International : Development and Relief Services

Seva Foundation

Transforming lives by restoring sight.

four stars

92.68

1786 Fifth Street Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (877) 764-7382   Web Site
EIN: 38-2231279

Board Leadership
Deborah Galardi
Board Chair

CEO
Kate Moynihan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.68 four stars
  Financial 90.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in 22 countries in developing nations including Native American projects in the U.S. Our focus is to help people transform their lives by restoring their sight.

Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in 22 countries in developing nations including Native American projects in the U.S. Our focus is to help people transform their lives by restoring their sight.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of teachers, community health workers, doctors, nurses and hospital administrators trained
5,912
Number of people receiving eye care and exams.
1,526,860
Surgeries Performed by Seva and our partners including cataract, trachoma trichiasis and others.
129,450
Glasses Distributed by Seva and our partners.
96,729
Average number of dollars received per donor
394
Number of new donors
3,107
Total number of donors
9,491
Number of donors retained
4,801
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.02
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seva Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seva Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,307,933
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $61,581
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $27,600
Total Contributions $6,397,114
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,397,114
   Other Revenue $1,022,569
TOTAL REVENUE $7,419,683
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,081,763
   Administrative Expenses $872,226
   Fundraising Expenses $970,416
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,924,405
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-504,722
   
Net Assets $36,870,679

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,237 1.74% Kathleen Moynihan Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$149,223 1.88% Deborah Moses Finance Director
$145,080 1.83% Suzanne Gilbert Senior Program Director

Mission

Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in 22 countries in developing nations including Native American projects in the U.S. Our focus is to help people transform their lives by restoring their sight.

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Charity Contact Info

Seva Foundation
1786 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (877) 764-7382
fax: (510) 845-7410
EIN: 38-2231279

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Board Leadership

Deborah Galardi
Board Chair

CEO

Kate Moynihan
Executive Director