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Teaching Matters

Great teachers. Bright futures.

four stars

91.06

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
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.06 four stars
  Financial 87.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy
5,423
Number of children achieving language and literacy proficiency
3,372
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

three stars

87.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.05
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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.

Constituent Voice

Charity Navigator believes collecting feedback from the people an organization serves can make it more effective. That is why we're partnering with GuideStar by Candid to share Constituent Voice information with you. Here's how this organization is listening and learning from its constituents:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
In an effort to evolve our Assessment Matters service to better meet the needs of our partner schools, we interviewed a focus group of 4 principals We asked for their highest leverage pain points around formative assessment practices and presented them with some of our ideas for evolving our service model, to which they provided specific feedback Based on this feedback we took an all-inclusive 30 day onsite coaching model and transitioned into four 10-day modules of onsite coaching that includes specific deliverables at the end of each of the 10 day coaching cycles We also sequenced the offerings so that principals could better choose the service module that best fit their needs
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teaching Matters (NY) 91.06 four stars
Collision Repair Education Foundation (IL) 92.74 four stars
Techbridge (GA) 87.15 three stars
Second Chance (MD) 88.26 three stars
The Forte Foundation (TX) 85.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,920,014
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $190,030
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,110,044
   Program Service Revenue $4,201,393
Total Primary Revenue $9,311,437
   Other Revenue $568,656
TOTAL REVENUE $9,880,093
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,777,144
   Administrative Expenses $942,833
   Fundraising Expenses $376,310
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,096,287
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,783,806
   
Net Assets $12,030,860

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 $4,777,144 100.0%

Ratings History
Teaching Matters has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 91.06 four stars
2017-08 06/01/2019 94.88 four stars
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,719 2.98% Lynette Guastaferro Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teaching Matters (NY) 91.06 four stars
Mozilla Foundation (CA) 96.01 four stars
Philanthropy Ohio (OH) 89.95 three stars
The Trinity Forum (DC) 90.21 four stars
School for Advanced Research (NM) 85.61 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
Chief Executive Officer

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