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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

Hope, Opportunity, Success

four stars

97.17

100 South Broad Street Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19110
tel: (215) 670-8411   Web Site
EIN: 23-3078729

Board Leadership
Evie McNiff
President

CEO
Ina B. Lipman, Esq.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
93.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
  Program Expenses Growth 29.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (PA) 97.17 four stars
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (DC) 94.69 four stars
Step Up For Students (FL) 100.00 four stars
Carson Scholars Fund (MD) 91.81 four stars
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC) 88.14 three stars

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The Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) is a privately-funded program, established in 1998, whose mission is to broaden educational opportunities for K-8th grade students from low-income families in Philadelphia by providing them with tuition assistance. These four-year scholarships are need-based and awarded by random lottery. Currently, approximately 5,300 children have a CSFP scholarship to attend a private, parochial or other tuition-based community school. CSFP has awarded over 20,500 scholarships chosen from 155,000 applications in the last fifteen years.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,702,147
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,702,147
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,702,147
   Other Revenue $29,885
TOTAL REVENUE $2,732,032
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,682,787
   Administrative Expenses $230,588
   Fundraising Expenses $328,621
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,241,996
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,509,964
   
Net Assets $11,888,868

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
Scholarship Awards $9,680,360 100.0%

Ratings History
Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 97.13 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 94.30 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 94.15 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 97.09 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 23-3078729
Name in IRS Master File CHILDREN SCHOLARSHIP FUND PHILADELPHIA
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 June, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$171,988 1.67% Ina Lipman Executive Director

The Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) is a privately-funded program, established in 1998, whose mission is to broaden educational opportunities for K-8th grade students from low-income families in Philadelphia by providing them with tuition assistance. These four-year scholarships are need-based and awarded by random lottery. Currently, approximately 5,300 children have a CSFP scholarship to attend a private, parochial or other tuition-based community school. CSFP has awarded over 20,500 scholarships chosen from 155,000 applications in the last fifteen years.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (PA) 97.17 four stars
Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund (AZ) 93.91 four stars
Special Operations Warrior Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
Thanks USA (VA) 88.30 three stars
Take Stock in Children (FL) 91.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
100 South Broad Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19110
tel: (215) 670-8411
fax: (215) 670-5899
EIN: 23-3078729

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Board Leadership

Evie McNiff
President

CEO

Ina B. Lipman, Esq.
Executive Director

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