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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.

Enhance, enrich, excel

four stars

95.63

2266 Second Street Fort Myers, FL 33901
tel: (239) 337-0433   Web Site
EIN: 59-2637849

Board Leadership
Gary H. Griffin
Chairman

CEO
Marshall T. Bower
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.63 four stars
  Financial 93.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a non-profit charitable education foundation which enhances and enriches the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships.

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a non-profit charitable education foundation which enhances and enriches the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships.

Financial

four stars

93.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. (FL) 95.63 four stars
Achievement First (CT) 85.00 three stars
Big Shoulders Fund (IL) 97.17 four stars
NewSchools Venture Fund (CA) 96.66 four stars
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VA) 86.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,820,024
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $90,642
Total Contributions $1,910,666
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,910,666
   Other Revenue $79,478
TOTAL REVENUE $1,990,144
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,651,572
   Administrative Expenses $106,195
   Fundraising Expenses $69,541
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,827,308
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $162,836
   
Net Assets $2,998,704

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
Sanibel School Fund $806,210 48.8%
Take Stock in Children $335,355 20.3%
NEAF Grant $285,113 17.3%

Ratings History
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2016 95.63 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 93.40 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 98.38 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 85.26 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 89.84 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 89.49 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.64 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 88.48 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 91.85 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 86.68 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 59-2637849
Name in IRS Master File THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 December, 1986
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$142,083 7.77% Marshall T. Bower President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. (FL) 95.63 four stars
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Highland Park Education Foundation (TX) 90.57 four stars
Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (CA) 95.73 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.
2266 Second Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
tel: (239) 337-0433
fax: (239) 337-7077
EIN: 59-2637849

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1608
Fort Myers, FL 33902

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Board Leadership

Gary H. Griffin
Chairman

CEO

Marshall T. Bower
President & CEO

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