthill
President

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