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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Summer Search

Helping Young People Soar.

three stars

80.81

101 Howard Street Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 362-5225   Web Site
EIN: 68-0200138

Board Leadership
Jim Milligan
Chair

CEO
Marc Spencer
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.81 three stars
  Financial 72.87 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Summer Search is a national youth development nonprofit organization. We work with low-income high school students to transform what they believe is possible for themselves. We help students develop the skills and character traits they need to become college-educated leaders who give back to their families and communities. Our mission is to unleash students' potential through mentoring and transformative experiences.

Summer Search is a national youth development nonprofit organization. We work with low-income high school students to transform what they believe is possible for themselves. We help students develop the skills and character traits they need to become college-educated leaders who give back to their families and communities. Our mission is to unleash students' potential through mentoring and transformative experiences.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of high school students served
1,427
Number of College Success students served
2,308
Total Number of Alumni
3,775
Percentage of seniors who were accepted into a 4- or 2-year college
97
Percentage of seniors who matriculate to college
88
Percentage of college students who reenrolled
88
Percentage of students who earn a bachelor's degree within 6 years of college matriculation.
68
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

two stars

72.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
66.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Summer Search on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Summer Search on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Summer Search (CA) 80.81 three stars
Mikva Challenge (IL) 93.76 four stars
Optimist International Foundation (MO) 95.38 four stars
Prep for Prep (NY) 94.53 four stars
CFES Brilliant Pathways (NY) 86.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,622,014
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,671,844
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $84,775
Total Contributions $18,378,633
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,378,633
   Other Revenue $625,783
TOTAL REVENUE $19,004,416
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,038,705
   Administrative Expenses $2,343,739
   Fundraising Expenses $3,856,501
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,238,945
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-234,529
   
Net Assets $10,779,388

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
Summer Program and Mentoring $9,073,128 69.6%
Staff Training and Development $2,231,046 17.1%
College Success $926,073 7.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 12/20/2019 80.81 three stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 79.19 two stars
2016-09 09/01/2017 82.27 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 83.52 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 85.66 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 87.71 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 88.01 three stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 92.87 four stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 91.06 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 92.24 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/22/2010 89.79 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 68-0200138
Name in IRS Master File SUMMER SEARCH
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 January, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,131 0.38% Marc Spencer Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$255,409 1.32% Amy Saxton Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Summer Search (CA) 80.81 three stars
HEAF (NY) 87.23 three stars
College Bound, St. Louis (MO) 87.83 three stars
The TEAK Fellowship (NY) 96.04 four stars
Partnership with Children (NY) 94.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Summer Search
101 Howard Street
Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 362-5225
fax: (415) 362-5274
EIN: 68-0200138

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101 Howard Street
Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Board Leadership

Jim Milligan
Chair

CEO

Marc Spencer
Chief Executive Officer

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