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International : Development and Relief Services

IDEAS

Meeting needs, transforming lives

one star

69.02

7852 South Elati Street Suite 202
Littleton, CO 80120
tel: (720) 283-9100   Web Site
EIN: 36-4160878

Board Leadership
David Shaw
Chair

CEO
Tamara Brown
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.02 one star
  Financial 60.07 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1997, International Development & Educational Associates (IDEAS) was incorporated with the intent to either begin or partner with projects focusing on holistic development around the world. Today, IDEAS' work is to meet tangible and holistic needs among communities of forgotten and overlooked people. They work in 13 countries and operate projects in five categories: agriculture, business, community development, education and healthcare. IDEAS Associates use their professional skills and experiences to see holistic transformation occur socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually. Associates develop relationships, assess the needs and assets of communities and design projects to specifically meet those needs tangibly.

Founded in 1997, International Development & Educational Associates (IDEAS) was incorporated with the intent to either begin or partner with projects focusing on holistic development around the world. Today, IDEAS' work is to meet tangible and holistic needs among communities of forgotten and overlooked people. They work in 13 countries and operate projects in five categories: agriculture, business, community development, education and healthcare. IDEAS Associates use their professional skills and experiences to see holistic transformation occur socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually. Associates develop relationships, assess the needs and assets of communities and design projects to specifically meet those needs tangibly.

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Financial

one star

60.07

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
59.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 28.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by IDEAS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by IDEAS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
IDEAS (CO) 69.02 one star
International Community Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 88.94 three stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.12 four stars
Outreach International (MO) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,345,965
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,345,965
   Program Service Revenue $1,255
Total Primary Revenue $3,347,220
   Other Revenue $28,601
TOTAL REVENUE $3,375,821
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,001,566
   Administrative Expenses $378,883
   Fundraising Expenses $951,810
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,332,259
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $43,562
   
Net Assets $1,046,957

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
Education Projects $1,384,598 50.7%
Community Development Projects $604,902 22.2%
Health and Wellness $431,906 15.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 69.02 one star
2017-12 04/01/2019 69.20 one star
2016-12 05/01/2018 69.24 one star
2015-12 05/01/2017 73.21 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 70.80 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 71.68 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 65.25 one star
2012-12 11/01/2013 69.66 one star
2011-12 04/01/2013 78.84 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 36-4160878
Name in IRS Master File DESTA
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 April, 1998
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$59,998 1.80% Tamara Brown President
Other Salaries of Note
$144,907 4.34% William Merrifield Associate
$105,732 3.17% Brian Buhler Associate
$76,180 2.28% Ronald Larson VP, Finance

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
IDEAS (CO) 69.02 one star
Grassroots International (MA) 91.67 four stars
Water for Good (IN) 88.02 three stars
Worldserve International (MO) 87.25 three stars
Operation Bootstrap Africa (MN) 94.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

IDEAS
7852 South Elati Street
Suite 202
Littleton, CO 80120
tel: (720) 283-9100
fax: (720) 283-9300
EIN: 36-4160878

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Board Leadership

David Shaw
Chair

CEO

Tamara Brown
President

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