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Put On The BRAKES, B.R.A.K.E.S.

Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe

three stars

86.10

7148 Weddington Road NW Suite 150
Concord, NC 28027
tel: (704) 720-3806   Web Site
EIN: 26-2176362

Board Leadership
Richard Paysor
Board Chair

CEO
Doug Herbert
President, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.10 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Put On The B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) is a non-profit whose mission is to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving. When NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic car crash in January of 2008, his grief led to his resolve to create a driving program which would help to prevent other families from experiencing similar heartbreak by teaching young drivers more conscientious and confident skills behind the wheel.

Put On The B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) is a non-profit whose mission is to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving. When NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic car crash in January of 2008, his grief led to his resolve to create a driving program which would help to prevent other families from experiencing similar heartbreak by teaching young drivers more conscientious and confident skills behind the wheel.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of program graduates
5,894
Number of testimonies offered
5,894
Number of participants who would recommend program to others
5,776
Number of stories successfully placed in the media
123
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Put On The BRAKES, B.R.A.K.E.S. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Put On The BRAKES, B.R.A.K.E.S. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Put On The BRAKES, B.R.A.K.E.S. (NC) 86.10 three stars
Year Up (MA) 91.95 four stars
OneGoal (IL) 91.31 four stars
Rainier Scholars (WA) 95.75 four stars
Khan Academy (CA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,930,746
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $55,000
Total Contributions $2,985,746
   Program Service Revenue $650,434
Total Primary Revenue $3,636,180
   Other Revenue $531,486
TOTAL REVENUE $4,167,666
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,464,003
   Administrative Expenses $207,902
   Fundraising Expenses $281,647
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,953,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $214,114
   
Net Assets $1,488,996

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
Education and Training of Inexperienced Drivers $3,464,003 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 86.10 three stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 85.55 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 85.55 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 82.89 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 26-2176362
Name in IRS Master File PUT ON THE BRAKES INC
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)
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 March, 2009
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 3.79% Doug Herbert President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Put On The BRAKES, B.R.A.K.E.S. (NC) 86.10 three stars
GreatSchools (CA) 86.76 three stars
OneGoal (IL) 91.31 four stars
Year Up (MA) 91.95 four stars
Teach For America (NY) 87.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Put On The BRAKES, B.R.A.K.E.S.
7148 Weddington Road NW
Suite 150
Concord, NC 28027
tel: (704) 720-3806
EIN: 26-2176362

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Board Leadership

Richard Paysor
Board Chair

CEO

Doug Herbert
President, Executive Director

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