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Evans Scholars Foundation

Sending caddies to college since 1930.

four stars

90.98

2501 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
tel: (847) 724-4600   Web Site
EIN: 36-2518129

Board Leadership
Kevin Buggy
Chairman

CEO
John Kaczkowski
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.98 four stars
  Financial 87.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1930, the Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF) provides full tuition and housing grants to deserving caddies. The fellowship was established by and named for Charles "Chick" Evans, Jr. More than 10,800 caddies, both men and women, have graduated from the program. This year more than 985 deserving caddies attend college on tuition and housing grants from the Evans Scholars Foundation. To qualify, caddies must be nominated by their club and meet four requirements: have a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need, and outstanding character. Their tuition and housing grants are renewable for up to four years, representing a value of more than $120,000 each year.

Founded in 1930, the Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF) provides full tuition and housing grants to deserving caddies. The fellowship was established by and named for Charles "Chick" Evans, Jr. More than 10,800 caddies, both men and women, have graduated from the program. This year more than 985 deserving caddies attend college on tuition and housing grants from the Evans Scholars Foundation. To qualify, caddies must be nominated by their club and meet four requirements: have a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need, and outstanding character. Their tuition and housing grants are renewable for up to four years, representing a value of more than $120,000 each year.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Evans Scholars Foundation
Program Activities
Evans Scholars Foundation grants scholarships to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$23,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $28,000.
Impact Assessment
4/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of postsecondary scholarship programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a 4/5 assessment if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Evans Scholars Foundation.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Evans Scholars Foundation publicly reports data on the dollar value of all scholarships it grants and the number of scholarship recipients, which we use to calculate the additional income that the nonprofit's scholarship program generates.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the increase in income caused by a nonprofit's scholarship program in two steps. First, we compare the estimated postsecondary graduation rate of its scholars to that of comparable students who did not receive a scholarship (the “counterfactual”). Our estimates are drawn from rigorous social science studies of similar scholarship programs. The result is the number of scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Second, we compare the earnings of graduates to non-graduates based on publicly available census data, matching on student demographic characteristics. We apply the earnings boost owing to a degree to those scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Both steps are necessary to properly net out counterfactual successes from observed successes. Otherwise, we would be attributing changes (increase in graduation rate and increase in earnings) to the nonprofit when they would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of April 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.44
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Evans Scholars Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Evans Scholars Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Evans Scholars Foundation (IL) 90.98 four stars
American Indian Services (UT) 92.94 four stars
NBCC Foundation (NC) 86.21 three stars
Foster Care to Success (OH) 89.56 three stars
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (VA) 97.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,997,203
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $280,241
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $36,277,444
   Program Service Revenue $2,724,311
Total Primary Revenue $39,001,755
   Other Revenue $4,224,091
TOTAL REVENUE $43,225,846
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,048,723
   Administrative Expenses $2,793,027
   Fundraising Expenses $4,856,833
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,698,583
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,527,263
   
Net Assets $69,048,400

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
Scholarships $24,048,723 100.0%

Ratings History
Evans Scholars Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 90.98 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.67 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.20 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.60 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.14 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.97 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 91.45 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.19 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 92.97 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.84 four stars
2009-12 02/01/2012 94.60 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.93 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 88.07 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 89.98 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 85.51 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 86.48 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 89.36 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 84.70 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 36-2518129
Name in IRS Master File EVANS SCHOLARS FOUNDATION
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 (927) Fundraising
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name EVANS SCHOLARS FOUNDATION
Ruling Date September, 1976
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$601,397 1.89% John M. Kaczkowski President & CEO $66,822

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Evans Scholars Foundation (IL) 90.98 four stars
Futures in Education (NY) 86.19 three stars
Catholic Education Arizona (AZ) 85.66 three stars
I Have A Dream Foundation - Los Angeles (CA) 85.94 three stars
Foster Care to Success (OH) 89.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Evans Scholars Foundation
2501 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
tel: (847) 724-4600
fax: (847) 724-7133
EIN: 36-2518129

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Board Leadership

Kevin Buggy
Chairman

CEO

John Kaczkowski
President, CEO

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