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Foster Care to Success

America's College Fund for Foster Youth

three stars

85.70

23811 Chagrin Boulevard Suite 210
Cleveland, OH 44122
tel: (571) 203-0270   Web Site
EIN: 52-1238437

Board Leadership
Gina Stracuzzi
President

CEO
Eileen McCaffrey
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.70 three stars
  Financial 80.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, Foster Care to Success (formerly Orphan Foundation of America) serves thousands of foster teens across the United States. Whether we're providing them with college scholarships, connecting them with mentors and internships, sending them care packages, or testifying before Congress, Foster Care to Success is a passionate champion of foster youth. Our mission is to provide opportunities for America's foster youth to pursue their college and post-secondary education; highlight the potential of America's foster youth; create pathways for citizens, businesses, and civic organizations to assist older foster youth; raise public awareness of the number and plight of older teens leaving the system; and draw attention to the bureaucratic maze of foster care.

Founded in 1981, Foster Care to Success (formerly Orphan Foundation of America) serves thousands of foster teens across the United States. Whether we're providing them with college scholarships, connecting them with mentors and internships, sending them care packages, or testifying before Congress, Foster Care to Success is a passionate champion of foster youth. Our mission is to provide opportunities for America's foster youth to pursue their college and post-secondary education; highlight the potential of America's foster youth; create pathways for citizens, businesses, and civic organizations to assist older foster youth; raise public awareness of the number and plight of older teens leaving the system; and draw attention to the bureaucratic maze of foster care.

Financial

three stars

80.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
98.9%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foster Care to Success on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foster Care to Success on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foster Care to Success (OH) 85.70 three stars
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (DC) 94.13 four stars
Carson Scholars Fund (MD) 89.91 three stars
I Have A Dream Foundation - Los Angeles (CA) 92.18 four stars
American Quarter Horse Foundation (TX) 90.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,378,055
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,378,055
   Program Service Revenue $10,709,664
Total Primary Revenue $13,087,719
   Other Revenue $86,930
TOTAL REVENUE $13,174,649
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,884,314
   Administrative Expenses $119,519
   Fundraising Expenses $18,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,022,188
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $152,461
   
Net Assets $5,974,859

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
Education and Training Grants $11,543,898 89.6%
Care Packages $847,160 6.6%
Casey Family Scholars $355,370 2.8%
AIM Higher Scholars $137,886 1.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.70 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 87.62 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 87.44 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.02 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.02 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 82.69 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.93 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.27 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.23 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 83.30 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 92.39 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 94.88 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 94.88 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 94.89 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 97.30 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 99.85 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 97.19 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 99.71 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 52-1238437
Name in IRS Master File ORPHAN FOUNDATION OF AMERICA ORPH
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 (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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, 1982
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$157,450 1.20% Eileen McCaffrey Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foster Care to Success (OH) 85.70 three stars
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (DC) 94.13 four stars
I Have A Dream Foundation - Los Angeles (CA) 92.18 four stars
National Medical Fellowships (NY) 89.53 three stars
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (IL) 89.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Foster Care to Success
23811 Chagrin Boulevard
Suite 210
Cleveland, OH 44122
tel: (571) 203-0270
fax: (855) 773-8299
EIN: 52-1238437

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Board Leadership

Gina Stracuzzi
President

CEO

Eileen McCaffrey
Chief Executive Officer

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