Mission: FARM STEW International's mission is to improve the health and well being of poor families and vulnerable people by sharing the recipe of abundant life throughout th ... (More)

FARM STEW International is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2016, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  https://www.farmstew.org

 P.O. Box 291
Princeton IL 61356



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

Not Currently Scored

Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. Currently, we require either a Finance & Accountability Beacon, or an Impact & Results Beacon, to be eligible for an Encompass Score. See below to learn why this organization is not eligible.

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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

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having 2 years of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data.


To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System’s Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has 2 years of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for FARM STEW International under the EIN: 81-3366582.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, FARM STEW International will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.


Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.


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Additional Information

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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



CHERRI OLIN, ASSISTANT TO THE ED AND SECRETARY

$24,640


JOY KAUFFMAN, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$22,473


EDWIN DYSINGER, BOARD MEMBER

$7,737


SUSAN CHERME JD, BOARD CHAIR

$0


DAWNA SAWATZKY, BOARD MEMBER VICE CHAIR

$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.


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

  • International travel was stopped so we have pivoted to more virtual program management.


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

God has continued to be faithful in providing for FARM STEW through people listening to His Holy Spirit's small voice to give for the work.


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

At times the various countries we work in were locked down.


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

We are seeing a great demand for our FARM STEW training on line, helping to share the recipe of abundant life!


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We are producing more training videos and are sharing them on more online forums!


...   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

FARM STEW 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



FARM STEW International reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$202,117

Spent in most recent FY

70%

Percent of program expenses


FREEDOM FROM DEPENDENCY: FARM STEW hires and educates trainers who promote the eight "ingredients" of FARM STEW's recipe for abundant life; Farming, Attitude, Rest, Meals, Sanitation, Temperance, Ente ... (More)


$45,000

Spent in most recent FY

15%

Percent of program expenses


FREEDOM FROM SHAME: Provide washable pads and menstrual hygiene education to over 3,000 girls. For many African girls, their entrance into puberty often leads to their exit from school. Shame and fear ... (More)


$34,858

Spent in most recent FY

12%

Percent of program expenses


FREEDOM TO SHARE: FARM STEW Basic Curriculum contains detailed guidance for the recipe for abundant life. It's designed so anyone can learn and apply the lessons of FARM STEW as "Planters" who can eff ... (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 FARM STEW 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


FARM STEW International's mission is to improve the health and well being of poor families and vulnerable people by sharing the recipe of abundant life throughout the world.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Our vision is inspired by Jesus’ desire that all “may have life and have it more abundantly” found in John 10:10. Through FARM STEW training, the world’s poor and vulnerable people will have the skills needed to address the root causes of hunger, disease, and poverty.


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: FARM STEW Freedom from Dependency is about more than teaching a man to fish; it empowers families to thrive! Classes emphasize agricultural productivity, plant-based nutrition, and small enterprise.

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


Goal Two: FARM STEW Freedom from Shame promotes latrines, providing privacy and safety for families, and provides menstrual hygiene education and supplies, helping thousands of girls stay in school.

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


Goal Three: Freedom from Drudgery and Disease provides clean water sources, purifies water, and promotes efficient, low smoke cooking technology that can make preparing food more safe, convenient and affordable.

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


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

The executive director, Joy Kauffman, has begun a PhD in leadership and five of the leaders from various countries are taking a leadership class online all together from Andrews University.

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

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Our organization is all about local leadership development through trainers and volunteers in developing countries. We are also partnering with Universities.

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.


WOW, we have pivoted dramatically. In so many ways the COVID crisis has been a blessing in that it forced the hand of creativity and has allowed us to expand extensively due to the needs increasing and the capacity of our teams increasing as well.

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

FARM STEW 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

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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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