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

92.94

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

Board Leadership
Rosemary Jensen
President and Founder

CEO
Karen Elliott
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.94 four stars
  Financial 92.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

92.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
90.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.82
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,011,354
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,011,354
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,011,354
   Other Revenue $-51,294
TOTAL REVENUE $7,960,060
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,957,904
   Administrative Expenses $621,173
   Fundraising Expenses $133,905
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,712,982
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-752,922
   
Net Assets $25,123,857

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,000 1.09% Karen Elliott CEO, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$40,000 0.45% Rosemary Jensen President

Mission

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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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 and Founder

CEO

Karen Elliott
Executive Director