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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

Opening doors to education

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three stars

87.18

6825 Clayton Ave Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63139
tel: (314) 725-7990   Web Site
EIN: 43-6031234

Board Leadership
Buron Buffkin
President

CEO
Faith Sandler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.18 three stars
  Financial 89.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization founded in 1920, is based upon the conviction that an educated society is essential to a healthy democracy. The Scholarship Foundation provides access to postsecondary education to members of our community who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals. The Foundation sees higher education as a catalyst, an agent of change for individuals, families, communities, and nations. We envision a community that recognizes the importance of educational attainment and assures positive educational outcomes are accessible to all regardless of economic circumstance.

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization founded in 1920, is based upon the conviction that an educated society is essential to a healthy democracy. The Scholarship Foundation provides access to postsecondary education to members of our community who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals. The Foundation sees higher education as a catalyst, an agent of change for individuals, families, communities, and nations. We envision a community that recognizes the importance of educational attainment and assures positive educational outcomes are accessible to all regardless of economic circumstance.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Percentage of students eligible for federal Pell Grants
79
Percent of students graduating within 6 years
76
This impact information is current as of July 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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89.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.39
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis (MO) 87.18 three stars
ACE Scholarships (CO) 96.66 four stars
The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 95.43 four stars
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (NY) 88.90 three stars
American Indian Services (UT) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,321,291
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,321,291
   Program Service Revenue $2,277,200
Total Primary Revenue $5,598,491
   Other Revenue $68,865
TOTAL REVENUE $6,933,504
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,506,585
   Administrative Expenses $308,255
   Fundraising Expenses $385,265
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,200,105
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $733,399
   
Net Assets $38,891,709

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
Provides access to post secondary education $5,506,585 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.18 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 43-6031234
Name in IRS Master File SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF ST LOUIS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
(917) Thrift ship, retail outlet, etc.
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 February, 1983
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
$177,658 2.86% Faith Sandler Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis (MO) 87.18 three stars
Simon Youth Foundation (IN) 88.63 three stars
The College Crusade of Rhode Island (RI) 89.11 three stars
Southern Scholarship Foundation (FL) 94.17 four stars
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund (MA) 89.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
6825 Clayton Ave
Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63139
tel: (314) 725-7990
fax: (314) 725-5231
EIN: 43-6031234

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Board Leadership

Buron Buffkin
President

CEO

Faith Sandler
Executive Director

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