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Cooperative for Education

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

three stars

84.72

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

Board Leadership
Paul Porcino
Chair

CEO
Joe Berninger
Co-Founder/ Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.72 three stars
  Financial 78.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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, Spark 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, Spark 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
95% of computer graduates have gone on to find employment or further their education.
95
53 Percent less time teachers spend dictating/writing on the chalkboard than they did before receiving textbooks
53
Eighty percent of scholarship students who enter our diversificado Rise Program graduate from diversificado.
80
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

two stars

78.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.9%
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) 84.72 three stars
Helping Children Worldwide (VA) 91.61 four stars
Danita's Children (TN) 92.22 four stars
Shalom Foundation (TN) 89.19 three stars
Child Legacy International (TX) 99.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,617,530
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,618
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,653,148
   Program Service Revenue $205,680
Total Primary Revenue $2,858,828
   Other Revenue $85,929
TOTAL REVENUE $2,944,757
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,789,748
   Administrative Expenses $248,246
   Fundraising Expenses $260,876
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,298,870
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-354,113
   
Net Assets $2,694,821

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 $715,698 25.7%
Rise Youth Development Program $676,455 24.2%
Spark Reading Program $535,635 19.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 84.72 three stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,100 3.15% Joseph Berninger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cooperative for Education (OH) 84.72 three stars
Worldreader.org (CA) 93.91 four stars
Seva Foundation (CA) 92.68 four stars
International Orthodox Christian Charities (MD) 85.85 three stars
Village Health Works (NY) 97.36 four stars

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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

Paul Porcino
Chair

CEO

Joe Berninger
Co-Founder/ Executive Director

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