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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Save a Child's Heart Foundation

Every 29 hours we save a child's life

four stars

93.29

12320 Parklawn Dr Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (240) 223-3940   Web Site
EIN: 52-1783323

Board Leadership
Jeff Hoffman and Judy Shore
Co-Presidents

CEO
David Litwack
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.29 four stars
  Financial 91.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Save A Child's Heart is one of the largest undertakings in the world, providing urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for indigent children from 58 developing countries. Based in Israel, our mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable. SACH saves children with congenital heart defects who have almost no chance of surviving to adulthood in their native countries, and saves their lives with no political, cultural, religious, or racial preference whatsoever. Based in Israel, our mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable. SACH also trains doctors and has trained Tanzania's and Ethiopia's first pediatric cardiac surgeons. SACH is also building a new children's hospital that will house the Middle East's first International Pediatric Cardiac Care Center.

Save A Child's Heart is one of the largest undertakings in the world, providing urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for indigent children from 58 developing countries. Based in Israel, our mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable. SACH saves children with congenital heart defects who have almost no chance of surviving to adulthood in their native countries, and saves their lives with no political, cultural, religious, or racial preference whatsoever. Based in Israel, our mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable. SACH also trains doctors and has trained Tanzania's and Ethiopia's first pediatric cardiac surgeons. SACH is also building a new children's hospital that will house the Middle East's first International Pediatric Cardiac Care Center.

Financial

four stars

91.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 21.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save a Child's Heart Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save a Child's Heart Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save a Child's Heart Foundation (MD) 93.29 four stars
HealthRight International (NY) 88.24 three stars
American Friends of Leket Israel (NJ) 88.19 three stars
INMED Partnerships for Children (VA) 95.04 four stars
Anera (DC) 91.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,511,743
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $97,213
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,608,956
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,608,956
   Other Revenue $107,589
TOTAL REVENUE $2,716,545
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,073,726
   Administrative Expenses $153,202
   Fundraising Expenses $297,985
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,524,913
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $191,632
   
Net Assets $1,085,338

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
Funding Surgery $1,038,000 50.1%
Funding a Children's Hospital $742,000 35.8%

Ratings History
Save a Child's Heart Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.29 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 92.74 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.73 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 91.14 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 91.17 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 88.58 three stars
2012-05 03/01/2014 88.62 three stars
2012-05 02/01/2014 72.81 two stars
2012-05 09/16/2013 65.10 one star

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

EIN 52-1783323
Name in IRS Master File SAVE A CHILDS HEART FOUNDATION US I NC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 February, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save a Child's Heart Foundation (MD) 93.29 four stars
DKT International (DC) 89.24 three stars
Concern Worldwide US, Inc. (NY) 89.18 three stars
Healing Hands International (TN) 95.68 four stars
Common Hope (MN) 92.81 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Save a Child's Heart Foundation
12320 Parklawn Dr
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (240) 223-3940
fax: (301) 576-3831
EIN: 52-1783323

Mail donations to:
PO Box 59172
Potomac, MD 20859

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Board Leadership

Jeff Hoffman and Judy Shore
Co-Presidents

CEO

David Litwack
Executive Director

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