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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

U.S. Dream Academy

A child with a dream is a child with a future

89.53

5950 Symphony Woods Road Suite 504
Columbia, MD 21045
tel: (410) 772-7143   Web Site
EIN: 59-3514841

Board Leadership
Sandra Randolph
Chair

CEO
Wintley Phipps
Founder and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.53
  Financial 90.10
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998 by Wintley Phipps, The U.S. Dream Academy is helping our nation's children reach for their dreams. Its mission is to empower children who are at risk of incarceration to maximize their potential by providing them with academic, social and values enrichment though supportive mentoring and the use of technology. Through our innovative afterschool and mentoring program, currently operating in ten cities nationwide, we are transforming children into dreamers who envision and realize their potential. Our research-based programs challenge more than 1,000 young people and engage them in active learning through one-on-one mentoring, strong academics, and technology-driven activities and curricula.

Founded in 1998 by Wintley Phipps, The U.S. Dream Academy is helping our nation's children reach for their dreams. Its mission is to empower children who are at risk of incarceration to maximize their potential by providing them with academic, social and values enrichment though supportive mentoring and the use of technology. Through our innovative afterschool and mentoring program, currently operating in ten cities nationwide, we are transforming children into dreamers who envision and realize their potential. Our research-based programs challenge more than 1,000 young people and engage them in active learning through one-on-one mentoring, strong academics, and technology-driven activities and curricula.

Financial

90.10

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by U.S. Dream Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by U.S. Dream Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
U.S. Dream Academy (MD) 89.53
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (VA) 90.91
The Mentoring Alliance (TX) 93.82
On Point (TN) 88.01
Shoes That Fit (CA) 94.69

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,184,800
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $760,154
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,094,025
Total Contributions $4,038,979
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,038,979
   Other Revenue $10,176
TOTAL REVENUE $4,049,155
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,517,412
   Administrative Expenses $378,981
   Fundraising Expenses $361,133
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,257,526
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $791,629
   
Net Assets $1,843,757

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
Establish and Operate Dream Academy Learning Centers $2,517,412 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 89.53
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.50
2017-12 07/01/2019 80.47
2016-12 02/01/2018 76.25
2015-12 03/01/2017 76.15
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.09
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 76.84
2013-12 06/01/2015 75.24
2012-12 02/01/2014 80.45
2011-12 12/01/2012 83.81
2010-12 12/01/2011 83.58
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.20
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 87.53
2008-12 02/01/2010 91.69
2007-12 11/01/2008 84.55

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-3514841
Name in IRS Master File US DREAM ACADEMY INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
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 August, 2000
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$193,685 5.94% Wintley Phipps President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
U.S. Dream Academy (MD) 89.53
Voices For Children Foundation, Inc. (FL) 92.39
Amigos For Kids (FL) 86.70
Comic Relief Inc. (NY) 90.71
HOPE Farm (TX) 86.84

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Charity Contact Info

U.S. Dream Academy
5950 Symphony Woods Road
Suite 504
Columbia, MD 21045
tel: (410) 772-7143
fax: (410) 772-7146
EIN: 59-3514841

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Board Leadership

Sandra Randolph
Chair

CEO

Wintley Phipps
Founder and CEO

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