EIN 27-3097212

Elevate 215

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Elevate 215 develops a collaborative and research-based vision for education, with the mission of advancing learning outcomes for Philadelphia students over the next decade. The organization acts as a catalyst for modernizing the learning experience in Philadelphia schools today by supporting schools and talent, collaborating with partners, expanding access to resources, and making grants to school operators. Elevate 215 also maintains an online enrollment system known as Apply Philly Charter to facilitate the application and acceptance process for public charter schools in Philadelphia.
Also known as...
The Philadelphia Schools Project; Philadelphia Schools Partnership
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Program areas at Elevate 215

School and Talent Investments Elevate 215 makes grants to school operators to support the start-up, expansion, or the capacity building of public, public charter, and catholic schools located in Philadelphia. Grant funding supports the expenses of startup, growth and/or improvement activities over the course of single or multiple years. The Organization screens prospective applications by conducting extensive due diligence on the applicants before approving grants, including examination of school models, quantitative data on academic outcomes, analysis of student attendance, attrition, graduation and matriculation data, financial analysis, review of strategic growth plans, assessment of organizational leadership capacity, interviews with school leaders, and school site visits. The Organization invests in talent development initiatives, which are focused on strengthening the recruitment, retention and skill development of school leaders and teachers. In 2022, Elevate 215 supported 22 organizations. Community Resources The Organization develops and maintains two technology-based resources to support families in learning about and selecting a school that is a good fit for their children. GreatPhillySchools.org is a web-based information resource that helps parents and guardians learn about school options in Philadelphia by sharing information on school services and performance ratings for more than 2,000 pre-kindergarten and K-12 schools; it also features advice and answers to frequently asked questions on various topics including school application processes specific by sector, scholarships, how to apply to high schools, interacting with a student's teacher, and other relevant information. In 2022, over 200,000 families utilized the website. In 2022, Great Philly Schools held an in-person high school fair, an annual event held in October, at which over 100 schools provided information to 9,000 students and families. An additional technology platform, Apply Philly Charter (applyphillycharter.org), is an online standard enrollment system that facilitates the application and acceptance process for a majority of the public charter schools in Philadelphia. In 2022, over 23,000 families utilized Apply Philly Charter to select a school. Policy and Advocacy To ensure that the conditions exist in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania to support the growth and improvement of quality schools, the Organization educates and advocates for evolved education-related policies and makes grants to support such advocacy. The Organization's advocacy is always nonpartisan; it does not support or advocate on behalf of candidates for elected office or education legislation.
The organization develops and maintains the technology platform, Apply Philly Charter (applyphillycharter.org). This is an online standard enrollment system that facilitates the application and acceptance process for a majority of the public charter schools in Philadelphia. In 2022, over 23,000 families utilized Apply Philly Charter to select a school.

Grants made by Elevate 215

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
KIPP Philadelphia SchoolsSchool Growth$1,000,000
Esperanza Academy Charter SchoolSchool Growth$559,296
Center for Black Educator DevelopmentSchool Growth$468,178
...and 14 more grants made

Who funds Elevate 215

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$610,000
The Howley FoundationGeneral$481,666
The Philadelphia Foundation (PF)Operating Support$175,000
...and 5 more grants received

Personnel at Elevate 215

Zakiyyah BooneChief Executive Officer$0
Colin KeltonChief Marketing Officer$0
Rachel EllisonChief Development Officer
Dr. Stacy HollandExecutive Director$248,220
Sam DavidsonDirector of Data Strategy
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Elevate 215

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,663,008
Program services$116,250
Investment income and dividends$32,185
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-21
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,811,422

Form 990s for Elevate 215

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-05-14990View PDF
2021-122022-11-11990View PDF
2020-122021-09-23990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122019-09-20990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
December 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $23,342 from Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
July 7, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 30, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
June 29, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsEducational service providersCharities
Political advocacyProvides grantsLobbyingState / local levelTax deductible donations
General information
123 South Broad - Suite 1170
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Website URL
(484) 785-8111
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IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B90: Educational Services
NAICS code, primary
611710: Educational Support Services
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