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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

RAFT

Inspiring joy through hands-on learning

three stars

88.82

1355 Ridder Park Drive San Jose, CA 95131
tel: (408) 451-1420   Web Site
EIN: 77-0365627

Board Leadership
Webb McKinney
Chair

CEO
Jason Morrella
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.82 three stars
  Financial 84.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission:
RAFT's mission is to help educators transform a child's learning experience through hands-on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning.

Vision:
RAFT's vision is to inspire the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators, by providing educators with STEAM learning resources.

About RAFT:
RAFT has a $3M operating budget, and provides materials, workshops, and a store for over 8,000 educator members and their 150,000 students in the Bay Area and nationwide. With support from 6,000 volunteers, financial and material donations from over 200 corporate partners, and support from individual donors, RAFT helps teachers increase their instructional time in STEAM subjects. Donated materials become inexpensive supplies and enable us to be a certified green organization.

RAFT provides the following for all educators:

Hands-on STEAM project kits and activity sheets
Classroom ideas and teacher tip sheets
Recycled, low-cost materials and classroom

Mission:
RAFT's mission is to help educators transform a child's learning experience through hands-on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning.

Vision:
RAFT's vision is to inspire the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators, by providing educators with STEAM learning resources.

About RAFT:
RAFT has a $3M operating budget, and provides materials, workshops, and a store for over 8,000 educator members and their 150,000 students in the Bay Area and nationwide. With support from 6,000 volunteers, financial and material donations from over 200 corporate partners, and support from individual donors, RAFT helps teachers increase their instructional time in STEAM subjects. Donated materials become inexpensive supplies and enable us to be a certified green organization.

RAFT provides the following for all educators:

Hands-on STEAM project kits and activity sheets
Classroom ideas and teacher tip sheets
Recycled, low-cost materials and classroom

Financial

three stars

84.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.27
  Program Expenses Growth -24.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by RAFT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by RAFT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAFT (CA) 88.82 three stars
DonorsChoose (NY) 96.66 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 98.23 four stars
A Gift for Teaching (FL) 89.74 three stars
Crayons to Computers (OH) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $239,183
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,500
Total Contributions $241,683
   Program Service Revenue $125,827
Total Primary Revenue $367,510
   Other Revenue $214,433
TOTAL REVENUE $581,943
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,101,898
   Administrative Expenses $59,316
   Fundraising Expenses $106,835
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,268,049
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-686,106
   
Net Assets $10,214,698

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
Resource Centers and Website $711,775 64.6%
Education Programs and Materials $265,398 24.1%
Materials Donation/ Upcycling Program $124,725 11.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 88.82 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2021 86.29 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.03 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.93 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.06 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 90.11 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.44 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.93 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 88.14 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 84.79 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 90.11 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 92.61 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.37 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 84.39 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 91.75 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 98.45 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 88.67 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 96.12 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 86.07 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 83.61 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 77-0365627
Name in IRS Master File RESOURCE AREA FOR TEACHING
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 (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 July, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Sarah Slavin CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAFT (CA) 88.82 three stars
AchieveMpls (MN) 90.79 four stars
Crayons to Classrooms (OH) 98.33 four stars
Classroom Central (NC) 100.00 four stars
PENCIL (TN) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

RAFT
1355 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131
tel: (408) 451-1420
EIN: 77-0365627

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Board Leadership

Webb McKinney
Chair

CEO

Jason Morrella
Chief Executive Officer

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