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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

The Challenge Program Inc.

Connecting business and education

two stars

70.07

915 Menoher Boulevard Suite B
Johnstown, PA 15905
tel: (814) 533-7401   Web Site
EIN: 20-1644028

Board Leadership
Daniel T. Perkins
Founder and Chairman

CEO
Barbara A. Grandinetti
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.07 two stars
  Financial 59.13 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Challenge Program, Inc.'s mission is to build sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Challenge Program, Inc. carries out its mission of building Business/Education partnerships and motivating high school students through in-school assemblies and ceremonies, and communication between businesses, educators, students.

The Challenge Program, Inc.'s mission is to build sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Challenge Program, Inc. carries out its mission of building Business/Education partnerships and motivating high school students through in-school assemblies and ceremonies, and communication between businesses, educators, students.

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Financial

one star

59.13

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
62.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 29.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 71.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Challenge Program Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Challenge Program Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Challenge Program Inc. (PA) 70.07 two stars
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay (FL) 89.39 three stars
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc. (CT) 88.06 three stars
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education (NY) 92.27 four stars
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 93.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,020,413
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,020,413
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,020,413
   Other Revenue $110,641
TOTAL REVENUE $1,131,054
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $704,758
   Administrative Expenses $113,930
   Fundraising Expenses $393,661
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,212,349
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-81,295
   
Net Assets $144,245

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
Student Awards $704,758 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 70.07 two stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 66.59 one star
2017-06 07/01/2018 66.31 one star
2016-06 11/01/2017 62.72 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-1644028
Name in IRS Master File CHALLENGE PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
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 December, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,676 8.55% Barbara Grandinetti President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Challenge Program Inc. (PA) 70.07 two stars
Junior Achievement of Dallas (TX) 91.05 four stars
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis (MO) 89.91 three stars
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 93.15 four stars
Junior Achievement of Utah (UT) 85.42 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Challenge Program Inc.
915 Menoher Boulevard
Suite B
Johnstown, PA 15905
tel: (814) 533-7401
EIN: 20-1644028

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Board Leadership

Daniel T. Perkins
Founder and Chairman

CEO

Barbara A. Grandinetti
President

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