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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Horizons National

Inspiring minds, building community, transforming lives

four stars

95.19

120 Post Road West Suite 202
Westport, CT 06880
tel: (203) 594-7040   Web Site
EIN: 06-1468129

Board Leadership
Jane Stoddard Williams
Chair

CEO
Lorna Smith
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.19 four stars
  Financial 93.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Improving the life trajectory of students from low-income families by instilling in them the joy of learning, the skills for success, and the inspiration to realize their dreams.

Improving the life trajectory of students from low-income families by instilling in them the joy of learning, the skills for success, and the inspiration to realize their dreams.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Rate of student attendance during the reporting period
95
Number of students per classroom during the reporting period
5,864
Number of students per teacher during the reporting period
5
Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting
5,864
Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM
5,864
Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together
1,088
Number of teachers retained after 12 months
929
This impact information is current as of November 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

four stars

93.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Horizons National on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Horizons National on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Note: This organization did not select any of the multiple choice responses to this question
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Horizons National (CT) 95.19 four stars
Big Thought (TX) 85.26 three stars
Pratham USA (TX) 98.23 four stars
LEAP (CT) 91.45 four stars
Venture Philanthropy Partners (DC) 89.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,572,987
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,572,987
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,572,987
   Other Revenue $29,324
TOTAL REVENUE $5,602,311
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,589,635
   Administrative Expenses $542,585
   Fundraising Expenses $581,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,714,097
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $888,214
   
Net Assets $3,882,632

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
Affiliate Support $3,116,452 86.8%
Expansion Efforts $327,033 9.1%
Leveraged Learning Initiative $146,150 4.1%

Ratings History
Horizons National has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 95.19 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 93.09 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 91.79 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.62 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 93.27 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.33 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 93.36 four stars
2014-12 10/01/2015 89.77 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 89.08 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 92.83 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 92.29 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.88 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 06-1468129
Name in IRS Master File HORIZONS NATIONAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
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 February, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$254,500 5.39% Lorna Smith Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Horizons National (CT) 95.19 four stars
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Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation (FL) 90.97 four stars
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CO) 92.22 four stars
Citizen Schools (MA) 85.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Horizons National
120 Post Road West
Suite 202
Westport, CT 06880
tel: (203) 594-7040
EIN: 06-1468129

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Board Leadership

Jane Stoddard Williams
Chair

CEO

Lorna Smith
Chief Executive Officer

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