Mission:

RELIEF TO IMPOVERISHED HAITI.

 http://www.newlifeforhaiti.org
 |  14735 WOOD FARM RD Plainfield IL 60544-5873

New Life for Haiti is headquartered in Plainfield, IL, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 26-2011573.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is P20, Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose within the Human Services - Multipurpose and Other category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2011.

(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

9/10

Independent Board Composition

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

Lower Effect on Score

0.00%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$413,253

Total Revenue

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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

94.22%

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

9/10 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

Has Review/Audit

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

0.00%

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.

WILLIAM INMAN, PRESIDENT

$0


FRAN LEEMAN, DIRECTOR, HAITIAN OPERATIONS

$0


ERIN INMAN, TRUSTEE

$0


LINDA LEEMAN, TRUSTEE

$0


JOHN FRANKEL, 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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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



New Life for Haiti reported its three largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$70,518

Spent in most recent FY

16%

Percent of program expenses


CHILDREN SPONSORSHIP NEW LIFE FOR HAITI'S CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING TO EACH OF THE OVER 300 CHILDREN IN THE PROGRAM EACH SCHOOL YEAR: PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION, UNIFORMS, 2 PAIRS O ... (More)


$226,915

Spent in most recent FY

51%

Percent of program expenses


SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION NEW LIFE FOR HAITI HAS BUILT SEVEN SCHOOLS. THE TWO MOST RECENT SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT TOOK PLACE WERE THE VILLAGE OF HOPE ORPHANAGE SCHOOL MARFRANC CAMPUS (BUILT IN 201 ... (More)


$68,768

Spent in most recent FY

15%

Percent of program expenses


FEEDING PROGRAM NEW LIFE FOR HAITI SUPPLIES FOOD AID TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN GRAND ANSE RIVER VALLEY OF HAITI:A. 35 ELDERLY PEOPLE LIVING AT THE HOME FOR THE ELDERLY IN MARFRANC WEEKLY TH ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Descriptions of the Organization’s programs: 1. Children Sponsorship – New Life for Haiti’s child sponsorship program provides the following to each of the over 300 children in the program each school year: private school tuition, uniforms, 2 pairs of shoes each, books, school supplies, vitamins, & a hot meal once/week at school. Children at two of the seven schools New Life for Haiti has built & supports also get a supplemental snack at school on the 4 days of the week they do not receive the hot meal. 2. School Construction – New Life for Haiti has built seven schools. The two most recent school construction projects that took place were the Village of Hope Orphanage School – Marfranc campus (built in 2018) & a 2-classroom addition constructed on the campus of the School of Hope – Rivye Mawo campus (under construction now in 2019.) A well was also dug & capped at this campus in December of 2018/January of 2019, & campus improvements are ongoing (fencing, bathroom facilities, etc.). 3. Feeding Program – New Life for Haiti supplies food aid to the following groups of people in Grand Anse River valley of Haiti: a. 35 elderly people living at the home for the elderly in Marfranc – weekly they are supplied with beans, rice, oil & spaghetti. b. 24 orphaned children & the 5 women that care for them at the Village of Hope Orphanage – all food is provided to them on an ongoing basis, daily. c. Approximately 1000 students are fed a hot meal weekly at six different schools, during the 9 months of the school year. 4. Teacher Training – Once per year in June, a team of American teachers leads a week-long seminar for Haitian teachers to instruct them in educational methodology & up-to-date instructional methods. 5. Goat Breeding project – NLH runs a sustainable pay-it-forward goat breeding project in which local families are provided with female goats & given training to care for them & breed them. 6. Annual Medical Clinic – Once per year in November NLH holds a medical clinic where American doctors & nurses provide emergency, chronic, & illness care, as well as simple surgical care to several hundred patients. 7. Orphanage – NLH opened the Village of Hope Orphanage in September 2018, which now houses 24 orphans. 8. Disaster relief – After the 2010 earthquake & the 2016 hurricane, NLH provided disaster relief in the form of: food, tin, tarps, animals, seeds. 9. Medical/dental care for serious cases – From time to time NLH provides financial support for medical care to people in the Grand Anse River valley in the form of special schools (for the deaf), surgery (for club feet and broken bones), serious illnesses (cholera, typhoid), & for dental emergency care. 10. Scholarships for higher education – NLH has a program that provides university & secondary school tuition assistance for students aging out of our child sponsorship program.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

It is the MISSION of New Life for Haiti to give children a chance at a future, to meet the urgent needs of families, to foster new economic opportunities, and to influence cultural thinking toward a sustainable change within the Grande Anse River Valley on the southern peninsula of Haiti, while acting as the hands and feet of Jesus to bring the life-giving and hopeful message of Christ. Our strategy is to build relationships with, train, and equip Haitian people in the Grand Anse River valley/Marfranc and surrounding communities to carry out the mission of New Life for Haiti, so that it is sustainable both in our absence and into the future. We do that by training and mentoring the following groups of people: teachers, pastors, builders, subsistence farmers, and parents to carry out programs that support our missions in homes, schools, businesses, clinics, and an orphanage. When we go into a new community, we sit down with the leaders there to discuss and assess their needs. Then we work together with that community to meet those needs. Needs include things such as schools, churches, clean water, medical care, etc. Our strategy has always been to build trustworthy and quality relationships with the Haitian people we work with so that we can understand the best ways to help and solve problems.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Our organization has spent 13 years building relationships and establishing trust and respect in the area in which we work. This has allowed us to find the best, most trustworthy and hardworking people in the community to train, mentor and employ. We have an excellent engineer and construction crews who do quality work. We have proper oversight in place. We have strong Haitian leaders in administrative roles who lead with integrity. We have a supportive base of U.S. donors and sponsors who are committed to the ongoing support of the children and families to whom we minister. We have also established, under the leadership of our Haitian Field Director, several connections in communities and cities in Haiti and a network that can be activated to ensure smooth delivery of materials to and around Haiti and the perpetuation of our ministry in the Grand Anse River valley.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

The main measure of our organization's success, like very organization, will be longevity. Sustainability should be a top priority for every non-profit organization. In addition to this, measures of success will include a rise in the number of students going on to higher education, the number of patients returning to good health, the number of families involved in programs such as our pay-it-forward goat breeding project, a decrease in the number of lives lost to water-borne diseases in our area, a rise in the number of orphans rescued. All of these numbers have continued to rise as New Life for Haiti presses on in ministry.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Descriptions of the Organization’s programs: 1. Children Sponsorship – New Life for Haiti’s child sponsorship program provides the following to each of the over 300 children in the program each school year: private school tuition, uniforms, 2 pairs of shoes each, books, school supplies, vitamins, & a hot meal once/week at school. Children at two of the seven schools New Life for Haiti has built & supports also get a supplemental snack at school on the 4 days of the week they do not receive the hot meal. 2. School Construction – New Life for Haiti has built seven schools. The two most recent school construction projects that took place were the Village of Hope Orphanage School – Marfranc campus (built in 2018) & a 2-classroom addition constructed on the campus of the School of Hope – Rivye Mawo campus (under construction now in 2019.) A well was also dug & capped at this campus in December of 2018/January of 2019, & campus improvements are ongoing (fencing, bathroom facilities, etc.). 3. Feeding Program – New Life for Haiti supplies food aid to the following groups of people in Grand Anse River valley of Haiti: a. 35 elderly people living at the home for the elderly in Marfranc – weekly they are supplied with beans, rice, oil & spaghetti. b. 24 orphaned children & the 5 women that care for them at the Village of Hope Orphanage – all food is provided to them on an ongoing basis, daily. c. Approximately 1000 students are fed a hot meal weekly at six different schools, during the 9 months of the school year. 4. Teacher Training – Once per year in June, a team of American teachers leads a week-long seminar for Haitian teachers to instruct them in educational methodology & up-to-date instructional methods. 5. Goat Breeding project – NLH runs a sustainable pay-it-forward goat breeding project in which local families are provided with female goats & given training to care for them & breed them. 6. Annual Medical Clinic – Once per year in November NLH holds a medical clinic where American doctors & nurses provide emergency, chronic, & illness care, as well as simple surgical care to several hundred patients. 7. Orphanage – NLH opened the Village of Hope Orphanage in September 2018, which now houses 24 orphans. 8. Disaster relief – After the 2010 earthquake & the 2016 hurricane, NLH provided disaster relief in the form of: food, tin, tarps, animals, seeds. 9. Medical/dental care for serious cases – From time to time NLH provides financial support for medical care to people in the Grand Anse River valley in the form of special schools (for the deaf), surgery (for club feet and broken bones), serious illnesses (cholera, typhoid), & for dental emergency care. 10. Scholarships for higher education – NLH has a program that provides university & secondary school tuition assistance for students aging out of our child sponsorship program. What's Next? New Life for Haiti will be building a church and medical clinic in 2020 in the community of Rivye Mawo.



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


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Culture & Community Score (BETA)

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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

Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people/communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile.

Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We began sending less text messages out to our donor base We also used a community focus group in the Rivye Mawo area of Haiti to inform decisions we are making regarding building a medical clinic in this community
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

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.