Mission:

Our Mission is to empower communities to foster, preserve, and share their indigenous cultures and traditions. This is accomplished by building healthy, educated, productive c ... (More)

 http://www.gracecares.org/
 |  773 GUILFORD ST Brattleboro VT 05301-6391


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Grace Cares Incorporated is headquartered in Brattleboro, VT, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 54-2081309.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is A20, Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose within the Arts, Culture and Humanities category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2003.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System evolves on a quarterly basis as we add new measures and indicators, which we call Beacons. Check back often to see how this organization’s score changes.

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Overall Score
BETA

65

out of 100

This charity's score is a failing 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

65

out of 100

This charity's score is a failing 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

0/7

Independent Board Composition

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

Lower Effect on Score

11.51%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$129,520

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

65

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

93.13%

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).


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

0/7 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

No review needed due to small charity size

No 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

11.51%

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.

SUSAN ZOE KOPP, MEMBER

$0


DEAN GALLEA, VICE PRESIDENT

$0


ANN MAIER, MEMBER

$0


SERGIO GARCIA, TREASURER

$0


MEGHAN MCCLAIN GARCIA, PRESIDENT

$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 that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


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

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Grace Cares Incorporated reported its three largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$86,928

Spent in most recent FY

71%

Percent of program expenses


Project Hearts - Hearts DR is a Dominican Republic based NGO founded in 2011 with the help of GRACE Cares. It is the umbrella organization for a number of fantastic projects run by Ruben Ottenwalder a ... (More)


$11,365

Spent in most recent FY

9%

Percent of program expenses


B4 Peace Community Projects - GRACE Cares believes it is important to promote arts and educations projects that develop individual and community awareness on the importance of peace starting within ea ... (More)


$9,987

Spent in most recent FY

8%

Percent of program expenses


Ayman Nijim - Support for a local hero from Gaza to be be reunited with his family. Enabling him to continue his peace and humanitarian work.


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact. GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments. Click here for more information.

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


What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

GRACE Cares' is aiming to accomplish improved health, environmental status, peace, tolerance and education to communities all around the world. We do this with respect to local cultures and traditions. We focus on small-scale community development projects that make a difference by empowering people to improve their lives.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Some of our strategies include funding, as well as support for health, education, peace, social justice, cultural preservation, and economic development projects. We do this by listening to their needs and work together for change.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

We help with fundraising to provide financial support. We assist with technical issues and marketing of their programs. We provide guidance for the program as it grows. We make site visits to watch progress and we monitor our identifiers for see changes in communities.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

We know we are making progress by working closely with each of our projects and monitoring indicators that we set up for each of them. We see obvious big changes, but some things we are measuring, are monitored and evaluated by people on the ground.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Along with our partners and local community heroes, we have accomplished: the creation of the WASH program, building of schools and teachers in India and Rwanda. We provide sustainability by water purification systems, learning to garden, providing chickens for eggs in Baitoa. We educate indigenous tribes and the citizens of Kenya to live in peace, help to keep tribal traditions alive with respect and patience. In the future we want to continue working with these programs and assist other communities in positive changes.



Global­Giving


Superstar

Organization Status

This organization has been vetted by GlobalGiving, and has demonstrated the highest level of engagement and/or effectiveness over the past year. GG Rewards is the system GlobalGiving uses to reward nonprofits that demonstrate listening to the people they serve, learning, and improving their impact. Organizations receive points which translate into their Status: 52% of organizations are Partner, 22% are Leader, and the top 26% of organizations are Superstar. GlobalGiving is a trusted Impact Information partner of Charity Navigator.


Note: GlobalGiving Badges do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.

Additional Badges from GlobalGiving


Vetted

This organization has been vetted by GlobalGiving



...   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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Additional Information

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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.