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International : Development and Relief Services

Root Capital

Growing rural prosperity in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

three stars

85.57

130 Bishop Allen Drive 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
tel: (617) 661-5792   Web Site
EIN: 04-3478123

Board Leadership
Ana Zacapa
Board Chair

CEO
William Foote
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.57 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or nuts from smallholder farmers. With growth, they become engines of impact that can raise incomes, create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace, and preserve vulnerable ecosystems.

Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or nuts from smallholder farmers. With growth, they become engines of impact that can raise incomes, create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace, and preserve vulnerable ecosystems.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of businesses developed
458
Number of farmer members of the Coop or suppliers of the SME/Enterprise that are producing crops/products and selling them to the SMEs/Coop/Enterprise
667,000
Numer of businesses financed
201
Hectares under sustainable cultivation
847,000
Total dollar value of payments to farmers of target crop sold as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
1,200,000,000
Number of women farmers reached
271,000
This impact information is current as of August 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

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 82.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Root Capital on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Root Capital on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Root Capital (MA) 85.57 three stars
Healing Waters International (CO) 90.60 four stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.60 four stars
Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WI) 86.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,184,758
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,883,985
Total Contributions $14,068,743
   Program Service Revenue $7,850,854
Total Primary Revenue $21,919,597
   Other Revenue $356,123
TOTAL REVENUE $22,275,720
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,784,355
   Administrative Expenses $2,376,716
   Fundraising Expenses $922,406
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,083,477
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-807,757
   
Net Assets $15,718,807

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Loans to Rural Businesses $14,687,155 74.2%
Financial Advisory Services $3,488,490 17.6%
Catalyze $1,608,710 8.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.57 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 87.69 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.38 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.94 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.98 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.89 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.97 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 94.13 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.25 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 94.07 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.00 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 93.94 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.11 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 95.06 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 95.25 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 97.78 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 95.08 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 97.95 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 04-3478123
Name in IRS Master File ROOT CAPITAL INC
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$273,194 1.18% William F. Foote President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Root Capital (MA) 85.57 three stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 93.72 four stars
Kids Around the World (IL) 96.46 four stars
dZi Foundation (CO) 87.11 three stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Root Capital
130 Bishop Allen Drive
2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
tel: (617) 661-5792
EIN: 04-3478123

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Board Leadership

Ana Zacapa
Board Chair

CEO

William Foote
Founder, CEO

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