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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

District of Columbia College Access Program

Making college a reality for thousands of District students

three stars

89.26

1425 K Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 783-7933   Web Site
EIN: 52-2132835

Board Leadership
Ted Leonsis
Chair

CEO
Argelia Rodriguez
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.26 three stars
  Financial 97.67 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) encourages and enables DC public high school students to enter and graduate from college. DC-CAP provides assistance to those students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to attend and graduate from college by providing the following: individual and group counseling; college information resource centers; college application assistance; financial aid assistance; parent education; college student support services; and "last dollar" award scholarships. All DC public high school students are eligible for DC-CAP assistance and support. DC-CAP will work with DC public high school graduates for up to five years after high school graduation to make sure they are able to complete their college education.

The District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) encourages and enables DC public high school students to enter and graduate from college. DC-CAP provides assistance to those students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to attend and graduate from college by providing the following: individual and group counseling; college information resource centers; college application assistance; financial aid assistance; parent education; college student support services; and "last dollar" award scholarships. All DC public high school students are eligible for DC-CAP assistance and support. DC-CAP will work with DC public high school graduates for up to five years after high school graduation to make sure they are able to complete their college education.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Scholarship Program
Program Name: Scholarship Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
District Of Columbia College Access Program grants scholarships to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2,800 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $3,600.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of postsecondary scholarship programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of District of Columbia College Access Program.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. District Of Columbia College Access Program publicly reports data on the dollar value of all scholarships it grants and the number of scholarship recipients, which we use to calculate the additional income that the nonprofit's scholarship program generates.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the increase in income caused by a nonprofit's scholarship program in two steps. First, we compare the estimated postsecondary graduation rate of its scholars to that of comparable students who did not receive a scholarship (the “counterfactual”). Our estimates are drawn from rigorous social science studies of similar scholarship programs. The result is the number of scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Second, we compare the earnings of graduates to non-graduates based on publicly available census data, matching on student demographic characteristics. We apply the earnings boost owing to a degree to those scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Both steps are necessary to properly net out counterfactual successes from observed successes. Otherwise, we would be attributing changes (increase in graduation rate and increase in earnings) to the nonprofit when they would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.10
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by District of Columbia College Access Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by District of Columbia College Access Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC) 89.26 three stars
George Snow Scholarship Fund Inc. (FL) 100.00 four stars
Evans Scholars Foundation (IL) 91.97 four stars
Institute for Educational Advancement (CA) 85.43 three stars
Take Stock in Children (FL) 90.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,656,544
   Federated Campaigns $3,911
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $693,619
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,354,074
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,354,074
   Other Revenue $8,018,850
TOTAL REVENUE $10,372,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,790,078
   Administrative Expenses $1,455,711
   Fundraising Expenses $524,930
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,770,719
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $602,205
   
Net Assets $95,417,263

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
Counseling $5,216,529 67.0%
Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program $1,344,126 17.3%
STEM Initiative $692,450 8.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 89.26 three stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 91.40 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.80 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 86.75 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.14 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.12 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 86.48 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 77.27 two stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 84.28 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 91.50 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 95.29 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 89.34 three stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 90.90 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2008 93.96 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 52-2132835
Name in IRS Master File DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 January, 1999
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$311,346 3.18% Argelia Rodriguez President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC) 89.26 three stars
Southern Scholarship Foundation (FL) 95.36 four stars
Foster Care to Success (OH) 89.56 three stars
The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 95.84 four stars
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (NY) 87.40 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

District of Columbia College Access Program
1425 K Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 783-7933
fax: (202) 783-7939
EIN: 52-2132835

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Board Leadership

Ted Leonsis
Chair

CEO

Argelia Rodriguez
President, CEO

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