EIN 42-0841485

Act

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
1,270
State
Year formed
1960
Most recent tax filings
2020-08-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
ACT Centers offer computer-based certification and licensure, skill testing and training services to businesses and to individuals looking to boost their employability, and to distance learning institutions.

Program areas at Act

Education assessment program - Act's education assessment program is designed and developed to inform individuals (and those helping them) about the knowledge and skills needed for success in education and eventually career. Information resulting from the administration of the assessments enable individuals to prepare themselves for a next level of education and/or training. The assessments provide educators and trainers with information useful in guiding their teaching and instruction. Collectively, data resulting from the administration of the assessments facilitates research on effective educational practices of value to national, state and local educators and policy makers.
Workforce development assessment program - Act's workforce development assessment program is complementary of its education assessment program in that it focuses on helping individuals to acquire the skills that they need for success in the workplace. The program is a component part of the overall education process and helps individuals to understand the skills they will need to be ready for workplace related education and training programs. The assessments are used widely by educators and trainers to prescribe and provide instructional interventions for those individuals. Collectively, data resulting from the administration of the assessments enables research on national, state, and regional skill gaps in the labor pool and facilitates decisions and strategies for addressing them.

Form 990s for Act

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-082021-01-21990View PDF
2018-082019-10-12990View PDF
2017-082018-10-16990View PDF
2016-082017-10-26990View PDF
2015-082016-10-17990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Act

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Arjay R and Frances F Miller FoundationGeneral Purpose Grant$200,000
 View purchase optionsTo Evaluate the Pell Grant Expansion To College Courses Taken in High School.$150,000
 View purchase optionsEd Tech$147,000
...and 4 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of StateSERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICE$1,215,905

Grants made by Act

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Act Education Assessment ServicesGeneral Operating$1,281,349
Iowa City Area Development GroupGeneral Operating$45,000
United Way of Johnson and Washington CountiesMatching Contribution for United Way Campaign$42,015
 View purchase optionsCommunity Development Project - Sponsorship for Construction of Arena$25,000
 View purchase optionsGeneral Operating-Strengthen Philanthropy's Capacity To Improve Educational Outcomes for All Students$10,000
...and 1 more grants made

Financials for Act

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$322,000
Program services$190,143,135
Investment income and dividends$6,180,329
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$44,049,012
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$240,694,476

Personnel at Act

NameTitleCompensation
Deborah S. DelislePresident and Chief Executive Officer , Alliance for Excellent Education / President and CEO, Alliance for Excellent Education
Janet GodwinInterim Chief Executive Officer$392,879
Santonu JanaChief Financial Officer$0
 View purchase optionsChief Financial Officer and Treasurer$476,917
 View purchase optionsChief Marketing Officer
...and 16 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$240,694,476
2020
Yearly growth
-20.4%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$301,274,476
2020
Yearly growth
-10.6%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$448,903,923
2020
Yearly growth
-21%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
1,270
2020
Yearly growth
-11.3%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
PO Box 168
Iowa City, IA 52243
Metro area
Iowa City, IA
County
Johnson County, IA
Website URL
act.org/ 
Phone
(319) 337-1270
Facebook page
theacttest 
IRS details
EIN
42-0841485
Fiscal year end
August
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1960
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
B90: Educational Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization