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California Charter Schools Association

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

87.39

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

Board Leadership
Cristina de Jesus
Chair

CEO
Myrna Castrejón
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.39
  Financial 85.97
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

85.97

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 59.0%
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) 87.39
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (KY) 96.63
Afterschool Alliance (DC) 90.79
EdChoice (IN) 92.02
Research for Action (PA) 87.41

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,443,989
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,003,531
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $757,938
Total Contributions $19,205,458
   Program Service Revenue $2,332,369
Total Primary Revenue $21,537,827
   Other Revenue $86,339
TOTAL REVENUE $21,624,166
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,355,909
   Administrative Expenses $3,871,621
   Fundraising Expenses $453,520
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,681,050
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,056,884
   
Net Assets $10,917,898

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 $10,317,802 48.3%
Research and Communications $5,252,894 24.6%
Member Services $3,912,083 18.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2021 87.39
2018-06 02/01/2020 86.08
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.22
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.34
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.22
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.52
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.91
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.87
2012-06 07/01/2013 87.17

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 SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$94,479 0.36% Myrna Castrejon President, CEO --
Other Salaries of Note
$395,617 1.54% Jed Wallace Former President, CEO $43,322

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 87.39
The Mind Trust (IN) 95.05
EdChoice (IN) 92.02
Children Now (CA) 91.90
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (FL) 93.88

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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

Cristina de Jesus
Chair

CEO

Myrna Castrejón
President and CEO

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