International : Development and Relief Services

Village Enterprise

Creating sustainable businesses. Transforming lives.

four stars

91.93

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

Board Leadership
Deborah A. Hall
Chair

CEO
Dianne Calvi
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.93 four stars
  Financial 88.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

88.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 17.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,034,618
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,035,418
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,035,418
   Other Revenue $11,236
TOTAL REVENUE $2,046,654
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,610,060
   Administrative Expenses $124,456
   Fundraising Expenses $345,946
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,080,462
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-33,808
   
Net Assets $689,557

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$141,073 6.78% Dianne Calvi President, CEO

Mission

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.

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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

Deborah A. Hall
Chair

CEO

Dianne Calvi
CEO