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Keep a Child Alive

To realize the end of AIDS for children & their families, by combating the physical, social and economic impacts of HIV

three stars

85.72

110 Wall Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (646) 762-8200   Web Site
EIN: 73-1682844

Board Leadership
David Wirtschafter
Chair

CEO
Steve Mendelsohn
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.72 three stars
  Financial 79.81 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Keep a Child Alive (KCA) was founded in 2003 by Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys and AIDS activist Leigh Blake 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's work has since grown to include the critical components necessary for successful, life-long HIV treatment: comprehensive, holistic care that supports the complete health of children and their families, ensuring their physical, mental and social well-being.

KCA provides financial and programmatic support to 7 innovative, grass-roots programs in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India, serving over 100,000 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 and AIDS activist Leigh Blake 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's work has since grown to include the critical components necessary for successful, life-long HIV treatment: comprehensive, holistic care that supports the complete health of children and their families, ensuring their physical, mental and social well-being.

KCA provides financial and programmatic support to 7 innovative, grass-roots programs in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India, serving over 100,000 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

two stars

79.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.5%
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.

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Keep a Child Alive (NY) 85.72 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,259,247
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,910,152
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,169,399
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,169,399
   Other Revenue $-640,535
TOTAL REVENUE $2,528,864
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,733,245
   Administrative Expenses $243,045
   Fundraising Expenses $350,441
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,326,731
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,797,867
   
Net Assets $951,447

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
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,000 4.50% Peter Twyman CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keep a Child Alive (NY) 85.72 three stars
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American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA) (MN) 93.82 four stars
HealthRight International (NY) 88.24 three stars
Spirit of America (VA) 93.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Keep a Child Alive
110 Wall Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (646) 762-8200
EIN: 73-1682844

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Board Leadership

David Wirtschafter
Chair

CEO

Steve Mendelsohn
Executive Director

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