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ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION

Convening community and investing in equity for Seattle students

Seattle, WA   |  www.alliance4ed.org
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ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION

EIN: 91-1508191


Mission

Our mission is to support excellence in education by advancing educational justice and racial equity for students in Seattle Public Schools.

Ruling year info

1996

President and CEO

Ms. Lisa Chick

Main address

509 Olive Way Ste 500

Seattle, WA 98101 USA

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EIN

91-1508191

Subject area info

Education

Elementary and secondary education

Population served info

Children and youth

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Seattle Teacher Residency (STR)

The Seattle Teacher Residency recruits, trains, and retains highly qualified and diverse educators to teach in classrooms where they can work with students most impacted by inequity. The STR program has trained hundreds of teachers who began their careers in Seattle Public Schools classrooms.

Population(s) Served

The Right Now Needs Fund is a one-of-a-kind program that launched in October 2018, in partnership with Amazon, to address the immediate basic needs of students and families across all 106 Seattle Public Schools.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of press articles published

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 Audited Financial Statements
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5.00

Average of 15.42 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.9

Average of 11 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

21%

Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $116,455 $168,574 $401,185 $309,995 -$229,022
As % of expenses 3.2% 3.6% 6.6% 6.2% -3.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $96,847 $149,422 $384,808 $293,791 -$241,546
As % of expenses 2.7% 3.2% 6.3% 5.9% -3.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,320,628 $4,845,678 $6,488,707 $8,384,152 $5,142,859
Total revenue, % change over prior year 103.7% -23.3% 33.9% 29.2% -38.7%
Program services revenue 3.5% 5.2% 7.1% 9.6% 13.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 3.4% 5.4% 2.4% 2.9% 4.7%
Government grants 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 11.6% 3.2%
All other grants and contributions 82.7% 84.7% 90.2% 67.0% 79.3%
Other revenue 6.2% 4.7% 0.3% 8.9% -0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,610,967 $4,721,243 $6,080,774 $5,004,564 $7,209,110
Total expenses, % change over prior year -18.0% 30.7% 28.8% -17.7% 44.1%
Personnel 31.1% 28.8% 26.2% 32.3% 24.0%
Professional fees 11.9% 10.8% 7.3% 8.2% 8.2%
Occupancy 2.3% 2.7% 2.1% 2.8% 1.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 42.3% 48.2% 58.5% 50.1% 58.8%
All other expenses 12.4% 9.5% 5.9% 6.6% 7.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,630,575 $4,740,395 $6,097,151 $5,020,768 $7,221,634
One month of savings $300,914 $393,437 $506,731 $417,047 $600,759
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,778
Total full costs (estimated) $3,931,489 $5,133,832 $6,603,882 $5,437,815 $7,845,171

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 15.9 14.3 11.8 17.4 12.9
Months of cash and investments 39.6 33.2 30.1 40.0 25.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.0 1.9 2.3 3.5 2.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $4,772,121 $5,643,195 $5,987,305 $7,246,975 $7,759,513
Investments $7,149,875 $7,434,924 $9,286,127 $9,447,696 $7,606,386
Receivables $265,455 $72,042 $284,661 $1,668,711 $608,880
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $170,240 $178,403 $182,070 $196,216 $218,995
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 75.2% 82.5% 89.8% 91.6% 87.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.5% 6.4% 12.7% 6.5% 18.9%
Unrestricted net assets $629,456 $778,878 $1,163,686 $1,457,477 $1,215,931
Temporarily restricted net assets $10,561,243 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $156,827 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $10,718,070 $11,621,723 $12,483,328 $15,749,344 $12,262,646
Total net assets $11,347,526 $12,400,601 $13,647,014 $17,206,821 $13,478,577

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President and CEO

Ms. Lisa Chick

A Seattle native, Chick is the daughter of a public school teacher and began her career as a Humanities teacher. These experiences solidified a deep commitment to public service and provided a solid understanding of the promise of public education. Prior to joining the Alliance for Education as President and CEO, Lisa Chick served on the board for five years. She was Regional Vice President for City Year Inc. for nine years, overseeing City Year’s efforts in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose, and Seattle. City Year works to increase graduation rates for students living in high poverty urban areas. Lisa started her career as a public school teacher, teaching Social Studies and English in middle and high schools. She also served as Co-Director for Summerbridge San Francisco, supporting high-potential, low-income students on the pathway to college. Lisa received a BA in International Economic Development and a Masters in Teaching from Brown University.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Grace Fosado

Boeing Commercial Services

Term: 2025 - 2023

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/18/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/18/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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