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Teach For America

Building the movement to eliminate educational inequity

three stars

88.00

25 Broadway 12th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 279-2080   Web Site
EIN: 13-3541913

Board Leadership
Stephen Mandel
Chair

CEO
Elisa Villanueva Beard
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.00 three stars
  Financial 83.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Teach For America finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. In the 2016-2017 school year, more than 6,400 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members are teaching in 53 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than 10 million students. Teach For America's 50,000 alumni are providing critical leadership -- as teachers, school and district leaders; elected officials and policy advisers; and founders and leaders of education and social reform initiatives -- to ensure all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Teach For America finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. In the 2016-2017 school year, more than 6,400 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members are teaching in 53 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than 10 million students. Teach For America's 50,000 alumni are providing critical leadership -- as teachers, school and district leaders; elected officials and policy advisers; and founders and leaders of education and social reform initiatives -- to ensure all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Financial

three stars

83.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Teach For America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Teach For America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teach For America (NY) 88.00 three stars
Enactus (MO) 85.32 three stars
College Possible (MN) 91.38 four stars
GreatSchools (CA) 85.38 three stars
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) (NY) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $183,790,487
   Federated Campaigns $93,728
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $16,083,923
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $45,222,433
Total Contributions $245,190,571
   Program Service Revenue $23,841,949
Total Primary Revenue $269,032,520
   Other Revenue $3,848,475
TOTAL REVENUE $272,880,995
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $229,968,493
   Administrative Expenses $31,197,485
   Fundraising Expenses $25,966,606
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $287,132,584
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-14,251,589
   
Net Assets $359,640,319

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
Teacher Placement & Development $116,876,119 50.8%
Teacher Recruitment & Selection $49,207,896 21.4%
Alumni Affairs $34,343,530 14.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 09/01/2018 88.00 three stars
2016-05 12/22/2017 91.01 four stars
2016-05 12/01/2017 90.57 four stars
2015-05 09/01/2017 95.29 four stars
2015-05 10/01/2016 94.50 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 94.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 03/01/2016 94.47 four stars
2014-05 08/01/2015 90.88 four stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 94.45 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 98.82 four stars
2010-09 05/01/2012 98.74 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 98.73 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 98.20 four stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 98.11 four stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 98.23 four stars
2006-09 04/01/2008 98.28 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 95.82 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 96.08 four stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 95.81 four stars
2002-09 11/01/2003 95.99 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 13-3541913
Name in IRS Master File TEACH FOR AMERICA INC
NTEE Code B40
NTEE Classification Higher Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 June, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 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
$421,650 0.14% Elisa Villanueva Beard CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$333,777 0.11% Matthew Kramer Former CEO
$291,597 0.10% Paul Keys Executive Director
$70,664 0.02% Wendy Kopp Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teach For America (NY) 88.00 three stars
The Opportunity Network (NY) 89.50 three stars
Enactus (MO) 85.32 three stars
Khan Academy (CA) 92.02 four stars
Center for Excellence in Education (VA) 94.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Teach For America
25 Broadway
12th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 279-2080
EIN: 13-3541913

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Board Leadership

Stephen Mandel
Chair

CEO

Elisa Villanueva Beard
CEO

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