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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Colorado UpLift

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

two stars

79.12

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

Board Leadership
Walt Rakowich
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Dr. Joseph Sanders
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.12 two stars
  Financial 74.58 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 elementary school. 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 success. 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 elementary school. 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 success. Colorado UpLift's overall goal is to empower urban young people to become leaders and productive citizens through long-term, relational support.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of youth mentored
3,794
Number of program sites
123
Number of interactions with youth served
126,550
Number of in-school program sites
21
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

74.58

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.8%
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) 79.12 two stars
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 96.46 four stars
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 86.40 three stars
Pando Initiative (KS) 90.25 four stars
Jones Valley Teaching Farm (AL) 85.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,509,535
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $416,089
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $162,923
Total Contributions $4,088,547
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,088,547
   Other Revenue $31,954
TOTAL REVENUE $4,120,501
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,502,040
   Administrative Expenses $314,475
   Fundraising Expenses $567,004
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,383,519
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,263,018
   
Net Assets $2,968,546

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
Youth Program $4,493,670 99.8%
Employee Assistance Program $8,370 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 79.12 two stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 87.29 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2018 91.08 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.82 three stars
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
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$20,517 0.38% Joe Sanders CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$192,461 3.57% Michael Painter Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado UpLift (CO) 79.12 two stars
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 93.15 four stars
The Education Fund (FL) 86.10 three stars
LA Promise Fund (CA) 93.56 four stars
Junior Achievement of Dallas (TX) 91.05 four 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
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Dr. Joseph Sanders
CEO

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