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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Playworks

Education energized

85.90

638 Third Street Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 893-4180   Web Site
EIN: 94-3251867

Board Leadership
Richard Daniels
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Cushing
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.90
  Financial 80.07
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 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

80.07

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 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) 85.90
Chess in the Schools (NY) 87.32
The Eagle Academy Foundation Inc. (NY) 86.52
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 87.49
LA Promise Fund (CA) 91.87

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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 11/01/2021 85.90
2019-06 02/01/2021 85.06
2018-06 12/20/2019 85.37
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.10
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.11
2016-06 12/22/2017 85.13
2015-06 07/01/2017 87.08
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.19
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.31
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 91.14
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.56
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.55
2012-06 07/01/2013 95.22
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.91
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.06
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 95.75
2008-06 09/01/2009 98.04
2007-06 11/01/2008 90.53
2006-06 04/01/2007 98.27
2005-06 05/01/2006 91.58

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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) 85.90
PowerMyLearning (NY) 87.52
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc. (KY) 89.69
Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee (TN) 85.60
Youth Entrepreneurs (KS) 91.86

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Charity Contact Info

Playworks
638 Third Street
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 893-4180
fax: (510) 893-4378
EIN: 94-3251867

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Board Leadership

Richard Daniels
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Cushing
CEO

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