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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Igniting potential, enriching lives

three stars

88.19

309 West Washington Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 455-7800   Web Site
EIN: 36-3675466

Board Leadership
Kevin Conway
Chair

CEO
Jose Rodriguez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.19 three stars
  Financial 83.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation (DMSF) was founded in 1989 to enrich the lives of Chicago youth by providing them with educational opportunities they would otherwise be unable to access. DMSF's mission is to provide bright, economically disadvantaged Chicago students with four-year high school scholarships and wraparound academic and social emotional support services to in order to ensure they are properly prepared for college. DMSF works to ensure that financial constraints do not hinder a young person's ability to obtain a quality education and offers access to programming, mentoring, and guidance to excel in high school and matriculate to college.

The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation (DMSF) was founded in 1989 to enrich the lives of Chicago youth by providing them with educational opportunities they would otherwise be unable to access. DMSF's mission is to provide bright, economically disadvantaged Chicago students with four-year high school scholarships and wraparound academic and social emotional support services to in order to ensure they are properly prepared for college. DMSF works to ensure that financial constraints do not hinder a young person's ability to obtain a quality education and offers access to programming, mentoring, and guidance to excel in high school and matriculate to college.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of students enrolled
456
Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED
100
Number of high school graduates who are persisting in college
84
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

83.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.59
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (IL) 88.19 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,603,026
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,561,121
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,164,147
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,164,147
   Other Revenue $139,175
TOTAL REVENUE $3,303,322
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,944,520
   Administrative Expenses $340,855
   Fundraising Expenses $613,894
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,899,269
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-595,947
   
Net Assets $9,832,749

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
Financial Assistance $2,217,704 75.3%
Summer Opportunities $276,701 9.4%
College Counseling $141,152 4.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 88.19 three stars
2017-08 10/01/2018 90.96 four stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 89.69 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 87.82 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 89.28 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 84.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 81.26 three stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 85.81 three stars
2012-08 08/01/2013 89.70 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 89.33 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 84.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 09/01/2010 82.27 three stars
2008-08 02/01/2010 85.28 three stars
2007-08 07/01/2008 88.78 three stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 78.92 two stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 87.15 three stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 84.95 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 36-3675466
Name in IRS Master File DANIEL MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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 (40) Scholarships (other)
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 June, 1990
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
Not compensated -- Jose Rodriguez Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$161,184 4.13% Andrew David Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
309 West Washington
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 455-7800
fax: (312) 455-7801
EIN: 36-3675466

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Board Leadership

Kevin Conway
Chair

CEO

Jose Rodriguez
Executive Director

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