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Tenacity

game. set. LIFE.

three stars

83.26

38 Everett Street Suite 50
Boston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 562-0900   Web Site
EIN: 04-3452763

Board Leadership
Paul H. Collins
Chair

CEO
Ned Eames
President & Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.26 three stars
  Financial 76.34 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, Tenacity is a Boston-based organization dedicated to helping at-risk urban youth develop skills, build character and find pathways to excellence. Combining tennis and fitness with literacy, tutoring and mentoring activities, Tenacity has served over 20,000 kids through after-school, in school and summer programs. Tenacity's mission is to improve the scholastic, character and physical development of urban youth by combining tennis instruction and academic support with a focus on life skills.

Founded in 1999, Tenacity is a Boston-based organization dedicated to helping at-risk urban youth develop skills, build character and find pathways to excellence. Combining tennis and fitness with literacy, tutoring and mentoring activities, Tenacity has served over 20,000 kids through after-school, in school and summer programs. Tenacity's mission is to improve the scholastic, character and physical development of urban youth by combining tennis instruction and academic support with a focus on life skills.

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Financial

two stars

76.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tenacity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tenacity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tenacity (MA) 83.26 three stars
Living Classrooms Foundation (MD) 90.59 four stars
The Fund for American Studies (DC) 86.50 three stars
Denver Kids, Inc. (CO) 85.02 three stars
A Child's Place (NC) 85.40 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,350,590
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $382,880
Total Contributions $2,733,470
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,733,470
   Other Revenue $705,271
TOTAL REVENUE $3,438,741
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,710,657
   Administrative Expenses $659,716
   Fundraising Expenses $595,219
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,965,592
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-526,851
   
Net Assets $3,079,177

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
Tennis Instruction & Academic Support $2,710,657 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 07/01/2019 83.26 three stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 83.94 three stars
2016-08 09/01/2017 92.55 four stars
2015-08 07/01/2016 91.19 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 92.09 four stars
2013-08 08/01/2014 84.18 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 04-3452763
Name in IRS Master File TENACITY INC
NTEE Code N66
NTEE Classification Tennis, Racquet Sports Clubs, Leagues
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Educational 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 May, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$246,175 6.20% Edward Eames President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tenacity (MA) 83.26 three stars
SquashBusters (MA) 93.43 four stars
Let's Get Ready (NY) 90.17 four stars
LEAP (CT) 85.94 three stars
Partnership with Children (NY) 94.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tenacity
38 Everett Street
Suite 50
Boston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 562-0900
fax: (617) 562-0911
EIN: 04-3452763

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Board Leadership

Paul H. Collins
Chair

CEO

Ned Eames
President & Founder

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