Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Carson Scholars Fund

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four stars

90.00

305 West Chesapeake Avenue Towson, MD 21204
tel: (410) 828-1005   Web Site
EIN: 52-1851346

Board Leadership
Lee Warner
Chairman Of The Board

CEO
Amy Warner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.00 four stars
  Financial 86.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Carson Scholars Fund supports two main initiatives: The Carson Scholars Program and The Ben Carson Reading Project. Our scholarship program awards students who have embraced high levels of academic excellence and community service with $1,000 college scholarships. The Ben Carson Reading Project provides funding to schools to build and maintain Ben Carson Reading Rooms – warm, inviting rooms where children can discover the joy of independent leisure reading.

The Carson Scholars Fund supports two main initiatives: The Carson Scholars Program and The Ben Carson Reading Project. Our scholarship program awards students who have embraced high levels of academic excellence and community service with $1,000 college scholarships. The Ben Carson Reading Project provides funding to schools to build and maintain Ben Carson Reading Rooms – warm, inviting rooms where children can discover the joy of independent leisure reading.

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Financial

three stars

86.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
91.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.92
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Carson Scholars Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Carson Scholars Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,724,302
   Federated Campaigns $1,304
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,725,606
   Program Service Revenue $267,755
Total Primary Revenue $4,993,361
   Other Revenue $699,248
TOTAL REVENUE $5,692,609
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,812,375
   Administrative Expenses $82,506
   Fundraising Expenses $72,306
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,967,187
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,725,422
   
Net Assets $13,896,545

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 8.89% Amy Warner Executive Director

Mission

The Carson Scholars Fund supports two main initiatives: The Carson Scholars Program and The Ben Carson Reading Project. Our scholarship program awards students who have embraced high levels of academic excellence and community service with $1,000 college scholarships. The Ben Carson Reading Project provides funding to schools to build and maintain Ben Carson Reading Rooms – warm, inviting rooms where children can discover the joy of independent leisure reading.

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Carson Scholars Fund (MD) 90.00 four stars
Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis (MO) 87.18 three stars
American Technion Society (NY) 93.52 four stars
Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 94.47 four stars
ACE Scholarships (CO) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Carson Scholars Fund
305 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
tel: (410) 828-1005
fax: (410) 828-1007
EIN: 52-1851346

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Board Leadership

Lee Warner
Chairman Of The Board

CEO

Amy Warner
Executive Director