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EdChoice

Advancing educational freedom and choice for all as a pathway to successful lives and a stronger society.

four stars

92.71

111 Monument Circle Suite 2650
Indianapolis, IN 46204
tel: (317) 681-0745   Web Site
EIN: 35-1978359

Board Leadership
Patrick Byrne
Chair

CEO
Robert C. Enlow
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.71 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

EdChoice, formerly the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, was founded in 1996 upon the ideals and theories of Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman and economist Rose D. Friedman. EdChoice strives to educate parents, public policy makers and organizations about the desperate need to return power to the parents of America who have minimal choices and limited voices in the education of their children. EdChoice serves as an important resource for parents and community groups who want greater choice in education, and are ready to fight for it. EdChoice is the only national organization dedicated solely to advancing the vision of an education system where all parents are free to choose, and we bring an unsurpassed clarity of purpose to the education reform debate.

EdChoice, formerly the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, was founded in 1996 upon the ideals and theories of Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman and economist Rose D. Friedman. EdChoice strives to educate parents, public policy makers and organizations about the desperate need to return power to the parents of America who have minimal choices and limited voices in the education of their children. EdChoice serves as an important resource for parents and community groups who want greater choice in education, and are ready to fight for it. EdChoice is the only national organization dedicated solely to advancing the vision of an education system where all parents are free to choose, and we bring an unsurpassed clarity of purpose to the education reform debate.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.06
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EdChoice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EdChoice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EdChoice (IN) 92.71 four stars
Council of Independent Colleges (DC) 87.42 three stars
New Visions for Public Schools (NY) 96.64 four stars
League of Education Voters Foundation (WA) 90.21 four stars
ConnCAN (CT) 88.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,500,897
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,500,897
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,500,897
   Other Revenue $682,104
TOTAL REVENUE $8,183,001
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,709,355
   Administrative Expenses $313,905
   Fundraising Expenses $662,377
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,685,637
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $497,364
   
Net Assets $14,157,975

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
State Programs $2,821,380 42.1%
Training & Outreach $2,267,470 33.8%
Research & Thought Leadership $1,620,505 24.2%

Ratings History
EdChoice has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/01/2018 92.71 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2017 92.51 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.65 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 91.58 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 90.40 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.91 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.58 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 88.28 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 86.58 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.36 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 70.75 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 76.70 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 86.77 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 85.96 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 74.08 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 81.70 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 74.10 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 83.20 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 95.74 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 35-1978359
Name in IRS Master File EDCHOICE INC
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(59) Other school related activities
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, 1996
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$324,000 4.21% Robert C. Enlow President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EdChoice (IN) 92.71 four stars
Education Writers Association (DC) 90.26 four stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 90.60 four stars
Center for Inspired Teaching (DC) 90.58 four stars
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 85.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

EdChoice
111 Monument Circle
Suite 2650
Indianapolis, IN 46204
tel: (317) 681-0745
fax: (317) 681-0945
EIN: 35-1978359

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Board Leadership

Patrick Byrne
Chair

CEO

Robert C. Enlow
President, CEO

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