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Education : Adult Education Programs and Services (Grantmaking)

The National GEM Consortium

Providing graduate fellowships in engineering and science

four stars

91.97

1430 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (703) 562-3646   Web Site
EIN: 31-0898802

Board Leadership
Tim M. Archer
Chairman

CEO
Brennon Marcano
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.97 four stars
  Financial 91.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. We are a unique and powerful connection to a national network of universities and employers. This partnership promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce. The employees shaping our nation's ability to remain a global leader in innovation and economic prosperity must fully utilize the talents of all Americans and reflect the country's changing demographics.

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. We are a unique and powerful connection to a national network of universities and employers. This partnership promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce. The employees shaping our nation's ability to remain a global leader in innovation and economic prosperity must fully utilize the talents of all Americans and reflect the country's changing demographics.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Scholarship Program
Program Name: Scholarship Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
National Consortium For Graduate Dgrs Minorities In Engineering grants scholarships to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$39,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $45,000.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of postsecondary scholarship programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of The National GEM Consortium.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. National Consortium For Graduate Dgrs Minorities In Engineering publicly reports data on the dollar value of all scholarships it grants and the number of scholarship recipients, which we use to calculate the additional income that the nonprofit's scholarship program generates.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the increase in income caused by a nonprofit's scholarship program in two steps. First, we compare the estimated postsecondary graduation rate of its scholars to that of comparable students who did not receive a scholarship (the “counterfactual”). Our estimates are drawn from rigorous social science studies of similar scholarship programs. The result is the number of scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Second, we compare the earnings of graduates to non-graduates based on publicly available census data, matching on student demographic characteristics. We apply the earnings boost owing to a degree to those scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Both steps are necessary to properly net out counterfactual successes from observed successes. Otherwise, we would be attributing changes (increase in graduation rate and increase in earnings) to the nonprofit when they would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth 15.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National GEM Consortium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National GEM Consortium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The National GEM Consortium (VA) 91.97 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,037,669
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $450,675
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $45,549
Total Contributions $4,533,893
   Program Service Revenue $349,617
Total Primary Revenue $4,883,510
   Other Revenue $117,282
TOTAL REVENUE $5,000,792
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,806,336
   Administrative Expenses $557,814
   Fundraising Expenses $266,778
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,630,928
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $369,864
   
Net Assets $6,437,591

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
Fellowships and Internships $3,806,336 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 91.97 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 88.86 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.09 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.58 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.56 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.35 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 83.63 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 77.01 two stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 74.01 two 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 31-0898802
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR GRADUATE DGRS MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
(43) Other student aid
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1977
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
$259,897 5.61% Brennon Marcano Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The National GEM Consortium (VA) 91.97 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The National GEM Consortium
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (703) 562-3646
fax: (202) 207-3518
EIN: 31-0898802

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Board Leadership

Tim M. Archer
Chairman

CEO

Brennon Marcano
Chief Executive Officer

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