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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support (Fundraising)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Advancing higher education for Hispanic Americans

88.20

1411 West 190th Street Suite 700
Gardena, CA 90248
tel: (877) 473-4636   Web Site
EIN: 52-1051044

Board Leadership
Lisa Garcia-Quiroz
Chair

CEO
Fidel A. Vargas
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.20
  Financial 84.86
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

84.86

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hispanic Scholarship Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hispanic Scholarship Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (CA) 88.20
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (NY) 88.68
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC) 88.14
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (VA) 88.85
Take Stock in Children (FL) 95.46

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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $40,735,668
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,060,060
   Related Organizations $343,317
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $42,139,045
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $42,139,045
   Other Revenue $228,277
TOTAL REVENUE $42,367,322
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,998,166
   Administrative Expenses $3,870,739
   Fundraising Expenses $995,642
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,864,547
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,497,225
   
Net Assets $33,852,546

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
Scholarship Programs $35,998,349 90.0%
College Programs $1,999,909 5.0%
Outreach Programs $1,999,908 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 06/01/2016 88.20
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 89.85
2013-03 02/01/2014 90.87
2012-03 09/01/2013 91.68
2011-03 09/01/2012 88.14
2011-03 06/01/2012 86.71
2010-03 09/20/2011 89.47
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 05/01/2011 80.34
2008-03 07/01/2009 81.61
2007-03 08/01/2008 80.79
2006-03 04/01/2007 88.65
2005-03 04/01/2006 90.85
2004-03 04/01/2005 95.09
2003-03 05/01/2004 96.38
2002-03 04/15/2003 99.11
2001-03 10/15/2002 99.32

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

EIN 52-1051044
Name in IRS Master File HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 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 January, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 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
$349,639 0.77% Fidel A. Vargas President, CEO

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (CA) 88.20
10,000 Degrees (CA) 92.29
Columbus Citizens Foundation (NY) 87.07
Mitchell Institute (ME) 88.08
SHRM Foundation (VA) 88.45

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Charity Contact Info

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
1411 West 190th Street
Suite 700
Gardena, CA 90248
tel: (877) 473-4636
fax: (310) 349-3328
EIN: 52-1051044

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Board Leadership

Lisa Garcia-Quiroz
Chair

CEO

Fidel A. Vargas
President & CEO

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