Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

The SEED Foundation

Preparing underserved students for success in college

three stars

85.01

1730 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest Suite 1102
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 785-4123   Web Site
EIN: 54-1850819

Board Leadership
Eileen Shields-West
Chair

CEO
Lesley Poole
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.01 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The SEED Foundation partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare underserved students for success in college and beyond.

We open and support college-preparatory, public boarding schools that provide a 24-hour-a-day nurturing environment designed specifically for children who would most benefit from SEED's comprehensive model and the opportunities it provides. Read more about our student demographics here.

SEED's innovative model integrates a rigorous academic program with a nurturing boarding program that teaches life skills and provides students with a safe and secure environment. Our model includes academic, residential, mental health, physical health, social, and enrichment programs. SEED nurtures positive contact with families and community leaders, thereby strengthening students' support structures and surrounding communities.

The SEED Foundation partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare underserved students for success in college and beyond.

We open and support college-preparatory, public boarding schools that provide a 24-hour-a-day nurturing environment designed specifically for children who would most benefit from SEED's comprehensive model and the opportunities it provides. Read more about our student demographics here.

SEED's innovative model integrates a rigorous academic program with a nurturing boarding program that teaches life skills and provides students with a safe and secure environment. Our model includes academic, residential, mental health, physical health, social, and enrichment programs. SEED nurtures positive contact with families and community leaders, thereby strengthening students' support structures and surrounding communities.

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Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth -9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The SEED Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The SEED Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,609,872
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $221,600
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,831,472
   Program Service Revenue $1,423,602
Total Primary Revenue $4,255,074
   Other Revenue $32,534
TOTAL REVENUE $4,287,608
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,395,644
   Administrative Expenses $373,530
   Fundraising Expenses $323,366
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,092,540
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $195,068
   
Net Assets $5,519,259

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$237,932 5.81% Lesley Poole Chief Executive Officer

Mission

The SEED Foundation partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare underserved students for success in college and beyond.

We open and support college-preparatory, public boarding schools that provide a 24-hour-a-day nurturing environment designed specifically for children who would most benefit from SEED's comprehensive model and the opportunities it provides. Read more about our student demographics here.

SEED's innovative model integrates a rigorous academic program with a nurturing boarding program that teaches life skills and provides students with a safe and secure environment. Our model includes academic, residential, mental health, physical health, social, and enrichment programs. SEED nurtures positive contact with families and community leaders, thereby strengthening students' support structures and surrounding communities.

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The SEED Foundation (DC) 85.01 three stars
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Communities in Schools of Richmond (VA) 87.60 three stars
Junior Achievement of New Jersey (NJ) 85.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The SEED Foundation
1730 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest
Suite 1102
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 785-4123
EIN: 54-1850819

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Board Leadership

Eileen Shields-West
Chair

CEO

Lesley Poole
Chief Executive Officer