Mission:

Love Justice International, formerly Tiny Hands International, was born with the opening of Salvation Children's Home in Chitwan, Nepal in 2004. Our mission is sharing the lov ... (More)

Love Justice International is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2006, and donations are tax-deductible.  Cause: Development and Relief Services


Contact Information

  https://www.lovejustice.ngo/

 P.O. Box 67195
Lincoln NE 68506 

  402-601-4816


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Good

This charity's score is 86.84, 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

72.4%


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

6.6%


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

20.9%


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

4.1%


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

$0.22


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

0.56 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

17.80%


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
No Material Diversion of Assets
Audited Financials Prepared by Independent Accountant
Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties
Documents Board Meeting Minutes
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing
Compensates Board

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:
Conflict of Interest
Whistleblower
Records Retention and Destruction
CEO Compensation Process
Donor Privacy

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
Board of Directors Listed on Website
Key Staff Listed on Website
Audited Financial Statements on Website
Form 990 Available on Website

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



JOHN MOLINEUX, PRESIDENT

$113,285


JAMES DE MOL, FINANCE DIRE

$31,095


AARON MARSHBANKS, FRMRFINANCE

$6,127


JEPHAT CHIFAMBA, DIRECTOR

$0


JOEL HARRIS, DIRECTOR

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

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 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 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

This organization was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that affected their financial health. 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.


Love Justice International reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Sent


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

Due to our ability to pivot our primary operations from transit monitoring to collecting and distributing food and supplies to those most severely impacted by COVID, we were able to maintain our fundraising capacity. We successfully applied for two rounds of the PPP Loan and were able to keep all of our staff employed.


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

As borders closed globally our primary operations were halted overnight. It became impossible to do transit monitoring as nearly all travel was restricted. This is still the case in some locations, but everywhere travel restrictions have been lifted we’ve been able to pick up exactly where we left off with much the same staff and capacity. However, during this time we successfully launched a new relief program (outlined below) and were able to maintain, with some modifications, both our Dream School and Family Home programs.


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

Very quickly our primary operating metrics dropped to zero, but within weeks we were able to pivot to COVID relief services. We have a distributed staff with local community connections that we were able to leverage into new value-add services. We distributed food to 108,647 of the most vulnerable people in 16 different countries.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We demonstrated, organizationally, the ability to completely change the nature of our work within a few short weeks of the lockdown and learned important lessons on listening to local staff to ensure we’re fighting the most pressing injustices in each location. This includes new contactless methods of trafficking prevention such as searching for nefarious job postings online, reaching out to vulnerable applicants seeking suspicious jobs on social media, and launching the Freedom App which migrants can use to evaluate the legitimacy of their work plans.


...   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

Love Justice International 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



Love Justice International reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$3,681,181

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING AND INHUMANE CRIMES IN THE WORLD TODAY. WE TRAIN AND PLACE MONITORS AT BORDERS AND TRANSIT POINTS TO IDENTIFY AND STOP TRAFFICKING AS IT IS OCCURRING B ... (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 Love Justice International 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


Love Justice International, formerly Tiny Hands International, was born with the opening of Salvation Children's Home in Chitwan, Nepal in 2004. Our mission is sharing the love of Jesus Christ by fighting the world's greatest injustices. We care for orphaned and abandoned children in family homes and operate schools in some of the poorest parts of the world. And because human trafficking is one of the most devastating and inhumane crimes in the world today, our unique transit monitoring strategy operates around the world. We train and place monitors at borders and transit points to identify and stop trafficking as it is occurring BEFORE people are exploited and sold into slavery. To date, we've intercepted over 23,000 individuals to prevent them from being trafficked. Through our data analysis and investigations, we've helped authorities arrest hundreds of suspected traffickers, and 53% of closed cases have resulted in convictions.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Vision for the future: 3-year directional statement: Over the next three years, we intend to renew our focus on God and with Him more intentionally face up to world injustices and increase our impact by... - Operating 120 strategic, high-impact transit monitoring stations - Scaling up at least three impact-multiplying strategies - Preparing our family homes and The Dream School for expansion into at least one new country


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: Operating 120 strategic, high-impact transit monitoring stations in the next 3 years.

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


Goal Two: Identifying, designing, and scaling at least three impact-multiplying strategies. These are new strategies that have the potential to be as impactful as our core work.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Three: Preparing our family homes and The Dream School for expansion into at least one new country.

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


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Leadership has created multiple systems that allow employees to become "certified" in core processes, building opportunities for staff to increase their skills and engage in broader functions beyond their core job description. We also have a list of "Top 50 Projects", which are brainstormed ideas from across the organization. The list is available to the entire organization and any employee can take charge and lead a project of interest.

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 have multiple partnerships in every field in which we work. This includes the local church, victim support orgs, governmental/law enforcement, and others. We collect significant data with our transit monitor model and we engage with multiple academic and private sector researchers to leverage the data for maximum impact, often being asked to present and publish our findings. Our primary work is done by local citizens, who are equipped and trained by our team. We are members of the Accord Network, a trade association of humanitarian NGOs. Our marketing and social media is focused on telling the story of our local staff, potential victims we intercept, and raising awareness of the global trafficking issue.

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.


As borders closed globally due to COVID, our primary operations were halted overnight. It became impossible to do transit monitoring as nearly all travel was restricted. This is still the case in some locations, but everywhere travel restrictions have been lifted we’ve been able to pick up exactly where we left off with much the same staff and capacity. However, during this time we successfully launched a new relief program and were able to maintain, with some modifications, both our Dream School and Family Home programs. We have a distributed staff with local community connections that we were able to leverage into new value-add services. We distributed food to 108,647 of the most vulnerable people in 16 different countries. We also streamlined our organizational structure this past year to account for the increased complexities that are part of our growth. We now have one VP of Anti-trafficking and a network of Regional Stewards to provide mentorship and support to local projects in multiple countries. This model has proven to improve communication across the organization and increased response to local needs.

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

Love Justice International 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.

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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Culture & Community Report

Not Scored

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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.