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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

School on Wheels

Tutoring children experiencing homelessness since 1993

95.63

600 E 600 E 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
tel: (805) 641-1678   Web Site
EIN: 95-4422640

Board Leadership
Joshua Fein
President

CEO
Charles Evans
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.63
  Financial 93.82
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for children experiencing homelessness 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 children experiencing homelessness 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

93.82

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
93.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
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) 95.63
Junior Achievement of Georgia (GA) 97.04
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (WI) 85.93
Communities in Schools of Richmond (VA) 85.87
Junior Achievement of Dallas (TX) 87.85

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,312,632
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,312,632
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,312,632
   Other Revenue $238,299
TOTAL REVENUE $2,550,931
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,342,410
   Administrative Expenses $120,985
   Fundraising Expenses $67,546
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,530,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,990
   
Net Assets $1,466,571

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 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2022 95.63
2018-12 11/01/2019 96.46
2017-12 11/01/2018 95.47
2016-12 11/01/2017 95.47
2016-12 10/01/2017 93.32
2015-12 11/01/2016 93.91
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.06
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.21
2013-12 09/01/2014 93.43
2012-12 09/01/2013 91.87
2011-12 07/01/2012 91.85

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Charles Evans Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
School on Wheels (CA) 95.63
Playworks (CA) 85.90
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 93.11
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (TX) 89.98
Junior Achievement of Utah (UT) 89.32

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Charity Contact Info

School on Wheels
600 E
600 E 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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

Charles Evans
Executive Director

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