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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

ACCESS College Foundation

Changing Lives, Families and Communities through Educational and Training Opportunities after High School since 1988.

three stars

89.91

2555 Ellsmere Avenue Suite 110
Norfolk, VA 23513
tel: (757) 962-6113   Web Site
EIN: 54-1440734

Board Leadership
David Mele
Chairman

CEO
Bonnie B. Sutton
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.91 three stars
  Financial 85.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The ACCESS College Foundation inspires the hope in public school students that education and training after high school is attainable, supports them in achieving the requirements for program acceptance, guides them through the application process, assists them in gaining the funds needed to attend a postsecondary institution, provides advising and scholarship support while enrolled in school to ensure that they complete their certification or degree programs, and ultimately connects ACCESS Scholars to internship and job opportunities after graduation. The full range of programs and services offered by ACCESS include early awareness, student and parental advising, financial assistance, scholarship assistance, and career development. All services are available free of charge to public high school students and parents in South Hampton Roads Northampton County, and Western Tidewater regions in Virginia.

The ACCESS College Foundation inspires the hope in public school students that education and training after high school is attainable, supports them in achieving the requirements for program acceptance, guides them through the application process, assists them in gaining the funds needed to attend a postsecondary institution, provides advising and scholarship support while enrolled in school to ensure that they complete their certification or degree programs, and ultimately connects ACCESS Scholars to internship and job opportunities after graduation. The full range of programs and services offered by ACCESS include early awareness, student and parental advising, financial assistance, scholarship assistance, and career development. All services are available free of charge to public high school students and parents in South Hampton Roads Northampton County, and Western Tidewater regions in Virginia.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
151
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
842,000
This impact information is current as of March 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

85.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.51
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
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) 89.91 three stars
George Snow Scholarship Fund Inc. (FL) 100.00 four stars
ACE Scholarships (CO) 92.74 four stars
The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund (NY) 93.57 four stars
Tri-County Scholarship Fund (NJ) 95.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,291,989
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,291,989
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,291,989
   Other Revenue $660,360
TOTAL REVENUE $2,952,349
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,378,357
   Administrative Expenses $407,300
   Fundraising Expenses $608,903
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,394,560
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,442,211
   
Net Assets $54,187,564

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 $3,378,357 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 89.91 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 93.38 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 93.57 four stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$221,596 5.04% Bonnie B. Sutton President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCESS College Foundation (VA) 89.91 three stars
Foster Care to Success (OH) 89.56 three stars
Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (PA) 95.72 four stars
American Indian Services (UT) 92.94 four stars
Point Foundation (CA) 87.42 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

ACCESS College Foundation
2555 Ellsmere Avenue
Suite 110
Norfolk, VA 23513
tel: (757) 962-6113
fax: (757) 962-7314
EIN: 54-1440734

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Board Leadership

David Mele
Chairman

CEO

Bonnie B. Sutton
President and CEO

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