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International : Development and Relief Services

SOZO International

Strengthening communities through transformational development

78.68

P.O. Box 15518 Evansville, IN 47716
tel: (720) 476-6135   Web Site
EIN: 20-0166014

Board Leadership
Brad Ricca
Board Chair

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.68
  Financial 79.40
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

79.40

Accountability & Transparency

78.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth -3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.4%
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 (IN) 78.68
Mercy Ships (TX) 91.94
UNRWA USA National Committee (DC) 92.92
Food for the Hungry (AZ) 87.34
Mary's Meals USA (NJ) 89.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,062,020
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,062,020
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,062,020
   Other Revenue $164
TOTAL REVENUE $1,062,184
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,071,617
   Administrative Expenses $117,006
   Fundraising Expenses $25,972
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,214,595
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-152,411
   
Net Assets $52,653

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 $1,071,617 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 78.68
2018-12 07/01/2020 82.62
2017-12 07/01/2019 85.93
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.00
2015-12 08/01/2017 88.01
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.38
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 79.38
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.79
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.75
2011-12 03/01/2013 79.89

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
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 (IN) 78.68
A Child's Hope International (OH) 96.46
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InterAction (DC) 85.57
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Charity Contact Info

SOZO International
P.O. Box 15518
Evansville, IN 47716
tel: (720) 476-6135
EIN: 20-0166014

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Board Leadership

Brad Ricca
Board Chair

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