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Junior Achievement of Chicago

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

87.49

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
Tom Staab
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.49
  Financial 82.57
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

82.57

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.86
  Program Expenses Growth -8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 87.49
Junior Achievement of Utah (UT) 89.32
LA Promise Fund (CA) 91.87
The Eagle Academy Foundation Inc. (NY) 86.52
Youth Guidance (IL) 91.93

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,563,411
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,510,486
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,073,897
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,073,897
   Other Revenue $214,154
TOTAL REVENUE $5,288,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,323,866
   Administrative Expenses $940,057
   Fundraising Expenses $649,474
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,913,397
   
Payments to Affiliates $716,137
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-625,346
   
Net Assets $19,394,827

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 $4,323,866 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 87.49
2019-06 05/01/2020 90.22
2018-06 05/01/2019 88.68
2017-06 05/01/2018 90.02
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.99
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.35
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 89.57

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$475,298 8.03% Sandra L. Daffe' President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 87.49
Junior Achievement of South Dakota (SD) 86.65
The Eagle Academy Foundation Inc. (NY) 86.52
Reading Assist Institute (DE) 90.58
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC) 88.72

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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

Tom Staab
President, CEO

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