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Project GRAD Houston

Graduation Really Achieves Dreams

three stars

82.40

3100 Main Street Suite 701A
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (832) 325-0325   Web Site
EIN: 76-0450397

Board Leadership
Kathryn Ketelsen
Co-Founder and Chair

CEO
Ann B. Stiles
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.40 three stars
  Financial 75.12 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Project GRAD Houston (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) is an education reform model with a goal of creating the most cost effective and research-based methods for addressing the needs of students and families in low-income communities so that students graduate from high school, then access and succeed in college.

The GRAD Scholarship Program provides financial assistance toward a college education to eligible seniors in Houston, Texas.

To aid the delivery of College Access and College Success services, GRAD is leveraging expanded partnerships and collaborations to respond to the growing demand for efficient services. These partnerships include community-based organizations and institutions of higher education, as well as public, charter and private schools.

Project GRAD Houston (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) is an education reform model with a goal of creating the most cost effective and research-based methods for addressing the needs of students and families in low-income communities so that students graduate from high school, then access and succeed in college.

The GRAD Scholarship Program provides financial assistance toward a college education to eligible seniors in Houston, Texas.

To aid the delivery of College Access and College Success services, GRAD is leveraging expanded partnerships and collaborations to respond to the growing demand for efficient services. These partnerships include community-based organizations and institutions of higher education, as well as public, charter and private schools.

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Financial

two stars

75.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth -7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project GRAD Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project GRAD Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project GRAD Houston (TX) 82.40 three stars
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (MI) 96.01 four stars
Young Women's Preparatory Network (TX) 90.54 four stars
Junior Achievement of New Jersey (NJ) 85.54 three stars
Junior Achievement of Dallas (TX) 91.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,114,572
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $55,072
Total Contributions $1,169,644
   Program Service Revenue $123,000
Total Primary Revenue $1,292,644
   Other Revenue $74
TOTAL REVENUE $1,292,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,919,776
   Administrative Expenses $201,145
   Fundraising Expenses $270,365
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,391,286
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,098,568
   
Net Assets $778,982

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
College Access & Success Programs $1,483,186 77.3%
Scholarships $436,590 22.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 82.40 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 83.59 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 80.84 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 75.52 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.47 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 75.19 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 73.46 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 75.51 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.67 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.21 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.49 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 68.73 one star
2008-12 07/01/2010 68.61 one star
2007-12 07/01/2009 71.08 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 68.46 one star
2005-12 03/01/2007 77.62 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 87.86 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 87.69 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 87.93 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 91.09 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 76-0450397
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT GRAD HOUSTON
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,224 6.95% Ann B. Stiles CEO, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project GRAD Houston (TX) 82.40 three stars
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (OK) 87.77 three stars
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 90.22 four stars
Junior Achievement of South Dakota (SD) 85.52 three stars
GPS Education Partners (WI) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project GRAD Houston
3100 Main Street
Suite 701A
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (832) 325-0325
EIN: 76-0450397

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Board Leadership

Kathryn Ketelsen
Co-Founder and Chair

CEO

Ann B. Stiles
President & CEO

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