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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)

Preparing A New Generation of Leaders

four stars

100.00

55 Exchange Place Suite 601
New York, NY 10005
tel: (212) 979-2040   Web Site
EIN: 13-2578670

Board Leadership
Henry Kravis
Chair

CEO
William Goodloe
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SEO was founded in 1963 with a mission to provide talented and motivated young people from underserved and underrepresented communities with access to superior educational and career opportunities. Today, SEO runs three programs: SEO Scholars is an eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college-with a 95% college graduation rate; SEO Career is the nation's premier summer internship and training program for underrepresented college students, specializing in banking, private equity, corporate leadership, law, and non-profit; SEO Alternative Investments provides education, exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented professionals traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments sector.

SEO was founded in 1963 with a mission to provide talented and motivated young people from underserved and underrepresented communities with access to superior educational and career opportunities. Today, SEO runs three programs: SEO Scholars is an eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college-with a 95% college graduation rate; SEO Career is the nation's premier summer internship and training program for underrepresented college students, specializing in banking, private equity, corporate leadership, law, and non-profit; SEO Alternative Investments provides education, exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented professionals traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments sector.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.69
  Program Expenses Growth 19.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) (NY) 100.00 four stars
PUENTE Learning Center (CA) 86.60 three stars
Year Up (MA) 90.92 four stars
AAUW - American Association of University Women (DC) 87.59 three stars
GreatSchools (CA) 85.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,712,348
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,587,852
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,300,200
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,300,200
   Other Revenue $-163,230
TOTAL REVENUE $18,136,970
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,801,384
   Administrative Expenses $933,450
   Fundraising Expenses $1,545,578
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,280,412
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,856,558
   
Net Assets $33,553,234

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 $7,935,663 67.2%
Summer Internship and Training Program $3,250,478 27.5%
Alternative Investments $615,243 5.2%

Ratings History
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 03/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 95.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 94.96 four stars
2013-08 08/01/2015 97.63 four stars
2013-08 08/01/2014 94.93 four stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 94.96 four stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 92.90 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 81.84 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 78.47 two stars
2009-08 06/01/2010 82.32 three stars
2008-08 09/01/2009 93.93 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 98.54 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 13-2578670
Name in IRS Master File SPONSORS FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY INC
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 August, 1965
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, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$358,586 2.51% William A. Goodloe President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) (NY) 100.00 four stars
PUENTE Learning Center (CA) 86.60 three stars
New Door Ventures (CA) 90.23 four stars
Center for Excellence in Education (VA) 94.97 four stars
OneGoal (IL) 90.07 four stars

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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
55 Exchange Place
Suite 601
New York, NY 10005
tel: (212) 979-2040
EIN: 13-2578670

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Board Leadership

Henry Kravis
Chair

CEO

William Goodloe
President, CEO

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