Disable all preview features

International : Development and Relief Services

Cooperative for Education

Your support helps break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.

four stars

91.38

2300 Montana Avenue Suite 301
Cincinnati, OH 45211
tel: (513) 661-7000   Web Site
EIN: 31-1545464

Board Leadership
Heidi Jark
Chair

CEO
Joe Berninger
Co-Founder/ Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.38 four stars
  Financial 87.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cooperative for Education's mission is to help Guatemalan schoolchildren break the cycle of poverty through education. CoEd accomplishes this mission by implementing a sustainable Textbook Program, Computer Program, Culture of Reading Program, and Rise Youth Development Program in impoverished schools. Through these programs, CoEd strives to address the root causes of poverty in Guatemala, rather than merely treating its symptoms.

Cooperative for Education's mission is to help Guatemalan schoolchildren break the cycle of poverty through education. CoEd accomplishes this mission by implementing a sustainable Textbook Program, Computer Program, Culture of Reading Program, and Rise Youth Development Program in impoverished schools. Through these programs, CoEd strives to address the root causes of poverty in Guatemala, rather than merely treating its symptoms.

Financial

three stars

87.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cooperative for Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cooperative for Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cooperative for Education (OH) 91.38 four stars
Islamic Relief USA (VA) 91.16 four stars
Grassroot Soccer (NH) 92.90 four stars
Seva Foundation (CA) 92.27 four stars
Healing Hands International (TN) 95.68 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,547,112
   Federated Campaigns $3,706
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $120,118
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,670,936
   Program Service Revenue $397,944
Total Primary Revenue $3,068,880
   Other Revenue $33,561
TOTAL REVENUE $3,102,441
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,039,476
   Administrative Expenses $171,980
   Fundraising Expenses $297,795
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,509,251
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-406,810
   
Net Assets $3,048,934

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
Bridges Program $1,015,142 33.4%
Computer Center Program $487,788 16.0%
Textbook Cooperative Program $473,415 15.6%

Ratings History
Cooperative for Education has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.38 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 90.06 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2015-12 02/06/2017 96.46 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 94.38 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 99.08 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 97.02 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 96.85 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 89.32 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 83.44 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 31-1545464
Name in IRS Master File COOPERATIVE FOR EDUCATION
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 August, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,900 3.01% Joseph Berninger Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$115,734 3.29% Jeffrey Berninger Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cooperative for Education (OH) 91.38 four stars
Faith In Practice (TX) 94.69 four stars
American Friends of Leket Israel (NJ) 88.19 three stars
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (CA) 90.27 four stars
Healing Hands International (TN) 95.68 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Cooperative for Education
2300 Montana Avenue
Suite 301
Cincinnati, OH 45211
tel: (513) 661-7000
EIN: 31-1545464

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Heidi Jark
Chair

CEO

Joe Berninger
Co-Founder/ Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.