Education : Adult Education Programs and Services

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,719 2.98% Lynette Guastaferro Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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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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