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Junior Achievement of Chicago

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

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three stars

88.68

651 West Washington Boulevard Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60661
tel: (312) 715-1300   Web Site
EIN: 36-2170141

Board Leadership
Richard H. Lenny
Chairman

CEO
Sandy Daffe
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.68 three stars
  Financial 85.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Junior Achievement of Chicago is an educational nonprofit bringing financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs into classrooms from kindergarten through high school. JA of Chicago is the largest JA office of more than 120 area offices in the United States and reached an all-time high of 538,984 students during the 2014-2015 school year. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

Junior Achievement of Chicago is an educational nonprofit bringing financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs into classrooms from kindergarten through high school. JA of Chicago is the largest JA office of more than 120 area offices in the United States and reached an all-time high of 538,984 students during the 2014-2015 school year. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of students enrolled
572,167
Total number of classes offered
27,192
Number of volunteers
14,247
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.85
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Junior Achievement of Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Junior Achievement of Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 88.68 three stars
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (WI) 92.74 four stars
Junior Achievement of Central Virginia (VA) 88.81 three stars
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CA) 90.53 four stars
Junior Achievement of Utah (UT) 85.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,974,977
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,517,168
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,492,145
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,492,145
   Other Revenue $734,651
TOTAL REVENUE $7,226,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,593,095
   Administrative Expenses $939,149
   Fundraising Expenses $620,784
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,153,028
   
Payments to Affiliates $202,055
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $73,768
   
Net Assets $20,006,261

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
Education of K-12 Students $5,593,095 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 88.68 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 90.02 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.99 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.35 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 89.57 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 36-2170141
Name in IRS Master File JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CHICAGO
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA
Ruling Date May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$421,967 5.89% Sandra L. Daffe' President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 88.68 three stars
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis (MO) 89.91 three stars
National Archery in the Schools Program (WI) 89.87 three stars
The SEED Foundation (DC) 89.48 three stars
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (WI) 92.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Junior Achievement of Chicago
651 West Washington Boulevard
Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60661
tel: (312) 715-1300
fax: (312) 715-0694
EIN: 36-2170141

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Board Leadership

Richard H. Lenny
Chairman

CEO

Sandy Daffe
President

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