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Achieving the Dream

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Achieving the Dream is a social advocacy organization based in Silver Spring, MD that was founded in 2009. As of 2018 they had $10 million in revenue and $15 million in assets.

Achieving the Dream is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree.

Silver Spring, MD
B90: Educational Services

Form 990s for Achieving the Dream

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Feb 21, 2019990 PDF
2017-06Dec 27, 2017990 PDF
2016-06Mar 2, 2017990 PDF
2015-06Feb 19, 2016990 PDF
2014-06Dec 11, 2014990 PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Achieving the Dream


Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising event contributions$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants (contributions)$0
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$4,508,568
Non-cash contributions$0
Program services$6,144,246
Investment income and dividends$190,693
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-28,383
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$19,032
Total revenues$10,834,156


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$0
Grants to individuals in USA$12,615
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$1,051,422
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0
Non-officer salaries and wages$3,264,819
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$220,249
Other employee benefits$293,071
Payroll taxes$276,020
Management fees$0
Legal fees$19,012
Accounting fees$37,152
Lobbying fees$0
Pro. fundraising fees$1,720
Investment mgmt fees$99,662
Other fee-for-service$6,390,602
Advertising and promotion$0
Office expenses$279,773
Information tech. expenses$552,904
Royalty expenses$0
Public official travel and entertainment$0
Conferences, meetings, etc.$1,244,998
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$45,158
All other expenses$61,463
Total expenses$15,609,785


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$34,440
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$2,323,399
Pledges and grants receivable$2,998,789
Accounts receivable$202,607
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$0
Inventories for use$75
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$87,273
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$73,423
Investments, publicly traded securities$44,250
Investments, other securities$9,293,658
Investments, program-related$0
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$85,588
Total assets$15,143,502


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$1,044,756
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$3,453,729
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other liabilities$58,240
Total liabilities$4,556,725

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$3,464,069
Temporarily restricted net assets$7,122,708
Permanently restricted net assets$0

Performance indicators

Total margin-44%
Working capital$1,148,098
Current assets$5,646,583
Current liabilities$4,498,485
Days cash on hand55 days
Acid test liquidity ratio1.24

Vendors for Achieving the Dream

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2019-04-24
██████Fundraising software; Payment processing2019-04-24
█████ ██Tax accounting2018-11-14
█████████ ████████Software2018-10-04
██████ ███ █████████Meeting Costs$872,6832018-06-01
████████████████ █████ ███████Meeting Costs$225,0002018-06-01
████ ███ ███ ██████Public Policy Programs Consulting$350,0002018-06-01
█████ ███Learning Course Development$500,0002018-06-01
...and one more vendors

Personnel at Achieving the Dream

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Karen A StoutPresident and Chief Executive Officer$386,285Feb. 8, 2019
██████ ██████Interim Chief Operating Officer-Jan. 10, 2019
████ █ ███████Chief Financial Officer - Until 06 and 2017$143,627June 30, 2017
████ ██████Chief Advisor To the President$195,015June 30, 2018
██████ ██ ███████Vice President of Data, Technology and Analytics$156,255Jan. 10, 2019
█████ █████Vice President for Workforce Development$164,572Jan. 10, 2019
█████ ███████Senior Vice President$140,022Jan. 10, 2019
███████ ███████Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports-Jan. 10, 2019
███████ ██████Director of Finance$100,606June 30, 2018
████ █████Director of Communications$104,946June 30, 2018
...and 14 more key personnel

Peer social advocacy organizations

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4Center for Collaborative Education (CCE)501(c)(3)$5.1 millionBoston, MA
5Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)501(c)(3)$11 millionChicago, IL
6Los Angeles Education Partnership501(c)(3)$4.7 millionLos Angeles, CA
7Code Org501(c)(3)$26 millionSeattle, WA
8The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)501(c)(3)$6.9 millionNew York, NY
9Education Trust501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC
10The Urban Assembly501(c)(3)$4.9 millionNew York, NY
11Level Playing Field Institutee (LPFI )501(c)(3)$4.4 millionOakland, CA
12Empower Schools501(c)(3)$2.9 millionBoston, MA
13Complete College America (CCA)501(c)(3)$4.7 millionVincennes, IN
14Education Forward DC501(c)(3)$21 millionWashington, DC
15Council for Aid To Education (CAE)501(c)(3)$6.7 millionNew York, NY
16Chiefs for Change501(c)(3)$3.8 millionWashington, DC
17Community Center for Education Results501(c)(3)$2.7 millionSeattle, WA
18San Francisco Education Fund501(c)(3)$4.9 millionSan Francisco, CA
19Silicon Valley Children's Fund501(c)(3)$3.4 millionSan Jose, CA
20Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)501(c)(3)$6.5 millionWashington, DC
21Public Works501(c)(3)$4.4 millionPasadena, CA
22ExpandED Schools501(c)(3)$11 millionNew York, NY
23Chicago Public Education Fund501(c)(3)$3.4 millionChicago, IL
24iCivics501(c)(3)$3.3 millionCambridge, MA
25HealthCorps501(c)(3)$4.2 millionNew York, NY

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