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Education Writers Association

Dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of education coverage

four stars

92.02

3516 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
tel: (202) 452-9830   Web Site
EIN: 23-7439790

Board Leadership
Greg Toppo
President

CEO
Caroline W. Hendrie
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1947, the Education Writers Association (EWA) is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of education coverage to create a better-informed society. The Association's purpose is to advance the stature of education writing through the press and other media of communication and to further the state of the art of education writing through educational programs designed for the benefit of all education writers. As the national professional organization of members of the media who specialize in education, EWA has worked for more than 60 years to help journalists get the story right.

Founded in 1947, the Education Writers Association (EWA) is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of education coverage to create a better-informed society. The Association's purpose is to advance the stature of education writing through the press and other media of communication and to further the state of the art of education writing through educational programs designed for the benefit of all education writers. As the national professional organization of members of the media who specialize in education, EWA has worked for more than 60 years to help journalists get the story right.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 12.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Education Writers Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Education Writers Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Writers Association (DC) 92.02 four stars
Afterschool Alliance (DC) 90.58 four stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 88.63 three stars
New Teacher Center (CA) 87.00 three stars
Healthy Schools Campaign (IL) 87.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,414,940
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $22,041
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,436,981
   Program Service Revenue $171,450
Total Primary Revenue $2,608,431
   Other Revenue $73,189
TOTAL REVENUE $2,681,620
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,776,702
   Administrative Expenses $250,500
   Fundraising Expenses $49,117
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,076,319
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-394,699
   
Net Assets $3,439,021

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Education Writers Association has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 90.26 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 89.48 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 89.48 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.97 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 91.31 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 86.41 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 23-7439790
Name in IRS Master File EDUCATION WRITERS ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (92) Literary activities
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
(914) Achievement prizes or awards
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 April, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$192,326 6.25% Caroline Hendrie Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Writers Association (DC) 92.02 four stars
The Edible Schoolyard Project (CA) 87.39 three stars
Jacksonville Public Education Fund (FL) 87.37 three stars
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (FL) 90.99 four stars
The NEA Foundation (DC) 90.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Education Writers Association
3516 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
tel: (202) 452-9830
fax: (202) 452-9837
EIN: 23-7439790

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Board Leadership

Greg Toppo
President

CEO

Caroline W. Hendrie
Executive Director

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