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AdoptAClassroom.org

We give teachers a hand

four stars

96.87

401 2nd Avenue N. Suite 305
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (877) 384-0764   Web Site
EIN: 65-0828272

Board Leadership
Jen Swanson
Chair

CEO
Ann Pifer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.87 four stars
  Financial 95.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

AdoptAClassroom.org gives teachers a hand by providing needed classroom materials so that students can succeed.

It is estimated that more than 15 million children don't have the resources they need to succeed in school and that teachers spend more than $1 billion a year stocking their own classrooms due to a lack of funding in schools. Supporting K-12th grade students, including public, private, and charter school classrooms, AdoptAClassroom.org makes it easy for donors to provide funding and support to classrooms throughout America. Teachers register their classrooms and needs online; donors discover classrooms through simple search tools, and make targeted contributions. As an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are able to connect donors with every classroom in the country.

AdoptAClassroom.org gives teachers a hand by providing needed classroom materials so that students can succeed.

It is estimated that more than 15 million children don't have the resources they need to succeed in school and that teachers spend more than $1 billion a year stocking their own classrooms due to a lack of funding in schools. Supporting K-12th grade students, including public, private, and charter school classrooms, AdoptAClassroom.org makes it easy for donors to provide funding and support to classrooms throughout America. Teachers register their classrooms and needs online; donors discover classrooms through simple search tools, and make targeted contributions. As an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are able to connect donors with every classroom in the country.

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Financial

four stars

95.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AdoptAClassroom.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AdoptAClassroom.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AdoptAClassroom.org (MN) 96.87 four stars
Classroom Central (NC) 98.23 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 90.93 four stars
DonorsChoose (NY) 95.47 four stars
PENCIL (TN) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,860,272
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,860,272
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,860,272
   Other Revenue $32,043
TOTAL REVENUE $3,892,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,839,579
   Administrative Expenses $318,989
   Fundraising Expenses $302,969
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,461,537
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-569,222
   
Net Assets $2,931,851

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
Purchased School Supplies for Local Classrooms $3,839,579 100.0%

Ratings History
AdoptAClassroom.org has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 96.87 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 96.48 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.16 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.32 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 93.51 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 90.48 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 92.61 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 91.57 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 94.56 four stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 94.58 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 86.38 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 83.58 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 94.25 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 96.41 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 90.67 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 65-0828272
Name in IRS Master File ADOPT-A-CLASSROOM INC
NTEE Code B19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 February, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,220 3.32% Ann Pifer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AdoptAClassroom.org (MN) 96.87 four stars
PENCIL (TN) 91.45 four stars
A Gift for Teaching (FL) 89.74 three stars
DonorsChoose (NY) 95.47 four stars
Kids In Need Foundation (OH) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

AdoptAClassroom.org
401 2nd Avenue N.
Suite 305
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (877) 384-0764
EIN: 65-0828272

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 856097
Minneapolis, MN 55485

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Board Leadership

Jen Swanson
Chair

CEO

Ann Pifer
Executive Director

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