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International : Development and Relief Services

SOZO International

Strengthening communities through transformational development

three stars

86.00

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

Board Leadership
Brad Ricca
Chairman

CEO
Tina Bruner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.00 three stars
  Financial 91.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

91.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
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) 86.00 three stars
Population Media Center (VT) 97.16 four stars
Global Hope Network International (FL) 89.20 three stars
Hope 4 Kids International (AZ) 92.06 four stars
ActionAid USA (DC) 92.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,449,678
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,449,678
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,449,678
   Other Revenue $18,373
TOTAL REVENUE $1,468,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,208,376
   Administrative Expenses $152,601
   Fundraising Expenses $91,275
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,452,252
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,799
   
Net Assets $574,572

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 $1,208,376 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.00 three stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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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

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SOZO International (CO) 86.00 three stars
Partners In Health (MA) 90.94 four stars
Shalom Foundation (TN) 85.00 three 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

Brad Ricca
Chairman

CEO

Tina Bruner
Executive Director

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