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International : Development and Relief Services

Curamericas Global

Hope through health

two stars

79.45

318 West Millbrook Road Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27609
tel: (877) 510-4787   Web Site
EIN: 56-1400098

Board Leadership
Rob Fields
Board Chair

CEO
Andrew Herrera
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.45 two stars
  Financial 72.07 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Curamericas Global partners with underserved communities to make measurable and sustainable improvements in their health and well-being.

Formerly known as Andean Rural Health Care, Curamericas Global was created in 1983 with the goal of establishing primary health care programs that are responsive to the health needs of the community, improving child survival within the community, and building the national and local capacity of health service providers. Curamericas Global works in Guatemala and Liberia and plans to start a project in Sierra Leone in 2015. All Curamericas Global's programs focus on teaching prevention and also help to establish health clinics in areas of desperate need.

Curamericas Global partners with underserved communities to make measurable and sustainable improvements in their health and well-being.

Formerly known as Andean Rural Health Care, Curamericas Global was created in 1983 with the goal of establishing primary health care programs that are responsive to the health needs of the community, improving child survival within the community, and building the national and local capacity of health service providers. Curamericas Global works in Guatemala and Liberia and plans to start a project in Sierra Leone in 2015. All Curamericas Global's programs focus on teaching prevention and also help to establish health clinics in areas of desperate need.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Number of entities served by expertise
23
Number of health education trainings conducted
3,248
Number of sexually active females receiving reproductive health services
12,950
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Financial

two stars

72.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.05
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 81.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Curamericas Global on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Curamericas Global on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Curamericas Global (NC) 79.45 two stars
Rotaplast International (CA) 96.05 four stars
SOZO International (CO) 88.01 three stars
Christian World Outreach (CO) 91.92 four stars
The PRASAD Project (NY) 95.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,334,386
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,334,386
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,334,386
   Other Revenue $43,385
TOTAL REVENUE $1,377,771
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,168,520
   Administrative Expenses $227,200
   Fundraising Expenses $17,283
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,413,003
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-35,232
   
Net Assets $214,898

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 12/22/2017 79.45 two stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 81.81 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.73 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 80.97 three stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 91.08 four stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 88.27 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 82.97 three stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 82.28 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 91.55 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 07/01/2010 65.29 one star
2008-09 10/01/2009 63.71 one star
2007-09 10/01/2008 72.00 two stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 67.99 one star
2005-09 02/01/2007 90.83 four 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 56-1400098
Name in IRS Master File CURAMERICAS GLOBAL INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Curamericas Global (NC) 79.45 two stars
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DKT International (DC) 89.24 three stars
Child Legacy International (TX) 94.44 four stars
Neverthirst (AL) 93.87 four stars

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Official Charity Response

March 8, 2017

Subject: In Response to the 2-star rating from Charity Navigator for FYE 09.2016

To any supporters or those interested in the work of Curamericas Global:

We at Curamericas Global respectfully respond to this two-star rating and ask for nuance in understanding the "why" to this rating. A key aspect that is challenigng to balance is: 1) our financial strength as an organization  balanced with 2) our commitment to sustainability and support of our international partners.

We lose 10 points for program expense growth becuase not all dollars related to our programs our able to be captured by our U.S. Accountant and Auditors. This "program expense growth"  metric is the key to our 2-star rating.

According to this link: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1287&print=1 even if we were to get the next lowest amount of points (0.1 % program expense growth + 2 points for the international: development and relief services category) our new financial score would be 74.17, our A&T score would be 92.00 and our rating would be 3-stars.

For example, support (in the form of paying for basic services, contributing to community insurance program for mothers, contributing valuable community land for a well, contribuing valuable community time for volunteering for construction or for other support) from local community members from rural Liberia does not hit our Curamericas Global US bank accounts. The same is true for all of our countries. As this local support increases and our partners become stronger and more independent, our work continues to grow, but our financials do not. We are penalized becuase of this system that depends on our accounting to recognize an increases in our dollars spent on programs. The impact and value of our partners support and work in Bolivia, Guatemala, Liberia, Kenya, Sierra Leone and other countries is not valued accroding to GAPP and therfore Charity Navigator. In reality, our programs are indeed growing, as is the value of dollars. The growth is in a sustainable and grassroots manner. 

Our success is not driven by growth in revenue and program expense. As part of our Strategic Plan from 2015 and our commitment to sustainability, our international programs are being funded more and more by local partners. These partners include the communities themselves, the mothers and families who receive life-saving health care as well as the local government and national government. Our model insists on a deep commitment to "teaching to fish" rather than creating dependency on foreign aid. Communities already have the power and the right to quality health care. As we grow our impact, reaching hundreds of thousands of people each year, not every dollar that is part of our programs are on the Curamericas Global US financials. Our partners manage their own budgets and funds and we work with them to ensure their projects are held to the highest standard.

Every dollar donated to Curamericas Global is refelected in our finanical records, though not every dollar given to the program by other sources reaches our bank accounts.  When this happens, we are successful because other community stakeholders are owning the health care. This funding from local stakeholders is the definition of success according to our plan, experts and our methodology. Part of sustainability in action is when we are not the only funding source. 

For this reason, you see our program expenses decreasing while our impact continues to grow. We at Curamericas Global highly value the work of Charity Navigator. 

Thank you for this opportunity to respond to the rating and provide our supporters with clarificaiton. For anyone who wants to understand more, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by email of phone.

Andrew Herrera

Executive Director

919.801.0612 

Andrew@curamericas.org

Charity Contact Info

Curamericas Global
318 West Millbrook Road
Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27609
tel: (877) 510-4787
fax: (919) 510-8611
EIN: 56-1400098

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Board Leadership

Rob Fields
Board Chair

CEO

Andrew Herrera
Executive Director

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