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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Denver Scholarship Foundation

College. It's Possible.

three stars

82.38

Denver Scholarship Foundation 789 Sherman Street Suite 610
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (303) 951-4140   Web Site
EIN: 20-5143175

Board Leadership
Cathy McClain Finlon
Chair

CEO
Nate Easley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.38 three stars
  Financial 76.41 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

76.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Scholarship Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Scholarship Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Scholarship Foundation (CO) 82.38 three stars
10,000 Degrees (CA) 92.29 four stars
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (CA) 91.78 four stars
SHRM Foundation (VA) 90.88 four stars
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (DC) 94.69 four stars

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For many students in Denver, continuing their education beyond high school doesn't seem like a viable option. Most often, it's not low grades or lack of extracurricular activities keeping them from pursuing their dreams. There are thousands of intelligent, hard-working individuals facing the most intimidating barrier to college of all -- they think it just isn't possible. But the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is changing that. DSF inspires and empowers Denver Public School students to enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions of higher education by providing the tools knowledge, and financial resources essential for success.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,574,671
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,212,056
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,525,908
Total Contributions $5,312,635
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,312,635
   Other Revenue $308,600
TOTAL REVENUE $5,621,235
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,059,130
   Administrative Expenses $591,493
   Fundraising Expenses $966,580
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,617,203
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,995,968
   
Net Assets $27,803,864

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
Scholarships $3,732,956 61.6%
Future Centers/College Access $2,326,174 38.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 82.38 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 84.02 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 74.18 two stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 81.13 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 20-5143175
Name in IRS Master File DENVER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational 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, 2007
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$153,689 2.01% Nathaniel Easley Executive Director

For many students in Denver, continuing their education beyond high school doesn't seem like a viable option. Most often, it's not low grades or lack of extracurricular activities keeping them from pursuing their dreams. There are thousands of intelligent, hard-working individuals facing the most intimidating barrier to college of all -- they think it just isn't possible. But the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is changing that. DSF inspires and empowers Denver Public School students to enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions of higher education by providing the tools knowledge, and financial resources essential for success.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Scholarship Foundation (CO) 82.38 three stars
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UNCF (DC) 94.94 four stars
ACCESS College Foundation (VA) 92.87 four stars
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (VA) 92.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denver Scholarship Foundation
Denver Scholarship Foundation 789 Sherman Street
Suite 610
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (303) 951-4140
fax: (303) 951-4143
EIN: 20-5143175

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Board Leadership

Cathy McClain Finlon
Chair

CEO

Nate Easley
Executive Director

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