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Technovation

Imagine a better world and build it together

four stars

92.36

532 West 22nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90007
tel: (213) 746-4453   Web Site
EIN: 20-8386654

Board Leadership
Ann Weeby
Board Chair

CEO
Tara Chklovski
CEO & Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.36 four stars
  Financial 89.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Technovation is a global engineering & technology education nonprofit with a mission to empower underserved communities (girls and families) to tackle community problems using cutting-edge technologies (mobile and AI). Over the past 14 years, Technovation has engaged over 130,000 youth across 100+ countries in real-world problem solving with the help of 28,000 mentors, parents, and
educators.

We offer two programs - Technovation Families and Technovation Girls. Both use a hands-on learning model that brings youth and adults together to learn and explore with technology as they tackle real-world challenges that impact them.

Technovation is a global engineering & technology education nonprofit with a mission to empower underserved communities (girls and families) to tackle community problems using cutting-edge technologies (mobile and AI). Over the past 14 years, Technovation has engaged over 130,000 youth across 100+ countries in real-world problem solving with the help of 28,000 mentors, parents, and
educators.

We offer two programs - Technovation Families and Technovation Girls. Both use a hands-on learning model that brings youth and adults together to learn and explore with technology as they tackle real-world challenges that impact them.

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Financial

three stars

89.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Technovation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Technovation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
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To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Technovation (CA) 92.36 four stars
FIRST (NH) 94.98 four stars
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 95.42 four stars
Mouse (NY) 94.27 four stars
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,178,982
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $113,924
Total Contributions $3,292,906
   Program Service Revenue $184,183
Total Primary Revenue $3,477,089
   Other Revenue $6,002
TOTAL REVENUE $3,483,091
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,823,075
   Administrative Expenses $280,600
   Fundraising Expenses $182,585
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,286,260
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $196,831
   
Net Assets $1,359,756

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2019 92.36 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 87.49 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 20-8386654
Name in IRS Master File IRIDESCENT
NTEE Code U20
NTEE Classification Science, General
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
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 May, 2007
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
$125,466 3.81% Tara Chklovski CEO & Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Technovation (CA) 92.36 four stars
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 97.23 four stars
Project Lead The Way (IN) 86.69 three stars
Mouse (NY) 94.27 four stars
The Ingenuity Project (MD) 88.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Technovation
532 West 22nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
tel: (213) 746-4453
EIN: 20-8386654

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Board Leadership

Ann Weeby
Board Chair

CEO

Tara Chklovski
CEO & Director

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