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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Denver Scholarship Foundation

College. It's Possible.

three stars

84.02

303 East 17th Avenue 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 84.02 three stars
  Financial 78.87 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 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

two stars

78.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Scholarship Foundation (CO) 84.02 three stars
Southern Scholarship Foundation (FL) 87.00 three stars
Foster Care to Success (VA) 89.39 three stars
Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 91.16 four stars
Alliance for Education (WA) 87.89 three 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 $2,250,052
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,068,878
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,080,823
Total Contributions $4,399,753
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,399,753
   Other Revenue $783,161
TOTAL REVENUE $5,182,914
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,377,588
   Administrative Expenses $606,999
   Fundraising Expenses $814,075
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,798,662
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,615,748
   
Net Assets $31,259,382

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 $4,101,859 64.3%
Future Centers/College Access $2,275,729 35.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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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
$140,212 1.79% Nathaniel Easley Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$149,498 1.91% Stephanie Spence Deputy Director for Development

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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Denver Scholarship Foundation (CO) 84.02 three stars
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Simon Youth Foundation (IN) 86.68 three stars
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denver Scholarship Foundation
303 East 17th Avenue
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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