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NYC Outward Bound Schools

Transforming Schools, Changing Lives

four stars

96.82

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 96.82 four stars
  Financial 95.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

95.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.09
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
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) 96.82 four stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 96.60 four stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 91.88 four stars
Pro Kids Golf Academy (CA) 88.20 three stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 91.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,600,890
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,435,393
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,036,283
   Program Service Revenue $3,094,054
Total Primary Revenue $6,130,337
   Other Revenue $160,792
TOTAL REVENUE $6,291,129
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,277,038
   Administrative Expenses $352,959
   Fundraising Expenses $591,961
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,221,958
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $69,171
   
Net Assets $11,963,759

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 $3,582,639 67.9%
Adventure & Team Building Programs $1,318,974 25.0%
Associate Schools $375,425 7.1%

Ratings History
NYC Outward Bound Schools has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 96.82 four stars
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)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$188,046 3.02% Richard Stopol President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 96.82 four stars
IslandWood (WA) 91.65 four stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 91.67 four stars
Sea Education Association (MA) 86.99 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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