Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund

Giving families a choice, giving children a chance

four stars

95.03

P.O. Box 1134 Buffalo, NY 14205
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 95.03 four stars
  Financial 99.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income children living in Western New York. Families awarded a BISON scholarship are able to send their child to a private elementary school of their choice. BISON's goal is to equalize educational opportunities for elementary students by offering low-income families educational options normally denied to them because of cost. Founded in 1995, the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund has grown from helping 200 children to more than 1,800 children today. BISON believes that every child should have the chance to succeed.

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income children living in Western New York. Families awarded a BISON scholarship are able to send their child to a private elementary school of their choice. BISON's goal is to equalize educational opportunities for elementary students by offering low-income families educational options normally denied to them because of cost. Founded in 1995, the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund has grown from helping 200 children to more than 1,800 children today. BISON believes that every child should have the chance to succeed.

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Financial

four stars

99.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
93.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
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 $2,214,122
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $239,700
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,453,822
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,453,822
   Other Revenue $9,009
TOTAL REVENUE $2,462,831
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,270,850
   Administrative Expenses $42,163
   Fundraising Expenses $107,620
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,420,633
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $42,198
   
Net Assets $2,317,957

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,913 3.26% Amy E. Popadick Executive Director

Mission

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income children living in Western New York. Families awarded a BISON scholarship are able to send their child to a private elementary school of their choice. BISON's goal is to equalize educational opportunities for elementary students by offering low-income families educational options normally denied to them because of cost. Founded in 1995, the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund has grown from helping 200 children to more than 1,800 children today. BISON believes that every child should have the chance to succeed.

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Charity Contact Info

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 1134
Buffalo, NY 14205
tel: (716) 854-0869
EIN: 16-1477288

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Board Leadership

Paul D. Bauer
President

CEO

Amy E. Popadick
Executive Director