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The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Creating community ownership in the success of every child.

four stars

91.16

431 West Main Street Suite E
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
tel: (405) 604-5977   Web Site
EIN: 73-1222182

Board Leadership
Percy Kirk
Chairman

CEO
Mary Mélon
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to advance excellence, create champions and build strong community support for lasting change in Oklahoma City Public Schools. There are many challenges that face OKCPS and the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools is committed to providing hope and opportunity for every single child. With your support, The Foundation is able to train bilingual teachers, match donations made to DonorsChoose.org, manage the new Partners In Action initiative that connects community partners with local schools and a host of other efforts that are making a real difference in the lives of our students.

Our mission is to advance excellence, create champions and build strong community support for lasting change in Oklahoma City Public Schools. There are many challenges that face OKCPS and the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools is committed to providing hope and opportunity for every single child. With your support, The Foundation is able to train bilingual teachers, match donations made to DonorsChoose.org, manage the new Partners In Action initiative that connects community partners with local schools and a host of other efforts that are making a real difference in the lives of our students.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.23
  Program Expenses Growth -7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools (OK) 91.16 four stars
Rosenberg Fund for Children (MA) 91.81 four stars
Fabretto (IL) 86.21 three stars
West Point Association of Graduates (NY) 93.17 four stars
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation (NE) 92.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,090,735
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $133,622
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,224,357
   Program Service Revenue $18,534
Total Primary Revenue $2,242,891
   Other Revenue $64,658
TOTAL REVENUE $2,307,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,207,869
   Administrative Expenses $37,223
   Fundraising Expenses $51,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,296,790
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,010,759
   
Net Assets $3,108,435

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
Donors Choose $505,104 41.8%
Partners in Action $249,779 20.7%
Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Project $102,912 8.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 91.16 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.39 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.43 four 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 73-1222182
Name in IRS Master File OKLAHOMA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code B12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,767 11.62% Mary Melon CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools (OK) 91.16 four stars
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (NY) 95.94 four stars
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation (NE) 92.71 four stars
Palo Alto Partners in Education (CA) 88.98 three stars
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Foundation (TX) 86.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools
431 West Main Street
Suite E
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
tel: (405) 604-5977
EIN: 73-1222182

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Board Leadership

Percy Kirk
Chairman

CEO

Mary Mélon
President and CEO

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