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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Mustard Seed Communities

Caring for the Most Vulnerable - Serving Abandoned Children with Disabilities and HIV/AIDS in Central America & Africa

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four stars

98.23

29 Janes Avenue Medfield, MA 02052
tel: (508) 242-9622   Web Site
EIN: 58-1657207

Board Leadership
Traug Keller
Board Chair

CEO
Laura Doherty
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mustard Seed focuses on the care of the most vulnerable by serving marginalized communities throughout Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Mustard Seed Communities now cares for over 600 children and adults with disabilities, over 100 children affected by HIV/AIDS, and a single home for young mothers in crisis. MSC strives to improve the economic, social and spiritual conditions in the communities we serve.

Mustard Seed focuses on the care of the most vulnerable by serving marginalized communities throughout Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Mustard Seed Communities now cares for over 600 children and adults with disabilities, over 100 children affected by HIV/AIDS, and a single home for young mothers in crisis. MSC strives to improve the economic, social and spiritual conditions in the communities we serve.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mustard Seed Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mustard Seed Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mustard Seed Communities (MA) 98.23 four stars
Life for Relief and Development (MI) 87.25 three stars
Dining for Women (SC) 88.01 three stars
Free Wheelchair Mission (CA) 87.18 three stars
Village Health Works (NY) 94.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,580,276
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $325,388
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,905,664
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,905,664
   Other Revenue $36,299
TOTAL REVENUE $4,941,963
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,296,166
   Administrative Expenses $234,757
   Fundraising Expenses $249,290
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,780,213
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $161,750
   
Net Assets $3,184,872

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
Mustard Seed Communities has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.66 four stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 96.66 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 96.16 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.78 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.56 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 84.73 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 78.38 two 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 58-1657207
Name in IRS Master File MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITIES INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary 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, 1986
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,982 2.32% Laura Doherty Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mustard Seed Communities (MA) 98.23 four stars
Healing Hands International (TN) 93.84 four stars
Water for South Sudan (NY) 91.32 four stars
Kiwanis Children's Fund (IN) 90.54 four stars
WE Charity (NY) 94.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mustard Seed Communities
29 Janes Avenue
Medfield, MA 02052
tel: (508) 242-9622
fax: (508) 242-9665
EIN: 58-1657207

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Board Leadership

Traug Keller
Board Chair

CEO

Laura Doherty
Executive Director

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