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Campaign for College Opportunity

Ensuring that the next generation of Californians has the opportunity to go to college and succeed.

three stars

86.44

1149 South Hill Street Suite 925
Los Angeles, CA 90015
tel: (213) 744-9434   Web Site
EIN: 20-0427622

Board Leadership
Thomas A. Saenz
Chair

CEO
Michele Siqueiros
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.44 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Campaign for College Opportunity is focused on a single mission: to ensure that the next generation of California students has the chance to attend college and succeed in order to keep our workforce and economy strong. The Campaign's work is guided by three main priorities: to engage a broad coalition of California leaders and organizations in support of higher education access and success; to raise public awareness and share research highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing California; and to support policy solutions and reforms to our higher education system so that we can produce the one million additional college graduates our state needs.

The Campaign for College Opportunity is focused on a single mission: to ensure that the next generation of California students has the chance to attend college and succeed in order to keep our workforce and economy strong. The Campaign's work is guided by three main priorities: to engage a broad coalition of California leaders and organizations in support of higher education access and success; to raise public awareness and share research highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing California; and to support policy solutions and reforms to our higher education system so that we can produce the one million additional college graduates our state needs.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 28.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Campaign for College Opportunity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Campaign for College Opportunity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Campaign for College Opportunity (CA) 86.44 three stars
Jacksonville Public Education Fund (FL) 87.37 three stars
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (IL) 85.00 three stars
Research for Action (PA) 91.90 four stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 91.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,245,102
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,245,102
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,245,102
   Other Revenue $7,991
TOTAL REVENUE $1,253,093
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,565,049
   Administrative Expenses $242,335
   Fundraising Expenses $155,521
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,962,905
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,709,812
   
Net Assets $2,386,889

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
Coalition Building, Research & Policy Reform $2,185,438 85.2%
Communications $329,926 12.9%
Lobbying Activities $49,685 1.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 86.44 three stars
2017-12 09/03/2019 86.56 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.96 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 86.54 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.37 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.74 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.97 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 20-0427622
Name in IRS Master File CAMPAIGN FOR COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY
NTEE Code B80
NTEE Classification Student Services, Organizations of Students
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
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 January, 2004
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
$219,000 7.39% Michele Siqueiros President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Campaign for College Opportunity (CA) 86.44 three stars
New Teacher Center (CA) 87.00 three stars
Healthy Schools Campaign (IL) 87.37 three stars
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (KY) 89.05 three stars
Excelencia in Education (DC) 91.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Campaign for College Opportunity
1149 South Hill Street
Suite 925
Los Angeles, CA 90015
tel: (213) 744-9434
fax: (877) 207-3560
EIN: 20-0427622

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Board Leadership

Thomas A. Saenz
Chair

CEO

Michele Siqueiros
President

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