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A Gift for Teaching

No child should miss out on a chance to succeed merely because they lack the tools

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four stars

92.36

6501 Magic Way Building 400C
Orlando, FL 32809
tel: (407) 318-3123   Web Site
EIN: 59-3515162

Board Leadership
Ed Bustos/Rick Chattin
Co-Chairs

CEO
Jane Thompson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.36 four stars
  Financial 89.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1998, A Gift for Teaching (AGFT) has worked to improve public education by transferring our community's surplus materials and resources free to teachers for their students in need.

AGFT's concept is beautifully simple: local businesses take underutilized supplies or surplus merchandise that would otherwise go unused and redistribute through the Free Teacher Supply Store, "Pencil Boy Express-The Mobile Free Store", or "Pencil Boy Online". More than 13,000 teachers from Central Florida's highest need schools can then shop for free to make sure any student in our community has what they need to learn.

At AGFT, we offer additional programs that expand the scope of learning for students and teachers through music and art education.

Since 1998, A Gift for Teaching (AGFT) has worked to improve public education by transferring our community's surplus materials and resources free to teachers for their students in need.

AGFT's concept is beautifully simple: local businesses take underutilized supplies or surplus merchandise that would otherwise go unused and redistribute through the Free Teacher Supply Store, "Pencil Boy Express-The Mobile Free Store", or "Pencil Boy Online". More than 13,000 teachers from Central Florida's highest need schools can then shop for free to make sure any student in our community has what they need to learn.

At AGFT, we offer additional programs that expand the scope of learning for students and teachers through music and art education.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of teachers trained
138
Total dollar value of school supplies distributed
10,289,600
Number of children participating in music education
290
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
96.7%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Gift for Teaching on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Gift for Teaching on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Gift for Teaching (FL) 92.36 four stars
DonorsChoose.org (NY) 95.47 four stars
Crayons to Classrooms (OH) 100.00 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 90.93 four stars
PENCIL (TN) 90.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,468,695
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,468,695
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,468,695
   Other Revenue $138,969
TOTAL REVENUE $10,607,664
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,934,134
   Administrative Expenses $219,769
   Fundraising Expenses $173,206
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,327,109
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-719,445
   
Net Assets $3,145,435

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
Store for Teachers $10,934,134 100.0%

Ratings History
A Gift for Teaching has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.36 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 91.52 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.80 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 93.32 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.59 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.40 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.64 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 83.44 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.14 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.92 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.59 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 74.58 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 88.28 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 92.13 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 92.11 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 59-3515162
Name in IRS Master File A GIFT FOR TEACHING INC
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
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
(59) Other school related 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 September, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,832 0.75% Jane Thompson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Gift for Teaching (FL) 92.36 four stars
Crayons to Classrooms (OH) 100.00 four stars
AdoptAClassroom.org (MN) 96.66 four stars
Crayons to Computers (OH) 91.36 four stars
DonorsChoose.org (NY) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

A Gift for Teaching
6501 Magic Way
Building 400C
Orlando, FL 32809
tel: (407) 318-3123
fax: (407) 318-3124
EIN: 59-3515162

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Board Leadership

Ed Bustos/Rick Chattin
Co-Chairs

CEO

Jane Thompson
President

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