International : Development and Relief Services

KickStart International

A systematic approach to the end of poverty

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,316 0.93% Martin Fisher Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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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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