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SIFAT

Sharing God's love through service, education and personal involvement with a needy world

two stars

79.65

2944 County Road 113 Lineville, AL 36266
tel: (256) 396-2015   Web Site
EIN: 63-0776048

Board Leadership
Benjamin Camp
Chairman

CEO
Tom Corson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.65 two stars
  Financial 90.06 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 73.00 two stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SIFAT, a nonprofit Christian organization founded in 1979, provides training in community development in hard places around the world. SIFAT raises awareness of needs and global issues, providing opportunities for people to get involved personally, both to learn from and to serve alongside those with scarce resources. Since its founding in 1979, SIFAT has trained church and community leaders from more than 90 countries.

SIFAT, a nonprofit Christian organization founded in 1979, provides training in community development in hard places around the world. SIFAT raises awareness of needs and global issues, providing opportunities for people to get involved personally, both to learn from and to serve alongside those with scarce resources. Since its founding in 1979, SIFAT has trained church and community leaders from more than 90 countries.

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Financial

four stars

90.06

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

73.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SIFAT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SIFAT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SIFAT (AL) 79.65 two stars
Serge (PA) 97.86 four stars
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) (NY) 95.54 four stars
Christian Solidarity International (CA) 86.04 three stars
Cadence International (CO) 90.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,640,967
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,640,967
   Program Service Revenue $193,310
Total Primary Revenue $1,834,277
   Other Revenue $29,625
TOTAL REVENUE $1,863,902
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,465,861
   Administrative Expenses $233,531
   Fundraising Expenses $66,735
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,766,127
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $97,775
   
Net Assets $1,004,219

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Other Programs $705,291 48.1%
Ecuador Program $542,507 37.0%
Bolivia Program $154,837 10.6%
North America Program $63,226 4.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 79.65 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 77.65 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 82.62 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 83.28 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.10 three stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 83.26 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 80.50 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.14 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 61.63 one star
2012-12 06/01/2014 63.33 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 63-0776048
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHERN INSTITUTE FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$50,000 2.83% Tom Corson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SIFAT (AL) 79.65 two stars
Every Generation Ministries (CA) 90.34 four stars
The Mailbox Club (GA) 91.64 four stars
Serge (PA) 97.86 four stars
Reaching Souls International (OK) 93.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

SIFAT
2944 County Road 113
Lineville, AL 36266
tel: (256) 396-2015
fax: (256) 396-2501
EIN: 63-0776048

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Board Leadership

Benjamin Camp
Chairman

CEO

Tom Corson
Executive Director

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