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Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services

Crayons to Classrooms

Serving Teachers of Students in Need for 10 Years

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four stars

97.17

1750 Woodman Drive Dayton, OH 45420
tel: (937) 528-6400   Web Site
EIN: 26-1594574

Board Leadership
Michael Greitzer
Board Chair

CEO
Steve Rubenstein
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 2007, Crayons to Classrooms seeks to enhance the readiness to learn of all students in the Greater Dayton, Ohio region by providing them school supplies that are essential to academic success. Dayton Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) is a free store for teachers from under-funded preK-12 schools that serve students living in poverty. In partnership with local businesses, individual donors, and community volunteers, DC2C lifts at-risk student's level and love of learning by collecting and distributing donated supplies and surplus products for use in the classroom. Crayons to Classrooms' service area encompasses Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties.

Established in 2007, Crayons to Classrooms seeks to enhance the readiness to learn of all students in the Greater Dayton, Ohio region by providing them school supplies that are essential to academic success. Dayton Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) is a free store for teachers from under-funded preK-12 schools that serve students living in poverty. In partnership with local businesses, individual donors, and community volunteers, DC2C lifts at-risk student's level and love of learning by collecting and distributing donated supplies and surplus products for use in the classroom. Crayons to Classrooms' service area encompasses Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
6,477
Number of schools served.
100
Number of new teachers served.
455
Number of students served.
36,826
Number of teacher shopping visits.
3,096
Total dollar value of school supplies distributed.
2,965,840
This impact information is current as of March 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

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100.00

Accountability & Transparency

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96.00

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)
94.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Crayons to Classrooms on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Crayons to Classrooms on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Crayons to Classrooms (OH) 97.17 four stars
A Gift for Teaching (FL) 91.52 four stars
Kids In Need Foundation (OH) 92.38 four stars
PENCIL (TN) 90.91 four stars
Classroom Central (NC) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,545,943
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,545,943
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,545,943
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $3,545,943
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,257,474
   Administrative Expenses $98,648
   Fundraising Expenses $115,737
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,471,859
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $74,084
   
Net Assets $5,010,789

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
Provide School Supplies $3,257,474 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 97.17 four 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 26-1594574
Name in IRS Master File CRAYONS TO CLASSROOMS
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, 2008
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
$83,272 2.39% Steve Rubenstein Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Crayons to Classrooms (OH) 97.17 four stars
Classroom Central (NC) 98.23 four stars
Kids In Need Foundation (OH) 92.38 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 89.39 three stars
DonorsChoose.org (NY) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Crayons to Classrooms
1750 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH 45420
tel: (937) 528-6400
EIN: 26-1594574

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Board Leadership

Michael Greitzer
Board Chair

CEO

Steve Rubenstein
Executive Director

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