International : Development and Relief Services

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.

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

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,399 8.22% 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

Debbie Hall
Board Chair

CEO

Dianne Calvi
CEO

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