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SEEDS – Access Changes Everything

Changing Lives Through Education

four stars

90.57

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

Board Leadership
Theo Lubke
Chair

CEO
John F. Castano
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.57 four stars
  Financial 86.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

86.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SEEDS – Access Changes Everything on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SEEDS – Access Changes Everything on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SEEDS – Access Changes Everything (NJ) 90.57 four stars
CFES Brilliant Pathways (NY) 87.63 three stars
iMentor (NY) 90.38 four stars
Living Classrooms Foundation (MD) 90.59 four stars
Freedom School Partners (NC) 85.73 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,451,140
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $961,697
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,412,837
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,412,837
   Other Revenue $236,669
TOTAL REVENUE $2,649,506
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,188,126
   Administrative Expenses $335,690
   Fundraising Expenses $353,448
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,877,264
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,227,758
   
Net Assets $7,897,345

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
Scholars Program $1,402,775 44.0%
Guidance Program $988,319 31.0%
College Scholars Program $797,032 25.0%

Ratings History
SEEDS – Access Changes Everything has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 03/01/2021 90.57 four stars
2018-08 08/01/2019 90.41 four stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 90.42 four stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 93.55 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$232,500 5.99% John Castano Executive Director

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SEEDS – Access Changes Everything (NJ) 90.57 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

SEEDS – Access Changes Everything
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

Theo Lubke
Chair

CEO

John F. Castano
President and CEO

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