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Breakthrough, Central Texas

Creating first-generation college graduates.

four stars

90.21

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

Board Leadership
Eva Garza-Nyer
Chair

CEO
Michael Griffith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.21 four stars
  Financial 93.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

93.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.49
  Program Expenses Growth 20.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breakthrough, Central Texas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breakthrough, Central Texas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breakthrough, Central Texas (TX) 90.21 four stars
Monarch School Project (CA) 97.56 four stars
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) (MA) 87.50 three stars
Project Success (MN) 88.31 three stars
Communities In Schools National Office (VA) 96.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,516,094
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $576,855
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $813,333
Total Contributions $4,906,282
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,906,282
   Other Revenue $-32,228
TOTAL REVENUE $4,874,054
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,270,911
   Administrative Expenses $366,883
   Fundraising Expenses $566,138
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,203,932
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $670,122
   
Net Assets $5,377,468

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Breakthrough, Central Texas has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 90.21 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 90.24 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.18 four stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,000 3.06% Michael Griffith Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breakthrough, Central Texas (TX) 90.21 four stars
Monarch School Project (CA) 97.56 four stars
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CFES Brilliant Pathways (NY) 86.42 three stars
The Fund for American Studies (DC) 86.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Breakthrough, Central Texas
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

Eva Garza-Nyer
Chair

CEO

Michael Griffith
Executive Director

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