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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Empowering young people to own their economic success

four stars

96.01

741 Kenmoor Avenue SE Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
tel: (616) 575-9080   Web Site
EIN: 38-1557861

Board Leadership
William B. Kessel
Chairperson of the Board

CEO
Bill Coderre
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.01 four stars
  Financial 96.04 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (JAMGL) exists to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. We are part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a global organization that offers high-quality economic education programs to over 9.7 million students in 123 countries. This is accomplished through Junior Achievement's diversified product line of interactive, experiential economic education programs covering concepts in financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. Volunteers from local businesses and organizations elect to deliver these K-12 programs over the course of 5-12 weeks depending on grade level. During the 2018-2019 academic year, our organization served more than 69,000 young people in nearly 328 schools with the help of more than 1,700 volunteers.

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (JAMGL) exists to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. We are part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a global organization that offers high-quality economic education programs to over 9.7 million students in 123 countries. This is accomplished through Junior Achievement's diversified product line of interactive, experiential economic education programs covering concepts in financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. Volunteers from local businesses and organizations elect to deliver these K-12 programs over the course of 5-12 weeks depending on grade level. During the 2018-2019 academic year, our organization served more than 69,000 young people in nearly 328 schools with the help of more than 1,700 volunteers.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of Students who Demonstrate an Increased Knowledge in Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship.
47,911
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.92
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (MI) 96.01 four stars
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC) 86.15 three stars
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education (NY) 92.27 four stars
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 93.15 four stars
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay (FL) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,933,806
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $889,834
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,823,640
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,823,640
   Other Revenue $106,188
TOTAL REVENUE $3,929,828
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,650,171
   Administrative Expenses $187,699
   Fundraising Expenses $234,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,072,401
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,857,427
   
Net Assets $8,818,710

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 96.01 four stars
2019-06 05/01/2020 93.68 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.94 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 91.98 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.02 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.14 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.97 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 88.89 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 38-1557861
Name in IRS Master File JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA
Ruling Date May, 1994
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,188 11.63% William Coderre President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (MI) 96.01 four stars
Reading Assist Institute (DE) 88.62 three stars
Project GRAD Los Angeles (CA) 86.84 three stars
Junior Achievement of Arizona (AZ) 89.62 three stars
Junior Achievement of New Jersey (NJ) 85.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
741 Kenmoor Avenue SE
Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
tel: (616) 575-9080
fax: (616) 575-9028
EIN: 38-1557861

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Board Leadership

William B. Kessel
Chairperson of the Board

CEO

Bill Coderre
President

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