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Youth Frontiers

Building positive school communities

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three stars

82.18

6009 Excelsior Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55416
tel: (888) 992-0222   Web Site
EIN: 41-1598977

Board Leadership
Duke Zurek
Chair

CEO
Joe Cavanaugh
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.18 three stars
  Financial 77.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, Youth Frontiers' (YF) mission is to partner with schools to build positive school communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Our vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom in America. Our focus on school community is embedded in educational research that has consistently found that a positive school climate is associated with academic achievement, effective risk prevention and positive youth development. Both mission and vision are realized through the delivery of daylong retreat programs that focus on building the capacity of students in grades 4 - 12 and educators to engage in igniting change in their own, and school's, attitudes and behaviors. Each program uniquely engages all learners through the use of the experiential learning model, defined as learning through reflection or doing.
YF partners with 650 public, private and charter schools annually, mainly across the Midwest.

Founded in 1987, Youth Frontiers' (YF) mission is to partner with schools to build positive school communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Our vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom in America. Our focus on school community is embedded in educational research that has consistently found that a positive school climate is associated with academic achievement, effective risk prevention and positive youth development. Both mission and vision are realized through the delivery of daylong retreat programs that focus on building the capacity of students in grades 4 - 12 and educators to engage in igniting change in their own, and school's, attitudes and behaviors. Each program uniquely engages all learners through the use of the experiential learning model, defined as learning through reflection or doing.
YF partners with 650 public, private and charter schools annually, mainly across the Midwest.

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Financial

two stars

77.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.34
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Frontiers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Frontiers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Frontiers (MN) 82.18 three stars
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CO) 94.48 four stars
SquashBusters (MA) 91.21 four stars
Communities In Schools of Nevada (NV) 91.30 four stars
Venture Philanthropy Partners (DC) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,646,185
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $466,338
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,112,523
   Program Service Revenue $2,254,778
Total Primary Revenue $4,367,301
   Other Revenue $-149,902
TOTAL REVENUE $4,217,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,127,011
   Administrative Expenses $128,951
   Fundraising Expenses $722,534
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,978,496
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $238,903
   
Net Assets $1,436,660

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
Character-Based Retreats for MN Schools $3,127,011 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 82.18 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 81.27 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 81.67 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2016 81.12 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 78.90 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.23 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 79.13 two 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 41-1598977
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH FRONTIERS INC
NTEE Code P36
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$220,526 5.54% Joseph Cavanaugh Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Frontiers (MN) 82.18 three stars
Overtown Youth Center (FL) 88.81 three stars
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area (SC) 85.38 three stars
Communities in Schools of Chicago (IL) 91.75 four stars
Philadelphia Futures (PA) 91.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Youth Frontiers
6009 Excelsior Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55416
tel: (888) 992-0222
EIN: 41-1598977

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Board Leadership

Duke Zurek
Chair

CEO

Joe Cavanaugh
Founder, CEO

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