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International : Development and Relief Services

Global Communities

Partners For Good

three stars

88.98

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 88.98 three stars
  Financial 84.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

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Financial

three stars

84.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Communities (MD) 88.98 three stars
The Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 98.23 four stars
World Relief (MD) 92.29 four stars
Pathfinder International (MA) 90.91 four stars
Episcopal Relief & Development (NY) 90.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,135,358
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $96,436,827
Total Contributions $115,572,185
   Program Service Revenue $39,623,668
Total Primary Revenue $155,195,853
   Other Revenue $1,605,029
TOTAL REVENUE $156,800,882
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $131,276,868
   Administrative Expenses $20,116,892
   Fundraising Expenses $1,438,153
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $152,831,913
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,968,969
   
Net Assets $119,994,851

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 $115,143,709 87.7%
Capital Assistance $16,133,159 12.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$471,090 0.30% David Weiss President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Communities (MD) 88.98 three stars
Pathfinder International (MA) 90.91 four stars
United Methodist Committee on Relief (GA) 92.14 four stars
World Education (MA) 85.47 three stars
PATH (WA) 90.17 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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