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Village Enterprise

Creating sustainable businesses. Transforming lives.

four stars

90.39

751 Laurel Street, PMB 222 San Carlos, CA 94070
tel: (650) 802-8891   Web Site
EIN: 22-2852248

Board Leadership
Debbie Hall
Board Chair

CEO
Dianne Calvi
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.39 four stars
  Financial 86.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 18.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Village Enterprise on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Village Enterprise on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Village Enterprise (CA) 90.39 four stars
Fonkoze USA (DC) 87.30 three stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 88.81 three stars
Opportunity International (IL) 91.16 four stars
Partners Worldwide (MI) 96.19 four stars

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Our mission end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Village Enterprise one-year Graduation program provides groups of three entrepreneurs with seed capital ($150), training and on-going mentoring by a local business mentor. We organize the business groups into Business Savings Groups (BSGs) of 30 entrepreneurs (10 business groups) to allow access to growth capital, provide a safe place for savings and build social capital. Integrated conservation training ensures that new business activities promote environmental best practices. Examples of businesses include livestock, farming, small retail stores and restaurants, tailoring, and beekeeping.

Village Enterprise has started over 33,000 businesses and trained over 136,000 East Africans. As we scale up and move into new communities, we're designing and testing pilots to improve our impact and efficiency.
Village Enterprise is headquartered in San Carlos, CA, and operates in Kenya and Uganda.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,850,416
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $81,191
Total Contributions $1,931,607
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,931,607
   Other Revenue $26,852
TOTAL REVENUE $1,958,459
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,436,448
   Administrative Expenses $107,714
   Fundraising Expenses $272,623
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,816,785
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $141,674
   
Net Assets $723,365

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
Seed Capital Grants $1,287,966 89.7%
Training and Mentoring $89,089 6.2%
Business Mentoring for New Businesses $59,393 4.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.39 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 91.81 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 92.76 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 91.23 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 80.15 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2013 77.09 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 72.05 two stars
2010-06 06/01/2012 75.52 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 22-2852248
Name in IRS Master File VILLAGE ENTERPRISE FUND INC
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
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 February, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,399 8.22% Dianne Calvi President, CEO

Our mission end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Village Enterprise one-year Graduation program provides groups of three entrepreneurs with seed capital ($150), training and on-going mentoring by a local business mentor. We organize the business groups into Business Savings Groups (BSGs) of 30 entrepreneurs (10 business groups) to allow access to growth capital, provide a safe place for savings and build social capital. Integrated conservation training ensures that new business activities promote environmental best practices. Examples of businesses include livestock, farming, small retail stores and restaurants, tailoring, and beekeeping.

Village Enterprise has started over 33,000 businesses and trained over 136,000 East Africans. As we scale up and move into new communities, we're designing and testing pilots to improve our impact and efficiency.
Village Enterprise is headquartered in San Carlos, CA, and operates in Kenya and Uganda.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Village Enterprise (CA) 90.39 four stars
Friends of Women's World Banking (FWWB) (NY) 87.58 three stars
Engineering Ministries International (CO) 91.15 four stars
Operation Bootstrap Africa (MN) 96.33 four stars
BRAC USA (NY) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Village Enterprise
751 Laurel Street, PMB 222
San Carlos, CA 94070
tel: (650) 802-8891
EIN: 22-2852248

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Board Leadership

Debbie Hall
Board Chair

CEO

Dianne Calvi
CEO

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