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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Out Teach

Creating learning gardens that grow successful students

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three stars

86.65

One Thomas Circle NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 621-2375   Web Site
EIN: 20-5946552

Board Leadership
Shally Stanley
Board Chair

CEO
Jeanne McCarty
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.65 three stars
  Financial 84.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For a teacher, a garden is more than a beautiful place or a veggie patch. It is a powerful learning tool, as critical to a student's academic success as a computer or a microscope. To help students succeed, REAL School Gardens creates learning gardens in low-income schools and trains teachers how to use them to improve student engagement and academic achievement. While all children can benefit from hands-on outdoor instruction, we focus our efforts on children in low-income schools so that we address the greatest need.

For a teacher, a garden is more than a beautiful place or a veggie patch. It is a powerful learning tool, as critical to a student's academic success as a computer or a microscope. To help students succeed, REAL School Gardens creates learning gardens in low-income schools and trains teachers how to use them to improve student engagement and academic achievement. While all children can benefit from hands-on outdoor instruction, we focus our efforts on children in low-income schools so that we address the greatest need.

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Financial

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84.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 32.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Out Teach on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Out Teach on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Out Teach (DC) 86.65 three stars
School on Wheels (CA) 95.47 four stars
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 93.15 four stars
Pando Initiative (KS) 89.21 three stars
The SEED Foundation (DC) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,177,599
   Federated Campaigns $135,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $31,500
Total Contributions $2,344,099
   Program Service Revenue $351,340
Total Primary Revenue $2,695,439
   Other Revenue $14,075
TOTAL REVENUE $2,709,514
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,551,507
   Administrative Expenses $321,604
   Fundraising Expenses $505,256
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,378,367
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-668,853
   
Net Assets $1,965,412

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
Professional Learning for Teachers $1,085,854 42.6%
Thought Leadership $887,164 34.8%
Outdoor Learning Labs $578,489 22.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.65 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.14 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 89.30 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 20-5946552
Name in IRS Master File REAL SCHOOL GARDENS
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 August, 2007
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,135 4.47% Jeanne McCarty Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Out Teach (DC) 86.65 three stars
The SEED Foundation (DC) 89.48 three stars
Junior Achievement USA (CO) 87.15 three stars
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC) 89.92 three stars
The Education Fund (FL) 86.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Out Teach
One Thomas Circle NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 621-2375
EIN: 20-5946552

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Board Leadership

Shally Stanley
Board Chair

CEO

Jeanne McCarty
Chief Executive Officer

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