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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

ACCESS College Foundation

Helping students go to college since 1988

four stars

93.60

7300 Newport Avenue Suite 500
Norfolk, VA 23505
tel: (757) 962-6113   Web Site
EIN: 54-1440734

Board Leadership
Alfred M. Randolph, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Bonnie B. Sutton
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.60 four stars
  Financial 90.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The ACCESS College Foundation will help students in the public schools of South Hampton Roads go to college: by inspiring the hope that a college education is attainable; by supporting them in achieving the requirements for college acceptance; by guiding them through the college application process; and by assisting them in gaining the funds to attend college. The full range of programs and services offered by ACCESS are available free of charge to all public high school students and parents in South Hampton Roads, including early awareness, parental advising, financial assistance, career development, and scholarship assistance.

The ACCESS College Foundation will help students in the public schools of South Hampton Roads go to college: by inspiring the hope that a college education is attainable; by supporting them in achieving the requirements for college acceptance; by guiding them through the college application process; and by assisting them in gaining the funds to attend college. The full range of programs and services offered by ACCESS are available free of charge to all public high school students and parents in South Hampton Roads, including early awareness, parental advising, financial assistance, career development, and scholarship assistance.

Financial

four stars

90.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.11
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACCESS College Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACCESS College Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCESS College Foundation (VA) 93.60 four stars
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (NJ) 92.02 four stars
Alliance for Education (WA) 90.99 four stars
Central Scholarship (MD) 93.29 four stars
Point Foundation (CA) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,363,661
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,363,661
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,363,661
   Other Revenue $865,390
TOTAL REVENUE $6,229,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,862,633
   Administrative Expenses $429,140
   Fundraising Expenses $499,613
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,791,386
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,437,665
   
Net Assets $47,436,927

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
Direct Scholastic Assistance $2,862,633 100.0%

Ratings History
ACCESS College Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 93.60 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 93.61 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 94.46 four stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 94.74 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 92.81 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 86.24 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.02 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 54-1440734
Name in IRS Master File ACCESS COLLEGE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (43) Other student aid
(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 June, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,961 4.40% Bonnie B. Sutton President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCESS College Foundation (VA) 93.60 four stars
Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 91.16 four stars
Southern Scholarship Foundation (FL) 87.00 three stars
I Have A Dream Foundation - Los Angeles (CA) 93.97 four stars
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (DC) 93.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ACCESS College Foundation
7300 Newport Avenue
Suite 500
Norfolk, VA 23505
tel: (757) 962-6113
fax: (757) 962-7314
EIN: 54-1440734

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Board Leadership

Alfred M. Randolph, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Bonnie B. Sutton
President, CEO

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