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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Publicolor

From paint can to college

82.72

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

Board Leadership
Gene Kohn
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Ruth Lande Shuman
President and Founder

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.72
  Financial 76.59
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

76.59

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.2%
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.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Publicolor (NY) 82.72
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (NV) 94.19
YouthBuild USA (MA) 85.69
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell (MA) 85.14
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami (FL) 94.41

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,950,265
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $784,216
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $473,275
Total Contributions $3,207,756
   Program Service Revenue $20,000
Total Primary Revenue $3,227,756
   Other Revenue $22,437
TOTAL REVENUE $3,250,193
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,762,884
   Administrative Expenses $260,137
   Fundraising Expenses $557,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,580,795
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-330,602
   
Net Assets $2,553,785

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 82.72
2019-06 09/01/2020 86.00
2018-06 04/01/2019 85.46
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.42
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.57
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.24
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 93.01
2013-06 10/01/2014 91.70
2012-06 04/01/2013 87.98
2011-06 10/01/2012 76.94
2011-06 05/01/2012 74.90
2010-06 11/01/2011 75.82
2009-06 09/20/2011 81.12
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 76.99
2008-06 09/01/2009 89.97

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,031 5.05% Ruth Lande Shuman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Publicolor (NY) 82.72
Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (FL) 91.32
After-School All-Stars (CA) 90.88
Austin Sunshine Camps (TX) 86.34
PEARLS for Teen Girls (WI) 86.16

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Gene Kohn
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Ruth Lande Shuman
President and Founder

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