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International : Development and Relief Services

Grassroot Soccer

Educate. Inspire. Mobilize.

four stars

92.28

198 Church Street Norwich, VT 05055
tel: (802) 649-2900   Web Site
EIN: 43-1957920

Board Leadership
Gregg Lemkau
Board Chair

CEO
Tommy Clark
Founder and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.28 four stars
  Financial 89.09 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an international adolescent health organization that educates, inspires and mobilizes youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. GRS uses the power of soccer to connect young people with the mentors, information, and health services they need to thrive, and empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. GRS's evidence-based programs, led by trained local mentors (Caring Coaches), incorporate soccer into dynamic lessons about health and wellness that engage young people and break down cultural barriers. With proven results and a constant focus on research and innovation, GRS has reached over 2 million young people in nearly 50 countries with adolescent-friendly health education.

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an international adolescent health organization that educates, inspires and mobilizes youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. GRS uses the power of soccer to connect young people with the mentors, information, and health services they need to thrive, and empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. GRS's evidence-based programs, led by trained local mentors (Caring Coaches), incorporate soccer into dynamic lessons about health and wellness that engage young people and break down cultural barriers. With proven results and a constant focus on research and innovation, GRS has reached over 2 million young people in nearly 50 countries with adolescent-friendly health education.

Financial

three stars

89.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grassroot Soccer on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grassroot Soccer on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grassroot Soccer (VT) 92.28 four stars
Friends Without A Border (NY) 96.18 four stars
Seva Foundation (CA) 87.36 three stars
Miracle Foundation (TX) 94.51 four stars
Los Cabos Children's Foundation (MN) 91.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,625,712
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,169,251
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $149,460
Total Contributions $5,944,423
   Program Service Revenue $759
Total Primary Revenue $5,945,182
   Other Revenue $-267,032
TOTAL REVENUE $5,678,150
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,169,328
   Administrative Expenses $678,335
   Fundraising Expenses $541,325
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,388,988
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-710,838
   
Net Assets $5,456,722

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
Educating Children $3,864,649 74.8%
Research and Development $394,372 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.28 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.61 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.18 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 92.22 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 91.86 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.47 four stars
2009-12 12/23/2011 94.20 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.30 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 91.81 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 74.30 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 81.02 three 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 43-1957920
Name in IRS Master File GRASSROOT SOCCER INC
NTEE Code N64
NTEE Classification Soccer Clubs, Leagues
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
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 August, 2002
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, 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
$161,054 2.52% Thomas S. Clark Founder & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grassroot Soccer (VT) 92.28 four stars
Kiwanis Children's Fund (IN) 88.38 three stars
Medical Ambassadors International (CA) 91.06 four stars
Happy Hearts Fund (NY) 87.49 three stars
Dining for Women (SC) 85.16 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Grassroot Soccer
198 Church Street
Norwich, VT 05055
tel: (802) 649-2900
fax: (802) 649-2910
EIN: 43-1957920

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 712
Norwich, VT 05055

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Board Leadership

Gregg Lemkau
Board Chair

CEO

Tommy Clark
Founder and CEO

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