Mission: Health In Harmony is a planetary health organization that is reversing deforestation of tropical rainforests. Health In Harmony believes that the health and wellbein ... (More)

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

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Contact Information

  https://healthinharmony.org

 P.O. Box 96176
Portland OR 97296 

  503-688-5579


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Good

This charity's score is 89.94, earning it a 3-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

74.8%


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. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

10.9%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

14.1%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

3.5%


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


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.12


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

0.97 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

5.20%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
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Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
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Policies


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization has these policies in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Policies:
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Donors have expressed extreme concern about the use of their personal information by charities and the desire to have this information kept confidential. The exchanging and sale of lists for telemarketing and the mass distribution of "junk mail," among other things, can be minimized if the charity assures the privacy of its donors. Privacy policies are assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990 ... (More)
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Key Staff Listed on Website ... (More)
Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

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Salary of Key Persons

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Jonathan Jennings, Executive Director

$103,903 (6.38% of Total Expenses)


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

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 In Harmony reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Advocacy opportunities for pandemic prevention


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

The COVID-19 pandemic did not affect the financial structure of our organization.


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

We responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic and continued many critical healthcare and reforestation programs. Our partner site Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) worked to prevent the spread of the virus into rainforest communities. Staff built handwashing stations, set up Wi-Fi hotspots, and launched a public education campaign around COVID-19. We also hired Dr. Monica Nirmala to advise the national government’s response to the pandemic. ASRI created an emergency Conservation Stimulus package for rainforest community members. ASRI also purchased produce from farmers who could no longer sell it in other towns and distributed it to community members who were most in need. In Madagascar, we accelerated healthcare access to the most remote communities and set up health checkpoints, assisted health centers in training medical staff, and provided critical supplies to community members and health centers. Together with the local health authorities HIH mobilized a COVID-19 vaccination campaign.


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

HIH was one of the few nonprofits that, instead of pulling back during the pandemic, were able to push forward and quickly advance and grow. In addition to quickly pivoting our programs to an emergency medical and public health response, plus planning for and ameliorating the economic impact on communities and climate-critical rainforests, while making adaptations to remote work, we also developed an advocacy arm of the organization and invested in marketing to meet such a tremendous moment. The likely zoonotic spillover source of the pandemic served to underscore the value of Health In Harmony’s mission of regenerating rainforests and investing in healthy Indigenous and Local Communities that can live in balance with these key ecosystems. As an organization working to provide healthcare to vulnerable communities, we increased our communication with our supporters throughout 2020, wrote and published op-eds, gave media interviews, joined and formed collaborations and coalitions.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Increasing frequency of pandemics is a symptom of the same broken systems that are causing climate crisis and biodiversity collapse that Health In Harmony are working against. The pandemic helped people understand the interconnected nature of people and planet, and Health In Harmony’s mission and work became very relevant for a lot of people for the first time, or increasingly relevant to existing supporters. Health In Harmony will continue to lean into the advocacy work that came out of the pandemic as well as continuing the increased investment in marketing and communications to ensure that we continue to make the links clear for people between healthy people and a healthy planet for all.


Official Charity Response


In 2016, Health In Harmony decided to replicate and scale our successful model around the world to more significantly impact climate change through regenerating rainforests and drawing down carbon by implementing rainforest community solutions. This led to a period between 2017 and 2019 of significant investment in our fundraising capacity, so that we could build the capital to launch three new sites between 2018 and 2020. Health In Harmony's income grew nearly 50% in 2019, allowing for nearly 25% program expense growth in 2019 and nearly 60% program expense growth in 2020. While fundraising expenses took a larger share of overall resources for a short period, this generated the significant resources necessary to put Health In Harmony on a path to scale with key impacts for climate and rainforest community wellbeing, while also building a more stable working capital ratio.

Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
5/1/20212019 89.94
3/1/20202018 91.28
12/21/20182017 92.06
10/1/20182016 77.74

...   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 In Harmony 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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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Health In Harmony reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$727,131

Spent in most recent FY

61%

Percent of program expenses


WORKING DIRECTLY WITH COMMUNITIES AND IN-COUNTRY PARTNERS, HEALTH IN HARMONY RECOGNIZES THAT THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE AND THE HEALTH OF ECOSYSTEMS ARE DEEPLY CONNECTED AND USES A PLANETARY HEALTH APPROACH ... (More)


$240,893

Spent in most recent FY

20%

Percent of program expenses


WITH THE SUCCESS OF ITS INITIAL SITE, HEALTH IN HARMONY HAS EXPANDED TO NEW RAINFORESTS AND IS CONTINUING TO OPEN NEW SITES IN NEW COUNTRIES. CONCURRENT WITH THIS REPLICATION, WE ARE EXPLORING AND DEV ... (More)


$216,755

Spent in most recent FY

18%

Percent of program expenses


WE AIM TO BUILD A MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE LIVING CONSCIOUS OF PLANETARY HEALTH AND USING RADICAL LISTENING APPROACHES FOR PROBLEM SOLVING. HEALTH IN HARMONY WORKS WITH ACADEMIC INSITUTIONS, MEDICAL PROFESS ... (More)


...   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 In Harmony 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 IN HARMONY'S MISSION IS TO REVERSE TROPICAL RAINFOREST DEFORESTATION FOR PLANETARY HEALTH.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Healthy people. Healthy forests. Healthy planet.


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: Scale the uptake and impact of our model.

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


Goal Two: Sustain Quality and Impact at Proof of Concept and Replication Sites

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


Goal Three: Advocacy to influence relevant policies of governments, donors, civil society, and private sector actors globally to reverse rainforest loss across large tropical geographies.

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

Health In Harmony prioritizes ongoing professional development for all of our staff, including in leadership capacity. We budget annually for staff to take part in relevant courses and training, and ensure participation in conferences, authorship opportunities, peer networks, and mentorship relationships. We also ensure weekly leadership meetings plus bi-annual management retreats for the team to focus on strategy and capacity together.

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?

HIH has created strong collaborations with local and national governments and local organizations, which equips us to deal with challenges on the ground as they arise. Examples of external mobilization efforts include research partnerships with both domestic and global universities, and involvement in One Health, a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. We are invested in the rapid, global uptake of this model through as many actors as possible, as demonstrated through investments in communication, marketing and PR, our founder Dr. Kinari Webb’s memoir “Guardians of the Trees”, the Preventing Pandemics at the Source Coalition, commitment to conducting and publishing research, and the successful scaling of our model and methodology through a tech platform.

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.


The pandemic is so clearly connected to Health In Harmony’s mission that we adapted to the last year by doubling down on our mission, investments, and commitment to growth. We immediately pivoted and expanded programs, communicated in detail with funders and supporters, connected with advocacy efforts aligned with our mission, invested in our internal capacity for organizational excellence, and continued to move along our path to scale. Through the last year, Health In Harmony continued our commitment to rainforest communities, Radical Listening, and impact.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Health In Harmony is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. 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.

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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 Culture & Community.


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. We award every nonprofit that completes the Candid survey full credit for this Beacon, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. Although the data is not evaluated for quality at this time, future iterations of this Beacon will include third party or other data that will serve to validate the information provided by the nonprofit.

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. 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.

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