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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Umoja Student Development Corporation

Equipping young people to succeed in college

four stars

92.25

910 West Van Buren Street Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (773) 312-3898   Web Site
EIN: 36-4263664

Board Leadership
Sharon Lindstrom
President

CEO
Kara Allen Soldati
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.25 four stars
  Financial 91.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Umoja equips young people to succeed in college and confidently claim their future. We do this by building a web of dynamic relationships that brings together schools, families and community partners to bridge the gap between the talents and ambitions of low-income youth and the resources they need to thrive. Umoja believes that education is the great equalizer. If we as a community are serious about Chicago standing as a competitive global city, then we must be equally serious about educating each and every one of our young people in every Chicago neighborhood.

Umoja equips young people to succeed in college and confidently claim their future. We do this by building a web of dynamic relationships that brings together schools, families and community partners to bridge the gap between the talents and ambitions of low-income youth and the resources they need to thrive. Umoja believes that education is the great equalizer. If we as a community are serious about Chicago standing as a competitive global city, then we must be equally serious about educating each and every one of our young people in every Chicago neighborhood.

Financial

four stars

91.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Umoja Student Development Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Umoja Student Development Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Umoja Student Development Corporation (IL) 92.25 four stars
SEEDS – Access Changes Everything (NJ) 90.57 four stars
National Guard Youth Foundation (DC) 91.72 four stars
Venture Philanthropy Partners (DC) 88.22 three stars
Grace Place for Children and Families (FL) 95.61 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,713,689
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $200,255
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $170,000
Total Contributions $2,083,944
   Program Service Revenue $812,871
Total Primary Revenue $2,896,815
   Other Revenue $13,520
TOTAL REVENUE $2,910,335
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,578,875
   Administrative Expenses $325,701
   Fundraising Expenses $302,517
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,207,093
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-296,758
   
Net Assets $2,376,169

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
Restorative Justice Model $1,202,195 46.6%
College & Career Readiness Program $910,074 35.3%
Professional Development Training $466,606 18.1%

Ratings History
Umoja Student Development Corporation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 92.25 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 93.55 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.18 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 90.76 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.50 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.47 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 36-4263664
Name in IRS Master File UMOJA STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
NTEE Code B30
NTEE Classification Vocational, Technical Schools
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational 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 July, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,207 3.74% Ilana Walden Acting CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$112,235 3.49% Ted Christians Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Umoja Student Development Corporation (IL) 92.25 four stars
826 Valencia (CA) 95.72 four stars
The Immokalee Foundation (FL) 95.24 four stars
Legal Outreach (NY) 86.61 three stars
The TEAK Fellowship (NY) 96.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Umoja Student Development Corporation
910 West Van Buren Street
Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (773) 312-3898
fax: (773) 496-1606
EIN: 36-4263664

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Board Leadership

Sharon Lindstrom
President

CEO

Kara Allen Soldati
Chief Executive Officer

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