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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

DonorsChoose.org

An online charity connecting you to classrooms in need.

four stars

96.66

134 West 37th St. Floor 11
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 239-3615   Web Site
EIN: 13-4129457

Board Leadership
Peter Bloom
Chair

CEO
Charles Best
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
93.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 29.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DonorsChoose.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DonorsChoose.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DonorsChoose.org (NY) 96.66 four stars
RAFT (CA) 90.11 four stars
Classroom Central (NC) 86.84 three stars
Crayons to Computers (OH) 91.67 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars

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Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org allows citizen philanthropists to fund specific project requests from teachers in U.S. public schools. We make it personal: donors choose a project that moves them, and then they hear back from the classroom with photos and updates. DonorsChoose.org validates the project request and purchases the resources for the teacher. To date, we have funded over 400,000 classroom projects to bring learning alive for students, providing more than 11 million children with books, technology, supplies, funding for field trips or class visitors, and other resources. Our vision is of a nation where students in every community have the resources they need to learn.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $77,378,201
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $77,378,201
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $77,378,201
   Other Revenue $170,563
TOTAL REVENUE $77,548,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $73,388,047
   Administrative Expenses $1,078,231
   Fundraising Expenses $3,407,550
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $77,873,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-325,064
   
Net Assets $34,318,501

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
Classroom Project Fulfillment $73,388,047 100.0%

Ratings History
DonorsChoose.org has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 96.37 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 97.83 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 97.78 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 96.13 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 96.97 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 96.70 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 96.53 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 98.64 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 95.88 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 95.74 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 13-4129457
Name in IRS Master File DONORSCHOOSE ORG
NTEE Code B12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$291,963 0.37% Charles Best Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org allows citizen philanthropists to fund specific project requests from teachers in U.S. public schools. We make it personal: donors choose a project that moves them, and then they hear back from the classroom with photos and updates. DonorsChoose.org validates the project request and purchases the resources for the teacher. To date, we have funded over 400,000 classroom projects to bring learning alive for students, providing more than 11 million children with books, technology, supplies, funding for field trips or class visitors, and other resources. Our vision is of a nation where students in every community have the resources they need to learn.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DonorsChoose.org (NY) 96.66 four stars
Kids In Need Foundation (OH) 93.98 four stars
AchieveMpls (MN) 96.66 four stars
Classroom Central (NC) 86.84 three stars
PENCIL Foundation (TN) 88.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

DonorsChoose.org
134 West 37th St.
Floor 11
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 239-3615
EIN: 13-4129457

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Board Leadership

Peter Bloom
Chair

CEO

Charles Best
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

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