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International : Development and Relief Services

buildOn

Breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.

four stars

93.73

P.O. Box 16741 Stamford, CT 06905
tel: (508) 395-9703   Web Site
EIN: 22-3128648

CEO
Jim Ziolkowski
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.73 four stars
  Financial 92.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At home or abroad, buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world.

In the U.S., buildOn runs service learning programs in some of the lowest performing urban high schools in the Bay Area, Boston, Bridgeport CT, Chicago, Detroit and New York City. Globally, buildOn is breaking ground every two days on new schools in developing countries, including Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal. Since 1991, buildOn has empowered more than 2 million hours of youth service in the U.S. and has constructed 1,300 schools worldwide, with more than 160,000 children and adults attending these schools every day.

At home or abroad, buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world.

In the U.S., buildOn runs service learning programs in some of the lowest performing urban high schools in the Bay Area, Boston, Bridgeport CT, Chicago, Detroit and New York City. Globally, buildOn is breaking ground every two days on new schools in developing countries, including Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal. Since 1991, buildOn has empowered more than 2 million hours of youth service in the U.S. and has constructed 1,300 schools worldwide, with more than 160,000 children and adults attending these schools every day.

Financial

four stars

92.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by buildOn on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by buildOn on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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buildOn (CT) 93.73 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,646,263
   Federated Campaigns $5,307
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,732,782
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,384,352
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,384,352
   Other Revenue $129,084
TOTAL REVENUE $16,513,436
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,106,507
   Administrative Expenses $655,550
   Fundraising Expenses $1,692,773
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,454,830
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,058,606
   
Net Assets $12,172,778

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
US Afterschool Program $4,649,062 35.5%
International Programs $8,457,445 64.5%

Ratings History
buildOn has received 14 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.73 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 93.64 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.44 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 91.64 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.94 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 97.30 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 93.48 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.47 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 99.17 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 98.82 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 96.32 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 98.95 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 98.74 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 93.37 four stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 98.58 four stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 98.67 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 22-3128648
Name in IRS Master File BUILDON INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 August, 1992
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

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
$247,500 1.60% Jim Ziolkowski President, CEO

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buildOn (CT) 93.73 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

buildOn
P.O. Box 16741
Stamford, CT 06905
tel: (508) 395-9703
EIN: 22-3128648

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CEO

Jim Ziolkowski
President, CEO

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