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Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services

Trying Together

Supporting the work of early childhood

four stars

92.02

5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
tel: (412) 421-3889   Web Site
EIN: 25-6089906

Board Leadership
Todd Wolynn
President

CEO
Cara Ciminillo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. We work regionally (in Southwestern Pennsylvania) and take our expertise and models to statewide and national audiences. We envisions a future in which all caregivers feel valued.

Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. We work regionally (in Southwestern Pennsylvania) and take our expertise and models to statewide and national audiences. We envisions a future in which all caregivers feel valued.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 17.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trying Together on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trying Together on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trying Together (PA) 92.02 four stars
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 87.20 three stars
Opportunity, Inc. of Palm Beach County (FL) 94.49 four stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.64 four stars
Children's Development Academy (GA) 91.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,869,412
   Federated Campaigns $39,988
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,909,400
   Program Service Revenue $876,384
Total Primary Revenue $2,785,784
   Other Revenue $15,266
TOTAL REVENUE $2,801,050
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,152,609
   Administrative Expenses $340,248
   Fundraising Expenses $40,831
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,533,688
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $267,362
   
Net Assets $1,947,942

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
Professional Development $2,152,609 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 92.02 four stars
2018-06 03/01/2020 91.45 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 25-6089906
Name in IRS Master File TRYING TOGETHER
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,653 4.32% Cara Ciminillo Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trying Together (PA) 92.02 four stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.49 three stars
Educational First Steps (TX) 92.77 four stars
Reach Out and Read, Inc. (MA) 94.81 four stars
Opportunity, Inc. of Palm Beach County (FL) 94.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trying Together
5604 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
tel: (412) 421-3889
fax: (412) 421-7624
EIN: 25-6089906

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Board Leadership

Todd Wolynn
President

CEO

Cara Ciminillo
Executive Director

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