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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Trail Blazers

Building values for life

four stars

92.38

394 Rogers Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225
tel: (212) 529-5113   Web Site
EIN: 13-1771421

Board Leadership
Hugh Babowal & Marc Hyman
Co-Chairmen

CEO
Riel Peerbooms
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1887, Trail Blazers is an award-winning youth development organization that has touched the lives of thousands of young people from New York and New Jersey. Through outdoor experiential education adventure programming, we strive to facilitate the development of values and life skills essential for productive citizenship. In our core program, the Summer Outdoor Experiential Experience, a 2 or 4 week summer adventure, children participate in an elaborate environmental adventure program that includes activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing and climbing. The program culminates with an expedition on the Appalachian Trail or the Delaware River

Founded in 1887, Trail Blazers is an award-winning youth development organization that has touched the lives of thousands of young people from New York and New Jersey. Through outdoor experiential education adventure programming, we strive to facilitate the development of values and life skills essential for productive citizenship. In our core program, the Summer Outdoor Experiential Experience, a 2 or 4 week summer adventure, children participate in an elaborate environmental adventure program that includes activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing and climbing. The program culminates with an expedition on the Appalachian Trail or the Delaware River

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of children served
2,700
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive values
98
Number of children who demonstrate enviromental science knowledge and stewardship attitudes and skills
84
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 30.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trail Blazers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trail Blazers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trail Blazers (NY) 92.38 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence (MA) 85.70 three stars
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (CA) 87.65 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council (MT) 94.74 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council (CA) 91.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $781,736
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $186,043
Total Contributions $967,779
   Program Service Revenue $1,251,787
Total Primary Revenue $2,219,566
   Other Revenue $108,058
TOTAL REVENUE $2,327,624
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,982,569
   Administrative Expenses $175,172
   Fundraising Expenses $106,937
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,264,678
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $62,946
   
Net Assets $2,142,636

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
Expansion of Programs $1,982,569 100.0%

Ratings History
Trail Blazers has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 92.38 four stars
2016-10 04/01/2018 90.71 four stars
2015-10 02/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 04/01/2016 93.78 four stars
2014-10 03/01/2016 92.05 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 13-1771421
Name in IRS Master File TRAIL BLAZER CAMPS INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
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 April, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,406 5.05% Riel Peerbooms Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trail Blazers (NY) 92.38 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (CA) 93.52 four stars
Global Teen Challenge (GA) 89.11 three stars
Kare Youth League (CA) 87.13 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County (FL) 94.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trail Blazers
394 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
tel: (212) 529-5113
fax: (718) 462-0597
EIN: 13-1771421

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Board Leadership

Hugh Babowal & Marc Hyman
Co-Chairmen

CEO

Riel Peerbooms
Executive Director

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