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Education : Education Policy and Reform

Colorado Education Initiative

Accelerate educational improvement and innovation across Colorado.

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
  Financial 85.00
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
90.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth -18.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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
Pinellas Education Foundation (FL) 94.99
National College Attainment Center (DC) 91.45
Healthy Schools Campaign (IL) 87.37
Children Now (CA) 91.90

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,322,853
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $641,390
Total Contributions $3,964,243
   Program Service Revenue $576,461
Total Primary Revenue $4,540,704
   Other Revenue $9,651
TOTAL REVENUE $4,550,355
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,916,273
   Administrative Expenses $520,623
   Fundraising Expenses $86,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,523,773
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-973,418
   
Net Assets $4,250,146

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 $2,230,969 45.4%
Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative $1,008,927 20.5%
Health and Wellness Initiative $910,525 18.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 86.84
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.84
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.38
2016-12 03/01/2018 85.38
2015-12 04/01/2017 91.34
2014-12 02/01/2017 92.22

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,299 3.60% Rebecca Holmes President and Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 86.84
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GA) 95.11
National College Attainment Center (DC) 91.45
The Mind Trust (IN) 95.05
American Federation for Children Growth Fund (DC) 85.94

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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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