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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Midtown Educational Foundation

Unlocking Potential for Chicago Youth & Parents

two stars

78.97

718 South Loomis Street Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (312) 738-8300   Web Site
EIN: 36-3417278

Board Leadership
Lawrence P. Morris
President

CEO
Glenn Wilke
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.97 two stars
  Financial 72.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Midtown Educational Foundation guides low-income urban youth in Chicago along pathways of success. Our proven enrichment programs embrace the dignity of the person by focusing on academic excellence, virtue development, individual attention, and parental engagement.

The Midtown-Metro experience is highlighted by a curriculum that combines academics, character education and enriching extracurricular opportunities in business, technology, the arts and more. MEF also encourages the parents of its students to be actively involved in their child's educational and personal development. Finally, a corps of more than 350 weekly volunteer tutors and mentors helps our Chicago urban youth achieve college enrollment at a rate of nearly five times that of their peers nationwide.

Midtown Educational Foundation guides low-income urban youth in Chicago along pathways of success. Our proven enrichment programs embrace the dignity of the person by focusing on academic excellence, virtue development, individual attention, and parental engagement.

The Midtown-Metro experience is highlighted by a curriculum that combines academics, character education and enriching extracurricular opportunities in business, technology, the arts and more. MEF also encourages the parents of its students to be actively involved in their child's educational and personal development. Finally, a corps of more than 350 weekly volunteer tutors and mentors helps our Chicago urban youth achieve college enrollment at a rate of nearly five times that of their peers nationwide.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students enrolled
1,064
Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED
33
This impact information is current as of October 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

two stars

72.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
67.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Midtown Educational Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Midtown Educational Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midtown Educational Foundation (IL) 78.97 two stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 92.92 four stars
Optimist International Foundation (MO) 95.38 four stars
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (VA) 96.81 four stars
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NY) 85.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,329,240
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,173,929
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,503,169
   Program Service Revenue $191,421
Total Primary Revenue $3,694,590
   Other Revenue $101,916
TOTAL REVENUE $3,796,506
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,083,405
   Administrative Expenses $527,102
   Fundraising Expenses $532,971
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,143,478
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $653,028
   
Net Assets $5,003,697

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
College Orientation Programs $830,292 39.9%
Midtown/Metro Achievement Program $609,002 29.2%
One-on-One $392,517 18.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 07/01/2019 78.97 two stars
2017-05 05/01/2018 81.33 three stars
2016-05 06/01/2017 83.82 three stars
2015-05 07/01/2016 84.78 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 89.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 09/01/2015 87.17 three stars
2013-05 06/01/2014 91.26 four stars
2012-05 04/01/2013 90.66 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 36-3417278
Name in IRS Master File MIDTOWN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,573 2.62% Glenn Wilke Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midtown Educational Foundation (IL) 78.97 two stars
Partnership with Children (NY) 94.34 four stars
Denver Kids, Inc. (CO) 85.02 three stars
Optimist International Foundation (MO) 95.38 four stars
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CO) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Midtown Educational Foundation
718 South Loomis Street
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (312) 738-8300
fax: (312) 738-8306
EIN: 36-3417278

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Board Leadership

Lawrence P. Morris
President

CEO

Glenn Wilke
Executive Director

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