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Education : Education Policy and Reform

ConnCAN

Great Schools for All.

two stars

76.38

20 Church Street Floor M
Hartford, CT 06103
tel: (203) 772-4017   Web Site
EIN: 20-1612161

Board Leadership
Derrick Diggs
Board Chair

CEO
Subira Gordon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.38 two stars
  Financial 85.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ConnCAN, the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, is leading a movement to improve education outcomes for Connecticut's kids. We bring advocates, policy makers, parents and educators together to change the system and give all kids access to the great public schools they deserve. ConnCAN's focus issues include: protecting progress on landmark education reforms; increasing access to high quality public school options; finding and supporting great teachers and principals; turning around chronically failing schools; developing a fairer funding system for every student; and providing accountability and transparency.

ConnCAN, the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, is leading a movement to improve education outcomes for Connecticut's kids. We bring advocates, policy makers, parents and educators together to change the system and give all kids access to the great public schools they deserve. ConnCAN's focus issues include: protecting progress on landmark education reforms; increasing access to high quality public school options; finding and supporting great teachers and principals; turning around chronically failing schools; developing a fairer funding system for every student; and providing accountability and transparency.

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Financial

three stars

85.32

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth -6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ConnCAN on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ConnCAN on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ConnCAN (CT) 76.38 two stars
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 88.22 three stars
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (IL) 88.56 three stars
The Mind Trust (IN) 95.05 four stars
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 85.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,743,197
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,743,197
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,743,197
   Other Revenue $13,879
TOTAL REVENUE $1,757,076
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,545,516
   Administrative Expenses $308,855
   Fundraising Expenses $158,683
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,013,054
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-255,978
   
Net Assets $1,388,591

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
Education and Public Communication $927,210 60.0%
Research $319,166 20.7%
Policy Analysis & Ideas for Policy Change $299,140 19.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 76.38 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.21 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 90.38 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.77 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.30 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 89.47 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 20-1612161
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT COALITION FOR ACHIEVEMENT NOW INC
NTEE Code B19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
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 April, 2005
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,000 10.18% Jennifer Alexander CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ConnCAN (CT) 76.38 two stars
League of Education Voters Foundation (WA) 87.56 three stars
The Mind Trust (IN) 95.05 four stars
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.92 four stars
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (IL) 88.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

ConnCAN
20 Church Street
Floor M
Hartford, CT 06103
tel: (203) 772-4017
EIN: 20-1612161

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Board Leadership

Derrick Diggs
Board Chair

CEO

Subira Gordon
Executive Director

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