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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

89.85

132 East 43rd Street Suite 429
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 89.85
  Financial 96.89
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

96.89

Accountability & Transparency

86.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.32
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, School input
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Based on feedback, we determined the best way to strengthen outputs and outcomes was to invest more time and be more active in mentorship relationships We have brought on new leadership to the mentoring team who are looking at data and cultivating relationships between students and mentors This also includes the integration of Innovative Mentoring Software in order to share notes and grades in real time Another update to enhance student outcomes are a cohort of Student Engagement Managers who joined our team to check in on students regularly, in addition to the School Coordinators who are school administrators that monitor Student Sponsor Partners participants These Student Engagement Managers have dedicated schools and students they meet with and advise
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 89.85
Burger King McLamore Foundation (FL) 89.26
National Medical Fellowships (NY) 88.43
Denver Scholarship Foundation (CO) 90.68
Extra Mile Education Foundation (PA) 87.68

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,900,824
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,491,771
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,392,595
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $19,392,595
   Other Revenue $-26,144
TOTAL REVENUE $19,366,451
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,146,928
   Administrative Expenses $735,389
   Fundraising Expenses $1,048,483
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,930,800
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,435,651
   
Net Assets $20,605,730

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 $7,146,928 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 04/01/2021 89.85
2018-08 08/01/2019 92.91
2017-08 12/21/2018 91.46
2016-08 03/01/2018 91.16
2015-08 11/01/2016 91.16
2014-08 08/01/2016 91.16
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.22
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 87.83
2013-08 07/01/2014 81.57
2012-08 07/01/2013 83.14
2011-08 05/01/2012 83.87
2010-08 09/20/2011 89.93
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 88.97
2009-08 08/01/2010 93.98
2008-08 07/01/2009 89.50
2007-08 08/01/2008 87.30
2006-08 04/01/2007 83.47
2005-08 05/01/2006 80.97
2004-08 04/01/2005 86.40
2003-08 06/01/2004 92.22

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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$326,038 3.65% Debra Vizzi Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Student Sponsor Partners (NY) 89.85
10,000 Degrees (CA) 92.45
George Snow Scholarship Fund Inc. (FL) 96.46
Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust (CO) 98.23
I Know I Can (OH) 97.17

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Charity Contact Info

Student Sponsor Partners
132 East 43rd Street
Suite 429
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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