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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

New Jersey SEEDS

Changing Lives Through Education

four stars

94.13

494 Broad Street Suite 105
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 642-6422   Web Site
EIN: 22-3181507

Board Leadership
Lee Shavel
Chair

CEO
John F. Castano
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.13 four stars
  Financial 91.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Jersey SEEDS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Jersey SEEDS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 94.13 four stars
Breakthrough (TX) 90.25 four stars
First Graduate (CA) 88.57 three stars
Higher Achievement (DC) 92.25 four stars
Prep for Prep (NY) 85.53 three stars

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New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication, Success) changes the lives of motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families by transforming their educational opportunities. We ensure that our students have the knowledge, skills, access and support to thrive at the nation's finest schools and colleges. We strive for a world in which young people's initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socio-economic status.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,514,177
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $809,819
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,323,996
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,323,996
   Other Revenue $522,956
TOTAL REVENUE $6,846,952
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,422,932
   Administrative Expenses $448,314
   Fundraising Expenses $466,458
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,337,704
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,509,248
   
Net Assets $10,713,503

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
Seeds Programs $2,053,759 60.0%
College Preparatory Program $718,816 21.0%
Guidance Program $650,357 19.0%

Ratings History
New Jersey SEEDS has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 10/01/2016 94.13 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 94.32 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 93.82 four stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 86.96 three stars
2012-08 05/01/2013 88.30 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 82.89 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 86.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 06/01/2011 81.32 three stars
2009-08 10/01/2010 93.25 four stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 95.95 four stars
2007-08 09/01/2008 95.82 four stars
2006-08 04/01/2007 93.08 four stars
2005-08 06/01/2006 83.51 three stars
2004-08 08/01/2005 83.86 three stars
2003-08 02/01/2005 90.10 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 22-3181507
Name in IRS Master File NEW JERSEY SEEDS INC
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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
$250,000 5.76% Ronni Denes President & Executive Director

New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication, Success) changes the lives of motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families by transforming their educational opportunities. We ensure that our students have the knowledge, skills, access and support to thrive at the nation's finest schools and colleges. We strive for a world in which young people's initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socio-economic status.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 94.13 four stars
East Harlem Tutorial Program (NY) 90.58 four stars
Legal Outreach (NY) 91.20 four stars
The Immokalee Foundation (FL) 90.54 four stars
Communities in Schools of Chicago (IL) 90.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Jersey SEEDS
494 Broad Street
Suite 105
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 642-6422
fax: (973) 642-5175
EIN: 22-3181507

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Board Leadership

Lee Shavel
Chair

CEO

John F. Castano
Executive Director

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