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International : Development and Relief Services

SOZO International

Strengthening communities through transformational development

three stars

88.01

P.O. Box 310 Lafayette, CO 80026
tel: (720) 476-6135   Web Site
EIN: 20-0166014

Board Leadership
Jim Burgen
Chair

CEO
Tina Bruner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.01 three stars
  Financial 84.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

84.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SOZO International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SOZO International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SOZO International (CO) 88.01 three stars
God's Littlest Angels (CO) 86.85 three stars
Touch Foundation (NY) 92.36 four stars
Faith In Practice (TX) 96.46 four stars
Life for Relief and Development (MI) 94.47 four stars

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Sozo International empowers the most disadvantaged individuals and communities by coordinating and implementing transformational development through health care, education, and economic initiatives. "Sozo" means, "to save, to heal, to rescue from danger or destruction." Sozo International formed in 2002, in response to the opportunity presented by the liberation of Afghanistan, shortly after September 11, 2001. Sozo International aims to reach the most impoverished people in identifiable communities where war and natural disaster have wreaked havoc. They provide emergency and ongoing relief for internally displaced people (IDP) and encourages development aimed at changing the day-to-day existence of people in need as well as providing hope for their future.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,329,261
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $28,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,357,261
   Program Service Revenue $48,247
Total Primary Revenue $1,405,508
   Other Revenue $-8,214
TOTAL REVENUE $1,397,294
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $971,955
   Administrative Expenses $104,031
   Fundraising Expenses $84,640
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,160,626
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $236,668
   
Net Assets $558,773

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
Economic Opportunities $971,955 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 08/01/2017 88.01 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.38 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 79.38 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.79 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.75 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 79.89 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 20-0166014
Name in IRS Master File SOZO INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 April, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$66,246 5.70% Tina Bruner Executive Director

Sozo International empowers the most disadvantaged individuals and communities by coordinating and implementing transformational development through health care, education, and economic initiatives. "Sozo" means, "to save, to heal, to rescue from danger or destruction." Sozo International formed in 2002, in response to the opportunity presented by the liberation of Afghanistan, shortly after September 11, 2001. Sozo International aims to reach the most impoverished people in identifiable communities where war and natural disaster have wreaked havoc. They provide emergency and ongoing relief for internally displaced people (IDP) and encourages development aimed at changing the day-to-day existence of people in need as well as providing hope for their future.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SOZO International (CO) 88.01 three stars
Christian World Outreach (CO) 92.82 four stars
St. Boniface Haiti Foundation (MA) 96.46 four stars
Physicians for Peace (VA) 89.02 three stars
Mano a Mano International (MN) 90.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

SOZO International
P.O. Box 310
Lafayette, CO 80026
tel: (720) 476-6135
EIN: 20-0166014

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Board Leadership

Jim Burgen
Chair

CEO

Tina Bruner
Executive Director

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