Mission: Health Bridges International, Inc. (HBI)is dedicated to a world where every child, youth, and young adult has access to health, hope, home, & purpose. We build evidence-based models to protect vulnerable children & familes.

Health Bridges International 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

  www.hbint.org

  PO BOX 8813
Portland OR 97207-8813



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

79

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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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 Health Bridges International 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

93.35%

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

6/9 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

0.00%

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

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

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.


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

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue


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

Like many international NGOs, the early stages of the pandemic were met with an outpouring of support and generosity from individual and foundation donors. However, as the pandemic has lingered - more and more donors are finding it challenging to continue to support COVID related relief and response efforts. For an NGO that works in Latin America, and mostly in Perú, the impact of the pandemic is protracted and has eroded a number of critical foundations. A concrete way the pandemic affected HBI's financial structure has been around the need to increase spending on technology and virtual infrastructure. These increased, non-budgeted, expenses have diverted monies we would have used in general funds and created a cash-flow challenge.


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

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached every aspect of the globe - and impacted every person on some level. The impact, however, has been disproportionate in places like the Pueblos Jovenes of Lima, Perú. In many of the underserved communities where HBI works, families have been devastated by the economic, medical and emotional impacts of the pandemic. This has led our NGO to expand our work in mental health support. We have hired adolescent psychologists and partnered with psychiatric medical volunteers to expand our supportive services and help fill a desperate gap in health programming in Perú.


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

Flexibility has been our credo for the past two years. From pivoted to a digital administrative platform, to structuring supportive programs using tele-health and low-impact touch-points of care - our team has worked tirelessly to meet the evolving challenges of the pandemic.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Two specific innovations we plan to maintain include: (1) A web-based life domains assessment tool called the WIT-Y. HBI worked in collaboration with the University of Minnesota to modify a web-based survey instrument focused on adolescent youth. The The Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y) was designed as a self-assessment tool for youth to understand their overall well-being. We are using the instrument with youth in our Girasoles Sanos Program to support life domain planning and discharge assessment. (2) Web-based data collection - we shifted all of our reporting and program data collection to a web-based platform called REDCap. REDCap has enabled our team to integrate a number of evaluation, data collection, and QI resources into a single platform. This shift to a single-source platform has transformed the way we gather, evaluated and utilize data for program planning and execution.


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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

Health Bridges International 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.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Health Bridges International Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$153,919

Spent in most recent FY

29%

Percent of program expenses


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$45,948

Spent in most recent FY

8%

Percent of program expenses


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$6,918

Spent in most recent FY

1%

Percent of program expenses


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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 Health Bridges International 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


Health Bridges International, Inc. (HBI) collaborates with local champions to build evidence-based models that protect and empower vulnerable children.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Our vision is a world where every child, youth and young adult has access to a life built on health, hope, home and purpose.


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: Focusing on children as capable and creative persons, we’re actively improving our holistic “whole child” model. We aim to create a Center of Excellence model that can be scaled anywhere in the world.

Goal Type: Focus on core programs to achieve mission and scale back on programs not seen as core.


Goal Two: Within the next 3 years, our goal is to extend the network and services of Comunidad Girasoles to more young adults, including adolescent girls - who have lived through the experience of abandonment.

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


Goal Three: Develop clear, concise systems and structures for fortifying the experiences of our committed staff and supporting sound record keeping, data reporting, and stakeholder communication.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Clear ways we invest in leadership development - (1) We make professional coaching available to our leadership team and staff, (2) we hold annual staff retreats facilitated by leadership coaches with the goal of helping staff to grow and expand their impact for HBI and the communities we serve, (3) we have weekly staff meetings that are built around professional and leadership development - including book clubs, journal review, and professional workshops in expository writing, communication, and project management; and, (4) the executive director participants in a ED leadership group in Portland, OR that shares best practices and builds shared competencies.

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

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

In order to ensure we have an active and fluid flow of information from our staff, Board and stakeholders - we hold frequent "town hall" meetings with stakeholders over Zoom (quarterly), survey staff anonymously for satisfaction and enjoyment in their roles and work, and meet with other NGO, faith-based and organizational leaders to expand our knowledge and impact.

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.


Health Bridges International (HBI) has been working in the child welfare sector in Latin America for over 25 years, with a primary focus in Perú. We understand the culture, politics and climate as it relates to creating a framework for better serving marginalized children. We know firsthand what it takes to develop, implement, and evaluate large scale programs in collaboration with key partners. We have a team of national and international subject matter experts, cultural ambassadors, and system change specialists who are well positioned to take our work to the next level. In order for us to capitalize on our years of experience and plethora of partners - we needed to re-focus our efforts. Over the 2020-2021 year, we invested in a 360 degree evaluation process - working with our community stakeholders, partners, and a team of consultants to better understand how we can focus our efforts and hone our impact. This external and internal focused process led us to revise our Mission and Vision and overhaul our core programs. Starting in 2021 and growing through 2022, HBI has further refined our programmatic activities to align around our theory of change model and our almost 30-years of practical, community-initiated outreach.

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

100

out of 100

Health Bridges International Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 100/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

100/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 100 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 14 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


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

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. 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.


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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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