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Education : Education Policy and Reform

Research for Action

The education research experts.

three stars

87.41

100 South Broad Street Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19110
tel: (267) 295-7760   Web Site
EIN: 23-2710950

Board Leadership
James Earl Davis
Chair

CEO
Kathleen M. Shaw
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.41 three stars
  Financial 86.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Research for Action (RFA) seeks to use research as the basis for the improvement of educational opportunities and outcomes for traditionally underserved students. Our work is designed to strengthen public schools and postsecondary institutions; provide research-based recommendations to policymakers, practitioners and the public at the local, state and national levels; and enrich the civic and community dialogue about public education.

Research for Action (RFA) seeks to use research as the basis for the improvement of educational opportunities and outcomes for traditionally underserved students. Our work is designed to strengthen public schools and postsecondary institutions; provide research-based recommendations to policymakers, practitioners and the public at the local, state and national levels; and enrich the civic and community dialogue about public education.

Financial

three stars

86.01

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Research for Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Research for Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Research for Action (PA) 87.41 three stars
Healthy Schools Campaign (IL) 87.37 three stars
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 87.39 three stars
Education Writers Association (DC) 89.72 three stars
San Francisco Education Fund (CA) 95.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $696,549
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $696,549
   Program Service Revenue $2,384,682
Total Primary Revenue $3,081,231
   Other Revenue $7,209
TOTAL REVENUE $3,088,440
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,718,446
   Administrative Expenses $1,050,399
   Fundraising Expenses $292,852
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,061,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,973,257
   
Net Assets $2,126,612

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
Research on Equitable Education $3,718,446 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 87.41 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.90 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.27 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 84.66 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 83.74 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 23-2710950
Name in IRS Master File RESEARCH FOR ACTION INC
NTEE Code V20
NTEE Classification Social Science Institutes, Services
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 July, 1994
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$237,573 4.69% Kate Shaw Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Research for Action (PA) 87.41 three stars
Student Leadership Network (NY) 94.42 four stars
Center for Collaborative Education (MA) 90.41 four stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 91.71 four stars
Stand for Children Leadership Center (OR) 91.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Research for Action
100 South Broad Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19110
tel: (267) 295-7760
fax: (267) 740-1036
EIN: 23-2710950

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Board Leadership

James Earl Davis
Chair

CEO

Kathleen M. Shaw
Executive Director

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