Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

Dedicated to sustainability, equity and diversity in agriculture

four stars

95.61

274 Pittsboro Elementary School Road Pittsboro, NC 27312
tel: (919) 542-1396   Web Site
EIN: 56-1704863

Board Leadership
Alex Hitt
President

CEO
Edna Rodriguez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.61 four stars
  Financial 93.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total grants distributed for innovative farming projects
26
Total number of jobs created as result of grants awarded
61
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

93.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $949,076
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $178,450
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $295,527
Total Contributions $1,423,053
   Program Service Revenue $67,443
Total Primary Revenue $1,490,496
   Other Revenue $26,401
TOTAL REVENUE $1,516,897
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,762,438
   Administrative Expenses $353,308
   Fundraising Expenses $70,453
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,186,199
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-669,302
   
Net Assets $2,899,282

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Edna Rodriguez Executive Director $93,382

Mission

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 Contact Info

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA
274 Pittsboro Elementary School Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
tel: (919) 542-1396
fax: (919) 542-0069
EIN: 56-1704863

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 640
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Board Leadership

Alex Hitt
President

CEO

Edna Rodriguez
Executive Director