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International : Development and Relief Services

Root Capital

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

87.03

245 Main Street 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
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 87.03
  Financial 82.10
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

82.10

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth -5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.4%
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) 87.03
One Acre Fund (IL) 91.75
Room to Read (CA) 92.00
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 89.00
Water Mission (SC) 96.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,243,958
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,202,900
Total Contributions $21,446,858
   Program Service Revenue $6,972,914
Total Primary Revenue $28,419,772
   Other Revenue $453,817
TOTAL REVENUE $28,873,589
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,438,461
   Administrative Expenses $3,461,961
   Fundraising Expenses $579,907
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,480,329
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,393,260
   
Net Assets $29,285,838

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
Capital, Training, and Global Market Access $11,929,348 68.4%
Financial Advisory Services $4,750,201 27.2%
Catalyze $758,912 4.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 87.03
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.57
2017-12 12/01/2019 87.69
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.38
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.94
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.98
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.89
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.97
2012-12 03/01/2014 94.13
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.25
2011-12 07/01/2013 94.07
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.00
2009-12 10/01/2011 93.94
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.11
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 95.06
2008-12 04/01/2010 95.25
2007-12 07/01/2009 97.78
2006-12 03/01/2008 95.08
2005-12 02/01/2007 97.95

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$288,272 1.34% William Foote President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Root Capital (MA) 87.03
One World Children's Fund (CA) 98.23
Shared Interest (NY) 88.30
Lifewater International (CA) 91.91
Water.org (MO) 95.12

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Charity Contact Info

Root Capital
245 Main Street
2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
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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