International : Development and Relief Services

Solar Electric Light Fund

ENERGY IS A HUMAN RIGHT

three stars

86.50

1612 K Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 234-7265   Web Site
EIN: 52-1701564

Board Leadership
Steven L. Swig
Chair

CEO
Robert A. Freling
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.50 three stars
  Financial 82.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

82.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solar Electric Light Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solar Electric Light Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,375,281
   Federated Campaigns $13,914
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,389,195
   Program Service Revenue $1,429,319
Total Primary Revenue $2,818,514
   Other Revenue $1,433
TOTAL REVENUE $2,819,947
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,497,579
   Administrative Expenses $227,946
   Fundraising Expenses $217,417
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,942,942
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-122,995
   
Net Assets $944,346

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$189,000 6.42% Robert A. Freling Executive Director

Mission

The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to implement solar energy solutions to assist those living in energy poverty with economic, education, health and agricultural development. Its Whole Village Development Model takes an innovative approach to designing and implementing integrated solar systems to improve the lives of the 1.5 billion people living in energy poverty worldwide.

To help overcome the challenges of energy poverty, SELF partners with international development organizations, aid agencies, NGOs, foundations, governments, and private sector companies.

Since 1990, SELF has completed projects in more than 20 countries, pioneering unique applications of solar power for drip irrigation in Benin, health care in Haiti, telemedicine in the Amazon rainforest, online learning in South Africa, and microenterprise development in Nigeria.

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Charity Contact Info

Solar Electric Light Fund
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 234-7265
EIN: 52-1701564

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Board Leadership

Steven L. Swig
Chair

CEO

Robert A. Freling
Executive Director

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