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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

America's Promise Alliance

Devoted to improving the lives for young people

three stars

84.96

1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 657-0600   Web Site
EIN: 54-1848713

Board Leadership
Alma J. Powell
Chair

CEO
John Gomperts
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.96 three stars
  Financial 81.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.81

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth -8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by America's Promise Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by America's Promise Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
America's Promise Alliance (DC) 84.96 three stars
Harlem RBI (NY) 90.43 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (AZ) 92.20 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (CO) 90.98 four stars
Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth (FL) 89.85 three stars

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Founded in 1997, America's Promise Alliance is a cross-sector partnership of more than 300 corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. We have made a top priority of ensuring that all young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life. Our work involves raising awareness, encouraging action and engaging in advocacy to provide children the key supports we call the Five Promises: Caring adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,118,505
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $859,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,977,905
   Program Service Revenue $384,000
Total Primary Revenue $13,361,905
   Other Revenue $-20,204
TOTAL REVENUE $13,341,701
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,064,611
   Administrative Expenses $1,941,936
   Fundraising Expenses $338,296
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,344,843
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,996,858
   
Net Assets $14,015,514

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
Alliance Engagement $2,854,480 31.5%
First Focus $2,665,178 29.4%
Communications $1,769,853 19.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 84.96 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.38 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 81.09 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.93 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.13 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 84.30 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.47 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.42 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 76.15 two stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 98.58 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 95.56 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 95.74 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 85.58 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 73.96 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 81.03 three stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 84.28 three stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 87.32 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 54-1848713
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAS PROMISE-THE ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH
NTEE Code O99
NTEE Classification Youth Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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 June, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$291,520 2.56% John Gomperts President, CEO

Founded in 1997, America's Promise Alliance is a cross-sector partnership of more than 300 corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. We have made a top priority of ensuring that all young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life. Our work involves raising awareness, encouraging action and engaging in advocacy to provide children the key supports we call the Five Promises: Caring adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
America's Promise Alliance (DC) 84.96 three stars
Action for Healthy Kids (IL) 92.92 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington (WA) 86.27 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Mason-Dixon Council (MD) 88.22 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County (FL) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

America's Promise Alliance
1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 657-0600
fax: (202) 657-0601
EIN: 54-1848713

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Board Leadership

Alma J. Powell
Chair

CEO

John Gomperts
President, CEO

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