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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

College Now Greater Cleveland

Guiding You to Higher Education and Career Success

96.66

50 Public Square Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44113
tel: (216) 241-5587   Web Site
EIN: 34-6580096

Board Leadership
Alan S. Kopit
Chair

CEO
Lee Friedman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 17.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by College Now Greater Cleveland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by College Now Greater Cleveland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
College Now Greater Cleveland (OH) 96.66
ACCESS College Foundation (VA) 92.87
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, North America (NY) 86.07
Page Education Foundation (MN) 89.11
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (CA) 88.20

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Founded in 1966, College Now Greater Cleveland is Northeast Ohio's only regional resource promoting educational awareness and opportunity to enrich our community and prepare the workforce of tomorrow. College Now works to increase college enrollment and success, primarily for students from Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina and Summit Counties, through leadership, collaboration and the provision of advisory services and need-based financial assistance. College Now helps families, children and adults returning to college by providing access to postsecondary education. We provide college access services to Cuyahoga County residents interested in enrolling in four-year universities, community colleges and vocational and technical programs. Our programs offer: academic planning for higher education, financial aid advising, scholarships, college advising, career advising and retention services.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,189,713
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $425,911
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,642,103
Total Contributions $11,257,727
   Program Service Revenue $740,572
Total Primary Revenue $11,998,299
   Other Revenue $661,830
TOTAL REVENUE $12,660,129
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,796,090
   Administrative Expenses $408,192
   Fundraising Expenses $408,675
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,612,957
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,047,172
   
Net Assets $14,876,139

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
Advisory Services $3,239,146 36.8%
Financial Aid $2,503,531 28.5%
Adult Learner and Resource Center $912,521 10.4%

Ratings History
College Now Greater Cleveland has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-07 11/01/2016 96.66
2014-07 06/01/2016 95.47
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 12/01/2015 96.29
2013-07 12/22/2014 92.23
2012-07 09/01/2013 89.23
2011-07 07/01/2012 87.55
2010-07 09/20/2011 87.39
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 09/01/2010 74.07
2008-07 12/15/2009 86.52
2007-07 04/01/2009 81.33
2006-07 10/01/2007 90.04
2005-07 09/01/2006 97.86
2004-07 07/01/2005 96.88
2003-07 06/01/2004 99.25
2002-07 08/01/2003 99.32
2001-07 10/15/2002 98.97

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 34-6580096
Name in IRS Master File COLLEGE NOW GREATER CLEVELAND INC
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
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  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012
  • July, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$293,449 3.05% Lee Friedman Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1966, College Now Greater Cleveland is Northeast Ohio's only regional resource promoting educational awareness and opportunity to enrich our community and prepare the workforce of tomorrow. College Now works to increase college enrollment and success, primarily for students from Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina and Summit Counties, through leadership, collaboration and the provision of advisory services and need-based financial assistance. College Now helps families, children and adults returning to college by providing access to postsecondary education. We provide college access services to Cuyahoga County residents interested in enrolling in four-year universities, community colleges and vocational and technical programs. Our programs offer: academic planning for higher education, financial aid advising, scholarships, college advising, career advising and retention services.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
College Now Greater Cleveland (OH) 96.66
American Indian College Fund (CO) 90.17
Page Education Foundation (MN) 89.11
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC) 88.14
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 91.16

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Charity Contact Info

College Now Greater Cleveland
50 Public Square
Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44113
tel: (216) 241-5587
fax: (216) 241-6184
EIN: 34-6580096

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Board Leadership

Alan S. Kopit
Chair

CEO

Lee Friedman
Chief Executive Officer

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