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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.

93.21

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

Board Leadership
Rosemary Jensen
President

CEO
Karen Elliott
CEO, Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.21
  Financial 93.44
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

93.44

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
91.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.42
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
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) 93.21
Splash International (WA) 92.99
GAIA (CA) 85.61
KinderUSA (TX) 92.13
JASS (Just Associates) (DC) 87.60

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,945,740
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,945,740
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,945,740
   Other Revenue $-24,063
TOTAL REVENUE $7,921,677
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,554,954
   Administrative Expenses $557,276
   Fundraising Expenses $244,122
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,356,352
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,434,675
   
Net Assets $22,143,183

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 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 93.21
2018-12 03/01/2020 92.88
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.30
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.94
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.04
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.07
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.61
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.68
2013-12 03/01/2015 94.21
2012-12 02/01/2014 89.70
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.85
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.27
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.81
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 85.94
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.42
2007-12 12/17/2008 95.80
2006-12 12/01/2007 94.00
2005-12 12/01/2006 96.10
2004-12 07/01/2006 98.75

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,000 1.01% Karen Elliott CEO, Exec Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 93.21
CFK (NC) 92.93
InterAction (DC) 85.57
HealthRight International (NY) 91.59
Medical Teams International (OR) 92.90

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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
CEO, Executive Director

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