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Junior Achievement of Arizona

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy Empowering young people to own their economic success

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three stars

86.31

636 West Southern Avenue Tempe, AZ 85282
tel: (480) 377-8500   Web Site
EIN: 86-0184349

Board Leadership
Marcia Wepfer
Chair

CEO
Katherine Kemmeries Cecala
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.31 three stars
  Financial 80.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) exists to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Since 1957, JA has been teaching students from kindergarten through high school how to:

- Manage their money
- Be ready to enter the workforce
- Think like an entrepreneur

This critical education is delivered by nearly 9,000 volunteer mentors from the local and business community, helping students connect the dots between what they learn in the classroom to the real world.

Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) exists to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Since 1957, JA has been teaching students from kindergarten through high school how to:

- Manage their money
- Be ready to enter the workforce
- Think like an entrepreneur

This critical education is delivered by nearly 9,000 volunteer mentors from the local and business community, helping students connect the dots between what they learn in the classroom to the real world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of students who receive financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship education
83,245
Percentage of teachers who would recommend Junior Achievement programs to their peers
98
Number of partnering schools whose students receive Junior Achievement programs
389
Average student knowledge gain in financial literacy. work readiness and entrepreneurship
34
This impact information is current as of July 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

80.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Junior Achievement of Arizona on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Junior Achievement of Arizona on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement of Arizona (AZ) 86.31 three stars
Junior Achievement of Washington (WA) 86.48 three stars
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (MI) 94.94 four stars
Bible in the Schools (TN) 90.89 four stars
Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties (CA) 89.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,294,492
   Federated Campaigns $122,558
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,044,591
   Related Organizations $265,070
   Government Grants $35,505
Total Contributions $3,762,216
   Program Service Revenue $372,347
Total Primary Revenue $4,134,563
   Other Revenue $-50,099
TOTAL REVENUE $4,084,464
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,831,274
   Administrative Expenses $228,881
   Fundraising Expenses $636,138
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,696,293
   
Payments to Affiliates $115,957
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $388,171
   
Net Assets $3,536,400

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
JA BizTown Program $1,480,385 52.3%
In-Classroom Programs $1,076,482 38.0%
JA Finance Park Program $274,407 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.31 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 80.58 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 80.72 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 83.54 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.30 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.88 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.21 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 82.90 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 86-0184349
Name in IRS Master File JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF ARIZONA
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA
Ruling Date May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$192,854 5.21% Katherine K. Cecala President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement of Arizona (AZ) 86.31 three stars
Junior Achievement of South Dakota (SD) 89.16 three stars
Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties (CA) 89.12 three stars
Junior Achievement of Central Virginia (VA) 88.81 three stars
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (OK) 88.40 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Junior Achievement of Arizona
636 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
tel: (480) 377-8500
fax: (480) 377-8558
EIN: 86-0184349

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Board Leadership

Marcia Wepfer
Chair

CEO

Katherine Kemmeries Cecala
President

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