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Academy of Achievement

A museum of living history

three stars

85.55

1222 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 887-0000   Web Site
EIN: 75-6042129

Board Leadership
Wayne R. Reynolds
Chair

CEO
Wayne Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.55 three stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 50 years, the Academy of Achievement has sparked the imagination of students across America and around the globe by bringing them into direct personal contact with the greatest thinkers and achievers of the age. The annual International Achievement Summit has provided thousands of outstanding students with an unforgettable, life changing experience. Since 1961, these forums have allowed exceptional students to interact one-on-one with Nobel Prize-winners in the arts and sciences, world-renowned public servants, crusading journalists, intrepid explorers, revered humanitarians, world champion athletes, legendary figures of stage and screen, and countless others who represent the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields.

For more than 50 years, the Academy of Achievement has sparked the imagination of students across America and around the globe by bringing them into direct personal contact with the greatest thinkers and achievers of the age. The annual International Achievement Summit has provided thousands of outstanding students with an unforgettable, life changing experience. Since 1961, these forums have allowed exceptional students to interact one-on-one with Nobel Prize-winners in the arts and sciences, world-renowned public servants, crusading journalists, intrepid explorers, revered humanitarians, world champion athletes, legendary figures of stage and screen, and countless others who represent the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 16.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Academy of Achievement on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Academy of Achievement on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Academy of Achievement (DC) 85.55 three stars
The Club Foundation (VA) 87.90 three stars
School for Advanced Research (NM) 85.27 three stars
SEG Foundation (OK) 85.10 three stars
MassBioEd (MA) 87.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,975,118
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,975,118
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,975,118
   Other Revenue $73,801
TOTAL REVENUE $6,048,919
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,497,819
   Administrative Expenses $151,233
   Fundraising Expenses $148,073
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,797,125
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-748,206
   
Net Assets $3,424,623

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
Achievement Summits $5,150,741 79.3%
Website $767,787 11.8%
Global Forum for Freedom and Justice $579,291 8.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-07 10/01/2019 85.55 three stars
2017-07 12/01/2018 83.43 three stars
2016-07 02/01/2018 82.88 three stars
2015-07 11/01/2016 78.81 two stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 75.09 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 10/01/2015 73.42 two stars
2013-07 04/01/2015 75.90 two stars
2012-07 06/01/2014 80.55 three stars
2012-07 11/01/2013 69.53 one star
2011-07 12/01/2012 69.36 one star
2010-07 12/01/2011 69.24 one star
2009-07 09/20/2011 73.43 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 12/22/2010 76.12 two stars
2008-07 02/01/2010 73.71 two stars
2007-07 11/01/2008 87.09 three stars
2006-07 10/01/2007 91.22 four stars
2005-07 10/01/2006 82.65 three stars
2004-07 01/01/2006 82.24 three stars
2003-07 12/01/2004 78.40 two stars
2002-07 12/01/2003 79.10 two 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 75-6042129
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ACHIEVEMENT
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 May, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Wayne Reynolds President, Chairman $759,000

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Academy of Achievement (DC) 85.55 three stars
The Education Foundation of Collier County (FL) 98.14 four stars
School for Advanced Research (NM) 85.27 three stars
Working Wardrobes (CA) 87.65 three stars
Robert Toigo Foundation (CA) 95.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Academy of Achievement
1222 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 887-0000
fax: (202) 887-0400
EIN: 75-6042129

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Board Leadership

Wayne R. Reynolds
Chair

CEO

Wayne Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer

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