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Communities In Schools National Office

When it comes to making sure children get exactly what they need to succeed in school and in life, we never give up.

four stars

96.84

2345 Crystal Drive Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (800) 247-4543   Web Site
EIN: 58-1289174

Board Leadership
Elaine Wynn
Chair

CEO
Rey Saldana
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.84 four stars
  Financial 96.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We believe that it's relationships--not programs--that change children, and so our organization focuses on the power of a caring and connected adult. Our unique model positions site coordinators inside schools to assess students' needs and provide resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. We partner with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers. Whether it's food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, Communities In Schools is there to help.

For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We believe that it's relationships--not programs--that change children, and so our organization focuses on the power of a caring and connected adult. Our unique model positions site coordinators inside schools to assess students' needs and provide resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. We partner with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers. Whether it's food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, Communities In Schools is there to help.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Percent of case-manged students who were promoted to the next grade level
95
Number of states currently operating in
25
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

four stars

96.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.95
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities In Schools National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities In Schools National Office on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities In Schools National Office (VA) 96.84 four stars
Breakthrough, Central Texas (TX) 90.21 four stars
AMIT (NY) 87.29 three stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 90.28 four stars
Partnership with Children (NY) 94.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $62,614,894
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $380,821
Total Contributions $62,995,715
   Program Service Revenue $152,070
Total Primary Revenue $63,147,785
   Other Revenue $2,588,289
TOTAL REVENUE $65,736,074
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,381,964
   Administrative Expenses $3,100,289
   Fundraising Expenses $1,541,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,024,005
   
Payments to Affiliates $9,074,404
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $38,712,069
   
Net Assets $89,717,657

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
Network Operations $17,913,662 80.0%
Public Awareness and Communication $3,289,402 14.7%
Advocacy $1,178,900 5.3%

Ratings History
Communities In Schools National Office has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 96.84 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 90.78 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 90.61 four stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 95.31 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 90.94 four stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 99.00 four stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 97.26 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 97.07 four stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 97.43 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 94.30 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 94.99 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 84.54 three stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 93.63 four stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 95.27 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 58-1289174
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS INC
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
(408) Community service organization
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, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$399,598 1.47% Dale A. Erquiaga President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities In Schools National Office (VA) 96.84 four stars
Friends of Ofanim (PA) 87.14 three stars
Big Thought (TX) 85.26 three stars
The Immokalee Foundation (FL) 92.95 four stars
REACH Prep (CT) 94.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Communities In Schools National Office
2345 Crystal Drive
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (800) 247-4543
EIN: 58-1289174

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Board Leadership

Elaine Wynn
Chair

CEO

Rey Saldana
President

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