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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Rocking the Boat

Kids don't just build boats, boats build kids.

four stars

90.42

812 Edgewater Road Bronx, NY 10474
tel: (718) 466-5799   Web Site
EIN: 13-4177814

Board Leadership
Manda D'Agata
President

CEO
Adam Green
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.42 four stars
  Financial 86.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rocking the Boat empowers young people challenged by severe economic, educational, and social conditions to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Adam Green launched Rocking the Boat in 1996 as a volunteer project in an East Harlem junior high school. It has since developed into a fully sustainable independent non-profit organization annually serving nearly 3,000 young people and community members. Kids don't just build boats at Rocking the Boat, boats build kids.

Rocking the Boat empowers young people challenged by severe economic, educational, and social conditions to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Adam Green launched Rocking the Boat in 1996 as a volunteer project in an East Harlem junior high school. It has since developed into a fully sustainable independent non-profit organization annually serving nearly 3,000 young people and community members. Kids don't just build boats at Rocking the Boat, boats build kids.

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Financial

three stars

86.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocking the Boat on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocking the Boat on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocking the Boat (NY) 90.42 four stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 92.92 four stars
Global Kids (NY) 92.55 four stars
The Immokalee Foundation (FL) 93.67 four stars
Horizons National (CT) 91.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,170,995
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $529,672
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $250,454
Total Contributions $2,951,121
   Program Service Revenue $148,332
Total Primary Revenue $3,099,453
   Other Revenue $-74,282
TOTAL REVENUE $3,025,171
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,871,823
   Administrative Expenses $263,105
   Fundraising Expenses $309,817
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,444,745
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $580,426
   
Net Assets $3,212,670

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
Rocking the Boat has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 90.42 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 93.39 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.70 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.38 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 86.79 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 94.95 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 90.77 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 13-4177814
Name in IRS Master File ROCKING THE BOAT INC
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable 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 December, 2001
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
$124,569 5.09% Adam Green Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocking the Boat (NY) 90.42 four stars
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (VA) 94.70 four stars
New Heights Youth, Inc. (NY) 85.38 three stars
Horizons National (CT) 91.79 four stars
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 91.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rocking the Boat
812 Edgewater Road
Bronx, NY 10474
tel: (718) 466-5799
fax: (718) 466-2892
EIN: 13-4177814

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Board Leadership

Manda D'Agata
President

CEO

Adam Green
Executive Director

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