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International : Development and Relief Services

Global Communities

Partners For Good

three stars

85.57

8601 Georgia Avenue Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 587-4700   Web Site
EIN: 52-0846183

Board Leadership
Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr.
Chair

CEO
David A. Weiss
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.57 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.

We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector and NGOs as partners for good - bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.

Global Communities has existed for 60 years. Most recently we have been known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation. We began in 1952 as the Foundation for Cooperative Housing.

Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.

We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector and NGOs as partners for good - bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.

Global Communities has existed for 60 years. Most recently we have been known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation. We began in 1952 as the Foundation for Cooperative Housing.

Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Communities (MD) 85.57 three stars
World Relief (MD) 92.29 four stars
Church World Service (IN) 90.91 four stars
World Education (MA) 85.47 three stars
The Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,322,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $100,608,332
Total Contributions $107,930,876
   Program Service Revenue $24,526,445
Total Primary Revenue $132,457,321
   Other Revenue $1,320,007
TOTAL REVENUE $133,777,328
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $114,445,647
   Administrative Expenses $20,465,991
   Fundraising Expenses $1,646,077
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $136,557,715
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,780,387
   
Net Assets $137,497,144

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
Technical Assistance $113,329,482 99.0%
Capital Assistance $1,116,165 1.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 09/01/2018 85.57 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 88.98 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 87.30 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 87.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 82.99 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 83.25 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 83.28 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 85.46 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 83.61 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 83.37 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 94.15 four stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 94.42 four stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 94.27 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 52-0846183
Name in IRS Master File COOPERATIVE HOUSING FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 March, 1968
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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
$450,206 0.32% David Weiss President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Communities (MD) 85.57 three stars
Oxfam America (MA) 85.03 three stars
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 97.23 four stars
World Relief (MD) 92.29 four stars
Aga Khan Foundation, USA (DC) 92.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Global Communities
8601 Georgia Avenue
Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 587-4700
fax: (301) 587-7315
EIN: 52-0846183

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Board Leadership

Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr.
Chair

CEO

David A. Weiss
President, CEO

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