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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

Dedicated to sustainability, equity and diversity in agriculture

four stars

96.34

P.O. Box 640 Pittsboro, NC 27312
tel: (919) 542-1396   Web Site
EIN: 56-1704863

Board Leadership
LaRhea Pepper
President

CEO
Scott Marlow
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.34 four stars
  Financial 96.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 96.34 four stars
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 88.50 three stars
The Street Trust (OR) 85.03 three stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 90.18 four stars
Acadia Center (ME) 94.16 four stars

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The Rural Advancement Foundation International - USA (RAFI-USA) cultivates markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially just and environmentally sound family farms. While focusing on North Carolina and the southeastern United States, we also work nationally and internationally. RAFI is creating a movement among farm, environmental and consumer groups to ensure that: family farmers have the power to earn a fair and dependable income; everyone who labors in agriculture is respected, protected, and valued by society; air, water and soil are preserved for future generations; the land yields healthy and abundant food and fiber that is accessible to all members of society; and that the full diversity of seeds and breeds, the building blocks of agriculture, are reinvigorated and publicly protected.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,242,787
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $343,796
Total Contributions $1,586,583
   Program Service Revenue $140,273
Total Primary Revenue $1,726,856
   Other Revenue $22,586
TOTAL REVENUE $1,749,442
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,575,530
   Administrative Expenses $199,834
   Fundraising Expenses $93,522
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,868,886
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-119,444
   
Net Assets $1,802,712

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Farm Sustainability $427,939 27.2%
Beyond Hunger Relief $338,992 21.5%
Agricultural Reinvestment Fund $202,052 12.8%

Ratings History
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 96.34 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 87.33 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 89.43 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 88.10 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 83.71 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 84.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 90.80 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 95.23 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 93.27 four stars
2006-12 08/01/2007 86.79 three stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 68.04 one star
2004-12 11/01/2005 79.13 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 56-1704863
Name in IRS Master File RURAL ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL-USA
NTEE Code Q31
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,832 4.27% Scott Marlow Executive Director

The Rural Advancement Foundation International - USA (RAFI-USA) cultivates markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially just and environmentally sound family farms. While focusing on North Carolina and the southeastern United States, we also work nationally and internationally. RAFI is creating a movement among farm, environmental and consumer groups to ensure that: family farmers have the power to earn a fair and dependable income; everyone who labors in agriculture is respected, protected, and valued by society; air, water and soil are preserved for future generations; the land yields healthy and abundant food and fiber that is accessible to all members of society; and that the full diversity of seeds and breeds, the building blocks of agriculture, are reinvigorated and publicly protected.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 96.34 four stars
Native Seeds/SEARCH (AZ) 85.73 three stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 96.17 four stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 91.78 four stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 94.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA
P.O. Box 640
Pittsboro, NC 27312
tel: (919) 542-1396
fax: (919) 542-0069
EIN: 56-1704863

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Board Leadership

LaRhea Pepper
President

CEO

Scott Marlow
Executive Director

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