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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

School on Wheels

Tutoring homeless children since 1993

four stars

95.47

83 S. Palm St. Ventura, CA 93001
tel: (805) 641-1678   Web Site
EIN: 95-4422640

Board Leadership
Joshua Fein
President

CEO
Catherine Meek
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear. We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important. Today, hundreds of volunteers work one-on-one with children whose homelessness prevents them from getting the academic stability and help they desperately need. The heart of the School on Wheels' programs is the volunteer tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal – to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life.

The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear. We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important. Today, hundreds of volunteers work one-on-one with children whose homelessness prevents them from getting the academic stability and help they desperately need. The heart of the School on Wheels' programs is the volunteer tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal – to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 14.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by School on Wheels on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by School on Wheels on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
School on Wheels (CA) 95.47 four stars
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (WI) 92.74 four stars
Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties (CA) 87.64 three stars
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC) 89.92 three stars
Junior Achievement of South Dakota (SD) 87.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,958,626
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,629
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,961,255
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,961,255
   Other Revenue $4,159
TOTAL REVENUE $1,965,414
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,981,128
   Administrative Expenses $96,061
   Fundraising Expenses $37,288
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,114,477
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-149,063
   
Net Assets $1,402,075

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
School on Wheels has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2016-12 11/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2017 93.32 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 93.91 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.06 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.21 four stars
2013-12 09/01/2014 93.43 four stars
2012-12 09/01/2013 91.87 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2012 91.85 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 95-4422640
Name in IRS Master File SCHOOL ON WHEELS INC
NTEE Code B80
NTEE Classification Student Services, Organizations of Students
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational 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 August, 1993
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, 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
Not compensated -- Catherine Meek Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
School on Wheels (CA) 95.47 four stars
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis (MO) 90.87 four stars
Junior Achievement of Washington (WA) 86.48 three stars
Playworks (CA) 86.11 three stars
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CA) 86.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

School on Wheels
83 S. Palm St.
Ventura, CA 93001
tel: (805) 641-1678
fax: (805) 641-1686
EIN: 95-4422640

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 23371
Ventura, CA 93002

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Board Leadership

Joshua Fein
President

CEO

Catherine Meek
Executive Director

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