Share |

Concern America

 2015 N. Broadway
 Santa Ana, CA 92706
[P] (714) 9538575
[F] (714) 9531242
www.concernamerica.org
[email protected]
John Straw
FOUNDED: 1972
INCORPORATED: 1972
 Printable 1 Page Summary
 Printable Profile
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 23-7273488 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Transforming Need Into Self-Sufficiency

Mission Statement

Transforming Need Into Self-Sufficiency

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $1,013,848.00
Projected Revenue $1,014,885.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Integrated Community Health Program
  • Water and Appropriate Technology
  • Community-Centered Education
  • Income Generation

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

Transforming Need Into Self-Sufficiency

Background Statement

Concern America is a globally focused community development organization that provides long-term solutions to support economically impoverished communities throughout the world. Recognizing that lasting transformation begins by engaging communities in the solutions to their problems, Concern America's training of community members in health, sanitation, and income-generation builds upon their own knowledge and experiences so that the villagers themselves become their own health care providers, water system builders, and cooperative members. Since its establishment in 1972, the organization has worked in fifteen countries on four continents, making a measurable difference in the lives of more than two million people in thousands of communities. Currently, Concern America supports community development programs in Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico. All field programs are managed by teams of professionals who serve as non-salaried personnel. These Field Team Members give a minimum of two years of service, yet as a result of the quality of the programs and the intent of the organization, the average Field Team Member serves for five years. A significant difference to other groups working in international health is that Concern America's health professionals do not directly see patients, but train and entrust local people to become their own health care providers. The focus is not specifically on providing health care, but instead, the building of local capacity and community members who are able to provide these services themselves. While there are other organizations that train health promoters, they are usually community educators who promote wellness and health education. Health Promoter Practitioners, however, are trained to be a community's primarily health care provider, attending to 80% of primary health care issues that includes identifying and diagnosing illnesses, providing the correct treatments, and performing basic surgeries. Concern America's Practitioner model offers a way forward that is not dependent on the presence of a medical doctor for primary health care. The long-term presence and accompaniment provided in the programs allows community members the depth of training and understanding needed to provide advanced, quality care.

Impact Statement

Recent Achievements include:
  • Last year, community members trained by Concern America provided health care services to 70,000 people and 1,440 people gained access to clean water.
  • Concern America published the manuals, “How to Teach Health,” a 24-book series of teaching guides and student workbooks available for other organizations to start and/or strengthen health programs worldwide. Each contains all of the health background information, course guides and materials, exams, and materials including links to online resources such as images and sounds corresponding to particular lessons. No other resource of this kind exists anywhere in the world.
  • In 2011, 2012, 2014, and again in 2016, Concern America was named a semifinalist for the $100,000 Buckminster Fuller Challenge because of its innovative Health Promoter Practitioner model.

Needs Statement

The limitations of the organization are primarily related to funding. As a small organization that receives no government funds and is not on the radar of major foundations (75% of Concern America’s budget comes from individual donors), it can be a challenge to obtain all of the necessary funding to expand programs.  In addition, though the organization’s Board of Directors is dedicated and strong, there is a need to expand some skills found among its members by expanding the Board. To respond, the organization has launched a three-year campaign titled “Grow A Global Heart Fund,” which includes the following:
  • Expanding existing field programs: $100,000
  • Building a fund to be able to respond to new requests for support: $100,000
  • Creating a strategic reserve for the organization to improve financial security and health: $300,000
  • Hiring a new staff member focused on fundraising
  • Expanding the Board of Directors by 3-5 members, with experience in fundraising, corporate giving, and human resources

CEO Statement

I can still remember, now 19 years past, the image of the young group of new Health Promoter Practitioner candidates in Guatemala from the recently formed, returned refugee community of Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn). The families had escaped the violence in Guatemala and fled to Mexico, returning to a new home a decade and a half later with the signing of the peace accords. Silvestre, at only 18 years old, was chosen by his community to be one of his village's health care providers. Like his fellow recruits, having grown up with paved roads passing by his refugee camp in Mexico, Silvestre seemed to be in shock at having to walk hours through the jungle mud of Petén to reach the main, unpaved road where he would catch a ride in the back of a pick-up truck to begin his health studies with Concern America. Almost two decades later, Silvestre is one of the leaders on the Guatemala team as an advanced Health Promoter Practitioner, co-leader of the program's Environmental Health team, and member of the Spoonmakers of Petén spoon carving cooperative. When his fellow villagers chose him to study all those years past, they must have known that he was the kind of person who has a heart for community, for serving others, and for rebuilding his country. They were right. What follows is an excerpt from Silvestre’s latest field report about a water system he and the Environmental Health team just built in the community of Belén. I find myself regularly returning to his report; his words beautifully describe the work of Concern America:

 

Every day was difficult. People had to carry all the materials a distance of about 200 meters, and because the hill they chose for the tanks was the highest one in the community, the whole route was almost vertical. We always tried to do the difficult work in the morning as it was not as hot and did not have as much sun. No matter what, it was tiring. Each person would spend at least half an hour to climb with the load of materials. We talked about how organizing this way was the best thing for their families and that they would be able to say how they participated in the construction. Each day, between 8 and 12 people would come to help. At several moments during our work, people would tell us how this was the first time that they had worked in this way. It was not just the building of the tanks, but the beautiful way in which people were organizing as a community.


Board Chair Statement

--

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Give a donation: Giveonline at www.concernamerica.org, send a check toConcern America P.O. Box 1790, Santa Ana, CA 92702, or call (714) 953-8575.Be a Monthly Donor:Concern America’s monthly donors ensure regular support for our programs andenable us to plan for the future.Host a Craft Sale: Every year, more than 100 individuals and groups host a FairTrade Craft Sale to support Concern America and the cooperatives with which wecollaborate.Walk with us: Concern America’s annual atives with which we collaborate.Walk with us: Concern America’s annual Walk OuWalk Out of Povertyis a 5-mile walk at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, CA.Volunteer your time: Assistance is often needed with mailings, in the Fair Trade Craft Program, or at events. Please contact us to find out more.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
Concern America is based in Santa Ana, California, with an international focus and programs in Latin America.

Organization Categories

  1. International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security - International Development
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
  3. Health Care - Health Care NEC

--

Programs


Integrated Community Health Program

Concern America's Health Promoter Practitioner model brings health care to impoverished regions by engaging the most valuable resource in each village: the people themselves. Developed over the past 25 years and unparalleled in its quality of instruction and accessibility to individuals with little formal education, the program trains Health Promoter Practitioners whose resulting depth of knowledge, skills, and ability to provide health care, in their native languages, are comparable to the work of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the U.S. In addition to coursework, hands-on training includes extensive field practice in the programs' Teaching Clinics and during community visits. Health Promoter Practitioners further their education through courses on advanced topics such as minor surgeries (like tendon repair and cyst removal), palliative care, complicated deliveries, orthopedics, trauma management, diabetes control and treatment, and managing psychiatric conditions.
Budget  $292,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Population Served International Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  Concern America’s success is evidenced by the increase in the availability of quality, affordable health care provided by local health workers. In Guatemala and Colombia, people live as far as 10 hours from the nearest health center at which per-visit costs of $20+ are common (for families earning, on average, $2/day). In stark contrast, the Health Promoter Practitioners provide health services, in their community, at an average of only $3/consult, as well as follow-up care. As a result of Concern America’s work in these regions, the provider/patient ratio has been reduced from 1:5,000 to 1:500.   In addition to the life-saving care made available, will save community members $2,890,000 in medical expenses this year alone.
Program Long-Term Success  Concern America works to develop long-term health care and health community solutions by building and strengthening local capacity. The building of community-based organizations, run by the local community health workers, provides these local leaders with the ability and confidence to lead health activities, coordinate with organizations and government agencies, and have an impact on health services and activities in the region.

 

This success can be seen in Guatemala, for example, where early on in the life of the program, Concern America had eight field personnel (from the U.S) working in the region, reaching about 40 communities and 24,000 people. Today, there are only four field personnel, and the program reaches 380 communities and 180,000 people, made possible by the strong group of Guatemalans who are part of the program team.
Program Success Monitored By  Field Team Members, home office staff, the Executive Director, as well as local organizations monitor each project, meeting regularly to plan and evaluate, analyzing process, resource management, and the benefits to the community. Outcomes are measured with strict quality of care guidelines through close accompaniment of Practitioners during courses, community visits, and Teaching Clinics with a preceptor form of support and oversight, and periodic studies of the impact in a given region.
Examples of Program Success  Recently, Concern America carried out an in-depth study of patients at the program’s Health Promoter Practitioner clinic in Guatemala. It was found that patients visited their Practitioners (instead of traveling to a government or private clinic) because of the quality of care, low-cost, and quality of medications; 95% of patients were very satisfied with the care provided. The most prevalent diagnosis/treatments recorded included strep throat, malaria, high blood pressure, fungal infection, intestinal parasites, pneumonia, wound care, trauma, pregnancy and birth, diabetes, epilepsy, and anemia. Last year, Health Promoter Practitioners saw 170,000 patients with an average cost of only US$3/consult, labs, and medicines, saving people an estimated $2,890,000 in medical costs, not to mention the lives saved and sustained with the availability of local care.

Water and Appropriate Technology

An essential component of Concern America’s Health Promoter Practitioner work is the organization’s “integrated” approach to health that combines health care services with prevention efforts, the key of these being potable water. Much like with Health Promoter Practitioners, Concern America has developed an Environmental Health Promoter curriculum that enables community members, many of whom are also Health Promoter Practitioners, to lead any number of appropriate technology projects from building water systems to fuel-efficient stoves.  Not relying primarily on outside engineers or medical professionals, nor investing in the construction/staffing of expensive hospitals or elaborate systems, it instead realizes that community members have the ability to develop their own solutions to their sanitation issues.
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Preventive Health
Population Served International Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families
Program Short-Term Success  Improves Community Health: gastrointestinal infections, malnutrition, skin-related illnesses, and the weakening of the immune system are leading causes of death and illness in the region, all stemming from a lack of potable water.By increasing access to and the quality of water sources, up to 80% of illnesses in the community can be prevented. Decreases Time Spent Collecting Water: according to a recent survey in the region, each day, the average family spends four hours collecting water to meet their needs.Frequently, women and children are in charge of collecting water, with the women carrying 10-20 liter jugs of water on their backs, and the children 2-10 liter jugs. The hours saved allow for more time for school, income generation opportunities, and other important activities that are often dismissed because of the daily necessities.
Program Long-Term Success  In addition to the long-term access to clean water and health improvements in the community, Concern America works to increase community participation and organization. Because the program is focused on training and requires 100% community participation, these important organizing skills are improved and transform the community as they work to meet other needs. With every completed water system, Concern America is moved by the pride and sense of accomplishment felt and exhibited within the community. Underlying the water systems’ construction is the building of community and collective achievement that comes from organizing and working together. Many communities take great care to paint their water tanks, often involving youth, and have religious and cultural celebrations to accompany the inauguration of water system, demonstrating that the impacts of the water system are widespread and deeply valued by the communities.
Program Success Monitored By  Successful projects are those in which a community has ready access to clean water, and most, if not all of the water system problems can be diagnosed and repaired by the village water committee. Moreover, when the number of illnesses caused by the lack of clean water are reduced, a water system is deemed a success. We have recently created a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation rubric that involves pre- and post-project community visits and includes meetings with the entire community, the water committee, community leaders, and a sample group of families to gauge change and impact.
Examples of Program Success  Data gathered after the construction of each water system shows marked declines in illness and improvements in quality of life. On a deeper level, this quote from a Guatemala team member best encapsulates the long-term impact of water projects: "Every day was difficult. People had to carry all the materials a distance of about 200 meters, and because the hill they chose for the tanks was the highest one in the community, the whole route was almost vertical…Each person would spend at least half an hour to climb with the load of materials. We talked about how organizing this way was the best thing for their families and that they would be able to say how they participated in the construction. Each day, between 8 and 12 people would come to help. At several moments during our work, people would tell us how this was the first time that they had worked in this way. It was not just the building of the tanks, but the beautiful way in which people were organizing as a community."

Community-Centered Education

Concern America’s Community-Centered Education Program has helped build a successful and sustainable education system that continues to grow and now provides primary and secondary education to 4,000 children and youth from 300 indigenous Mayan communities in a region where few schools existed prior to the project. With the support and accompaniment of Concern America, the communities created Education Commissions to develop and maintain a school system with a curriculum that incorporates their history, languages, and way of life as indigenous peoples.
Budget  $20,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Latin America & the Caribbean Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
*The creation of educational materials including history and reading materials, veterinary health course materials, a grammar book, mathematics texts, and a database of dynamic educational materials (videos, photos, and activities to accompany existing and developing texts).
*Community evaluations with long-time educators and field-testing to review all education materials and receive feedback at all grade levels.
* Workshop with teachers about basic computer repairs and the use of graphic design programs to create materials in the communities.

 

Program Long-Term Success  These schools have been transformative for the communities and the education of their children and youth. Previously, only 25% of kids and youth in the region reached a fourth grade level of education. Now, with the availability of more schools and mandatory attendance, 90% of young people between ages 6 to 16 are attending school and literacy rates have greatly improved. A Concern America Field Team Member in the region writes in a recent report: "The benefits of an autonomous education do not just reach the students and their families, but affects all of the communities in the region. These students will be the future leaders, promoters of heath, education, development, etc. They will be in charge of following up on this work and ensuring the best for their communities"

 

Program Success Monitored By  Field Team Members, home office staff, and Executive Director, as well as the local Education Commissions, teachers, community members, parents and students participate in the project & monitoring. Each year, this autonomous education system is reevaluated, analyzing the process within the schools and communities, resource management, and the benefits to the community. In addition to student attendance, literacy and comprehension, they also review the quality and topics of materials in order to ensure an education that incorporates the students’ indigenous cultures, languages, and way of life.

 

Examples of Program Success 
The schools have been transformative for the communities and the education of their children and youth. A comparative study of the indigenous/autonomous education system supported by Concern America and the Mexican education system highlights the success of this program.
• Previously, there were no middle schools and only a handful of primary schools in this region in Chiapas. Now there are 16 middle schools grade and mandatory attendance for those within age level;
• In the state of Chiapas, only 25% of students reached a fourth grade level of education. In contrast, in the program region, 90% of young people between ages 6 to 16 are attending school;
• Higher literacy rates in the program region;
•As students are staying closer to home for middle school, fewer youth are leaving their villages to look for work elsewhere, a significant issue for indigenous communities.
 
 

Income Generation

Concern America's integrated approach to development includes training for economic stability. It's Fair Trade Craft Program supports community-based economic development by providing accompaniment to and purchasing products made by locally-run cooperatives.  Concern America works closely with the cooperatives to provide assistance regarding product designs and colors, marketing, shipping, and growth for the cooperatives. Grounded in the values of fair trade, the Program promotes and practices trading partnerships that are based on reciprocal benefits and the prices paid to producers reflect the time and value of the work they do, taking into account their health, safety, and wage laws. This year, Concern America is shifting to focus the majority of its efforts on smaller, developing cooperatives that require additional administrative and product assistance. This further builds capacity within the community and better utilizes the resources of the organization.
Budget  $9,000.00
Category  Community Development, General/Other Community Economic Development
Population Served Latin America & the Caribbean Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success 
  • Cooperative members develop skills and an understanding of administrative tasks such as managing orders, organizing inventory, and accounting
  • Greater accompaniment will shift from the home office to the field personnel, who will be able to provide more direct assistance and training.
  • Assist the cooperatives in Guatemala on changes in exporting and ensuring the correct paperwork is in order
  • The cooperatives will continue to make trips to the tourist/main cities to promote their products and evaluate their inventories and sales in stores
  • Explore new designs and products with each cooperative through the organization’s field personnel in Mexico, Guatemala, and Mozambique and with some assistance from Concern America’s home office
Program Long-Term Success 
The program's goals include:
  • Further support the development of local capacity as a cooperative through ongoing training and accompaniment
  • To further develop and sustain new markets, both local and international
  • To continue to improve product quality and develop new designs
The members of these cooperatives and their families are rural farmers, supporting themselves on small plots of land on which they predominantly grow corn, beans, coffee, rice, etc. for food and some income. Despite the economic hardships faced by people in these regions, their work as part of a cooperative has enabled the families to stay together and earn a better living at home, in their own villages, while strengthening the fabric of the greater community, as the participants become community leaders through their work. In addition to these artisan projects, many of the cooperative members are leaders in their communities, health care providers, and/or involved in providing clean water.
Program Success Monitored By  The success of the program can be seen in the growth and increase in sales and product quality, increased participation of cooperative members in the groups' administration, and the benefits the work has had on the family. Field Team Members, home office staff, the Executive Director, and the cooperatives themselves, meet regularly to plan, evaluate, and analyze process, resource management, and the benefits to the community.

 

Examples of Program Success  Since the 1970s, Concern America has a successful history of forming, accompanying, and purchasing fairly traded crafts (before the term even existed) from cooperatives in Asia and Latin America. Many of these cooperatives, such as Semilla de Dios in El Salvador, and Core Jute Works in Bangladesh, are now well established and receive orders from around the world. In the past three years, Concern America has purchased $116,717 of items from the cooperatives, in some cases doubling the monthly income of cooperative members.

 


Management


CEO/Executive Director John Straw
CEO Term Start May 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience John Straw grew up in Flint, Michigan and received his Bachelors from the University of Michigan with a degree in Spanish and Education. He went on to earn a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, focusing on social justice and bilingual education. John and his wife lived for five years in Honduras and Guatemala working on a variety of community-based health and development projects. For the past 18 years, John has worked with Concern America, a globally focused nonprofit organization based in Orange County, with health, water, and income-generation projects in Latin America. He has been the Executive Director of Concern America since 2012. In addition to his international development work, John has taught Spanish at the middle and high school levels, has served on the school boards of his childrens' dual immersion schools, and regularly participates in local political, justice, and solidarity efforts focused on Latin America. John and his wife are the proud parents of two children ages 19 and 16.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Marianne Loewe Jan 1979 May 2012

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Catharine Quinn Coordinator of Field Operations --
Teresa Saydak Development Coordinator --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Buckminster Fuller Challenge, Semifinalist Buckminster Fuller Institute 2016
Buckminster Fuller Challenge, Semifinalist Buckminster Fuller Institute 2014
Buckminster Fuller Challenge, Semifinalist Buckminster Fuller Institute 2012
Buckminster Fuller Challenge, Semifinalist Buckminster Fuller Institute 2011
Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence Albert Schweitzer Institute, Chapman University 2010
Conrad N Hilton Humanitarian Award, Finalist Conrad N Hilton Foundation 2010
Clarence H. Moore Award for Voluntary Service Pan American Health and Education Foundation 2007
Conrad N Hilton Humanitarian Award, Finalist Conrad N Hilton Foundation 2007

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --

Collaborations

--

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 7
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 60
Number of Contract Staff 10
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 1
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

--

CEO Comments

--

Foundation Comments

--

Governance


Board Chair Doreen Chesebro
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Oct 2016 - Sept 2018
Board Co-Chair Kathy Esfahani
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Oct 2016 - Sept 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
John Bennett -- --
Doreen Chesebro -- --
Ben de los Reyes -- --
Kathy Esfahani -- --
Mary Beth Flurry -- --
Michael Gilbert M.D. -- --
Beth McPherson -- --
Sister Herlinda Ramirez CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange --
Diane Rezendes -- --
Deborah Salas -- --
Marty Trujillo -- --
Winfred Van Wingerden -- --
Paul Williams -- --
Sister Sandra Williams CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 8
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

--

Foundation Comments

--

Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Education
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Program / Program Planning

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,014,885.00
Projected Expenses $1,013,848.00
Form 990s

2017 From 990 2017

2016 Form 990

2015 Concern America Form 990 2015

2014 Concern America 990 Form 2014

Audit Documents

2017 Concern America Audit 2016/2017

2015 Concern America Audit 2015

2014 Concern America Audit 2014

2013 Concern America Audit 2013

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $1,099,586 $1,146,761 $1,095,555
Total Expenses $1,061,339 $1,179,891 $1,306,337

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$822,883 $975,193 $966,282
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $2,277
Earned Revenue $61,433 $6,099 $13,455
Investment Income, Net of Losses $3 $274 $267
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $197,981 $107,352 $52,439
Revenue In-Kind $16,545 $21,611 $82,804
Other $741 $32,010 $39,527

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $806,827 $832,035 $955,525
Administration Expense $165,226 $236,064 $205,858
Fundraising Expense $89,286 $111,792 $144,954
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.04 0.97 0.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses 76% 71% 73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 9% 10% 14%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $81,369 $72,606 $99,341
Current Assets $78,435 $49,250 $55,263
Long-Term Liabilities $51,541 $40,378 $0
Current Liabilities $85,407 $126,557 $160,538
Total Net Assets $-55,579 $-94,329 $-61,197

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.92 0.39 0.34

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 63% 56% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose The Grow A Global Heart Fund goal is three-fold: enable the organization to expand its projects, build a strategic reserve fund, and strengthen the financial health of the organization
Campaign Goal $1,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates July 2017 - June 2020
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $355,515.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

--

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.