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D.A.R.E. America

Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives

one star

69.79

9800 La Cienega Boulevard Suite 401
Inglewood, CA 90301
tel: (800) 223-3273   Web Site
EIN: 95-4242541

Board Leadership
Michele M. Leonhart
Board Chairman

CEO
Francisco X. Pegueros
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.79 one star
  Financial 60.00 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program was founded in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department, and quickly spread throughout the United States. The overwhelming success and demand for the program led to the creation of D.A.R.E. America. D.A.R.E. is a unique, reliable, and effective system of delivering science- and evidence-based learning to students, in kindergarten through 12th grade, about avoiding substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, such as bullying and gangs. D.A.R.E. learning is conducted in schools, during class, by seasoned and specially trained law enforcement officers, who have the experience and stature to credibly teach D.A.R.E. curricula. D.A.R.E. is implemented in over 70% of the nation's school districts and in 43 countries around the world. D.A.R.E. is the largest youth drug prevention program in the world.

The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program was founded in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department, and quickly spread throughout the United States. The overwhelming success and demand for the program led to the creation of D.A.R.E. America. D.A.R.E. is a unique, reliable, and effective system of delivering science- and evidence-based learning to students, in kindergarten through 12th grade, about avoiding substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, such as bullying and gangs. D.A.R.E. learning is conducted in schools, during class, by seasoned and specially trained law enforcement officers, who have the experience and stature to credibly teach D.A.R.E. curricula. D.A.R.E. is implemented in over 70% of the nation's school districts and in 43 countries around the world. D.A.R.E. is the largest youth drug prevention program in the world.

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Financial

one star

60.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
43.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 51.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.59
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 33.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by D.A.R.E. America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by D.A.R.E. America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
D.A.R.E. America (CA) 69.79 one star
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (NY) 87.98 three stars
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (DC) 95.05 four stars
Wayside House (FL) 93.42 four stars
Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (NC) 91.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,565,880
   Federated Campaigns $1,301
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,567,181
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,567,181
   Other Revenue $2,003,566
TOTAL REVENUE $15,570,747
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,596,310
   Administrative Expenses $913,044
   Fundraising Expenses $8,055,586
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,564,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,807
   
Net Assets $2,263,133

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
DARE America Program $4,101,528 62.2%
Training, Development, Evaluation and Implementation $1,759,451 26.7%
DARE America Materials $735,331 11.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 69.79 one star
2017-12 11/01/2018 70.66 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 73.33 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 69.14 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 66.17 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 62.80 one star
2013-12 08/01/2015 60.61 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 59.85 one star
2012-12 07/01/2014 77.49 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 76.19 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 77.38 two stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 76.20 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.62 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 73.36 two stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 89.94 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 76.91 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 73.60 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 73.71 two stars
2004-12 09/01/2006 71.42 two stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 68.48 one star

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

EIN 95-4242541
Name in IRS Master File D A R E AMERICA
NTEE Code F21
NTEE Classification Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Prevention Only
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (537) Use of drugs or narcotics
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 June, 1990
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
$297,788 1.91% Francisco X. Pegueros President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$227,640 1.46% Thomas Hazelton Co-President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
D.A.R.E. America (CA) 69.79 one star
A Chance to Change (OK) 86.35 three stars
Oasis Center (TN) 93.22 four stars
Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (NC) 91.59 four stars
New York Adult & Teen Challenge (NY) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

D.A.R.E. America
9800 La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 401
Inglewood, CA 90301
tel: (800) 223-3273
fax: (310) 215-0180
EIN: 95-4242541

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 512090
Los Angeles, CA 90051

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Board Leadership

Michele M. Leonhart
Board Chairman

CEO

Francisco X. Pegueros
President, CEO

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