Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Rainier Scholars

Stretching minds...Launching futures.

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four stars

95.55

2100 24th Ave South Suite 360
Seattle, WA 98144
tel: (206) 407-2111   Web Site
EIN: 91-2045918

Board Leadership
Reggie Brown
Chair

CEO
Sarah Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.55 four stars
  Financial 93.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rainier Scholars is a community of energetic people who are passionate about the power of education and the immeasurable value of opportunity. Our scholars come from those groups most underrepresented on college campuses-including African Americans, Hispanic Latinos, Native Americans and first generation Asian Americans. We particularly recruit those students who have the greatest number of barriers to a college education. More than 80 percent of our scholars qualify as low-income. More than 85 percent come from households where they will be the first in their family to earn a college degree. Our scholars are distinguished as much by what they have as by what they don't have. All Rainier Scholars demonstrate innate cognitive ability, motivation and a strong work ethic. They share a desire to use education as a pathway to new possibilities.

Rainier Scholars is a community of energetic people who are passionate about the power of education and the immeasurable value of opportunity. Our scholars come from those groups most underrepresented on college campuses-including African Americans, Hispanic Latinos, Native Americans and first generation Asian Americans. We particularly recruit those students who have the greatest number of barriers to a college education. More than 80 percent of our scholars qualify as low-income. More than 85 percent come from households where they will be the first in their family to earn a college degree. Our scholars are distinguished as much by what they have as by what they don't have. All Rainier Scholars demonstrate innate cognitive ability, motivation and a strong work ethic. They share a desire to use education as a pathway to new possibilities.

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Financial

four stars

93.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainier Scholars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainier Scholars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,403,095
   Federated Campaigns $237,662
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,999,338
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,640,095
   Program Service Revenue $15,495
Total Primary Revenue $4,655,590
   Other Revenue $-67,826
TOTAL REVENUE $4,587,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,592,511
   Administrative Expenses $228,188
   Fundraising Expenses $529,038
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,349,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $238,027
   
Net Assets $6,740,798

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,750 3.23% Sarah Smith Executive Director

Mission

Rainier Scholars is a community of energetic people who are passionate about the power of education and the immeasurable value of opportunity. Our scholars come from those groups most underrepresented on college campuses-including African Americans, Hispanic Latinos, Native Americans and first generation Asian Americans. We particularly recruit those students who have the greatest number of barriers to a college education. More than 80 percent of our scholars qualify as low-income. More than 85 percent come from households where they will be the first in their family to earn a college degree. Our scholars are distinguished as much by what they have as by what they don't have. All Rainier Scholars demonstrate innate cognitive ability, motivation and a strong work ethic. They share a desire to use education as a pathway to new possibilities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainier Scholars (WA) 95.55 four stars
Students Rising Above (CA) 91.04 four stars
GreatSchools (CA) 85.38 three stars
Chicago Scholars Foundation (IL) 92.55 four stars
OneGoal (IL) 85.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rainier Scholars
2100 24th Ave South
Suite 360
Seattle, WA 98144
tel: (206) 407-2111
fax: (206) 407-2112
EIN: 91-2045918

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Board Leadership

Reggie Brown
Chair

CEO

Sarah Smith
Executive Director