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International : Development and Relief Services

Keep a Child Alive

KCA is committed to helping children and young people reach their potential, and live healthier, happier lives.

four stars

90.71

17 State Street Suite 2100
New York, NY 10004
tel: (646) 975-5559   Web Site
EIN: 73-1682844

Board Leadership
Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez Jr
Executive Chairman & CEO

CEO
Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez Jr
Executive Chairman & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Keep a Child Alive (KCA) was founded in 2003 by Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys as an emergency push to get life-saving HIV medications to African children and families, who otherwise would not have had access to treatment.

KCA has a mission to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families around the world, with a focus on combating the physical, social and economic impacts of HIV/AIDS.

KCA provides financial and programmatic support to 9 innovative, grass-roots programs in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India, serving over 150,000 people annually. With the help of its supporters, KCA continues to use its voice to raise awareness, mobilize people to take action, and rally resources in the global response to HIV.

Keep a Child Alive (KCA) was founded in 2003 by Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys as an emergency push to get life-saving HIV medications to African children and families, who otherwise would not have had access to treatment.

KCA has a mission to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families around the world, with a focus on combating the physical, social and economic impacts of HIV/AIDS.

KCA provides financial and programmatic support to 9 innovative, grass-roots programs in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India, serving over 150,000 people annually. With the help of its supporters, KCA continues to use its voice to raise awareness, mobilize people to take action, and rally resources in the global response to HIV.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth -12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keep a Child Alive on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keep a Child Alive on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keep a Child Alive (NY) 90.71 four stars
JASS (Just Associates) (DC) 87.60 three stars
Samaritan's Feet (NC) 91.36 four stars
Village Health Works (NY) 98.50 four stars
Common Hope (MN) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,964,010
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,964,010
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,964,010
   Other Revenue $20,053
TOTAL REVENUE $3,984,063
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,437,694
   Administrative Expenses $152,735
   Fundraising Expenses $180,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,771,321
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,212,742
   
Net Assets $2,821,312

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 90.71 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 82.32 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.72 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 95.90 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 95.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 89.31 three stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 88.94 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 92.11 four stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 90.69 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 95.30 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 90.92 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 99.10 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 99.20 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 98.87 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 99.10 four 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 73-1682844
Name in IRS Master File KEEP A CHILD ALIVE
NTEE Code G12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
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 July, 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,049 5.88% Steven Mendelson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keep a Child Alive (NY) 90.71 four stars
Mustard Seed Communities (MA) 95.50 four stars
BlinkNow Foundation (NJ) 95.89 four stars
CURE International (MI) 92.22 four stars
The End Fund (NY) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Keep a Child Alive
17 State Street
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10004
tel: (646) 975-5559
EIN: 73-1682844

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Board Leadership

Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez Jr
Executive Chairman & CEO

CEO

Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez Jr
Executive Chairman & CEO

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