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Empowering Lives International

Knowledge Changes Everything

four stars

92.22

422 North 2nd Avenue No Walk-In Available
Upland, CA 91786
tel: (909) 931-1311   Web Site
EIN: 33-0610787

Board Leadership
Ron Higgins
Chairman

CEO
Don Rogers
Founder, International Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 91.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Empowering Lives International (ELI) focuses on providing accessible and appropriate knowledge, delivered in a cost effective and appropriate manner, which holds the greatest amount of long-term economic and relational impact among the needy. Formed in 1994, ELI integrates God's Word with ideas and practical, strategic trainings that equip the needy to make all important strides toward God and away from the chokehold of poverty. We bring empowerment to the poor through Training and Education, Care for Orphans, and Community Investment.

Empowering Lives International (ELI) focuses on providing accessible and appropriate knowledge, delivered in a cost effective and appropriate manner, which holds the greatest amount of long-term economic and relational impact among the needy. Formed in 1994, ELI integrates God's Word with ideas and practical, strategic trainings that equip the needy to make all important strides toward God and away from the chokehold of poverty. We bring empowerment to the poor through Training and Education, Care for Orphans, and Community Investment.

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Financial

four stars

91.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Empowering Lives International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Empowering Lives International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Empowering Lives International (CA) 92.22 four stars
Partners In Health (MA) 90.64 four stars
Haitian Health Foundation (CT) 98.85 four stars
OneSight (OH) 91.93 four stars
Mano a Mano International (MN) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,843,599
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,843,599
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,843,599
   Other Revenue $650
TOTAL REVENUE $1,844,249
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,394,834
   Administrative Expenses $105,634
   Fundraising Expenses $130,969
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,631,437
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $212,812
   
Net Assets $617,596

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
Kenya ELI $1,149,583 82.4%
Tanzania ELI $132,568 9.5%
Congo ELI $88,680 6.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2020 92.22 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2020 87.81 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 80.66 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 79.89 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 83.80 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.67 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 78.28 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 73.07 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 33-0610787
Name in IRS Master File EMPOWERING LIVES INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(6) Missionary activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,100 4.78% Donald Rogers International Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Empowering Lives International (CA) 92.22 four stars
Feed My Starving Children (MN) 92.92 four stars
OneSight (OH) 91.93 four stars
ActionAid USA (DC) 85.32 three stars
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (CA) 85.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Empowering Lives International
422 North 2nd Avenue
No Walk-In Available
Upland, CA 91786
tel: (909) 931-1311
fax: (909) 931-9925
EIN: 33-0610787

Mail donations to:
PO Box 67
Upland, CA 91785

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Board Leadership

Ron Higgins
Chairman

CEO

Don Rogers
Founder, International Director

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