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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Bottom Line

Helping thousands of low-income students

four stars

90.78

50 Milk Street 16th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 524-8833   Web Site
EIN: 04-3351427

Board Leadership
Kevin E. Connolly
Chair

CEO
Steve Colón
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.78 four stars
  Financial 89.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bottom Line is dedicated to helping disadvantaged students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. We achieve this mission by providing low-income and first-generation students with one-on-one guidance through the application process and during college. Since 1997, Bottom Line has addressed the low college graduation rates of at-risk urban youth. Our organization was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process and throughout college to succeed. By providing consistent one-on-one support, Bottom Line has helped thousands of low-income and first-generation students stay in college and complete their degrees

Bottom Line is dedicated to helping disadvantaged students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. We achieve this mission by providing low-income and first-generation students with one-on-one guidance through the application process and during college. Since 1997, Bottom Line has addressed the low college graduation rates of at-risk urban youth. Our organization was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process and throughout college to succeed. By providing consistent one-on-one support, Bottom Line has helped thousands of low-income and first-generation students stay in college and complete their degrees

Financial

three stars

89.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bottom Line on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bottom Line on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bottom Line (MA) 90.78 four stars
Chicago Scholars Foundation (IL) 91.97 four stars
OneGoal (IL) 91.31 four stars
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) (NY) 97.86 four stars
Khan Academy (CA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,124,278
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,448,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,572,778
   Program Service Revenue $805,608
Total Primary Revenue $14,378,386
   Other Revenue $259,887
TOTAL REVENUE $14,638,273
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,407,183
   Administrative Expenses $569,883
   Fundraising Expenses $1,750,505
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,727,571
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,910,702
   
Net Assets $10,921,124

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
College & Financial Aid Advising $10,407,183 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 90.78 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.92 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.49 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 88.89 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.76 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.66 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 94.14 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 90.79 four 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 04-3351427
Name in IRS Master File BOTTOM LINE INC
NTEE Code S99
NTEE Classification Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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 April, 1997
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
$88,623 0.69% Steve Colon CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$163,219 1.28% Gregory Johnson Interim CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bottom Line (MA) 90.78 four stars
Progressive Agriculture Foundation (AL) 88.79 three stars
The Opportunity Network (NY) 93.10 four stars
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) (NY) 97.86 four stars
Students Rising Above (CA) 88.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bottom Line
50 Milk Street
16th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 524-8833
EIN: 04-3351427

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Board Leadership

Kevin E. Connolly
Chair

CEO

Steve Colón
Chief Executive Officer

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