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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Rocking the Boat

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

three stars

84.16

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 84.16 three stars
  Financial 77.61 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

two stars

77.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.8%
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) 84.16 three stars
CFES Brilliant Pathways (NY) 86.42 three stars
Oliver Scholars (NY) 91.39 four stars
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (VA) 96.85 four stars
Communities In Schools of Nevada (NV) 92.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,017,080
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $673,648
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $224,934
Total Contributions $2,915,662
   Program Service Revenue $178,341
Total Primary Revenue $3,094,003
   Other Revenue $-94,275
TOTAL REVENUE $2,999,728
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,863,666
   Administrative Expenses $294,426
   Fundraising Expenses $411,671
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,569,763
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $429,965
   
Net Assets $3,642,634

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
Rocking the Boat $1,863,666 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 84.16 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,859 5.44% Adam Green Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocking the Boat (NY) 84.16 three stars
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 94.69 four stars
Optimist International Foundation (MO) 90.60 four stars
National Guard Youth Foundation (DC) 91.72 four stars
Breakthrough, Central Texas (TX) 90.21 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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