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The Lambi Fund of Haiti

Supporting economic justice, democracy and sustainable development in Haiti

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three stars

81.77

1050 Connecticut Ave. NW 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 772-2372   Web Site
EIN: 52-1843357

Board Leadership
Mark Schuller
Board Chair

CEO
Marie Marthe Saint Cyr
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.77 three stars
  Financial 74.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded jointly in 1994 by Haitians and Americans, the Lambi Fund of Haiti is a unique grassroots organization whose mission is to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti. Its goal is to help strengthen civil society in Haiti as a necessary foundation for democracy and development. The Lambi Fund never dictates to a community organization what should be done; through discussion and reflection, the peasants decide what is best for their community and present the project to the Lambi Fund for support. Lambi focuses its funding in five main project areas: sustainable development, community micro-credit, animal husbandry, environment, and organizational and leadership thinking.

Founded jointly in 1994 by Haitians and Americans, the Lambi Fund of Haiti is a unique grassroots organization whose mission is to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti. Its goal is to help strengthen civil society in Haiti as a necessary foundation for democracy and development. The Lambi Fund never dictates to a community organization what should be done; through discussion and reflection, the peasants decide what is best for their community and present the project to the Lambi Fund for support. Lambi focuses its funding in five main project areas: sustainable development, community micro-credit, animal husbandry, environment, and organizational and leadership thinking.

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Financial

two stars

74.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
65.4%
  Administrative Expenses 21.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth -17.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Lambi Fund of Haiti on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Lambi Fund of Haiti on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Lambi Fund of Haiti (DC) 81.77 three stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 92.75 four stars
International Center for Journalists (DC) 97.75 four stars
Institute for Global Engagement (VA) 85.85 three stars
Amnesty International USA (NY) 89.40 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $489,207
   Federated Campaigns $20,658
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $509,865
   Program Service Revenue $1,796
Total Primary Revenue $511,661
   Other Revenue $4,326
TOTAL REVENUE $515,987
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $376,379
   Administrative Expenses $142,269
   Fundraising Expenses $94,135
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $612,783
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-96,796
   
Net Assets $809,108

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
Emergency/Disaster Relief $116,638 31.0%
Sustainable Development $100,072 26.6%
Alternative Economy $83,172 22.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 81.77 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 84.23 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 83.97 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2018 76.85 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 73.80 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 79.13 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 80.02 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 78.74 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 86.61 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 84.19 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 92.18 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 90.07 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.15 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 98.50 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 92.94 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 88.53 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 90.12 four stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 90.72 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 52-1843357
Name in IRS Master File LAMBI FUND OF HAITI
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 (910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
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 May, 1994
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,764 10.73% Marie Saint Cyr Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Lambi Fund of Haiti (DC) 81.77 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Lambi Fund of Haiti
1050 Connecticut Ave. NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 772-2372
fax: (202) 350-9407
EIN: 52-1843357

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Board Leadership

Mark Schuller
Board Chair

CEO

Marie Marthe Saint Cyr
Executive Director

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