EIN 23-2125843

Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
9
Year formed
2001
Most recent tax filings
2023-06-01
Description
BLOCS bridges the business community and Catholic schools to establish financial assistance to families in need, bolster school infrastructures, and expand educational opportunities for families.
Total revenues
$115,044,615
2023
Total expenses
$76,860,151
2023
Total assets
$128,389,254
2023
Num. employees
9
2023

Program areas at BLOCS

Pennsylvania businesses and individual taxpayers have participated in the eitc, ostc and pre-k tax credit programs offered by the state department of community and economic development (dced). The significant contributions and participation provided by these businesses and individuals allowed Blocs to award over 17,000 Catholic and private school scholarships to numerous counties in Pennsylvania for families in financial need. for this year, Blocs has worked with close to 200 businesses and over 1,700 individual taxpayers to take advantage of over $110 million in tax credits. However, the need for additional financial assistance remains significant as Blocs received over 30,000 applications and over $100 million dollars in qualified need. Blocs through the scholarship committee has established an emergency scholarship program which reviews emergency requests for financial assistance for families based on extenuating circumstances that greatly affect a family's income and ability to pay for education. for the current year, Blocs provided support of approximately $1.2 million for approximately 1,000 students. Blocs has also developed the urban endowment initiative to sustain targeted Schools in poor and low performing school district areas. Under this initiative, nine Schools work with Blocs to adopt successful practices in marketing and management. The Schools maintain an open enrollment policy and Blocs assists the Schools to help meet operational needs through endowment distributions. for the current year this support totaled approximately $1 million.

Grants made by BLOCS

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Independence Mission Schools (IMS)Scholarships$5,846,289
The Haverford SchoolScholarships$5,775,650
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High SchoolScholarships$3,884,490
...and 191 more grants made totalling $60,858,476

Who funds Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
National Philanthropic TrustEducation$25,000
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$21,245
Connelly FoundationGeneral Support$12,900
...and 7 more grants received

Personnel at BLOCS

NameTitleCompensation
Dave RowanChief Executive Officer
Theodore AicherChief Financial Officer$234,082
Katie Rose ThorntonDirector Marketing and Comm.$110,900
James DowneyDirector of Development$142,687
Jeff GibsonDevelopment Manager
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for BLOCS

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$111,032,134
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$4,185,265
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-69,443
Net income from fundraising events$-103,341
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$115,044,615

Form 990s for BLOCS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062024-03-27990View PDF
2022-062023-05-12990View PDF
2021-062022-05-05990View PDF
2020-062021-05-25990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 24, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $21,245 from American Online Giving Foundation
April 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $12,900 from Connelly Foundation
December 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from WSFS Cares Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsSchoolsCharities
Issues
EducationPublic policy
Characteristics
Provides grantsLobbyingFundraising eventsEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
555 Croton Rd 120
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
County
Montgomery County, PA
Website URL
blocs.org/ 
Phone
(484) 704-2300
Facebook page
blocsphiladelphia 
Twitter profile
@blocsscholar 
IRS details
EIN
23-2125843
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
2001
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
B82: Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
Independent
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