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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

A Better Chance

Opening the door to greater educational opportunities since 1963

74.36

253 West 35th Street 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (646) 346-1310   Web Site
EIN: 23-7173492

Board Leadership
Theo Killion
Chair

CEO
Francisco J. Tezen
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.36
  Financial 63.97
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Founded in 1963, our mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers and supports about 350 scholars at more than 200 member schools in 29 states. More than 17,000 alumni have now gone on to distinguished careers as physicians, artists, educators, lawyers, politicians and corporate executives.

A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Founded in 1963, our mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers and supports about 350 scholars at more than 200 member schools in 29 states. More than 17,000 alumni have now gone on to distinguished careers as physicians, artists, educators, lawyers, politicians and corporate executives.

Financial

63.97

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.34
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Better Chance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Better Chance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Better Chance (NY) 74.36
Junior Achievement of Arizona (AZ) 89.62
Junior Achievement of Utah (UT) 89.32
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay (FL) 92.25
Junior Achievement of Georgia (GA) 97.04

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,343,033
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,165,392
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,508,425
   Program Service Revenue $596,355
Total Primary Revenue $3,104,780
   Other Revenue $553,463
TOTAL REVENUE $3,658,243
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,167,544
   Administrative Expenses $715,357
   Fundraising Expenses $1,103,347
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,986,248
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,328,005
   
Net Assets $9,410,907

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
2019-12 07/01/2021 74.36
2018-12 05/01/2020 73.90
2017-12 03/01/2020 75.40
2017-12 07/01/2019 74.20
2016-08 02/01/2018 71.46
2015-08 10/01/2016 76.09
2014-08 06/01/2016 83.13
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 86.39
2013-08 08/01/2014 84.31
2012-08 08/01/2013 78.93
2011-08 07/01/2012 77.89
2010-08 03/01/2012 76.55
2010-08 02/01/2012 76.46
2010-08 09/20/2011 76.04
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 51.47
2008-08 09/01/2009 65.01
2007-08 07/01/2008 74.86
2006-08 07/01/2007 74.78
2005-08 05/01/2006 69.06
2004-08 09/01/2005 58.57

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7173492
Name in IRS Master File A BETTER CHANCE INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (922) Endowment fund or financial services
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, 1972
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
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$370,315 7.42% Sandra E. Timmons President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Better Chance (NY) 74.36
Junior Achievement of New York (NY) 85.78
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (OK) 94.26
Playworks (CA) 85.90
International Association for Human Values (DC) 94.74

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Charity Contact Info

A Better Chance
253 West 35th Street
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (646) 346-1310
fax: (646) 346-1311
EIN: 23-7173492

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Board Leadership

Theo Killion
Chair

CEO

Francisco J. Tezen
President & CEO

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