Research

NPI research reports articulate a viewpoint on each nonprofit based on analysis of all publicly available materials and discussions with management.

Recognizing varying donor objectives and priorities, research reports highlight NPI’s view on strengths and areas for improvement for each nonprofit in order to encourage discourse and thoughtful philanthropy.

Overall ratings of nonprofits assigned based on NPI's view:

  • BUY. Demonstrates clear impact with high degree of transparency
  • NEUTRAL/HOLD. Impact unclear or transparency insufficient
  • SELL. Serious questions about operations or finances

 

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Organization Name
NPI Rating
NPI Report Date
Cause
HQ State
HQ City
Locks of Love
SELL
5/13/2013
Health / Children
FL
West Palm Beach
Accion USA 
NEUTRAL
10/1/2012
Microfinance
NY
New York
Aim High 
BUY
5/22/2012
Youth / Education
CA
San Francisco
All Stars Project 
NEUTRAL
9/20/2012
Youth / Education

NY

New York
America Needs You 
BUY
3/5/2015
Youth / Education

NY

New York
Ashoka
NEUTRAL
9/10/2012
Social Entrepreneurship
VA
Arlington
Benetech
NEUTRAL
6/21/2012
General
CA
Palo Alto
Bill Wilson Center
BUY
2/11/2016
Poverty
CA
Santa Clara
Books For Africa
NEUTRAL
10/4/2011
Education (International)
MN
St. Paul
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
NEUTRAL
6/25/2012
Youth / Education
CA
Menlo Park
BUILD
NEUTRAL
7/4/2012
Youth / Education
CA
Redwood City
buildOn
NEUTRAL
6/5/2012
Youth / Education
CT
Stamford
Cara Program
BUY
1/8/2012
Job Training
IL
Chicago
CaringBridge
BUY
9/11/2012
Technology / Healthcare
MN
Eagan
Center for Employment Opportunities
NEUTRAL
1/4/2012
Job Training
NY
New York
CFY
BUY
6/6/2012
Youth / Education
NY
New York
Charity: water
BUY
4/3/2013
International Development
NY
New York
Children's Literacy Initiative
BUY
5/7/2013
Youth / Education
PA
Philadelphia
Citizen Schools
NEUTRAL
10/13/2011
Youth / Education
MA
Boston
College Possible
BUY
1/28/2013
Youth / Education
MN
Saint Paul
College Summit
BUY
8/17/2012
Youth / Education
DC
Washington, DC
Delancey Street Foundation
BUY
12/19/2011
Job Training
CA
San Francisco
Do All, Inc.
NEUTRAL
1/4/2012
Job Training
MI
Bay City
DonorsChoose
BUY
3/28/2012
Education
NY
New York
Dress for Success 
BUY
12/19/2011
Job Training
NY
New York
Endeavor Global 
BUY
9/12/2012
Entrepreneurship (International)
NY
New York
FareStart
BUY
1/3/2012
Job Training
WA
Seattle
FIRST
BUY
8/6/2012
Youth / Education
NH
Manchester
First Place for Youth
BUY
1/30/2013
Youth / Education
CA
Oakland
First Book
BUY
10/10/2011
Youth / Education
DC
Washington, DC
Global Partnerships
BUY
5/7/2013
Microfinance
WA
Seattle
Grameen Foundation
BUY
6/6/2012
Microfinance
DC
Washington, DC
Huckleberry Youth
BUY
5/20/2014
Youth
CA
San Francisco
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
NEUTRAL
10/12/2012
Youth
CA
Westlake Village
iEARN
NEUTRAL
7/11/2012
Youth / Education
NY
New York
iMentor
BUY
10/12/2011
Youth / Education
NY
New York
International Justice Mission
NEUTRAL
3/28/2013
Human Rights
DC
Washington, DC
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) BUY
9/27/2012
Military / Veterans
NY
New York
Jobs for the Future 
NEUTRAL
1/6/2012
Job Training
MA
Boston
JobTrain
NEUTRAL
10/24/2012
Job Training
CA
Menlo Park
Juma Ventures
NEUTRAL
6/25/2012
Youth
CA
San Francisco
KickStart International
NEUTRAL
7/19/2012
Agriculture
CA
San Francisco
KIPP Foundation
BUY
6/4/2012
Youth / Education
CA
San Francisco
National Math and Science Initiative BUY 1/11/2013 Youth / Education TX Dallas
National Military Family Association BUY
10/2/2012
Military / Veterans
VA
Alexandria
New Door Ventures
NEUTRAL
4/18/2013
Youth / Job Training
CA
San Francisco
NewSchools Venture Fund
NEUTRAL
6/4/2012
Youth / Education
CA
Oakland
One Acre Fund
BUY
9/14/2012
Agriculture
IL
Highland Park
One Economy Corporation NEUTRAL
9/27/2012
Technology
DC
Washington, DC
Operation Homefront NEUTRAL
11/8/2012
Military / Veterans
TX
San Antonio
Philadelphia Youth Network
BUY
12/24/2011
Youth / Job Training
PA
Philadelphia
Project GRAD Houston NEUTRAL
9/27/2012
Education
TX
Houston
Reading is Fundamental
BUY
6/5/2012
Youth
DC
Washington, DC
Red Sox Foundation
NEUTRAL
10/1/2012
Youth
MA
Boston
Room to Read
BUY
10/10/2012
Youth
CA
San Francisco
Spark
BUY
6/11/2012
Youth / Education
CA
San Francisco
Summer Search
BUY
6/4/2012
Youth / Education
CA
San Francisco
Swords to Plowshares
NEUTRAL
10/2/2012
Military / Veterans
CA
San Francisco
TechSoup Global
BUY
5/29/2012
Technology
CA
San Francisco
Urban Arts Partnership
BUY
9/10/2012
Youth / Education / Arts
NY
New York
VisionSpring
NEUTRAL
10/1/2012
Vision
NY
New York
Vital Voices Global Partnership
BUY
9/10/2012
Women
DC
Washington, DC
Wikimedia Foundation
BUY
6/11/2012
Technology
CA
San Francisco
Writers in the Schools
BUY
5/7/2013
Youth / Education
TX
Houston
Year Up
BUY
12/19/2011
Education / Job Training
MA
Boston