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Seva Foundation
1786 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (877) 764-7382
fax: (510) 845-7410
EIN: 38-2231279

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Board Leadership

Lisa Laird
Board Chair


Jack Blanks
Executive Director

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International : Development and Relief Services

Seva Foundation

Restoring Sight. Restoring Lives.

(out of 100)
Overall 94.69 4 stars
  Financial 93.66 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 09/01/2015 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 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Primary Revenue Growth 25.6%
  Program Expenses Growth 42.1%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seva Foundation on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,815,866
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $666,806
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $130,986
Total Contributions $5,613,658
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,613,658
   Other Revenue $-185,692
TOTAL REVENUE $5,427,966
   Program Expenses $6,154,287
   Administrative Expenses $401,682
   Fundraising Expenses $545,433
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,673,436
Net Assets $2,742,128


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,612 2.36% Jack Blanks Executive Director


Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in 22 countries in developing nations including Native American projects in the U.S. Our focus is to help people transform their lives by restoring their sight.

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