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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Colorado UpLift

Building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth

four stars

90.64

400 W. 48th Ave. Suite 250
Denver, CO 80216
tel: (303) 830-6615   Web Site
EIN: 84-0889330

Board Leadership
Walt Rakowich
Chair

CEO
Mike Painter
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.64 four stars
  Financial 89.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, Colorado UpLift offers a unique, comprehensive solution to the issues faced by urban kids. Colorado UpLift provides full-time, salaried teachers, who begin building relationships with kids in 2nd and 3rd grade. Staff follow students from grade to grade until they graduate from high school and go on to pursue post-secondary education. Along the way, staff members teach classes, mentor kids, build resiliency and prepare kids for college. Colorado UpLift's overall goal is to empower urban young people to become leaders and productive citizens through long-term, relational support.

Founded in 1982, Colorado UpLift offers a unique, comprehensive solution to the issues faced by urban kids. Colorado UpLift provides full-time, salaried teachers, who begin building relationships with kids in 2nd and 3rd grade. Staff follow students from grade to grade until they graduate from high school and go on to pursue post-secondary education. Along the way, staff members teach classes, mentor kids, build resiliency and prepare kids for college. Colorado UpLift's overall goal is to empower urban young people to become leaders and productive citizens through long-term, relational support.

Financial

three stars

89.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado UpLift on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado UpLift on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado UpLift (CO) 90.64 four stars
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 86.00 three stars
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 90.55 four stars
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (OK) 90.28 four stars
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education (NY) 89.00 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,242,599
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $36,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $125,511
Total Contributions $4,404,110
   Program Service Revenue $16,000
Total Primary Revenue $4,420,110
   Other Revenue $423,811
TOTAL REVENUE $4,843,921
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,586,278
   Administrative Expenses $488,854
   Fundraising Expenses $528,744
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,603,876
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-759,955
   
Net Assets $5,102,814

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.64 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.70 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 88.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.28 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.91 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 84.06 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 84-0889330
Name in IRS Master File COLORADO UPLIFT
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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, 1982
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,005 3.10% Michael Painter Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado UpLift (CO) 90.64 four stars
REAL School Gardens (DC) 89.30 three stars
GPS Education Partners (WI) 90.15 four stars
Young Womens Preparatory Network (TX) 91.51 four stars
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 89.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Colorado UpLift
400 W. 48th Ave.
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80216
tel: (303) 830-6615
fax: (303) 830-6763
EIN: 84-0889330

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Board Leadership

Walt Rakowich
Chair

CEO

Mike Painter
CEO

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