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Project GRAD Houston

Graduation Really Achieves Dreams

three stars

83.59

3000 Richmond Avenue, Suite 400 Houston, TX 77098
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 83.59 three stars
  Financial 77.88 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

77.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth -9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.6%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project GRAD Houston (TX) 83.59 three stars
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 88.68 three stars
Junior Achievement of Dallas (TX) 92.20 four stars
Youth Guidance (IL) 92.21 four stars
Communities in Schools of Richmond (VA) 86.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,574,827
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $63,781
Total Contributions $2,638,608
   Program Service Revenue $525,520
Total Primary Revenue $3,164,128
   Other Revenue $71
TOTAL REVENUE $3,164,199
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,866,332
   Administrative Expenses $324,966
   Fundraising Expenses $213,980
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,405,278
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $758,921
   
Net Assets $1,877,550

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 $1,368,563 73.3%
Scholarships $497,769 26.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-12 10/15/2002 93.44 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)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,000 6.31% Ann B. Stiles CEO, President

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Project GRAD Houston (TX) 83.59 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond Avenue, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77098
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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