Mission: CARE 2 COMMUNITIES, INC. (C2C) IS CREATING A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE, COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTHCARE IN HAITI THAT TRANSFORMS THE STATUS QUO, MEETS THE NEEDS OF POOR AND L ... (More)

Care 2 Communities Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2009, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.care2communities.org

 24 SCHOOL ST FL 2
Boston MA 02108-5140



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 95% Finance & Accountability and 5% 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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Care 2 Communities Inc. is a passing score

This V4 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 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

78.98%

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
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

12/13 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

Has 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
$250,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $250,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

7.25%

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

Listed

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

Listed

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 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



SCOTT SCHROEDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$125,000


ELIZABETH SHEEHAN, FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & BOARD CO-CHAIR

$0


ALLISON HOWARD-BERRY, BOARD CO-CHAIR

$0


CONSTANCE A EAGAN, TREASURER

$0


KELLY DOUGHERTY, SECRETARY

$0


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.


Care 2 Communities Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Received


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

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly put a strain on our operations in many ways including financially. It not only put a strain on our patients' lives, but on their financial wellbeing as well. At the very beginning of the pandemic, patients were scared to come to the clinics to be treated due to the lack of knowledge about the virus. Therefore, many of our regular patients who suffer from chronic diseases were not coming to refill their prescriptions, which was worrisome, especially since part of our model is clinic revenue generation.


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

Due to COVID-19, we had to stop all of our community health activities (education sessions in the communities, blood pressure monitoring, home visits for acute respiratory infection and anemia) for six months. Therefore, we reached significantly fewer beneficiaries than we hoped.


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

Despite the pandemic which threatened an already weak public healthcare system, we remained open, providing quality primary care and continuing to treat and prevent illness in the midst of a global health crisis. We adapted to this new normal and educated our patients and communities about the virus, encouraging mitigation best practices and for our patients to not delay care seeking and continue coming to the clinic.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

A success during the pandemic includes increased demand for our Maternal Health Program at our Camp Coq clinic, which prompted us to incorporate an additional two days per month into the programming, and an increase in total vaccinations at all clinics, reaching 16,821 vaccinations for children and pregnant women in 2020, up from 11,622 in 2019.


...   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

Care 2 Communities 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



Care 2 Communities Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$910,966

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


CARE 2 COMMUNITIES, INC. (C2C) PROVIDES HEALTH SERVICES THROUGH A CHAIN OF COMMUNITY CLINICS IN HAITI. WE HIRE LOCAL CLINICIANS AND HEALTH WORKERS TO PREVENT AND TREAT COMMON CAUSES OF DISABILITY AND  ... (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 Care 2 Communities 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


CARE 2 COMMUNITIES, INC. (C2C) IS CREATING A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE, COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTHCARE IN HAITI THAT TRANSFORMS THE STATUS QUO, MEETS THE NEEDS OF POOR AND LOW-INCOME PEOPLE, AND EMPOWERS FAMILIES TO LEAD HEALTHIER LIVES.


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 vulnerable families have access to sustainable, high-quality health care services


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: To ensure that communities and families most in need are able to access high-quality health services

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


Goal Two: To improve health outcomes for local communities by treating illness, preventing disease, and addressing the most urgent local health threats

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


Goal Three: To create viable social businesses that ensure health services to a community in perpetuity

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

Due many challenges we faced in 2020, we have chosen to primarily focus on quality over quantity, which also means that we have pivoted our “center of gravity” to Haiti. Rather than having our executive leadership in the United States, we have promoted Racha Yehia, who was formerly C2C’s Director of Operations in Haiti, to Managing Director. We are confident in Racha’s ability to steer the organization and are excited to continue to grow under her steady leadership. With now 100 staff in Haiti, we felt this was the right move to make at this time.

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

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

We also have begun hiring more management staff in Haiti. We appointed Dr. Wilnick Richard as Chief Medical Officer, promoted two nurses to Regional Clinic Managers, and hired a full-time Finance and HR Manager.

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.


With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a lasting global crisis, little international support has been available for Haiti. Care 2 Communities is responding to COVID-19 at the clinic and community levels and working closely with Haiti’s Ministry of Health to collaborate and coordinate our operational plans. Our main goals are to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus infection in our region of Northern Haiti and treat any patient suspected of having the virus. Haiti’s healthcare system is significantly under-resourced and under-capacitated and the government does not have the means to adequately respond to the pandemic on its own. As C2C is the primary partner of the Ministry of Health in the north of Haiti, health officials have relied greatly on our organization to slow the spread of the virus, mainly through community education activities. However, with so much of our focus on responding to the pandemic and ensuring the sustainability of our organization, we have delayed the opening of any new clinics until the pandemic is under control. That said, we also do not want to lose the strong momentum we have established and as such, C2C’s staff and Board of Directors are currently working on finalizing a three year strategic plan with a goal of continuing to scale across Haiti to reach a total of 25+ clinics by the end of 2023. Of course, our ambitious plans for further clinic expansion will be reliant on the continued success (and expansion of) our fundraising efforts, so we are very grateful for the generous, continued support of individual donors and grants and truly value our long partnership in seeking sustainable scale and impact throughout Haiti.

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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Care 2 Communities Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of an organization's Culture and Community by measuring its Constituent Feedback practices (see report below). Constituent Feedback data provides 100% of the basis for the initial evaluation of the Culture & Community Beacon.


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Full Credit


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback.


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls


How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

To identify and remedy poor client 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 does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?

Our staff, Our board, Our community partners


What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?

We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently


Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.

Note: The organization did not respond to this question.



Methodology


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've partnered with GuideStar by 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.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

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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