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BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development)

In Business to Learn

two stars

79.54

P.O. Box 3316 Redwood City, CA 94064
tel: (650) 688-5840   Web Site
EIN: 94-3386695

Board Leadership
Ajay Agarwal & Eldridge Gray
Co-Chairs

CEO
Ayele Shakur
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.54 two stars
  Financial 71.35 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development) is a national nonprofit that uses entrepreneurship education as the motivator to get low income students interested in applying to and attending a four-year college.

BUILD's unique program offers students a four year entrepreneurship experience designed to reinforce the Common Core, develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As they journey through high school, BUILD provides students with support in navigating the college application process and the opportunity to explore college and career options, while expanding their businesses or opting into community internships.

Today, BUILD operates 5 regional programs in: the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; and, starting in September, 2016, New York City

BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development) is a national nonprofit that uses entrepreneurship education as the motivator to get low income students interested in applying to and attending a four-year college.

BUILD's unique program offers students a four year entrepreneurship experience designed to reinforce the Common Core, develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As they journey through high school, BUILD provides students with support in navigating the college application process and the opportunity to explore college and career options, while expanding their businesses or opting into community internships.

Today, BUILD operates 5 regional programs in: the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; and, starting in September, 2016, New York City

Financial

two stars

71.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development) (CA) 79.54 two stars
Pando Initiative (KS) 90.25 four stars
Healthcorps (NY) 89.57 three stars
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (TX) 87.31 three stars
Youth Guidance (IL) 91.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,704,731
   Federated Campaigns $6,982
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,128,555
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $174,657
Total Contributions $10,014,925
   Program Service Revenue $167,799
Total Primary Revenue $10,182,724
   Other Revenue $-316,603
TOTAL REVENUE $9,866,121
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,191,950
   Administrative Expenses $1,316,367
   Fundraising Expenses $1,827,406
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,335,723
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $530,398
   
Net Assets $2,642,338

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
Senior Year $3,793,557 61.3%
Freshman Year $1,432,077 23.1%
Sophomore Year $567,755 9.2%
Junior Year $398,561 6.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 79.54 two stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 82.94 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 87.93 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.34 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.10 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.82 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 90.15 four stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 90.12 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 94-3386695
Name in IRS Master File BUSINESSES UNITED IN INVESTING LENDING AND DEVELOPMENT
NTEE Code S40
NTEE Classification Business and Industry
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 August, 2001
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
$215,745 2.31% Suzanne Mckechnie Klahr CEO & Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$227,522 2.43% Charles Salter President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development) (CA) 79.54 two stars
Bible in the Schools (TN) 88.41 three stars
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 96.46 four stars
Project GRAD Los Angeles (CA) 86.84 three stars
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 95.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development)
P.O. Box 3316
Redwood City, CA 94064
tel: (650) 688-5840
EIN: 94-3386695

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Board Leadership

Ajay Agarwal & Eldridge Gray
Co-Chairs

CEO

Ayele Shakur
Chief Executive Officer

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