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Per Scholas

Breaking the cycle of poverty

four stars

91.47

804 East 138th Street 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10454
tel: (718) 991-8400   Web Site
EIN: 04-3252955

Board Leadership
Damian Rivera
Chairman

CEO
Plinio Ayala
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.47 four stars
  Financial 90.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 26.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Per Scholas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Per Scholas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Per Scholas (NY) 91.47 four stars
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (DC) 86.56 three stars
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York & Northern New Jersey (NY) 90.49 four stars
Goodwill Industries of Houston (TX) 86.72 three stars
Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles (CA) 87.51 three stars

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Founded in the South Bronx, Per Scholas is a 20-year-old nonprofit social venture that generates powerful free technology education, training and career opportunities for low-income, unemployed individuals. To date, we have provided training to more than 5,000 and placed more than 3,500 in jobs. In 2014, we will train at least 700 adults across five sites nationwide.

In 2014, we were recognized by the White House for best practices in helping the long-term unemployed back to work. The Social Impact Exchange named us to its S&I100 index: the nation's top 100 nonprofits poised for growth. The Robin Hood Foundation has called our approach "indisputable proof that the American Dream still lives."

Our approach is backed by strong results for nearly two decades, and our track record fuels our national replication as employers, funders, and government recognize our value and want to partner and invest in success.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,783,553
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $52,118
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,274,724
Total Contributions $8,110,395
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,110,395
   Other Revenue $478,148
TOTAL REVENUE $8,588,543
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,843,929
   Administrative Expenses $890,373
   Fundraising Expenses $497,896
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,232,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $356,345
   
Net Assets $5,192,965

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
Vocational Training $6,636,304 97.0%
Asset Recovery $207,625 3.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 10/01/2016 91.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 93.46 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.54 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2014 77.84 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 76.69 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 79.46 two stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 81.58 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 04-3252955
Name in IRS Master File PER SCHOLAS INC
NTEE Code J12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans 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 March, 1995
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$197,233 2.39% Plinio Ayala President & CEO

Founded in the South Bronx, Per Scholas is a 20-year-old nonprofit social venture that generates powerful free technology education, training and career opportunities for low-income, unemployed individuals. To date, we have provided training to more than 5,000 and placed more than 3,500 in jobs. In 2014, we will train at least 700 adults across five sites nationwide.

In 2014, we were recognized by the White House for best practices in helping the long-term unemployed back to work. The Social Impact Exchange named us to its S&I100 index: the nation's top 100 nonprofits poised for growth. The Robin Hood Foundation has called our approach "indisputable proof that the American Dream still lives."

Our approach is backed by strong results for nearly two decades, and our track record fuels our national replication as employers, funders, and government recognize our value and want to partner and invest in success.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Per Scholas (NY) 91.47 four stars
Delancey Street Foundation (CA) 91.52 four stars
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (MA) 87.88 three stars
Goodwill of Silicon Valley (CA) 91.45 four stars
The Career Wardrobe (PA) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Per Scholas
804 East 138th Street
2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10454
tel: (718) 991-8400
fax: (718) 991-0362
EIN: 04-3252955

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Board Leadership

Damian Rivera
Chairman

CEO

Plinio Ayala
President & CEO

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