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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Grand Island Public Schools Foundation

Your Legacy. Their Opportunity.

four stars

90.94

123 South Webb Road Grand Island, NE 68802
tel: (308) 385-5900   Web Site
EIN: 47-0735201

Board Leadership
Kirk Ramsey
President

CEO
Traci Skalberg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.94 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since our beginning in 1983, Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has made it our mission and goal to enhance a tax-funded education by creating additional opportunities for students through philanthropic means. Our generous donors have given us the capacity to invest approximately $1 million annually into programs benefiting students of the Grand Island Public Schools. Programs and projects that fall under our enhancement umbrella include booster clubs, college scholarships for Grand Island Senior High graduates, the renovation of the W.J. Arrasmith Planetarium, the development of district vocational and recreational facilities, teacher and student recognition, alumni relations, the Grand Island Senior High Hall of Honor, the Classroom Mini-Grant Program, and the Student Kindness Fund.

Since our beginning in 1983, Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has made it our mission and goal to enhance a tax-funded education by creating additional opportunities for students through philanthropic means. Our generous donors have given us the capacity to invest approximately $1 million annually into programs benefiting students of the Grand Island Public Schools. Programs and projects that fall under our enhancement umbrella include booster clubs, college scholarships for Grand Island Senior High graduates, the renovation of the W.J. Arrasmith Planetarium, the development of district vocational and recreational facilities, teacher and student recognition, alumni relations, the Grand Island Senior High Hall of Honor, the Classroom Mini-Grant Program, and the Student Kindness Fund.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 122.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 67.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Island Public Schools Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Island Public Schools Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation (NE) 90.94 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,689,666
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,689,666
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,689,666
   Other Revenue $892,139
TOTAL REVENUE $3,581,805
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,122,414
   Administrative Expenses $237,413
   Fundraising Expenses $102,997
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,462,824
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-10,881,019
   
Net Assets $4,207,675

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
Building and Renovation of Memorial Stadium $12,913,666 91.4%
Scholarship Program $1,208,748 8.6%

Ratings History
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 06/01/2020 90.94 four stars
2018-08 07/01/2019 92.71 four stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2016-08 08/01/2017 93.32 four stars
2015-08 06/01/2016 93.32 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-08 03/01/2016 94.20 four stars
2014-08 09/01/2015 94.26 four stars
2013-08 06/01/2014 92.19 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 47-0735201
Name in IRS Master File GRAND ISLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B84
NTEE Classification Alumni Associations
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (34) Alumni association or group
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, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,318 0.48% Traci Skalberg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation (NE) 90.94 four stars
American Friends of IDC (NY) 89.39 three stars
Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (CA) 94.20 four stars
Association of Graduates of the United States Air Force Academy (CO) 95.47 four stars
Peninsula Education Foundation (CA) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Grand Island Public Schools Foundation
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
tel: (308) 385-5900
EIN: 47-0735201

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Board Leadership

Kirk Ramsey
President

CEO

Traci Skalberg
Executive Director

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