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

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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.
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

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

Mission

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

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Trail Blazers (NY) 90.71 four stars
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Our Piece of the Pie (CT) 90.71 four stars
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Youth Haven (MI) 93.82 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