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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Trail Blazers

Building values for life

four stars

90.71

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 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 14.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
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) 90.71 four stars
The Boys' Club of New York (NY) 88.24 three stars
Chicago Youth Programs (IL) 95.05 four stars
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (TN) 85.51 three stars
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (TX) 94.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,101,955
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,107
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $1,206,062
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,206,062
   Other Revenue $109,358
TOTAL REVENUE $1,315,420
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,109,119
   Administrative Expenses $99,295
   Fundraising Expenses $58,794
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,267,208
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $48,212
   
Net Assets $1,862,516

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
Outdoor Experimental Adventures $549,014 49.5%
Expansion of Programs $549,014 49.5%
Environmental Education $11,091 1.0%

Ratings History
Trail Blazers has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trail Blazers (NY) 90.71 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (VA) 86.10 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (FL) 87.22 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council (FL) 92.74 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington (IN) 89.24 three 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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