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Evans Scholars Foundation

Sending caddies to college since 1930.

91.97

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 91.97
  Financial 88.65
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Scholarship Program
Program Name: Scholarship Program

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The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Evans Scholars Foundation grants scholarships to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$23,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $28,000.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of postsecondary scholarship programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 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 score of 50.
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 September 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

88.65

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.03
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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) 91.97
Scholarship America (MN) 89.16
College Now Greater Cleveland (OH) 94.00
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (AZ) 96.66
Page Education Foundation (MN) 93.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $41,370,111
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $490,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $41,860,911
   Program Service Revenue $2,753,871
Total Primary Revenue $44,614,782
   Other Revenue $1,186,829
TOTAL REVENUE $45,801,611
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,686,810
   Administrative Expenses $3,269,891
   Fundraising Expenses $5,309,946
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,266,647
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,534,964
   
Net Assets $93,723,114

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 $24,686,810 100.0%

Ratings History
Evans Scholars Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 91.97
2018-12 11/01/2019 90.98
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.67
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.20
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.60
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.14
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.16
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.97
2012-12 05/01/2014 91.45
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.19
2011-12 05/01/2013 92.97
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.84
2009-12 02/01/2012 94.60
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.92
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.93
2008-12 06/01/2010 88.07
2007-12 06/01/2009 89.98
2006-12 12/01/2007 85.51
2005-12 02/01/2007 86.48
2004-12 01/01/2006 89.36

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
$652,175 1.96% John M. Kaczkowski President & CEO $72,464

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Evans Scholars Foundation (IL) 91.97
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (NY) 87.40
Special Operations Warrior Foundation (FL) 91.83
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 89.85
Folds of Honor (OK) 98.23

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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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