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Education : Adult Education Programs and Services

Teaching Matters

Great teachers. Bright futures.

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four stars

94.45

475 Riverside Drive Suite 1270
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 870-3505   Web Site
EIN: 13-3770472

Board Leadership
Olga Votis
Chair

CEO
Lynette Guastaferro
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.45 four stars
  Financial 92.76 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Teaching Matters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Our services transform how educators work together at urban public schools, helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement. We also partner with school leadership to create a work environment that equips teachers to succeed in the classroom.

From nearly 20 years of working in New York City's public schools, we've developed an understanding of realistic and lasting ways to improve student outcomes, and we're committed to real, measurable results.

Teaching Matters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Our services transform how educators work together at urban public schools, helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement. We also partner with school leadership to create a work environment that equips teachers to succeed in the classroom.

From nearly 20 years of working in New York City's public schools, we've developed an understanding of realistic and lasting ways to improve student outcomes, and we're committed to real, measurable results.

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This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Teaching Matters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Teaching Matters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teaching Matters (NY) 94.45 four stars
Public Education Foundation (TN) 88.64 three stars
MassBioEd (MA) 87.92 three stars
Mozilla Foundation (CA) 96.07 four stars
National Youth Leadership Council (MN) 86.09 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,653,950
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $117,675
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,771,625
   Program Service Revenue $4,385,664
Total Primary Revenue $8,157,289
   Other Revenue $139,717
TOTAL REVENUE $8,297,006
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,753,767
   Administrative Expenses $907,721
   Fundraising Expenses $348,181
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,009,669
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,287,337
   
Net Assets $8,477,144

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
School-Based Leadership and Instructional Support $4,753,767 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/01/2018 94.45 four stars
2016-08 12/22/2017 87.80 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 91.77 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 96.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 93.61 four stars
2013-08 09/01/2014 95.20 four stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 93.65 four stars
2012-08 07/01/2013 91.94 four stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 93.22 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 90.30 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 79.87 two stars
2008-08 02/01/2010 82.08 three stars
2007-08 11/01/2008 87.76 three stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 95.97 four stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 96.04 four stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 85.03 three stars
2003-08 01/05/2005 66.96 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3770472
Name in IRS Master File TEACHING MATTERS INC
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
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 August, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 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
$175,381 2.91% Lynette Guastaferro Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teaching Matters (NY) 94.45 four stars
The Education Foundation of Collier County (FL) 97.14 four stars
JobTrain (CA) 89.54 three stars
Robert Toigo Foundation (CA) 91.69 four stars
Working Wardrobes (CA) 87.65 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Teaching Matters
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 1270
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 870-3505
fax: (212) 870-3516
EIN: 13-3770472

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Board Leadership

Olga Votis
Chair

CEO

Lynette Guastaferro
Executive Director

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