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Starkey Hearing Foundation

So the World May Hear

four stars

91.50

6801 Washington Avenue, S Ste 200
Minneapolis, MN 55439
tel: (866) 354-3254   Web Site
EIN: 36-3297852

Board Leadership
Richard S. Brown
Board Chair

CEO
Richard S. Brown
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.50 four stars
  Financial 88.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Starkey Hearing Foundation, a global nonprofit founded by William F. Austin, gives the gift of hearing to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. According to the World Health Organization, disabling hearing loss affects around 466 million people worldwide, including 34 million children, yet many do not have access to the hearing healthcare. Our mission is to give the gift of hearing to those in need, empowering them to achieve their potential.

We believe hearing is a vehicle to reflect caring and to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and communities. By collaborating with governments, nongovernment organizations, and health leaders, our goal is to make hearing healthcare services more accessible for people around the world.

Today we continue to travel the globe helping people in need, and to date have given the gift of hearing in more than 100 countries.

Starkey Hearing Foundation, a global nonprofit founded by William F. Austin, gives the gift of hearing to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. According to the World Health Organization, disabling hearing loss affects around 466 million people worldwide, including 34 million children, yet many do not have access to the hearing healthcare. Our mission is to give the gift of hearing to those in need, empowering them to achieve their potential.

We believe hearing is a vehicle to reflect caring and to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and communities. By collaborating with governments, nongovernment organizations, and health leaders, our goal is to make hearing healthcare services more accessible for people around the world.

Today we continue to travel the globe helping people in need, and to date have given the gift of hearing in more than 100 countries.

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Financial

three stars

88.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Starkey Hearing Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Starkey Hearing Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 91.50 four stars
Wayfinder Family Services (CA) 92.31 four stars
VisionCorps (PA) 93.49 four stars
Leader Dogs for the Blind (MI) 91.40 four stars
The Chicago Lighthouse (IL) 91.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,149,061
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,860,278
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,009,339
   Program Service Revenue $1,490,258
Total Primary Revenue $27,499,597
   Other Revenue $55,695
TOTAL REVENUE $27,555,292
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,337,260
   Administrative Expenses $1,234,116
   Fundraising Expenses $1,125,928
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,697,304
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $857,988
   
Net Assets $14,499,160

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
International Program, Hearing Health Training $13,970,472 57.4%
Domestic Program, Hearing Devices for Low-Income Americans $10,366,788 42.6%

Ratings History
Starkey Hearing Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.50 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 92.82 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 88.81 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 93.86 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 93.78 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.04 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 90.98 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 88.51 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.96 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.61 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 88.82 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 36-3297852
Name in IRS Master File STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION
NTEE Code G42
NTEE Classification Ear and Throat Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (998) Unspecified
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 June, 2019
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Richard Brown President, Board Chair
Other Salaries of Note
$166,100 0.62% Bruce Schmaltz Chief Financial Officer
$111,950 0.41% Luqman Lawal Director of Global Health & Research
$42,303 0.15% Shara Pace Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Starkey Hearing Foundation (MN) 91.50 four stars
Helen Keller Services (NY) 87.89 three stars
JBI International (NY) 90.24 four stars
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OR) 93.58 four stars
Anchor Center for Blind Children (CO) 88.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Starkey Hearing Foundation
6801 Washington Avenue, S
Ste 200
Minneapolis, MN 55439
tel: (866) 354-3254
fax: (952) 828-6900
EIN: 36-3297852

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Board Leadership

Richard S. Brown
Board Chair

CEO

Richard S. Brown
President

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