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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

I Know I Can

Helping Columbus City school students enter and succeed in college

four stars

98.05

1108 City Park Avenue Suite 301
Columbus, OH 43206
tel: (614) 233-9510   Web Site
EIN: 31-1229135

Board Leadership
Rich Rosen
President

CEO
Katina Fullen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.05 four stars
  Financial 97.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

I Know I Can gives every qualified Columbus Public School District graduate the opportunity to go to college. The program was founded in 1988 on the belief that every child who wishes to pursue higher education should have the opportunity to do so and should not be denied that right because of his or her economic status. We believe that by removing the motivational, informational and financial roadblocks to success, we can help level the educational playing field for Columbus city students and graduates. We motivate students to stay in school and pursue college, advise students and parents how to apply to college and access financial aid, fund students with Last Dollar Grant and leverage additional financial assistance, and support students once in college to help ensure completion.

I Know I Can gives every qualified Columbus Public School District graduate the opportunity to go to college. The program was founded in 1988 on the belief that every child who wishes to pursue higher education should have the opportunity to do so and should not be denied that right because of his or her economic status. We believe that by removing the motivational, informational and financial roadblocks to success, we can help level the educational playing field for Columbus city students and graduates. We motivate students to stay in school and pursue college, advise students and parents how to apply to college and access financial aid, fund students with Last Dollar Grant and leverage additional financial assistance, and support students once in college to help ensure completion.

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Financial

four stars

97.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.16
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by I Know I Can on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by I Know I Can on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
I Know I Can (OH) 98.05 four stars
Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust (CO) 100.00 four stars
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (DC) 92.15 four stars
Step Up For Students (FL) 96.66 four stars
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (VA) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,189,620
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,189,620
   Program Service Revenue $1,249,500
Total Primary Revenue $7,439,120
   Other Revenue $38,927
TOTAL REVENUE $7,478,047
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,813,946
   Administrative Expenses $463,038
   Fundraising Expenses $200,910
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,477,894
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,000,153
   
Net Assets $37,986,109

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
Education Programs $3,813,946 100.0%

Ratings History
I Know I Can has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 98.05 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 94.68 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.50 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.06 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 96.65 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 89.33 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.96 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 88.69 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.44 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 85.08 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 87.11 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 87.92 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 85.82 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 77.14 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 82.58 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 88.25 three 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 31-1229135
Name in IRS Master File I KNOW I CAN
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (43) Other student aid
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 April, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,986 3.55% Katina Fullen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
I Know I Can (OH) 98.05 four stars
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (NY) 85.98 three stars
The College Crusade of Rhode Island (RI) 91.95 four stars
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (VA) 92.38 four stars
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (DC) 86.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

I Know I Can
1108 City Park Avenue
Suite 301
Columbus, OH 43206
tel: (614) 233-9510
fax: (614) 233-9512
EIN: 31-1229135

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Board Leadership

Rich Rosen
President

CEO

Katina Fullen
Executive Director

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