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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

SquashBusters

Nurturing urban youth as students, athletes and citizens

four stars

93.43

795 Columbus Avenue Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
tel: (617) 373-7782   Web Site
EIN: 04-3330698

Board Leadership
John Blasberg
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Greg Zaff
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.43 four stars
  Financial 91.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SquashBusters is a sports-based after-school youth enrichment program located in Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts. We use the sport of squash, in combination with academic enrichment / homework tutoring, community service, school counseling and placement, and summer opportunities to improve the lives of Boston and Lawrence youth. SquashBusters has served more than 500 young people since its 1996 inception. SquashBusters' Mission is to challenge and nurture urban youth- as students, athletes and citizens- so that they recognize and fulfill their fullest potential in life. SquashBusters aims to ensure that all its students graduate from high school, and matriculate to and graduate from college. By doing so, its students grow to become healthy, civic-minded, educated adults.

SquashBusters is a sports-based after-school youth enrichment program located in Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts. We use the sport of squash, in combination with academic enrichment / homework tutoring, community service, school counseling and placement, and summer opportunities to improve the lives of Boston and Lawrence youth. SquashBusters has served more than 500 young people since its 1996 inception. SquashBusters' Mission is to challenge and nurture urban youth- as students, athletes and citizens- so that they recognize and fulfill their fullest potential in life. SquashBusters aims to ensure that all its students graduate from high school, and matriculate to and graduate from college. By doing so, its students grow to become healthy, civic-minded, educated adults.

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Financial

four stars

91.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
71.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.45
  Program Expenses Growth 20.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SquashBusters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SquashBusters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SquashBusters (MA) 93.43 four stars
Pratham USA (TX) 98.23 four stars
First Graduate (CA) 90.80 four stars
Global Kids (NY) 92.55 four stars
East Harlem Tutorial Program (NY) 88.25 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,601,142
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,487,227
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,088,369
   Program Service Revenue $21,005
Total Primary Revenue $3,109,374
   Other Revenue $757,229
TOTAL REVENUE $3,866,603
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,110,003
   Administrative Expenses $374,132
   Fundraising Expenses $427,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,912,027
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $954,576
   
Net Assets $19,522,036

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
Intensive Urban Youth Program $2,110,003 100.0%

Ratings History
SquashBusters has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 93.43 four stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 91.21 four stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 85.95 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 84.08 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 80.18 three stars
2014-08 11/01/2015 75.80 two stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 84.25 three stars
2012-08 08/01/2014 74.33 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 04-3330698
Name in IRS Master File SQUASHBUSTERS INC
NTEE Code O20
NTEE Classification Youth Centers, Clubs, Multipurpose
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (298) Training in sports
(349) Other youth organization or 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 February, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,416 5.95% Greg Zaff Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SquashBusters (MA) 93.43 four stars
Project Success (MN) 88.68 three stars
Partnership with Children (NY) 94.34 four stars
Umoja Student Development Corporation (IL) 93.55 four stars
Grace Place for Children and Families (FL) 95.73 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

SquashBusters
795 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
tel: (617) 373-7782
EIN: 04-3330698

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Board Leadership

John Blasberg
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Greg Zaff
Chief Executive Officer

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