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Collision Repair Education Foundation

Fueling the future of the collision industry by enriching opportunities for students in collision education.

three stars

88.98

5125 Trillium Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
tel: (888) 722-3787   Web Site
EIN: 36-3768028

Board Leadership
Russ Hoffbauer
Chair

CEO
Clark Plucinski
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.98 three stars
  Financial 88.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, the Collision Repair Education Foundation secures donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. The ultimate goal of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the job.

Founded in 1990, the Collision Repair Education Foundation secures donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. The ultimate goal of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the job.

Financial

three stars

88.97

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Collision Repair Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Collision Repair Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Collision Repair Education Foundation (IL) 88.98 three stars
Investigative Reporters & Editors (MO) 90.80 four stars
Second Chance (MD) 86.95 three stars
The Education Foundation of Collier County (FL) 98.23 four stars
Cleveland Leadership Center (OH) 88.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,140,940
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $831,608
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,972,548
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,972,548
   Other Revenue $-321,524
TOTAL REVENUE $11,651,024
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,465,668
   Administrative Expenses $431,149
   Fundraising Expenses $578,156
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,474,973
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $176,051
   
Net Assets $2,527,482

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
Grants to Support Collision Repair Schools $10,465,668 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 08/01/2017 88.98 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 90.58 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.58 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 90.31 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 90.30 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 93.54 four 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 36-3768028
Name in IRS Master File I CAR EDUCATION FOUNDATION
NTEE Code S02
NTEE Classification Management & Technical Assistance
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing 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 August, 1991
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,282 1.73% Clark Plucinski Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Collision Repair Education Foundation (IL) 88.98 three stars
Summit Academy OIC (MN) 91.64 four stars
Great Lakes Women's Business Council (MI) 85.81 three stars
Teaching Matters (NY) 91.77 four stars
Investigative Reporters & Editors (MO) 90.80 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Collision Repair Education Foundation
5125 Trillium Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
tel: (888) 722-3787
fax: (847) 590-1215
EIN: 36-3768028

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Board Leadership

Russ Hoffbauer
Chair

CEO

Clark Plucinski
Executive Director

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