Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Junior Achievement of Chicago

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

four stars

90.22

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 90.22 four stars
  Financial 88.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 August 2020, 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

88.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,388,785
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,844,715
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,233,500
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,233,500
   Other Revenue $743,315
TOTAL REVENUE $6,976,815
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,501,658
   Administrative Expenses $879,499
   Fundraising Expenses $701,068
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,082,225
   
Payments to Affiliates $137,275
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-105,410
   
Net Assets $20,020,173

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$457,575 6.46% Sandra L. Daffe' President

Mission

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.

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Youth Guidance (IL) 92.21 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