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BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development)

In Business to Learn

three stars

86.34

2385 Bay Road Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: (650) 688-5840   Web Site
EIN: 94-3386695

Board Leadership
David Marston
Chair

CEO
Suzanne McKechnie Klahr
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.34 three stars
  Financial 81.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
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) 86.34 three stars
School on Wheels, Inc. (CA) 93.91 four stars
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.55 four stars
Project GRAD Los Angeles (CA) 90.86 four stars
Junior Achievement of Georgia (GA) 96.48 four stars

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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

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,543,423
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,478,754
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $280,185
Total Contributions $9,302,362
   Program Service Revenue $40,047
Total Primary Revenue $9,342,409
   Other Revenue $-442,307
TOTAL REVENUE $8,900,102
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,877,937
   Administrative Expenses $1,252,364
   Fundraising Expenses $1,567,125
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,697,426
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $202,676
   
Net Assets $3,214,260

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 Prep Program $5,877,937 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$219,250 2.52% Suzanne M. Klahr Founder and CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$208,750 2.40% Charles Salter President, Chief Operating Officer

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

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development) (CA) 86.34 three stars
The SEED Foundation (DC) 90.80 four stars
Project GRAD Los Angeles (CA) 90.86 four stars
Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties (CA) 87.70 three stars
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (TX) 88.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending & Development)
2385 Bay Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: (650) 688-5840
EIN: 94-3386695

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Board Leadership

David Marston
Chair

CEO

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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