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Breakthrough

Creating first-generation college graduates.

four stars

90.25

1050 East 11th Street Suite 350
Austin, TX 78702
tel: (512) 692-9444   Web Site
EIN: 74-2991346

Board Leadership
Neil Webber
Chair

CEO
Michael Griffith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.25 four stars
  Financial 93.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth 19.6%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breakthrough on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breakthrough on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breakthrough (TX) 90.25 four stars
Communities in Schools of Richmond (VA) 89.48 three stars
Let's Get Ready (NY) 91.51 four stars
College Track (CA) 90.38 four stars
CollegeBound Foundation (MD) 86.57 three stars

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Breakthrough Austin provides out-of-school learning and academic case management from middle school through college to students from low-income communities who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. We believe that all Central Texas children from low-income communities should have the opportunity to go to college. Unfortunately, statistics say this won't happen without significant intervention. In fact, less than 6% of Central Texas middle school students from low-income communities will finish college, and only 11% of low-income high school graduates. To combat this trend, Breakthrough makes a 12-year commitment to successfully guide each of its students and families through the long and complicated process of preparing for, enrolling in and completing college. We believe that by providing innovative educational programs to children and their families, we can replace the cycle of poverty with self-sufficiency.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,497,492
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $549,537
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $513,698
Total Contributions $2,560,727
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,560,727
   Other Revenue $-28,195
TOTAL REVENUE $2,532,532
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,883,746
   Administrative Expenses $248,417
   Fundraising Expenses $268,781
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,400,944
   
Payments to Affiliates $6,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $131,588
   
Net Assets $3,669,446

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.

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Ratings History
Breakthrough has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.25 four stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 90.99 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 74-2991346
Name in IRS Master File BREAKTHROUGH
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,333 4.30% Michael Griffith Executive Director

Breakthrough Austin provides out-of-school learning and academic case management from middle school through college to students from low-income communities who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. We believe that all Central Texas children from low-income communities should have the opportunity to go to college. Unfortunately, statistics say this won't happen without significant intervention. In fact, less than 6% of Central Texas middle school students from low-income communities will finish college, and only 11% of low-income high school graduates. To combat this trend, Breakthrough makes a 12-year commitment to successfully guide each of its students and families through the long and complicated process of preparing for, enrolling in and completing college. We believe that by providing innovative educational programs to children and their families, we can replace the cycle of poverty with self-sufficiency.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breakthrough (TX) 90.25 four stars
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 94.13 four stars
Umoja Student Development Corporation (IL) 90.76 four stars
First Graduate (CA) 88.57 three stars
BestPrep (MN) 87.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Breakthrough
1050 East 11th Street
Suite 350
Austin, TX 78702
tel: (512) 692-9444
fax: (512) 535-4488
EIN: 74-2991346

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Board Leadership

Neil Webber
Chair

CEO

Michael Griffith
Executive Director

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