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California Charter Schools Association

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

three stars

89.34

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

Board Leadership
Diane Tavenner
Chair

CEO
Jed Wallace
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.34 three stars
  Financial 89.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

three stars

89.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 14.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 89.34 three stars
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.92 four stars
Center for Education Reform (DC) 89.12 three stars
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 85.38 three stars
Campaign for College Opportunity (CA) 85.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,489,498
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,893,609
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $546,199
Total Contributions $19,929,306
   Program Service Revenue $3,112,773
Total Primary Revenue $23,042,079
   Other Revenue $19,369
TOTAL REVENUE $23,061,448
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,276,916
   Administrative Expenses $3,143,575
   Fundraising Expenses $415,582
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,836,073
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $225,375
   
Net Assets $11,785,716

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 $9,935,026 51.5%
Member Services $3,647,128 18.9%
Charter School Growth Fund $3,171,410 16.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$306,292 1.34% Jed Wallace President, CEO $9,857

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 89.34 three stars
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (KY) 89.91 three stars
Center for Inspired Teaching (DC) 90.58 four stars
Stand for Children Leadership Center (OR) 90.22 four stars
The Southern Education Foundation (GA) 85.20 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

Diane Tavenner
Chair

CEO

Jed Wallace
President and CEO

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