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The Opportunity Network

Opening doors for a new generation of leaders

three stars

89.86

85 Broad Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (646) 237-4090   Web Site
EIN: 43-1984494

Board Leadership
Daniel O'Keefe
Chair

CEO
AiLun Ku
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.86 three stars
  Financial 90.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Opportunity Network (OppNet) levels the playing field for young people from underserved communities throughout New York City by creating access for them to best fit colleges, professional networks, and career opportunities. In our founding six-year Fellows program, students receive critical college access and success training, career exposure, and professional development and network building opportunities, leading them to graduate with the skills, experience, and network to fulfill their potential. Additionally, OppNet works with schools and youth-serving organizations nationwide through our Career Fluency® Partnerships program. OppNet leads partners through the process of adapting our effective curriculum into their existing programs to amplify college and career outcomes for their students.

The Opportunity Network (OppNet) levels the playing field for young people from underserved communities throughout New York City by creating access for them to best fit colleges, professional networks, and career opportunities. In our founding six-year Fellows program, students receive critical college access and success training, career exposure, and professional development and network building opportunities, leading them to graduate with the skills, experience, and network to fulfill their potential. Additionally, OppNet works with schools and youth-serving organizations nationwide through our Career Fluency® Partnerships program. OppNet leads partners through the process of adapting our effective curriculum into their existing programs to amplify college and career outcomes for their students.

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Financial

four stars

90.81

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 29.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Opportunity Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Opportunity Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Opportunity Network (NY) 89.86 three stars
The Shawn Carter Foundation (FL) 85.81 three stars
GreatSchools (CA) 86.76 three stars
OneGoal (IL) 91.21 four stars
Chicago Scholars Foundation (IL) 94.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,465,226
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,014,531
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,479,757
   Program Service Revenue $136,467
Total Primary Revenue $4,616,224
   Other Revenue $12,575
TOTAL REVENUE $4,628,799
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,205,496
   Administrative Expenses $540,900
   Fundraising Expenses $589,868
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,336,264
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-707,465
   
Net Assets $3,417,764

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
2018-08 12/20/2019 89.86 three stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 89.50 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 87.50 three stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 85.58 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 84.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 05/01/2015 84.93 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 87.37 three stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 86.44 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 43-1984494
Name in IRS Master File THE NEW YORK OPPORTUNITY NETWORK INC
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable 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 January, 2003
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$240,000 4.49% Jessica Pliska Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Opportunity Network (NY) 89.86 three stars
Chicago Scholars Foundation (IL) 94.44 four stars
Khan Academy (CA) 92.02 four stars
College Possible (MN) 91.28 four stars
AAUW - American Association of University Women (DC) 85.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Opportunity Network
85 Broad Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (646) 237-4090
fax: (646) 736-5569
EIN: 43-1984494

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Board Leadership

Daniel O'Keefe
Chair

CEO

AiLun Ku
President, CEO

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