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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Central Institute for the Deaf

A School Where Children Learn to Listen, Talk, Read, and Succeed.

four stars

91.53

825 South Taylor Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110
tel: (877) 444-4574   Web Site
EIN: 43-0662456

Board Leadership
David J. Schepers
President

CEO
Robin M. Feder
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.53 four stars
  Financial 91.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1914, Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) has demonstrated that regardless of how severe their hearing impairment, children can learn to speak and to understand the speech of others when early and appropriate education is provided. Today, cochlear implants and powerful digital hearing aids, combined with educational techniques developed at CID, are enabling more children to learn to listen, talk, read and succeed academically. CID teachers and audiologists are experts at helping deaf and hearing-impaired children gain the best possible benefit from today's rapidly changing technologies. We offer a language-rich, assessment-based educational program individualized to help every child achieve success.

Since its founding in 1914, Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) has demonstrated that regardless of how severe their hearing impairment, children can learn to speak and to understand the speech of others when early and appropriate education is provided. Today, cochlear implants and powerful digital hearing aids, combined with educational techniques developed at CID, are enabling more children to learn to listen, talk, read and succeed academically. CID teachers and audiologists are experts at helping deaf and hearing-impaired children gain the best possible benefit from today's rapidly changing technologies. We offer a language-rich, assessment-based educational program individualized to help every child achieve success.

Financial

four stars

91.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.75
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Institute for the Deaf on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Institute for the Deaf on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We sent a survey to early intervention providers asking what they need and developed a new curriculum, Early Listening at Home, based on their needs
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Institute for the Deaf (MO) 91.53 four stars
Gesu School (PA) 94.45 four stars
Gottesman RTW Academy (NJ) 89.24 three stars
The East Harlem School at Exodus House (NY) 90.50 four stars
French Camp Academy (MS) 92.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,364,297
   Federated Campaigns $217,514
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $281,440
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,863,251
   Program Service Revenue $2,337,688
Total Primary Revenue $5,200,939
   Other Revenue $4,088,573
TOTAL REVENUE $9,289,512
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,818,254
   Administrative Expenses $1,086,552
   Fundraising Expenses $462,405
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,367,211
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,922,301
   
Net Assets $85,884,987

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
School for Children who are Deaf & Hard of Hearing $5,343,292 91.8%
Professional Development Program $474,962 8.2%

Ratings History
Central Institute for the Deaf has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 91.53 four stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 93.44 four stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 94.67 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 90.84 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 97.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 95.86 four stars
2013-08 07/01/2015 90.06 four stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 93.09 four stars
2012-08 12/06/2013 92.54 four stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 91.01 four stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 93.76 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 86.48 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 94.01 four stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 84.71 three stars
2007-08 12/01/2008 91.73 four stars
2006-08 11/01/2007 77.77 two stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 72.70 two stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 74.84 two stars
2003-08 12/01/2004 81.14 three stars
2002-08 11/01/2003 89.15 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 43-0662456
Name in IRS Master File CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, 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 November, 1934
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$222,805 3.02% Robin Feder Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Institute for the Deaf (MO) 91.53 four stars
Beacon Academy (MA) 92.20 four stars
Nativity School of Worcester (MA) 86.31 three stars
Gesu School (PA) 94.45 four stars
Alternatives in Action (CA) 85.28 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Central Institute for the Deaf
825 South Taylor Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
tel: (877) 444-4574
fax: (314) 977-0023
EIN: 43-0662456

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Board Leadership

David J. Schepers
President

CEO

Robin M. Feder
Executive Director

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