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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Junior Achievement USA

Inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

three stars

81.13

One Education Way Colorado Springs, CO 80906
tel: (719) 540-8000   Web Site
EIN: 84-1267604

Board Leadership
Catherine S. Brune
Chairperson

CEO
Jack E. Kosakowski
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.13 three stars
  Financial 74.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

74.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 19.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Junior Achievement USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Junior Achievement USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement USA (CO) 81.13 three stars
School on Wheels, Inc. (CA) 93.91 four stars
Project GRAD Los Angeles (CA) 90.86 four stars
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 87.31 three stars
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis (MO) 92.25 four stars

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Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,414,341
   Federated Campaigns $35,415
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,449,756
   Program Service Revenue $4,783,733
Total Primary Revenue $17,233,489
   Other Revenue $9,536,668
TOTAL REVENUE $26,770,157
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,556,024
   Administrative Expenses $4,864,527
   Fundraising Expenses $1,390,967
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,811,518
   
Payments to Affiliates $1,197,890
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,958,639
   
Net Assets $22,161,643

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 81.13 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 76.25 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 79.86 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 77.66 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 84.01 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 85.57 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.43 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 87.04 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 85.47 three stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 93.20 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 90.57 four stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 90.63 four stars
2004-06 02/01/2006 81.26 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 83.74 three stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 92.37 four stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 89.68 three 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 84-1267604
Name in IRS Master File JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA
Ruling Date January, 1994
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$434,807 1.82% Jack E. Kosakowski President & CEO

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Junior Achievement USA (CO) 81.13 three stars
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana (KY) 86.62 three stars
UrbanPromise (NJ) 87.34 three stars
School on Wheels, Inc. (CA) 93.91 four stars
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (OK) 86.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Junior Achievement USA
One Education Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
tel: (719) 540-8000
EIN: 84-1267604

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Board Leadership

Catherine S. Brune
Chairperson

CEO

Jack E. Kosakowski
President & CEO

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