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Central Asia Institute
P.O. Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 59771
tel: (877) 585-7841
fax: (406) 585-5302
EIN: 51-0376237

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Board Leadership

Steve Barrett
Board Chair


James Thaden
Executive Director

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International : Development and Relief Services

Central Asia Institute

Peace and hope begins with education, one child at a time.

(out of 100)
Overall 83.01 3 stars
  Financial 75.98 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 12/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Primary Revenue Growth -47.6%
  Program Expenses Growth -10.1%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Asia Institute on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,221,398
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,221,398
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,221,398
   Other Revenue $1,939,847
TOTAL REVENUE $4,161,245
   Program Expenses $7,944,024
   Administrative Expenses $1,137,071
   Fundraising Expenses $286,026
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,205,876
Net Assets $14,561,832


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- James Thaden Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$148,222 1.58% Greg Mortenson Co-Founder and Program Director
$133,333 1.42% David Starnes Former Executive Director


Founded in 1996, Central Asia Institute (CAI) empowers communities of Central Asia through literacy and education, especially for girls, promotes peace through education, and conveys the importance of these activities globally. CAI currently works in remote regions of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. CAI-supported programs include school building, scholarships, teacher support, public health, women's vocational & literacy centers, and global outreach.

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