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Cooperative for Education

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

four stars

96.46

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 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/06/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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 sustainable textbook, computer, reading, and scholarship programs 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 sustainable textbook, computer, reading, and scholarship programs in impoverished schools. Through these programs, CoEd strives to address the root causes of poverty in Guatemala, rather than merely treating its symptoms.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
CORP students score 58% better in reading comprehension and writing than kids at comparison schools.
58
95% of computer graduates have gone on to find employment or further their education.
95
56 Percent less time teachers spend dictating/writing on the chalkboard than they did before receiving textbooks
56
Ninety percent of scholarship students who enter our diversificado scholarship program graduate from diversificado.
90
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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/06/2017 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.29
  Program Expenses Growth 13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.5%
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) 96.46 four stars
Ezra International (FL) 91.68 four stars
Life for Relief and Development (MI) 87.25 three stars
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Middle East Children's Alliance (CA) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,526,142
   Federated Campaigns $6,195
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $109,204
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,641,541
   Program Service Revenue $632,709
Total Primary Revenue $4,274,250
   Other Revenue $167,999
TOTAL REVENUE $4,442,249
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,797,407
   Administrative Expenses $196,705
   Fundraising Expenses $198,121
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,192,233
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,250,016
   
Net Assets $3,656,058

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 $731,389 26.1%
Textbook Cooperative Program $682,024 24.4%
Computer Center Program $616,752 22.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,250 3.07% Jeffrey Berninger President
Other Salaries of Note
$102,080 3.19% Joseph Berninger Vice President

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Heidi Jark
Chair

CEO

Joe Berninger
Co-Founder/ Executive Director

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