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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Student Sponsor Partners

Providing at-risk students in New York City with an opportunity of a quality education

four stars

91.16

424 Madison Avenue Suite 1002
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 986-9575   Web Site
EIN: 13-3392965

Board Leadership
Christopher J. Niehaus
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Debra Vizzi
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1986, Student Sponsor Partners (SSP) has been providing at-risk students in New York City with the opportunity of a quality, non-public high school education, through the financial support and one-to-one guidance of a sponsor. SSP serves youths who are academically at-risk, financially disadvantaged, and socially needy (with roughly three-quarters of our population coming from single-parent homes). Each SSP student is paired with a Sponsor, who provides tuition assistance for the student to attend a private high school and serves as a role model and academic coach until graduation day. The combination of a committed Sponsor and a challenging scholastic environment dramatically improves SSP students' prospects, not only for earning their diplomas but also for achieving real and lasting life-success after high school.

Since 1986, Student Sponsor Partners (SSP) has been providing at-risk students in New York City with the opportunity of a quality, non-public high school education, through the financial support and one-to-one guidance of a sponsor. SSP serves youths who are academically at-risk, financially disadvantaged, and socially needy (with roughly three-quarters of our population coming from single-parent homes). Each SSP student is paired with a Sponsor, who provides tuition assistance for the student to attend a private high school and serves as a role model and academic coach until graduation day. The combination of a committed Sponsor and a challenging scholastic environment dramatically improves SSP students' prospects, not only for earning their diplomas but also for achieving real and lasting life-success after high school.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Student Sponsor Partners on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Student Sponsor Partners on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 91.16 four stars
Step Up For Students (FL) 98.23 four stars
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (CA) 89.06 three stars
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation (NC) 94.73 four stars
Catholic Schools Foundation (MA) 96.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,979,550
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,288,837
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,268,387
   Program Service Revenue $6,987
Total Primary Revenue $6,275,374
   Other Revenue $-89,360
TOTAL REVENUE $6,186,014
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,850,610
   Administrative Expenses $579,739
   Fundraising Expenses $326,644
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,756,993
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-570,979
   
Net Assets $10,091,425

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
Tuition Paid $5,850,610 100.0%

Ratings History
Student Sponsor Partners has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 03/01/2018 91.16 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 91.16 four stars
2014-08 08/01/2016 91.16 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 87.83 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2014 81.57 three stars
2012-08 07/01/2013 83.14 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 83.87 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 89.93 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 88.97 three stars
2009-08 08/01/2010 93.98 four stars
2008-08 07/01/2009 89.50 three stars
2007-08 08/01/2008 87.30 three stars
2006-08 04/01/2007 83.47 three stars
2005-08 05/01/2006 80.97 three stars
2004-08 04/01/2005 86.40 three stars
2003-08 06/01/2004 92.22 four stars
2002-08 06/09/2003 94.05 four stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 95.50 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 13-3392965
Name in IRS Master File STUDENT SPONSOR PARTNERSHIP INC
NTEE Code B95
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
(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 February, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 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
$230,398 3.40% Denise Durham Williams Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 91.16 four stars
Carson Scholars Fund (MD) 89.91 three stars
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (VA) 95.38 four stars
Take Stock in Children (FL) 91.28 four stars
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund (MA) 87.21 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Student Sponsor Partners
424 Madison Avenue
Suite 1002
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 986-9575
fax: (917) 210-3846
EIN: 13-3392965

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Board Leadership

Christopher J. Niehaus
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Debra Vizzi
Executive Director

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