Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Youth Frontiers

Building Community. Inspiring Character.

three stars

80.21

5215 Edina Industrial Blvd. Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55439
tel: (952) 922-0222   Web Site
EIN: 41-1598977

Board Leadership
Heather Teskey
Board Chair

CEO
Joe Cavanaugh
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.21 three stars
  Financial 72.91 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Character matters. It's what moves a person to make responsible decisions despite their fears. It's what leads a person to realize that they matter, that others matter and that everyone's actions matter. It's what motivates a person to be a force for good. At Youth Frontiers (YF), we partner with schools to inspire character and leadership in students and help build a positive school climate that supports student success.
We focus on school communities because we know that positive school climate is associated with a multitude of positive outcomes for youth, including increased student achievement, higher graduation rates, effective risk prevention and positive youth development. YF's long-standing school partnerships have provided us the opportunity to contribute our best-practice programming as part of the solution in addressing existing school climate challenges and building school communities where all students thrive.

Character matters. It's what moves a person to make responsible decisions despite their fears. It's what leads a person to realize that they matter, that others matter and that everyone's actions matter. It's what motivates a person to be a force for good. At Youth Frontiers (YF), we partner with schools to inspire character and leadership in students and help build a positive school climate that supports student success.
We focus on school communities because we know that positive school climate is associated with a multitude of positive outcomes for youth, including increased student achievement, higher graduation rates, effective risk prevention and positive youth development. YF's long-standing school partnerships have provided us the opportunity to contribute our best-practice programming as part of the solution in addressing existing school climate challenges and building school communities where all students thrive.

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Financial

two stars

72.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.36
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,506,796
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $626,837
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,133,633
   Program Service Revenue $2,290,618
Total Primary Revenue $4,424,251
   Other Revenue $-103,862
TOTAL REVENUE $4,320,389
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,162,544
   Administrative Expenses $173,979
   Fundraising Expenses $884,677
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,221,200
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $99,189
   
Net Assets $1,576,765

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,041 4.97% Joseph Cavanaugh Chief Executive Officer

Mission

Character matters. It's what moves a person to make responsible decisions despite their fears. It's what leads a person to realize that they matter, that others matter and that everyone's actions matter. It's what motivates a person to be a force for good. At Youth Frontiers (YF), we partner with schools to inspire character and leadership in students and help build a positive school climate that supports student success.
We focus on school communities because we know that positive school climate is associated with a multitude of positive outcomes for youth, including increased student achievement, higher graduation rates, effective risk prevention and positive youth development. YF's long-standing school partnerships have provided us the opportunity to contribute our best-practice programming as part of the solution in addressing existing school climate challenges and building school communities where all students thrive.

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Charity Contact Info

Youth Frontiers
5215 Edina Industrial Blvd. Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55439
tel: (952) 922-0222
EIN: 41-1598977

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Board Leadership

Heather Teskey
Board Chair

CEO

Joe Cavanaugh
Founder, CEO