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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Alternatives in Action

Where Youth Choose to Lead

four stars

90.00

3666 Grand Avenue Suite A
Oakland, CA 94610
tel: (510) 285-6290   Web Site
EIN: 94-3210413

Board Leadership
Katharine Earhart
President

CEO
Patricia Murillo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.00 four stars
  Financial 87.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Alternatives in Action, we believe young people are powerful. Founded in 1996, Alternatives in Action (AIA) inspires Bay Area youth to express their leadership potential and prepare for college, career and community life through dynamic educational, skill-building and real world experiences. We believe in the power and promise of young people, we inspire them, support them, and create opportunities for young people to make a real difference. As a youth centered organization, Alternatives in Action envisions generations of young adults inspired and prepared to take meaningful action that positively transforms our their lives, neighborhoods, and their communities.

At Alternatives in Action, we believe young people are powerful. Founded in 1996, Alternatives in Action (AIA) inspires Bay Area youth to express their leadership potential and prepare for college, career and community life through dynamic educational, skill-building and real world experiences. We believe in the power and promise of young people, we inspire them, support them, and create opportunities for young people to make a real difference. As a youth centered organization, Alternatives in Action envisions generations of young adults inspired and prepared to take meaningful action that positively transforms our their lives, neighborhoods, and their communities.

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Financial

three stars

87.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
91.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alternatives in Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alternatives in Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alternatives in Action (CA) 90.00 four stars
City Academy (MO) 89.08 three stars
Harlem Academy (NY) 90.36 four stars
Marian Middle School (MO) 90.12 four stars
Nativity School of Worcester (MA) 85.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,871,656
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,936,840
Total Contributions $4,808,496
   Program Service Revenue $78,698
Total Primary Revenue $4,887,194
   Other Revenue $13,252
TOTAL REVENUE $4,900,446
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,619,391
   Administrative Expenses $75,454
   Fundraising Expenses $204,560
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,899,405
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,001,041
   
Net Assets $599,710

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
Community Programs $2,811,579 77.7%
Bay Area School of Enterprise $807,812 22.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.00 four stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 89.86 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 94-3210413
Name in IRS Master File ALTERNATIVES IN ACTION
NTEE Code S43
NTEE Classification Management Services for Small Business, Entrepreneurs
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (404) Community promotion
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 February, 1995
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$105,000 2.69% Patricia Murillo Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alternatives in Action (CA) 90.00 four stars
City Academy (MO) 89.08 three stars
Gesu School (PA) 89.02 three stars
Bethesda Academy (GA) 85.63 three stars
Glenwood Academy (IL) 90.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alternatives in Action
3666 Grand Avenue
Suite A
Oakland, CA 94610
tel: (510) 285-6290
fax: (510) 285-6294
EIN: 94-3210413

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Board Leadership

Katharine Earhart
President

CEO

Patricia Murillo
Executive Director

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