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California Charter Schools Association

Empowering parents and educators to unleash a new era of innovation within public education

three stars

88.22

250 East 1st Street Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 244-1446   Web Site
EIN: 51-0465703

Board Leadership
Margaret Fortune
Chair

CEO
Myrna Castrejón
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.22 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2003, the vision of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is to empower parents and educators to unleash a new era of innovation within public education so that highly autonomous and accountable schools of choice provide quality learning opportunities for all California students. The Mission of CCSA is to enable their members to increase the number of students attending quality charter schools in California as quickly as possible by securing policy wins supportive of charter schools and providing the supports necessary to open and expand quality charter schools.

Founded in 2003, the vision of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is to empower parents and educators to unleash a new era of innovation within public education so that highly autonomous and accountable schools of choice provide quality learning opportunities for all California students. The Mission of CCSA is to enable their members to increase the number of students attending quality charter schools in California as quickly as possible by securing policy wins supportive of charter schools and providing the supports necessary to open and expand quality charter schools.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 57.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Charter Schools Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Charter Schools Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 88.22 three stars
Pinellas Education Foundation (FL) 93.39 four stars
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (KY) 90.86 four stars
San Francisco Education Fund (CA) 97.17 four stars
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GA) 86.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,945,880
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,034,862
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $250,000
   Government Grants $511,943
Total Contributions $20,742,685
   Program Service Revenue $2,669,438
Total Primary Revenue $23,412,123
   Other Revenue $14,786
TOTAL REVENUE $23,426,909
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,027,735
   Administrative Expenses $2,843,523
   Fundraising Expenses $409,513
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,280,771
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-853,862
   
Net Assets $10,931,854

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
Advocacy $11,442,552 54.4%
Member Services $3,838,254 18.3%
Research and Communications $2,889,139 13.7%
Charter School Growth Fund $2,857,790 13.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.22 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.34 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.22 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.52 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.91 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.87 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 87.17 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 51-0465703
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOL CONSORTIUM
NTEE Code B19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$312,822 1.28% Jed Wallace CEO, President $12,178

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 88.22 three stars
EdChoice (IN) 92.71 four stars
National College Access Network (DC) 88.22 three stars
New Profit (MA) 88.22 three stars
Research for Action (PA) 89.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Charter Schools Association
250 East 1st Street
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 244-1446
fax: (916) 415-1093
EIN: 51-0465703

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Board Leadership

Margaret Fortune
Chair

CEO

Myrna Castrejón
President and CEO

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