Mission: IMPROVING HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND EMPOWERING WOMEN IN EAST AFRICA

Shoe4africa Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2006, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  shoe4africa.org

  PO BOX 3142
New York NY 10008-3142


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Shoe4africa Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

77

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


Learn about the Encompass Rating System: Overview | FAQ | Release Notes

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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

74

out of 100

The score earned by Shoe4africa Inc. is a failing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

74

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

89.38%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

6/7 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No Audit/Review

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.10%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



TOBY TANSER, SECRETARY

$75,000


ALEX GREEN, TREASURER

$0


DAVID SIEGEL, CHAIR

$0


JOHNATHAN LANG, DIRECTOR

$0


JOY DUSHEY, DIRECTOR

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Shoe4africa Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Grants Received


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Understandably, foreign aid for African countries dropped significantly during the pandemic. Even the ability to ask for aid as jobs were lost, lives were lost, and the American healthcare system was under duress made this an incredibly difficult time.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Operating in Kenya, with counties imposing travel bans and with our programs crossing many boundaries brought again a whole new set of challenges. Even patients being able to travel to our facilities, or women unable to bring food to our projects meant we had to relearn operations, and re-plan logistics. As the costs of buying facemasks is a lot of money to people not earning money we had to budget to a lot of new unexpected costs.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

As always, as we did with other outbreaks (like the threat of Ebola a few years ago) we always adapt. For example, most of our staff were already trained in preventing airborne diseases. Our Hospital's construction was designed to cut back on cross infection, and played heavily on providing information to a large group of people who had little idea what was going on, and how best to handle the situation. Having built schools we know how to teach and get information to the communities; this is what we have been doing for over 15 years. Luckily, largely, we escaped the worst of the storm as Kenya clamped down heavily with international travel bans and more meaning the country did not suffer in terms of mortality, but of course did suffer economically; and that is where we stepped up to help.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

To provide sanitation as preventative health is as cheap as running a tap water outside a building, to provide soap to an establishment was something that we will continue to do after the pandemic has passed. Informing people on the 'how' to prevent the spread of airborne diseases is something we had practiced, but not preached. Keeping windows open is another lesson we found in the pandemic - a draft throughout a building, keeping the air flow does (it is proven) cut back on the transmission of airborne diseases; keeping windows open in highly congested areas (like our waiting rooms) will become mandatory.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Shoe4africa Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.


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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Shoe4africa Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$190,132

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


PROMOTE HEALTH INCLUDING AIDS AWARENESS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, DISTRIBUTION OF SHOES TO PREVENT DISEASE, HELP BUILD AND MAINTAIN A SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL.


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Shoe4africa Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Improving Healthcare and Education for Children and Empowering Women in East Africa. Saving Kids Lives.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


To bring what the west has achieved in healthcare, and bring that to Africa. For example, 90% of kids diagnosed with cancers in the west survive, but 90% of kids in sub-Saharan Africa are dying.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: There is not a single children's cancer hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. Hearing this, we have decided to build on.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Two: Recent American studies have pointed out that up to 80% of kids dying of cancers are undiagnosed. We aim to bring community screenings for cancers, and work on preventative health

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Building sub-Saharan Africa's 1st children's cancer hospital will be a strong commitment to the continent to shine a much needed light on pediatric cancers.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Our CEO who lives in New York City, commits to spending more than half the year on the ground listening, learning, and adapting to the people our charity serves. As many African based charities solicit funds in the US by spending 90% of the time in the USA, we take a different approach. This way, working WITH the communities allows us to hand over all our completed projects to be run by the community building up the country, and thus, hopefully, making ourselves redundant.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Another example: Our board consists of seven members; six will lace up and run the NYC marathon this year to fundraise, to support other people who sign up to help us fund raise in this mission.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


Many charities stepped back during covid, and did not increase programs. Knowing that we survive from donations our running costs are already at a minimum (no office in America, one staff member on salary only). We also saw a public kick back against supporting foreign programs when domestic unemployment was at its highest for years. We decided to not solicit funds in our tri-yearly fundraising letters call, but to instead thank our donors for their past support, and tell them we would allocate the time instead to building yet another school (which had been unscheduled). Everyone deserves some good news stories, and we didn't want people to feel the guilt of hearing our problems when they had a 1/3 chance of being affected themselves. thus tightening our belts we adapted for the pandemic and changed our narrative by actively not asking for support.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Shoe4africa Inc. is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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