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The NEA Foundation

Keeping the Promise of Public Education

four stars

94.37

1201 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 822-7840   Web Site
EIN: 23-7035089

Board Leadership
Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh
Chair

CEO
Harriet Sanford
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.37 four stars
  Financial 92.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The NEA Foundation, through the unique strength of its partnership with educators, advances student achievement by investing in public education that will prepare each of America's children to learn and thrive in a rapidly changing world. The NEA Foundation is a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students. Since our beginning in 1969, the Foundation has served as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges. We believe that when educators unleash their own power, ideas, and voices, communities, schools, and students all benefit. Since 2012, we have awarded more than $2.4 million in grants, reaching more than 35,000 educators and 512,000 students in 49 states. We also awarded two $300,000, multi-year grants to increase student engagement and motivation around STEM in under-served communities.

The NEA Foundation, through the unique strength of its partnership with educators, advances student achievement by investing in public education that will prepare each of America's children to learn and thrive in a rapidly changing world. The NEA Foundation is a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students. Since our beginning in 1969, the Foundation has served as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges. We believe that when educators unleash their own power, ideas, and voices, communities, schools, and students all benefit. Since 2012, we have awarded more than $2.4 million in grants, reaching more than 35,000 educators and 512,000 students in 49 states. We also awarded two $300,000, multi-year grants to increase student engagement and motivation around STEM in under-served communities.

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Financial

four stars

92.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.33
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The NEA Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The NEA Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The NEA Foundation (DC) 94.37 four stars
Campaign for College Opportunity (CA) 85.96 three stars
The Parent-Child Home Program (NY) 97.17 four stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 90.60 four stars
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 89.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,391,023
   Federated Campaigns $2,510
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $515,854
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,909,387
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,909,387
   Other Revenue $1,422,474
TOTAL REVENUE $5,331,861
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,733,644
   Administrative Expenses $812,107
   Fundraising Expenses $485,480
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,031,231
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,699,370
   
Net Assets $47,676,343

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
Breakfast in the Classroom $1,903,935 33.2%
Awards for Teaching Excellence $436,935 7.6%
Grants to Educators $431,512 7.5%

Ratings History
The NEA Foundation has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 07/01/2018 94.37 four stars
2016-08 07/01/2017 94.66 four stars
2015-08 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-08 04/01/2016 99.03 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2015 99.17 four stars
2013-08 08/01/2014 97.77 four stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 94.84 four stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 94.18 four stars
2010-08 11/01/2011 97.29 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 92.94 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 85.44 three stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 80.74 three stars
2007-08 09/01/2008 92.02 four stars
2006-08 07/01/2007 92.86 four stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 96.96 four stars
2004-08 05/01/2005 91.86 four stars
2003-08 06/01/2004 70.27 two stars
2002-08 04/15/2003 70.03 two stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 69.72 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 23-7035089
Name in IRS Master File THE NEA FOUNDATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 August, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 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
$255,076 3.62% Harriet Sanford President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The NEA Foundation (DC) 94.37 four stars
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 85.38 three stars
Education Writers Association (DC) 89.48 three stars
Campaign for College Opportunity (CA) 85.96 three stars
New Visions for Public Schools (NY) 94.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The NEA Foundation
1201 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 822-7840
fax: (202) 822-7779
EIN: 23-7035089

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Board Leadership

Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh
Chair

CEO

Harriet Sanford
President & CEO

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