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Edify

Providing a Christ-centered approach to the global education crisis.

four stars

91.14

8825 Aero Drive Suite 220
San Diego, CA 92123
tel: (855) 463-3439   Web Site
EIN: 27-0892545

Board Leadership
Christopher Crane
Chairman

CEO
Tiger Dawson
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.14 four stars
  Financial 87.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Edify is to bring Jesus Christ to children through a better academic education. Hundreds of thousands of low-fee, independent schools have been started by local entrepreneurs. We come alongside these entrepreneurs to help improve and expand their schools. Edify places a strong focus on training school leaders and teachers to provide a biblically-based, high-quality education and develop Christ-like character in students. We also provide training for school leaders to teach and equip them with necessary skills that will help them manage efficient and sustainable schools.

The mission of Edify is to bring Jesus Christ to children through a better academic education. Hundreds of thousands of low-fee, independent schools have been started by local entrepreneurs. We come alongside these entrepreneurs to help improve and expand their schools. Edify places a strong focus on training school leaders and teachers to provide a biblically-based, high-quality education and develop Christ-like character in students. We also provide training for school leaders to teach and equip them with necessary skills that will help them manage efficient and sustainable schools.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of Schools Impacted
2,375
Number of Students Impacted
751,984
New Loan Disbursements to Schools
4,818,960
Number of teachers trained
4,996
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 21.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Edify on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Edify on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Edify (CA) 91.14 four stars
India Gospel League, North America (OH) 87.02 three stars
Prison Fellowship International (DC) 92.60 four stars
Moms in Prayer International (CA) 91.58 four stars
Youth for Christ International (CO) 93.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,149,573
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,149,573
   Program Service Revenue $59,420
Total Primary Revenue $6,208,993
   Other Revenue $1,736
TOTAL REVENUE $6,210,729
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,753,866
   Administrative Expenses $325,802
   Fundraising Expenses $1,074,953
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,154,621
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $56,108
   
Net Assets $3,120,736

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Edify has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 91.14 four stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 90.90 four stars
2016-09 08/01/2018 89.56 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 27-0892545
Name in IRS Master File EDIFY
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 October, 2009
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,000 2.11% George T. Dawson President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Edify (CA) 91.14 four stars
International Christian Concern (DC) 91.39 four stars
Kingdom Workers (WI) 87.09 three stars
G.O. Ministries (KY) 92.69 four stars
Maranatha Volunteers International (CA) 89.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Edify
8825 Aero Drive
Suite 220
San Diego, CA 92123
tel: (855) 463-3439
EIN: 27-0892545

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Board Leadership

Christopher Crane
Chairman

CEO

Tiger Dawson
Chief Executive Officer

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