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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

First Graduate

Our Students. Our Future. #OurSanFrancisco

three stars

83.96

2973 16th Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 561-3450   Web Site
EIN: 94-3381171

Board Leadership
Danesha Mead
President

CEO
Terri Forman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.96 three stars
  Financial 77.32 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

First Graduate is a San Francisco-based college success program that helps students become the first in their families to graduate from college prepared to begin careers that are meaningful to them. We make a 10+ year commitment to each student, starting the summer after sixth grade through college graduation. Our students receive free academic instruction, tutoring and support; high school and college coaching; mentoring; family engagement activities; career exploration activities; and access to college scholarships. We believe that a college degree is the best way to: break the cycle of poverty within families; and build a productive, educated workforce.

First Graduate is a San Francisco-based college success program that helps students become the first in their families to graduate from college prepared to begin careers that are meaningful to them. We make a 10+ year commitment to each student, starting the summer after sixth grade through college graduation. Our students receive free academic instruction, tutoring and support; high school and college coaching; mentoring; family engagement activities; career exploration activities; and access to college scholarships. We believe that a college degree is the best way to: break the cycle of poverty within families; and build a productive, educated workforce.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of first-entry undergraduate program students who identify themselves as 'visible minorities'or 'non-white'
469
Number of donations made by board members
12
Number of program graduates
14
Number of students enrolled
469
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

77.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Graduate on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Graduate on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Graduate (CA) 83.96 three stars
Horizons National (CT) 95.19 four stars
Higher Achievement (DC) 86.38 three stars
Oliver Scholars (NY) 91.39 four stars
Communities In Schools National Office (VA) 96.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,758,940
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $227,728
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,986,668
   Program Service Revenue $39,803
Total Primary Revenue $2,026,471
   Other Revenue $-86,813
TOTAL REVENUE $1,939,658
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,637,889
   Administrative Expenses $318,180
   Fundraising Expenses $211,130
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,167,199
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-227,541
   
Net Assets $1,045,510

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2020 83.96 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 90.80 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 88.77 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 88.57 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 87.49 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 81.48 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.26 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 81.63 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 80.03 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 79.43 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.37 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2013 82.17 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 94-3381171
Name in IRS Master File FIRST GRADUATE
NTEE Code O30
NTEE Classification Adult, Child Matching Programs
NTEE Type Youth Development
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 October, 2001
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
$11,667 0.53% Jose G. Rivas Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$121,249 5.59% Terri Forman Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Graduate (CA) 83.96 three stars
826 Valencia (CA) 88.94 three stars
Project Success (MN) 88.31 three stars
Grace Place for Children and Families (FL) 95.73 four stars
College Bound, St. Louis (MO) 87.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

First Graduate
2973 16th Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 561-3450
fax: (415) 231-5652
EIN: 94-3381171

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2973 16th Street, Suite 400
2973 16th Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Board Leadership

Danesha Mead
President

CEO

Terri Forman
Executive Director

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