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Advance Illinois

Every student world ready

three stars

87.10

303 East Wacker Drive Suite 1925
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 235-4531   Web Site
EIN: 26-2052733

Board Leadership
John A. Edwardson and Marin Gjaja
Co-Chairs

CEO
Robin Steans
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.10 three stars
  Financial 85.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Advance Illinois is equity-driven, student-centered, data-focused and connected to community and educators. We identify, design and advocate for policies that are tailored to the needs of students in Illinois. We approach our work by: developing high impact policies; engaging though leaders, legislators, and policy makers; building coalitions of communities and educators; and by presenting the challenges and opportunities facing Illinois' public education system through policy briefs and local storytelling to inspire the participation of education stakeholders and the public.

Advance Illinois is equity-driven, student-centered, data-focused and connected to community and educators. We identify, design and advocate for policies that are tailored to the needs of students in Illinois. We approach our work by: developing high impact policies; engaging though leaders, legislators, and policy makers; building coalitions of communities and educators; and by presenting the challenges and opportunities facing Illinois' public education system through policy briefs and local storytelling to inspire the participation of education stakeholders and the public.

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Financial

three stars

85.45

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Advance Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Advance Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Advance Illinois (IL) 87.10 three stars
New Profit (MA) 88.22 three stars
Houston A+ Challenge (TX) 90.95 four stars
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 85.38 three stars
Council of Independent Colleges (DC) 86.56 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,064,361
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,064,361
   Program Service Revenue $3,079
Total Primary Revenue $2,067,440
   Other Revenue $26,562
TOTAL REVENUE $2,094,002
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,868,473
   Administrative Expenses $372,717
   Fundraising Expenses $141,585
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,382,775
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-288,773
   
Net Assets $1,676,901

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 and Policy Development $843,734 45.2%
Publications and Communications $679,570 36.4%
Policy Outreach and Community Engagement $334,669 17.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 87.10 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.24 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 88.77 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 26-2052733
Name in IRS Master File ADVANCE ILLINOIS NFP
NTEE Code B01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational 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 July, 2008
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,396 8.49% Ginger L. Ostro Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Advance Illinois (IL) 87.10 three stars
Center for Collaborative Education (MA) 90.41 four stars
Council for Educational Change (FL) 85.92 three stars
Education Writers Association (DC) 90.26 four stars
Research for Action (PA) 91.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Advance Illinois
303 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1925
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 235-4531
EIN: 26-2052733

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Board Leadership

John A. Edwardson and Marin Gjaja
Co-Chairs

CEO

Robin Steans
Executive Director

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