MOUSE

At a Glance

National Office: 
55 Broad Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 646-574-6446

Daniel Rabuzzi
People Served: 
4,250
Year Founded: 
1997
Tax ID: 
13-3973196

Focus area(s):

After-School & Out-of-School
Personal & Leadership Development

Description

Mouse is a youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.  Mouse empowers all youth to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.  We are committed to increasing diversity in STEM and opening opportunities for youth from underserved communities across the country.

Impact and Outcomes

Since 2000, Mouse has had a positive and lasting impact on close to 40,000 youth
69% of students at Mouse sites are eligible for free/reduced price lunch
46% of Mouse students are Latino/a or African American
34% of Mouse students are female
As a result of Mouse, students report: 88% improved creativity, problem solving, and team building; 87% increased confidence; 85% better prepared for college; 75% more motivated to pursue a career in STEM

Mission & Goals

Mouse is a youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.  Mouse empowers all youth to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.  We are committed to increasing diversity in STEM and opening opportunities for youth from underserved communities across the country.

Program

Mouse focuses on competency, literacy, and dispositions for success in a digital age.  

Mouse Create is an online learning platform for youth to create technology with purpose. Our hands-on, interactive activities start with foundations from web literacy to fixer skills, and incorporate opportunities to level up in new content areas, like electronics, coding, and game design.

Building on young people’s interest in creating new technologies, Mouse Design League is a youth design and technology program through which high school students learn about human-centered design and work with professional mentors to create technologies that address a social need.

Impact

 

Founded in 1997, Mouse programs are having a positive and lasting impact on more than 6,700 youth in more than 240 sites across the country,

 

As of result of Mouse, students report:

  • 88% improved creativity, problem solving, and team building

  • 87% increased confidence

  • 85% better prepared for college

  • 75% more motivated to pursue a career in STEM

Growth Plan

Mouse programs are running in more than 240 sites across the country.  We continue to grow our presence in New York City and California and were pleased to expand our reach to Minnesota in 2016.  We will focus our efforts on these locations and resume geographic expansion in 2018/2019.  

 

Our main focus areas include:

  • Broadening our content offerings, eg., by expanding into early elementary grades to create a full K-12 suite, and by creating STEM content based on wearable tech

  • Making use of our content more flexible for learners and educators on our restructured proprietary cloud-based learning system

  • Seeking university endorsement for our certificates and digital badges

  • Deepening evaluation of our impact with 3rd-party researchers

 

Mouse is also focused on increasing the participation of diverse youth in Mouse, including increasing percentage of young women in our programs from 33% to 50% by 2020.

Location of Sites

National Office: 
55 Broad Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 646-574-6446
List of locations

To make a contribution to a program site:

  1. Click on the "Make a Contribution Now" button and include the name, city and state of the program you would like to support, in the "notes" text box on the organization's donation form, if available.
  2. If a "notes" or "designation" box is not available, write the city and state on your check in the "notes" section or call the national office to designate your contribution to a local program site.

Locations in the following states:

California

Connecticut

Florida

Idaho

Illinois

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Oregon

Texas

Washington

Financials

Most Recent Budget

Year Ended:

2017

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$216,300
Foundation Grants: 
$568,700
Government Funding: 
$270,236
Contributions from Individuals: 
$10,000
Special Events: 
$500,000
Program Services Fees: 
$0
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$528,994
Other Revenue: 
$588,000
Other Revenue (Description): 
Other revenue from interest, dividends, and in-kind contributions
Total Revenue: 
$2,682,230

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$2,500,534
Occupancy: 
$108,295
Travel & Entertainment: 
$12,900
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$17,916
Telephone & Communications: 
$12,416
Payments to Affiliates: 
$0
Other Expenses: 
$28,692
Other Expenses (Description): 

Capitalized expenses

Total Expenses: 
$2,680,753

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain/Loss: 
$1,477

Prior Year Actuals

Year Ended:

2016

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$236,828
Foundation Grants: 
$409,133
Government Funding: 
$172,908
Contributions from Individuals: 
$72,829
Program Services Fees: 
$0
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$562,944
Other Revenue: 
$602,563
Other Revenue (Description): 
Interest, dividends, and in-kind contributions
Special Events: 
$65,100
Total Revenue: 
$2,122,305

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$1,948,093
Occupancy: 
$114,865
Travel & Entertainment: 
$17,255
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$21,383
Telephone & Communication: 
$13,118
Payments to Affiliates: 
$0
Other Expenses: 
$2,692
Other Expenses (Description): 

Capitalized expenses

Total Expenses: 
$2,117,406

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain / Loss: 
$4,899

Major Funders

Best Buy Foundation

Capital One

CBS EcoMedia

Con Edison

Ellis L. Phillips Foundation

The Joseph H. Flom Foundation

Nellie Mae Foundation

New York City Council

The PCLB Foundation, Inc.

The Pinkerton Foundation

SAP

Symantec

Tri-State Ford

The National Science Foundation