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The Southern Education Foundation

Advancing creative solutions to assure fairness and excellence in education

four stars

92.55

101 Marietta Street NW 16th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 523-0001   Web Site
EIN: 13-5562388

Board Leadership
Michael T. Nettles
Chair

CEO
Raymond C. Pierce
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.55 four stars
  Financial 92.14 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Southern Education Foundation (SEF), created in 1867, works to advance creative solutions to ensure fairness and excellence in education for all. Through a variety of programs and strategies involving research, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, and outreach, SEF works to improve education policy and practice; inform the public about education issues and policy options; strengthen parent, school, and private sector efforts to better meet the needs of underachieving students; and to promote a high quality of universal education. SEF believes that America needs to develop the talents and contributions of all of its people in order to thrive and create a shared and prosperous future for everyone.

The Southern Education Foundation (SEF), created in 1867, works to advance creative solutions to ensure fairness and excellence in education for all. Through a variety of programs and strategies involving research, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, and outreach, SEF works to improve education policy and practice; inform the public about education issues and policy options; strengthen parent, school, and private sector efforts to better meet the needs of underachieving students; and to promote a high quality of universal education. SEF believes that America needs to develop the talents and contributions of all of its people in order to thrive and create a shared and prosperous future for everyone.

Financial

four stars

92.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 21.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.77
  Program Expenses Growth 20.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Southern Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Southern Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Southern Education Foundation (GA) 92.55 four stars
Houston A+ Challenge (TX) 87.78 three stars
National Association of Scholars (NY) 92.19 four stars
Advance Illinois (IL) 86.89 three stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 91.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $724,240
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $724,240
   Program Service Revenue $38,575
Total Primary Revenue $762,815
   Other Revenue $591,405
TOTAL REVENUE $1,354,220
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,369,133
   Administrative Expenses $830,346
   Fundraising Expenses $193,776
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,393,255
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,039,035
   
Net Assets $25,331,540

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
The Southern Education Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 92.55 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 90.18 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 91.90 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 85.20 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.95 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.66 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.40 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.04 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 78.28 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 78.49 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.89 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 75.44 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 89.15 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 85.58 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 73.70 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 98.62 four stars
2004-03 08/01/2005 87.65 three stars
2003-03 05/01/2004 88.62 three stars
2002-03 06/09/2003 87.30 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 13-5562388
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHERN EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC INSTITUTIONAL DEPARTMENT
NTEE Code B01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$298,275 6.78% Raymond Pierce President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Southern Education Foundation (GA) 92.55 four stars
Excelencia in Education (DC) 91.83 four stars
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 87.39 three stars
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (IL) 88.63 three stars
Advance Illinois (IL) 86.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Southern Education Foundation
101 Marietta Street NW
16th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 523-0001
fax: (404) 523-6904
EIN: 13-5562388

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Board Leadership

Michael T. Nettles
Chair

CEO

Raymond C. Pierce
President, CEO

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