EIN 47-4962715

Great Public Schools Now

IRS 501(c) type
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Great Public Schools Now is a California not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all Los Angeles students receive a high-quality education by accelerating the growth of high-quality public schools.
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Program areas at Great Public Schools Now

Quality seat growth:our quality seat growth program is focused on increasing the number of quality seats in los angeles. We invest in the (1) replication of quality Schools (2) merger of lower performing Schools into quality school models and (3) improvement of Schools ("lifting to Great") close to our quality bar criteria. We also support quality Schools by convening them to collaborate and identify scalable best practices for improving all Public Schools.
One family los angeles:one family la is a direct relief initiative to support families most economically impacted by the pandemic. We fund community-based nonprofits to disseminate checks and/or gift cards directly to families with at least one lausd student.
Collective action & uplift Public dialogue:our collective action and uplift Public dialogue program invests in broadening and diversifying the organizations engaged in advocacy for systemic change in the los angeles Public school system. In addition to advocacy, we also support organizations in their earned and social media communications. A small portion of the program also funds online publications to facilitate their greater and/ordeeper coverage of los angeles Public education topics and issues.
Education recovery fund: the education recovery fund supports organizations and initiatives that expand learning opportunities for lausd students. In addition, we manage an integrated network of partners and facilitate collaboration to increase access and improve quality of out of school time opportunities, such as summer and after school programs.

Grants made by Great Public Schools Now

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
LA's BESTSummer Enrichment Program$1,147,500
After-School All-Stars Los AngelesAll Stars' Summer Enrichment Programs$704,800
Woodcraft RangersSummer Enrichment Programs$548,850
...and 104 more grants made totalling $13,339,455

Who funds Great Public Schools Now

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (GSPF)Community & Human Services$3,000,000
W. M. Keck FoundationTo Reduce the Number of Students Attending Chronically Low-Performing Schools in High-Poverty Neighborhoods of Los Angeles.$1,000,000
Schwab Charitable FundEducation$751,000
...and 13 more grants received

Personnel at Great Public Schools Now

Ana PonceExecutive Director$275,000
Ana Teresa DahanManaging Director / Board Member
Isabel AcostaDirector of Operations$180,047
Jasmine AkoProgram Director , Education Recovery Fund / Board Member
Argelia GarciaSenior Manager, Grants Management and Impact
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Great Public Schools Now

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$15,036,449
Program services$22,165
Investment income and dividends$8,697
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$15,067,311

Form 990s for Great Public Schools Now

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-31990View PDF
2018-122020-01-27990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
Data update history
May 10, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $30,000 from Flora L Thornton Foundation
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $70,000 from Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
July 18, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
July 7, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $4,579,260 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsSocial advocacy organizationsSchoolsCharities
Political advocacyProvides grantsState / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
1150 South Olive St Suite 1325
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(213) 452-2800
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B12: Education Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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