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International : Development and Relief Services

Rafiki Foundation

Helping Africans know God and raise their standard of living through orphan care, a widows program, and education.

four stars

92.30

P.O. Box 1988 Eustis, FL 32727
tel: (352) 483-9131   Web Site
EIN: 74-2477089

Board Leadership
Rosemary Jensen
President

CEO
Karen Elliott
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.30 four stars
  Financial 91.67 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Rafiki Foundation is a Christian organization whose goal is to help Africans know God and raise their standard of living. It was established in 1985 by Rosemary Jensen and other who desired to help Africans with Bible teaching and development.
To accomplish its mission, Rafiki established ten Rafiki Training Villages within the African countries of Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. These Villages provide living, educational, and medical facilities through Rafiki's five programs: Childcare (orphans), Education, Bible Study, Advanced Learning Institute, and Widows. Rafiki's work is both individual as well as exponential with the potential of reaching many children with Bible study and better education through its Rafiki Institute of Classical Education. Rafiki's K-12 Christian classical curriculum and teacher training is designed to create new private Christian classical schools throughout the ten countries in Africa.

The Rafiki Foundation is a Christian organization whose goal is to help Africans know God and raise their standard of living. It was established in 1985 by Rosemary Jensen and other who desired to help Africans with Bible teaching and development.
To accomplish its mission, Rafiki established ten Rafiki Training Villages within the African countries of Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. These Villages provide living, educational, and medical facilities through Rafiki's five programs: Childcare (orphans), Education, Bible Study, Advanced Learning Institute, and Widows. Rafiki's work is both individual as well as exponential with the potential of reaching many children with Bible study and better education through its Rafiki Institute of Classical Education. Rafiki's K-12 Christian classical curriculum and teacher training is designed to create new private Christian classical schools throughout the ten countries in Africa.

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Financial

four stars

91.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rafiki Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rafiki Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 92.30 four stars
The Haitian Project (RI) 86.10 three stars
INMED Partnerships for Children (VA) 95.04 four stars
Christian World Outreach (CO) 91.99 four stars
International Samaritan (MI) 90.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,880,588
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,880,588
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,880,588
   Other Revenue $135,849
TOTAL REVENUE $8,016,437
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,957,211
   Administrative Expenses $583,334
   Fundraising Expenses $168,282
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,708,827
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-692,390
   
Net Assets $24,390,830

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
Rafiki Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.30 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.94 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.04 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.61 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.68 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 94.21 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 89.70 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.85 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.27 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.81 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 85.94 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.42 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 95.80 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 94.00 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 96.10 four stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 98.75 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 74-2477089
Name in IRS Master File RAFIKI FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
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 (167) Group medical practice association
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 March, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$105,007 1.20% Karen Elliott CEO, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$42,069 0.48% Rosemary Jensen President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 92.30 four stars
Assist International (CA) 89.44 three stars
Medical Ambassadors International (CA) 88.50 three stars
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (NY) 92.92 four stars
Spirit of America (VA) 96.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rafiki Foundation
P.O. Box 1988
Eustis, FL 32727
tel: (352) 483-9131
EIN: 74-2477089

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Board Leadership

Rosemary Jensen
President

CEO

Karen Elliott
Executive Director

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