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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Publicolor

From paint can to college

four stars

91.57

20 West 36 Street 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 213-6121   Web Site
EIN: 13-3912768

Board Leadership
Gordon Caplan
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Ruth Lande Shuman
President and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.57 four stars
  Financial 88.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1996, Publicolor combats the under-education and lack of job preparedness that fuel poverty by empowering students to reach their full potential in college and career. Publicolor engages high-risk students, ages 12-21, in their education through a continuum of design-based programs and academic support that counter the dropout rate. Our students are being prepared to become engaged citizens and taxpayers, less likely to draw on public money for welfare and healthcare, and less likely to be involved in the criminal justice system. We teach the process of commercial painting to create a new community of students who work together to improve their learning environments. Our programs provide them access to tutoring, life skills and career exposure workshops, college counseling, SAT prep, credit-bearing science-based sustainability curriculum, and strong work habits.

Founded in 1996, Publicolor combats the under-education and lack of job preparedness that fuel poverty by empowering students to reach their full potential in college and career. Publicolor engages high-risk students, ages 12-21, in their education through a continuum of design-based programs and academic support that counter the dropout rate. Our students are being prepared to become engaged citizens and taxpayers, less likely to draw on public money for welfare and healthcare, and less likely to be involved in the criminal justice system. We teach the process of commercial painting to create a new community of students who work together to improve their learning environments. Our programs provide them access to tutoring, life skills and career exposure workshops, college counseling, SAT prep, credit-bearing science-based sustainability curriculum, and strong work habits.

Financial

three stars

88.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Publicolor on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Publicolor on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Publicolor (NY) 91.57 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland (MI) 88.84 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas (TX) 87.19 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (CO) 90.98 four stars
Plymouth Christian Youth Center (MN) 93.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,394,164
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,726,916
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $441,500
Total Contributions $3,562,580
   Program Service Revenue $51,344
Total Primary Revenue $3,613,924
   Other Revenue $-20,975
TOTAL REVENUE $3,592,949
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,854,158
   Administrative Expenses $285,688
   Fundraising Expenses $472,318
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,612,164
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-19,215
   
Net Assets $2,608,835

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.

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Ratings History
Publicolor has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.57 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 93.01 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 91.70 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 87.98 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 76.94 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 74.90 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 75.82 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 81.12 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 76.99 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 89.97 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 13-3912768
Name in IRS Master File PUBLICOLOR INC
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 February, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$192,108 5.31% Ruth Lande Shuman Founder, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Publicolor (NY) 91.57 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (WI) 94.12 four stars
Girl Scouts of Western Washington (WA) 85.98 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains (TN) 91.78 four stars
Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council (TX) 91.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Publicolor
20 West 36 Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 213-6121
EIN: 13-3912768

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Board Leadership

Gordon Caplan
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Ruth Lande Shuman
President and Founder

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