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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

First Tee of Connecticut

Inspiring young people across the state through the game of golf!

two stars

75.81

55 Golf Club Road Cromwell, CT 06416
tel: (860) 882-1660   Web Site
EIN: 06-1510744

Board Leadership
David Dixon
Chairman

CEO
Mark Moriarty
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.81 two stars
  Financial 77.78 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1997, First Tee of Connecticut's mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. First Tee of Connecticut is an initiative of the Connecticut Golf Foundation which was created to expose golf to underprivileged youth who might not normally have access to the game. Each year, First Tee of Connecticut reaches thousands of youth through a variety of ways including In-School and National School Programs, Group Lessons, Squads, On-Course Team Programs and Summer Camps.

Founded in 1997, First Tee of Connecticut's mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. First Tee of Connecticut is an initiative of the Connecticut Golf Foundation which was created to expose golf to underprivileged youth who might not normally have access to the game. Each year, First Tee of Connecticut reaches thousands of youth through a variety of ways including In-School and National School Programs, Group Lessons, Squads, On-Course Team Programs and Summer Camps.

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Financial

two stars

77.78

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
65.0%
  Administrative Expenses 26.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.51
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Tee of Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Tee of Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Tee of Connecticut (CT) 75.81 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (WA) 90.73 four stars
Girls in the Game (IL) 87.11 three stars
Do Something (NY) 92.73 four stars
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club (CT) 89.70 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $627,094
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $94,406
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $721,500
   Program Service Revenue $166,563
Total Primary Revenue $888,063
   Other Revenue $109,282
TOTAL REVENUE $997,345
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $711,759
   Administrative Expenses $252,231
   Fundraising Expenses $92,409
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,056,399
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-59,054
   
Net Assets $2,495,468

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 75.81 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 72.51 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 74.91 two stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 74.79 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2012-12 09/02/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for First Tee of Connecticut on August 1, 2016 because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory on First Tee of Connecticut because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • The First Tee of Connecticut has historically reported fundraising expenses on their Form 990. However, its FYE 2013 Form 990 listed no fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities only rarely are able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We reached out to The First Tee of Connecticut for clarification, but did not received an adequate explanation prior to publication of this advisory. We were therefore unable to evaluate The First Tee of Connecticut and thus issued this Donor Advisory.
2012-12 07/01/2014 76.62 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 06-1510744
Name in IRS Master File THE CONNECTICUT GOLF FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
(429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 July, 1998
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$38,716 3.66% Mark Moriarty Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$85,664 8.10% David Polk Former President & Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Tee of Connecticut (CT) 75.81 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County (MD) 86.20 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (CA) 91.82 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (CA) 93.52 four stars
Urban Impact (PA) 87.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

First Tee of Connecticut
55 Golf Club Road
Cromwell, CT 06416
tel: (860) 882-1660
fax: (860) 788-6612
EIN: 06-1510744

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Board Leadership

David Dixon
Chairman

CEO

Mark Moriarty
Executive Director

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