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The Opportunity Network

Opening doors for a new generation of leaders

three stars

85.58

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

Board Leadership
Jason Wright
Chair

CEO
Jessica Pliska
Founder and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.58 three stars
  Financial 82.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

82.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
68.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 35.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Opportunity Network (NY) 85.58 three stars
NEED (PA) 85.24 three stars
College Possible (MN) 88.79 three stars
Rainier Scholars (WA) 93.43 four stars
PUENTE Learning Center (CA) 89.73 three stars

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The Opportunity Network is an intensive, six-year program designed to equal the playing field for high-achieving, underserved high school and college students by creating access for them to career opportunities, professional networks and competitive colleges. The Opportunity Network believes influential networks are essential ingredients for success not emphasized in career development programs for youth, so we take an innovative approach by underscoring the power of personal connections and professional relationships as vital complements to skills and experience. Through interaction with executives, intensive networking training, coursework in careers, internships and college counseling, our students dramatically change the course of their futures.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,226,632
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,851,335
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,077,967
   Program Service Revenue $176,999
Total Primary Revenue $4,254,966
   Other Revenue $7,500
TOTAL REVENUE $4,262,466
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,960,575
   Administrative Expenses $381,827
   Fundraising Expenses $538,087
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,880,489
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,381,977
   
Net Assets $2,523,195

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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
$144,127 5.00% Jessica Pliska Executive Director

The Opportunity Network is an intensive, six-year program designed to equal the playing field for high-achieving, underserved high school and college students by creating access for them to career opportunities, professional networks and competitive colleges. The Opportunity Network believes influential networks are essential ingredients for success not emphasized in career development programs for youth, so we take an innovative approach by underscoring the power of personal connections and professional relationships as vital complements to skills and experience. Through interaction with executives, intensive networking training, coursework in careers, internships and college counseling, our students dramatically change the course of their futures.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Opportunity Network (NY) 85.58 three stars
Year Up (MA) 94.28 four stars
OneGoal (IL) 90.81 four stars
College Possible (MN) 88.79 three stars
Center for Excellence in Education (VA) 92.77 four 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

Jason Wright
Chair

CEO

Jessica Pliska
Founder and CEO

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