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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

First Graduate

Our Students. Our Future. #OurSanFrancisco

four stars

90.80

3130 20th Street, Suite 275 San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (415) 561-3450   Web Site
EIN: 94-3381171

Board Leadership
Dave Marsey
President

CEO
José Rivas
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.80 four stars
  Financial 87.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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 meaningful careers. 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 meaningful careers. 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 September 2019, 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

87.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
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) 90.80 four stars
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CO) 92.22 four stars
Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation (FL) 90.97 four stars
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) (MA) 87.50 three stars
Pratham USA (TX) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,026,439
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $205,408
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,231,847
   Program Service Revenue $2,432,832
Total Primary Revenue $4,664,679
   Other Revenue $-2,231,847
TOTAL REVENUE $2,432,832
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,506,979
   Administrative Expenses $214,978
   Fundraising Expenses $303,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,025,344
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $407,488
   
Net Assets $1,273,051

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
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
$71,004 3.50% Terri Forman Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$49,728 2.45% Thomas Ahn former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Graduate (CA) 90.80 four stars
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 90.41 four stars
Prep for Prep (NY) 93.92 four stars
Project Success (MN) 88.68 three stars
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CO) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

First Graduate
3130 20th Street, Suite 275
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (415) 561-3450
fax: (415) 231-5652
EIN: 94-3381171

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3130 20th Street, Suite 275
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Board Leadership

Dave Marsey
President

CEO

José Rivas
Executive Director

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