Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund

Giving families a choice, giving children a chance

four stars

95.43

284 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202
tel: (716) 854-0869   Web Site
EIN: 16-1477288

Board Leadership
Paul D. Bauer
President

CEO
Amy E. Popadick
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.43 four stars
  Financial 94.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1995, the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded organization whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for Western New York children by helping low-income families afford the cost of private K-12 schools.

Since 1995, BISON has awarded over 31,300 K-8 scholarships with a private investment of $28.8 million. BISON is a program that works right now, instead of needing to wait for reform and policy changes. BISON is a prime way for thousands of children to have immediate access to a safe, quality, and values-based education.

This school year, there are over 1,900 BISON Scholars in 85 different schools across Western New York.

Founded in 1995, the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded organization whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for Western New York children by helping low-income families afford the cost of private K-12 schools.

Since 1995, BISON has awarded over 31,300 K-8 scholarships with a private investment of $28.8 million. BISON is a program that works right now, instead of needing to wait for reform and policy changes. BISON is a prime way for thousands of children to have immediate access to a safe, quality, and values-based education.

This school year, there are over 1,900 BISON Scholars in 85 different schools across Western New York.

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Financial

four stars

94.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.77
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,967,502
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $335,428
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,302,930
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,302,930
   Other Revenue $19,300
TOTAL REVENUE $4,322,230
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,351,861
   Administrative Expenses $46,615
   Fundraising Expenses $143,653
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,542,129
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,780,101
   
Net Assets $4,355,332

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,122 3.50% Amy E. Popadick Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1995, the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded organization whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for Western New York children by helping low-income families afford the cost of private K-12 schools.

Since 1995, BISON has awarded over 31,300 K-8 scholarships with a private investment of $28.8 million. BISON is a program that works right now, instead of needing to wait for reform and policy changes. BISON is a prime way for thousands of children to have immediate access to a safe, quality, and values-based education.

This school year, there are over 1,900 BISON Scholars in 85 different schools across Western New York.

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The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 95.43 four stars
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I Have A Dream Foundation - Los Angeles (CA) 85.94 three stars
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (VA) 92.38 four stars
Alliance for Education (WA) 86.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund
284 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
tel: (716) 854-0869
EIN: 16-1477288

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Board Leadership

Paul D. Bauer
President

CEO

Amy E. Popadick
Executive Director