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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation

Helping Denver's at-risk youth

four stars

92.22

1836 Grant Street Denver, CO 80203
tel: (303) 861-5005   Web Site
EIN: 74-2497109

Board Leadership
Doug Andrews
Chair

CEO
Stephanie Costner
Interim President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Colorado I Have a Dream® Foundation (CIHADF) helps Denver's most at-risk youth achieve their dreams through an award-winning, 12-year program of mentoring, academic assistance, life-skills development, cultural enrichment and partial scholarships for higher education. The seeds of failure take root on our inner city streets: poverty, drugs, violence, hunger, crime, underperforming schools, language barriers, whole neighborhoods disenfranchised. Through it all, or perhaps in spite of it, our children dream.

The Colorado I Have a Dream® Foundation (CIHADF) helps Denver's most at-risk youth achieve their dreams through an award-winning, 12-year program of mentoring, academic assistance, life-skills development, cultural enrichment and partial scholarships for higher education. The seeds of failure take root on our inner city streets: poverty, drugs, violence, hunger, crime, underperforming schools, language barriers, whole neighborhoods disenfranchised. Through it all, or perhaps in spite of it, our children dream.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 14.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CO) 92.22 four stars
A Child's Place (NC) 91.00 four stars
Denver Kids, Inc. (CO) 85.02 three stars
Communities In Schools of Georgia (GA) 85.34 three stars
National Guard Youth Foundation (DC) 87.45 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,124,587
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $180,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $60,000
Total Contributions $1,364,587
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,364,587
   Other Revenue $182,309
TOTAL REVENUE $1,546,896
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,477,439
   Administrative Expenses $119,384
   Fundraising Expenses $96,937
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,693,760
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-146,864
   
Net Assets $1,774,673

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
Dreamer Program $1,477,439 100.0%

Ratings History
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.22 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 94.48 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.38 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 86.16 three stars
2014-06 02/01/2015 89.88 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 88.76 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.95 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2012 90.32 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 74-2497109
Name in IRS Master File I HAVE A DREAM FOUNDATION - COLORADO
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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, 1988
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
$143,250 8.45% Rachel Gazdick President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CO) 92.22 four stars
SquashBusters (MA) 93.43 four stars
BestPrep (MN) 91.04 four stars
A Child's Place (NC) 91.00 four stars
Optimist International Foundation (MO) 95.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation
1836 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (303) 861-5005
fax: (303) 861-5008
EIN: 74-2497109

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Board Leadership

Doug Andrews
Chair

CEO

Stephanie Costner
Interim President

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