Mission:

Through the provision of quality, cost-effective medical care and humanitarian assistance, The Lamp Foundation works with and for the people of Haiti to improve the lives of s ... (More)

 www.lampforhaiti.org
 |  PO BOX 187 Montclair NJ 07042-0187

The Lamp Foundation Inc. is headquartered in Montclair, NJ, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 13-4336539.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is E32, Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic within the Health - General and Rehabilitative category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2007.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V2 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 latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

8/8

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

0.11%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$1,248,047

Total Revenue

We do not evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V2. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.


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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

96.02%

Higher effect on score

More data  


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

8/8 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.11%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


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


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


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 the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

HENRY REIMER, EXECUTIVE DIR.

$45,833


BENOIT FLORESTAL, FOUNDATION MGR.

$13,000


JAMES MORGAN MD, CHAIRMAN

$0


RICHARD EVANS, TREASURER

$0


GEORGETTE DELINOIS, TRUSTEE

$0


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2018

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


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 IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



The Lamp Foundation Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$1,091,030

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


The Lamp's health center in Cite Soleil received approximately 14,000 patient visits. Each of these persons received a doctor consultation, lab testing, and medicine, free of charge. These patients ar ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


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Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.


What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We are aiming to improve the health, and therefore the self-sufficiency, of shantytown residents by providing quality primary health care, health education and ancillary services. We are aiming to build a local institution that will serve as a locus of holistic community development for residents. We are aiming to integrate this under-served area into the Haitian national health system to the degree possible; that is, enabling residents to access all services offered by the national health system.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Our primary strategy is to utilize a fully trained and licensed all-Haitian staff. This staff is able to communicate effectively with local residents, improving diagnosis, treatment and the effectiveness of health education. A Haitian staff also facilitates a close linkage with the Haitian government and health care system. Our clinic is located in the heart of the shantytown and is very accessible to the population. Our focal activity is our health care center; using the credibility we gain by the quality of our services we also engage in community development activities that are oriented toward the prevention of health problems.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

We have been successfully delivering health care in Cite Soleil since 2006. Our board is exceptionally capable and includes medical, pharmaceutical, community development and financial expertise. More than 50% of our board members are Haitian or Haitian-American. Our Medical Director (in the US) is a practicing physician in New Jersey. Our In-Country Medical Director, pediatrician, and women's clinic director are all graduates of accredited medical schools, and certified to work in Haiti. We also employ a National Program Manager who oversees all financial matters and manages non-medical programming.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

We utilize an electronic health records system which allows us to analyze the progress of patients on an individual basis. It also allows us to analyze reductions in the prevalence of common health problems. With respect to our community development goals, we judge our success by the variety and utility of community-led projects, by our success in managing threats from the gangs which control the area, and by the reduction of health problems related to targeted interventions.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

The Lamp has been providing excellent health care in this very difficult environment since 2006. Over the last two years we have seen over 26,000 patients, conducted over 27,000 lab examinations, 1,300 EKG exams and 500 x-rays. 165 severely malnourished children have graduated from our child nutrition program. We have provided health education, consultation, tests, medicine and nutritional supplements to 650 pregnant women. In 2016 we started our Community Health Worker Program -- trained local health workers visiting all homes in the area. In 2017 we added ultrasound capability to our women's clinic, and in September 2018 we added a full time pediatrician to our staff, which will increase patient visits by 45% in years to come. The clinic is now established as a central community institution, a trusted and valued oasis of care. We hope to expand care further by opening a new three-day-per-week clinic in another neighborhood of Cite Soleil by the end of 2020.



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily 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 (BETA)

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Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's leadership and adaptability.


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...   Culture & Community


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.