Education : Education Policy and Reform

The Mind Trust

Great schools. Innovative ideas. Every student.

four stars

95.05

1630 North Meridian Street Suite 450
Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 822-8102   Web Site
EIN: 20-4560286

Board Leadership
Jim Schumacher
Chair

CEO
Brandon Brown
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.05 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Great schools are transformative. They improve the lives of the students they serve and create new possibilities for the communities where they are located.

At The Mind Trust, we aim to provide every student in Indianapolis with access to a high-quality, world-class education. We do this by recruiting and developing talented, innovative educators, launching high-quality schools with the conditions for success and engaging neighborhoods and communities to help lead education innovation.

Our Beliefs
Children - no matter their background or circumstances - can excel under the right conditions.
Great teachers and school leaders are the most important ingredients for student success.
Great schools have the autonomy to innovate and make decisions at the school and classroom levels.
Great schools are held accountable for achieving excellent results for their students.
Neighborhoods and communities must help lead educational innovation and transformation

Great schools are transformative. They improve the lives of the students they serve and create new possibilities for the communities where they are located.

At The Mind Trust, we aim to provide every student in Indianapolis with access to a high-quality, world-class education. We do this by recruiting and developing talented, innovative educators, launching high-quality schools with the conditions for success and engaging neighborhoods and communities to help lead education innovation.

Our Beliefs
Children - no matter their background or circumstances - can excel under the right conditions.
Great teachers and school leaders are the most important ingredients for student success.
Great schools have the autonomy to innovate and make decisions at the school and classroom levels.
Great schools are held accountable for achieving excellent results for their students.
Neighborhoods and communities must help lead educational innovation and transformation

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mind Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mind Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,963,567
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,963,567
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,963,567
   Other Revenue $117,672
TOTAL REVENUE $6,081,239
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,976,949
   Administrative Expenses $644,228
   Fundraising Expenses $282,375
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,903,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,822,313
   
Net Assets $10,713,967

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,585 1.40% Brandon Brown CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$291,278 2.44% David Harris Founder and Former CEO

Mission

Great schools are transformative. They improve the lives of the students they serve and create new possibilities for the communities where they are located.

At The Mind Trust, we aim to provide every student in Indianapolis with access to a high-quality, world-class education. We do this by recruiting and developing talented, innovative educators, launching high-quality schools with the conditions for success and engaging neighborhoods and communities to help lead education innovation.

Our Beliefs
Children - no matter their background or circumstances - can excel under the right conditions.
Great teachers and school leaders are the most important ingredients for student success.
Great schools have the autonomy to innovate and make decisions at the school and classroom levels.
Great schools are held accountable for achieving excellent results for their students.
Neighborhoods and communities must help lead educational innovation and transformation

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mind Trust (IN) 95.05 four stars
Research for Action (PA) 87.41 three stars
Excelencia in Education (DC) 91.83 four stars
EdChoice (IN) 92.02 four stars
National Association of Scholars (NY) 92.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Mind Trust
1630 North Meridian Street
Suite 450
Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 822-8102
fax: (317) 822-8149
EIN: 20-4560286

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Board Leadership

Jim Schumacher
Chair

CEO

Brandon Brown
CEO