Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

A Gift for Teaching

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

three stars

89.74

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

Board Leadership
Lillian Garcia
Board Chair

CEO
Jane Thompson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.74 three stars
  Financial 85.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 2019
Number of teachers trained
260
Total dollar value of school supplies distributed
6,690,680
Number of children participating in music education
330
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

85.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,919,087
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,919,087
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,919,087
   Other Revenue $124,895
TOTAL REVENUE $11,043,982
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,536,067
   Administrative Expenses $215,689
   Fundraising Expenses $187,042
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,938,798
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,105,184
   
Net Assets $4,250,619

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,173 0.86% Jane Thompson President

Mission

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.

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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

Lillian Garcia
Board Chair

CEO

Jane Thompson
President