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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Big Thought

Making imagination a part of everyday learning

three stars

81.76

1409 South Lamar Street Suite 1015
Dallas, TX 75215
tel: (214) 520-0023   Web Site
EIN: 75-2170035

Board Leadership
Pat Porter
Chair

CEO
Gigi Antoni
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.76 three stars
  Financial 76.67 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 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

two stars

76.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth -13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Thought on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Thought on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Thought (TX) 81.76 three stars
Youth On Their Own (AZ) 89.66 three stars
College Bound, MO (MO) 92.89 four stars
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) (MA) 85.91 three stars
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 94.13 four stars

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Big Thought partners with public and private organizations to provide creative learning programs that enrich the lives of youth from under-resourced communities. Big Thought brings relentless optimism, innovation and imagination to the biggest problem facing education today: the opportunity gap. Big Thought makes imagination a part of everyday learning by delivering campus and community programs focused on arts, culture, and STEM learning that impact academic achievement and youth development.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,964,296
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $455,207
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,287,872
Total Contributions $6,707,375
   Program Service Revenue $1,227,885
Total Primary Revenue $7,935,260
   Other Revenue $-371,595
TOTAL REVENUE $7,563,665
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,288,896
   Administrative Expenses $619,881
   Fundraising Expenses $964,736
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,873,513
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,309,848
   
Net Assets $2,133,892

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
2015-06 12/01/2016 81.76 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2016 83.43 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.43 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.42 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 86.27 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 90.91 four stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 91.62 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 75-2170035
Name in IRS Master File BIG THOUGHT
NTEE Code A25
NTEE Classification Arts Education
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 July, 1987
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$211,250 2.38% Giselle Antoni Chief Executive Officer

Big Thought partners with public and private organizations to provide creative learning programs that enrich the lives of youth from under-resourced communities. Big Thought brings relentless optimism, innovation and imagination to the biggest problem facing education today: the opportunity gap. Big Thought makes imagination a part of everyday learning by delivering campus and community programs focused on arts, culture, and STEM learning that impact academic achievement and youth development.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Thought (TX) 81.76 three stars
New Heights Youth, Inc. (NY) 89.86 three stars
Breakthrough (TX) 90.25 four stars
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area (SC) 92.24 four stars
The TEAK Fellowship (NY) 91.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Thought
1409 South Lamar Street
Suite 1015
Dallas, TX 75215
tel: (214) 520-0023
EIN: 75-2170035

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Board Leadership

Pat Porter
Chair

CEO

Gigi Antoni
President & CEO

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