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Public Education Foundation

Transforming Public Education

three stars

87.28

100 East Tenth Street Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37402
tel: (423) 265-9403   Web Site
EIN: 62-1356764

Board Leadership
John F. Germ
Chair

CEO
Daniel D. Challener
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.28 three stars
  Financial 85.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Public Education Foundation (PEF), we believe there's nothing more important to our community's future than strengthening our public schools. For almost twenty-five years, PEF has provided training, research and resources to teachers, principals and schools in Hamilton County and surrounding areas. Our initiatives give each student access to quality teachers and leaders and, in particular, provide support for reading and writing. Our mission is simple: we want to increase student achievement so all students succeed in learning and in life.

At Public Education Foundation (PEF), we believe there's nothing more important to our community's future than strengthening our public schools. For almost twenty-five years, PEF has provided training, research and resources to teachers, principals and schools in Hamilton County and surrounding areas. Our initiatives give each student access to quality teachers and leaders and, in particular, provide support for reading and writing. Our mission is simple: we want to increase student achievement so all students succeed in learning and in life.

Financial

three stars

85.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.94
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,922,490
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,397
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $582,582
Total Contributions $3,584,469
   Program Service Revenue $22,650
Total Primary Revenue $3,607,119
   Other Revenue $303,371
TOTAL REVENUE $3,910,490
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,472,377
   Administrative Expenses $667,391
   Fundraising Expenses $175,383
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,315,151
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-404,661
   
Net Assets $13,882,515

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
Teacher Residency $1,070,205 30.8%
VW E-Labs $411,787 11.9%
Step-Up Initiative $351,918 10.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 87.28 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.43 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.64 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.03 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.54 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 87.83 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 89.80 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 62-1356764
Name in IRS Master File CHATTANOOGA-HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND
NTEE Code B20
NTEE Classification Elementary, Secondary Education, K - 12
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 January, 1989
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$230,970 5.35% Daniel D. Challener President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Education Foundation (TN) 87.28 three stars
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The Trinity Forum (DC) 93.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Education Foundation
100 East Tenth Street
Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37402
tel: (423) 265-9403
fax: (423) 265-9832
EIN: 62-1356764

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Board Leadership

John F. Germ
Chair

CEO

Daniel D. Challener
President

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