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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

CN Advisory: High Concern

Families for Excellent Schools

80 Pine Street 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (347) 527-9420   Web Site
EIN: 45-2870970


On February 5, 2018, The New York Times reported on the operations of Families for Excellent Schools, a charity that is in the process of dissolving, in an article titled, "Charter School Group, Known for Battling the Mayor, Will Close." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see The New York Times article.

The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 45-2870970
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 April, 2012
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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Families for Excellent Schools
80 Pine Street
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (347) 527-9420
EIN: 45-2870970

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