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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Playworks

Education energized

three stars

85.06

1423 Broadway PMB 161
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 893-4180   Web Site
EIN: 94-3251867

Board Leadership
Richard Daniels
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Cushing
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.06 three stars
  Financial 80.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Playworks' mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Through play, kids learn about themselves and one another, and they develop important social skills such as self-efficacy, self-regulation, conflict resolution, and teamwork, which help them succeed in school and in life.

Through a mix of service offerings that range from day-long trainings to a full-time on-site Coach for the school year, we help our partner schools learn how they can leverage play to create a positive learning environment. We help teachers see how simple changes during the unstructured time of recess can have a huge impact on the entire school day. The result is dramatic, and research backs up what we see on the playground every day: kids are active and engaged, feel included, and treat one another with respect.

Playworks' mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Through play, kids learn about themselves and one another, and they develop important social skills such as self-efficacy, self-regulation, conflict resolution, and teamwork, which help them succeed in school and in life.

Through a mix of service offerings that range from day-long trainings to a full-time on-site Coach for the school year, we help our partner schools learn how they can leverage play to create a positive learning environment. We help teachers see how simple changes during the unstructured time of recess can have a huge impact on the entire school day. The result is dramatic, and research backs up what we see on the playground every day: kids are active and engaged, feel included, and treat one another with respect.

Financial

three stars

80.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Playworks on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Playworks on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playworks (CA) 85.06 three stars
GPS Education Partners (WI) 88.14 three stars
Junior Achievement of New York (NY) 88.09 three stars
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (OK) 94.26 four stars
Junior Achievement of South Dakota (SD) 85.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,197,310
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $984,902
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,272,860
Total Contributions $20,455,072
   Program Service Revenue $18,181,995
Total Primary Revenue $38,637,067
   Other Revenue $141,990
TOTAL REVENUE $38,779,057
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,587,164
   Administrative Expenses $4,009,677
   Fundraising Expenses $3,917,290
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,514,131
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,735,074
   
Net Assets $6,620,572

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
School-Based Services $27,244,364 83.6%
Training Program $5,342,800 16.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 85.06 three stars
2018-06 12/20/2019 85.37 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.10 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.11 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 85.13 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 87.08 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.19 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 91.14 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.56 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.55 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 95.22 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.91 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 95.75 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 98.04 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 90.53 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 98.27 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 91.58 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 91.49 four 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 94-3251867
Name in IRS Master File PLAYWORKS EDUCATION ENERGIZED
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(317) Other sports or athletic activities
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 November, 1996
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
$226,548 0.55% Jill Vialet CEO, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$195,997 0.48% Elizabeth Cushing President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Playworks (CA) 85.06 three stars
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc. (KY) 89.69 three stars
LA Promise Fund (CA) 91.87 four stars
Junior Achievement of Utah (UT) 88.51 three stars
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 95.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Playworks
1423 Broadway
PMB 161
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 893-4180
fax: (510) 893-4378
EIN: 94-3251867

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Board Leadership

Richard Daniels
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Cushing
President, Founder

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