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NYC Outward Bound Schools

Transforming Schools, Changing Lives

four stars

93.89

29-46 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101
tel: (718) 706-9900   Web Site
EIN: 13-3471084

Board Leadership
Gifford Miller
Chair

CEO
Richard Stopol
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.89 four stars
  Financial 91.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

NYC Outward Bound Schools transforms schools and changes lives by bringing out the best in New York City's students, teachers and school leaders. We operate a citywide network of public schools in partnership with the City's Department of Education, which primarily target students from underserved neighborhoods. Our educational approach delivers rigor through active, real-world learning, develops character skills, inspires students to serve their communities, and instills in them the grit to overcome challenges. Our graduates succeed in more than just college and careers - they're active citizens who make their communities better for all.

To further extend our impact, we provide a robust set of supports to the students and alumni of our network schools via our To & Through College initiative. We also reach schools outside of our network through our Adventure & Team Building programs and the targeted professional development we offer teachers through our Associate Schools work.

NYC Outward Bound Schools transforms schools and changes lives by bringing out the best in New York City's students, teachers and school leaders. We operate a citywide network of public schools in partnership with the City's Department of Education, which primarily target students from underserved neighborhoods. Our educational approach delivers rigor through active, real-world learning, develops character skills, inspires students to serve their communities, and instills in them the grit to overcome challenges. Our graduates succeed in more than just college and careers - they're active citizens who make their communities better for all.

To further extend our impact, we provide a robust set of supports to the students and alumni of our network schools via our To & Through College initiative. We also reach schools outside of our network through our Adventure & Team Building programs and the targeted professional development we offer teachers through our Associate Schools work.

Financial

four stars

91.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.24
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NYC Outward Bound Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NYC Outward Bound Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 93.89 four stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 96.60 four stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.90 four stars
Sea Education Association (MA) 86.99 three stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 90.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,370,790
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,444,555
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,815,345
   Program Service Revenue $2,408,144
Total Primary Revenue $6,223,489
   Other Revenue $190,545
TOTAL REVENUE $6,414,034
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,965,546
   Administrative Expenses $290,646
   Fundraising Expenses $508,879
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,765,071
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $648,963
   
Net Assets $11,862,441

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
Expeditionary Schools Network & Team Building $3,592,249 72.3%
Adventure & Team Building Programs $1,248,757 25.1%
Associate Schools $124,540 2.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 93.89 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.13 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 82.94 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.64 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 90.56 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.39 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 86.09 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 78.78 two stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 83.66 three stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 84.47 three stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 83.63 three stars
2004-06 01/01/2006 78.48 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 81.25 three stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 86.21 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 97.90 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 13-3471084
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK CITY OUTWARD BOUND CENTER INC
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 October, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$176,241 3.05% Richard Stopol President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 93.89 four stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 90.28 four stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 92.10 four stars
Pro Kids Golf Academy (CA) 88.20 three stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

NYC Outward Bound Schools
29-46 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
tel: (718) 706-9900
fax: (718) 433-0500
EIN: 13-3471084

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Board Leadership

Gifford Miller
Chair

CEO

Richard Stopol
President & CEO

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