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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support (Fundraising)

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization

Awarding scholarships to students attending Christian schools in Arizona

four stars

91.45

P.O. Box 6580 Chandler, AZ 85246
tel: (480) 820-0403   Web Site
EIN: 86-0931047

Board Leadership
Scott Saunders
President

CEO
Steve Yarbrough
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
92.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (AZ) 91.45 four stars
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, North America (NY) 86.07 three stars
Carson Scholars Fund (MD) 91.81 four stars
Alliance for Education (WA) 87.89 three stars
National Medical Fellowships (NY) 91.45 four stars

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Since it began in 1998, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO) has awarded scholarships to more than 19,000 students attending 150 Arizona Christian schools. Over 50,000 visionary Arizona taxpayers have made this possible by donating to ACSTO, and taking advantage of Arizona's unique opportunity to receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their Arizona state income tax. The goal of ACSTO is to further Christian education by effectively implementing the provisions of the Arizona private school tuition tax credit law for the benefit of Christian school students and their families.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,385,756
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,385,756
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,385,756
   Other Revenue $11,658
TOTAL REVENUE $18,397,414
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,523,184
   Administrative Expenses $897,292
   Fundraising Expenses $414,400
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,834,876
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,562,538
   
Net Assets $6,397,042

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
Grants and Scholarships $11,049,584 71.2%
Grants and Scholarships Overflow $4,473,600 28.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 91.21 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.31 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.51 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 80.22 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 70.30 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.84 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 89.48 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 96.88 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 96.84 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 99.37 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 99.22 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 95.13 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 99.32 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 86-0931047
Name in IRS Master File ARIZONA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TUITION ORGANIZATION INC
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$98,042 0.58% Steven B. Yarbrough Executive Director, Co-Founder

Since it began in 1998, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO) has awarded scholarships to more than 19,000 students attending 150 Arizona Christian schools. Over 50,000 visionary Arizona taxpayers have made this possible by donating to ACSTO, and taking advantage of Arizona's unique opportunity to receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their Arizona state income tax. The goal of ACSTO is to further Christian education by effectively implementing the provisions of the Arizona private school tuition tax credit law for the benefit of Christian school students and their families.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (AZ) 91.45 four stars
Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 91.16 four stars
Mitchell Institute (ME) 91.88 four stars
Take Stock in Children (FL) 95.46 four stars
Catholic Schools Foundation (MA) 97.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization
P.O. Box 6580
Chandler, AZ 85246
tel: (480) 820-0403
fax: (480) 820-2027
EIN: 86-0931047

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Board Leadership

Scott Saunders
President

CEO

Steve Yarbrough
Executive Director

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