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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

SquashBusters

Nurturing urban youth as students, athletes and citizens

90.10

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.10
  Financial 91.34
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

91.34

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.84
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
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) 90.10
Communities In Schools of Georgia (GA) 88.78
LEAP (CT) 89.14
Breakthrough, Central Texas (TX) 92.37
Global Kids (NY) 89.89

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,801,787
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,431,027
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $379,700
Total Contributions $6,612,514
   Program Service Revenue $10,374
Total Primary Revenue $6,622,888
   Other Revenue $589,354
TOTAL REVENUE $7,212,242
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,359,140
   Administrative Expenses $404,410
   Fundraising Expenses $463,802
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,227,352
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,984,890
   
Net Assets $24,096,841

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 $2,359,140 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 02/01/2022 90.10
2019-06 02/01/2021 90.03
2018-06 09/03/2019 93.43
2016-08 11/01/2017 91.21
2015-08 12/01/2016 85.95
2015-08 11/01/2016 84.08
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.05
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 80.18
2014-08 11/01/2015 75.80
2013-08 04/01/2015 84.25
2012-08 08/01/2014 74.33

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,637 5.56% Greg Zaff CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$243,199 7.53% Christopher Lynch Former COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SquashBusters (MA) 90.10
Overtown Youth Center (FL) 94.07
AIM for Seva (PA) 90.98
Legal Outreach (NY) 86.61
LEAP (CT) 89.14

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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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