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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

82.82

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

Board Leadership
C. Gregg Petersmeyer
Chair

CEO
John Gomperts
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.82 three stars
  Financial 78.34 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

two stars

78.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
America's Promise Alliance (DC) 82.82 three stars
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (NY) 91.29 four stars
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club (NY) 91.13 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council (IN) 88.75 three stars
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) (CA) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,917,680
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $889,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,806,930
   Program Service Revenue $529,102
Total Primary Revenue $11,336,032
   Other Revenue $451,010
TOTAL REVENUE $11,787,042
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,613,010
   Administrative Expenses $2,135,200
   Fundraising Expenses $527,997
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,276,207
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $510,835
   
Net Assets $7,781,149

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
Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships $5,249,560 60.9%
Communications $2,057,995 23.9%
Research-Center for Promise $1,200,217 13.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 82.82 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 84.10 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 83.11 three stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$303,967 2.69% John Gomperts President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
America's Promise Alliance (DC) 82.82 three stars
Royal Family Kids (CA) 96.13 four stars
W.D. Boyce Council Boy Scouts of America (IL) 86.68 three stars
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club (NY) 88.70 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley (NH) 90.82 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

C. Gregg Petersmeyer
Chair

CEO

John Gomperts
President, CEO

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