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Breakthrough Collaborative

Students teaching students

three stars

81.28

PO Box 71420 Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 442-0600   Web Site
EIN: 94-3140620

Board Leadership
Charles C. Miller III
Chair

CEO
Elissa Vanaver
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.28 three stars
  Financial 73.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators. Breakthrough students develop as highly motivated academic achievers who believe passionately in their ability to go to college. Breakthrough affiliates are in 24 cities across the U.S. and in Hong Kong.

Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators. Breakthrough students develop as highly motivated academic achievers who believe passionately in their ability to go to college. Breakthrough affiliates are in 24 cities across the U.S. and in Hong Kong.

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Financial

two stars

73.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth -4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breakthrough Collaborative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breakthrough Collaborative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breakthrough Collaborative (CA) 81.28 three stars
Jacksonville Public Education Fund (FL) 87.37 three stars
The NEA Foundation (DC) 90.22 four stars
Council of Independent Colleges (DC) 86.56 three stars
Research for Action (PA) 91.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,390,714
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $160,935
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $165,118
Total Contributions $2,716,767
   Program Service Revenue $141,000
Total Primary Revenue $2,857,767
   Other Revenue $-11,650
TOTAL REVENUE $2,846,117
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,211,926
   Administrative Expenses $236,994
   Fundraising Expenses $201,402
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,650,322
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,195,795
   
Net Assets $2,011,975

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 81.28 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2019 81.78 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 81.58 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.08 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.14 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 85.53 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.58 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 78.08 two stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 85.45 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 88.17 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 94-3140620
Name in IRS Master File THE BREAKTHROUGH COLLABORATIVE INC
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 (349) Other youth organization or 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 December, 1991
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
$39,077 2.36% Elissa Vanaver Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$84,000 5.08% David Jackson Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breakthrough Collaborative (CA) 81.28 three stars
The Edible Schoolyard Project (CA) 87.39 three stars
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (FL) 90.99 four stars
Student Leadership Network (NY) 90.07 four stars
Houston A+ Challenge (TX) 88.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Breakthrough Collaborative
PO Box 71420
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 442-0600
EIN: 94-3140620

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Board Leadership

Charles C. Miller III
Chair

CEO

Elissa Vanaver
Chief Executive Officer

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