Mission:

GAiN International demonstrates the love of God through relief and development projects.

 www.gainusa.org
 |  PO BOX 139020 Dallas TX 75313-9020


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Unto Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, TX, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 95-4578963.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is Q33, International Relief within the International, Foreign Affairs and National Security category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2015.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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BETA

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Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. This organization is either not eligible for a Beacon (see below), or that Beacon is not yet available.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Finance & Accountability score. Find out why.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.


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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.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit a Finance & Accountability score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for the following reason:

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having one year 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 one year of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for Unto Inc. under the EIN: 95-4578963.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, Unto Inc. will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.

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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.

TIM STARLING, ASSISTANT CFO

$78,046


RICK RAGAN, VICE PRESIDENT/COO

$53,203


MARK TJERNAGEL, TREASURER/CFO

$49,977


DUANE ZOOK, PRESIDENT/CEO

$49,563


SALLY HAUER, SECRETARY

$43,709


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2011

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:

Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code (BMF activity code: 994)

Supplying money, goods or services to the poor (BMF activity code: 560)


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.


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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



Unto Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2011 Form 990 as:


$9,339,547

Spent in most recent FY

26%

Percent of program expenses


Central America and Caribean: In Central America, GAiN International is working in Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. The organization provided 30 containers of tangible help and c ... (More)


$14,661,810

Spent in most recent FY

42%

Percent of program expenses


Sub-Saharan Africa: In Sub-Saharan Africa, GAIN International is working in numerous countries such as Kenya, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, among other countries. The organization provided 51  ... (More)


$4,921,663

Spent in most recent FY

14%

Percent of program expenses


Russia:GAiN International conducted 6 trips where humanitarian aid was distributed in Russia, Siberia, and Ukraine during fiscal year 2011. Additionally, 14 containers of tangible help providing 1 mil ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Our mission is to express the kindness of Jesus in the toughest places on earth by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope. We accomplish our mission, in partnership with international Cru ministries, through Food and Agriculture, Clean Water, and Critical Aid Programs. Our partners at Cru work in more than 190 countries around the world. To help enhance Cru's mission, our five-year vision goals (ending in August 2023) are to serve people simultaneously in 50 countries in the toughest places and to be the preferred humanitarian partner for Cru ministries in the United states while being able to respond to select crises as they arise.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Four strategic focus areas have been identified within the five-year strategic plan. Each area has key performance indicators. The areas are: building a high-performing organization, strengthening field relationships, increasing financial capacity, and improving brand recognition. This detailed plan is available for review if the foundation is interested in doing so.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

A SWOT analysis in April 2020 shows the following strengths: - A strategic plan and risk management and financial controls are in place. - We have the complete support of Cru, the largest parachurch organization in the world; serving in 191+ countries. - 85% of staff, including the CEO, are missionary staff and secure their own sponsors for salary which reduces overhead and program cost. - Solid branding and strong messaging that inspires people to become engaged with the ministry. - Growing donor base across all value streams. - Field teams are nationals in countries where we serve who are vetted and trusted indigenous Cru staff and like-minded partners. - Well established volunteer network that engages approximately 20,000 volunteers across the United States annually. - Strong institutional bent toward partnership with other organizations.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

We accomplish our mission through three programs: Food and Agriculture, Clean Water, and Critical Aid. In fiscal 19 approximately 1,088,000 people benefited from the Food and Agriculture Program, 52,455 people received aid from the Clean Water Program, and 677,191 people benefited from the Critical Aid Program. Key Performance Indicators exist under each Program Area and in the areas of Finance and Fundraising -- this data is available upon request.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

In February 2020 the ministry changed its name from Global Aid Network (GAiN) to Unto. This name change was supported by a year and a half of market study and implementation. The transition was successful and staff and donors are adopting and adapting well. The most recent version of the ministry's annual report is available on the website at unto.com/about/financial-accountability/



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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)

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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


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.