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KickStart International

A systematic approach to the end of poverty

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three stars

84.09

c/o Sandbox Suites 1385 Mission Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 346-4820   Web Site
EIN: 06-1613235

Board Leadership
Bill Mayer
Chairman

CEO
Martin Fisher
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.09 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in Kenya in 1991, KickStart International's mission is to help millions of people out of poverty. We promote sustainable economic growth and employment creation in Kenya and other countries. We develop and promote technologies that can be used by dynamic entrepreneurs to establish and run profitable small scale enterprises. KickStart believes that self-motivated private entrepreneurs managing small-scale enterprises can play a dynamic role in the economies of developing countries. In addition to promoting small enterprise development, KickStart's technologies, expertise, and methods are widely applied throughout Africa to support programs in agriculture, shelter, water, sanitation, health, and relief.

Founded in Kenya in 1991, KickStart International's mission is to help millions of people out of poverty. We promote sustainable economic growth and employment creation in Kenya and other countries. We develop and promote technologies that can be used by dynamic entrepreneurs to establish and run profitable small scale enterprises. KickStart believes that self-motivated private entrepreneurs managing small-scale enterprises can play a dynamic role in the economies of developing countries. In addition to promoting small enterprise development, KickStart's technologies, expertise, and methods are widely applied throughout Africa to support programs in agriculture, shelter, water, sanitation, health, and relief.

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Financial

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth -10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 68.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KickStart International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KickStart International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KickStart International (CA) 84.09 three stars
Partners Worldwide (MI) 89.48 three stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.04 four stars
Acumen (NY) 96.85 four stars
Tostan (DC) 90.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,985,863
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,985,863
   Program Service Revenue $2,077,881
Total Primary Revenue $5,063,744
   Other Revenue $109,884
TOTAL REVENUE $5,173,628
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,107,127
   Administrative Expenses $236,368
   Fundraising Expenses $247,078
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,590,573
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-416,945
   
Net Assets $1,506,974

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.09 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 84.09 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 88.30 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.62 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.18 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.26 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 84.08 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 92.66 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2013 95.00 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 90.75 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 91.66 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.34 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 96.53 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 98.81 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 84.39 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 92.97 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 06-1613235
Name in IRS Master File KICKSTART-INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code T12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 September, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,316 0.93% Martin Fisher Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KickStart International (CA) 84.09 three stars
charity: water (NY) 88.15 three stars
ACCION International (MA) 87.75 three stars
The Resource Foundation (NY) 93.87 four stars
Mission: Hope (GA) 92.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

KickStart International
c/o Sandbox Suites
1385 Mission Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 346-4820
fax: (415) 935-5116
EIN: 06-1613235

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Board Leadership

Bill Mayer
Chairman

CEO

Martin Fisher
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

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