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GreatSchools

GreatSchools helps millions of parents get a great education for their children.

three stars

85.38

1999 Harrison Street Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 740-2800   Web Site
EIN: 94-3311628

Board Leadership
Ann Fuell
Chair

CEO
Matthew Nelson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.38 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

GreatSchools is an independent organization that improves education by inspiring parents to get involved. It empowers parents with information and tools so they can choose the best school for their children, support their children's education, and improve schools in their communities. Parents choose GreatSchools to connect with each other - to find the right schools, to share stories and advice, and to get their parenting questions answered. Today, GreatSchools features more than one million parent ratings and reviews nationwide for more than 200,000 PreK-12 schools.

GreatSchools is an independent organization that improves education by inspiring parents to get involved. It empowers parents with information and tools so they can choose the best school for their children, support their children's education, and improve schools in their communities. Parents choose GreatSchools to connect with each other - to find the right schools, to share stories and advice, and to get their parenting questions answered. Today, GreatSchools features more than one million parent ratings and reviews nationwide for more than 200,000 PreK-12 schools.

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Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth -6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GreatSchools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GreatSchools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GreatSchools (CA) 85.38 three stars
PUENTE Learning Center (CA) 86.60 three stars
Put On The BRAKES, B.R.A.K.E.S. (NC) 85.55 three stars
Center for Excellence in Education (VA) 92.34 four stars
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) (NY) 99.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,913,553
   Federated Campaigns $8,918
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,922,471
   Program Service Revenue $2,323,698
Total Primary Revenue $7,246,169
   Other Revenue $1,587,796
TOTAL REVENUE $8,833,965
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,753,884
   Administrative Expenses $1,026,003
   Fundraising Expenses $444,858
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,224,745
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-390,780
   
Net Assets $3,673,422

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
Provide Information $5,020,657 64.8%
GreatKids $2,014,185 26.0%
GreatSchools Local $719,042 9.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 07/01/2018 85.38 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.92 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.77 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 88.57 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.96 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 97.07 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 95.63 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 92.41 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.42 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 96.14 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 96.64 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 81.68 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 96.75 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 94.85 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 98.62 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 89.28 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 94-3311628
Name in IRS Master File GREAT SCHOOLS
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 January, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$235,875 2.55% Matthew Nelson CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$206,087 2.23% William R. Jackson Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GreatSchools (CA) 85.38 three stars
Put On The BRAKES, B.R.A.K.E.S. (NC) 85.55 three stars
Rainier Scholars (WA) 95.55 four stars
Center for Excellence in Education (VA) 92.34 four stars
Year Up (MA) 90.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

GreatSchools
1999 Harrison Street
Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 740-2800
EIN: 94-3311628

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Board Leadership

Ann Fuell
Chair

CEO

Matthew Nelson
President

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