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Colorado Education Initiative

Accelerate educational improvement and innovation across Colorado.

three stars

86.84

600 17th Street Suite 1400N
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 736-6477   Web Site
EIN: 26-1597530

Board Leadership
George Sparks
Chair

CEO
Rebecca Holmes
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.84 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2007, The Colorado Education Initiative is an independent non-profit that collaborates with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), schools and districts across the state to accelerate achievement for all Colorado students. We believe every student can reach his or her full potential with the right set of supports. This means that every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work, and life, and to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond. Our innovative partnership with CDE and schools and districts in communities across Colorado help us find innovative ways to reach every learner, every day.

Founded in 2007, The Colorado Education Initiative is an independent non-profit that collaborates with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), schools and districts across the state to accelerate achievement for all Colorado students. We believe every student can reach his or her full potential with the right set of supports. This means that every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work, and life, and to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond. Our innovative partnership with CDE and schools and districts in communities across Colorado help us find innovative ways to reach every learner, every day.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth -10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado Education Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado Education Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 86.84 three stars
National Association of Scholars (NY) 92.11 four stars
ParentChild+ (NY) 94.74 four stars
Center for Inspired Teaching (DC) 90.58 four stars
Afterschool Alliance (DC) 90.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,608,245
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $918,038
Total Contributions $6,526,283
   Program Service Revenue $746,511
Total Primary Revenue $7,272,794
   Other Revenue $5,754
TOTAL REVENUE $7,278,548
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,329,494
   Administrative Expenses $369,868
   Fundraising Expenses $78,344
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,777,706
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $500,842
   
Net Assets $5,223,564

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
Professional Learning Initiative $3,328,355 52.6%
Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative $1,244,301 19.7%
Health and Wellness Initiative $1,072,643 16.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.84 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.38 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 85.38 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 91.34 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 92.22 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 26-1597530
Name in IRS Master File COLORADO EDUCATION INITIATIVE
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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 February, 2009
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,432 2.49% Rebecca Holmes President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 86.84 three stars
The Southern Education Foundation (GA) 90.18 four stars
Healthy Schools Campaign (IL) 87.37 three stars
Advance Illinois (IL) 86.89 three stars
American Federation for Children Growth Fund (DC) 86.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Colorado Education Initiative
600 17th Street
Suite 1400N
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 736-6477
fax: (866) 611-7509
EIN: 26-1597530

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Board Leadership

George Sparks
Chair

CEO

Rebecca Holmes
President & CEO

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