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dZi Foundation

Working in partnership with remote communities in Nepal to create lasting improvements in their quality of life.

three stars

87.11

565 Sherman Street Suite 7
Ridgway, CO 81432
tel: (970) 626-9765   Web Site
EIN: 84-1595852

Board Leadership
Brent Bishop
Chairman

CEO
Jim Nowak
President, Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.11 three stars
  Financial 81.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The dZi Foundation is a Ridgway, CO-based non-profit founded in 1998 by longtime mountaineers Jim Nowak and Kim Reynolds. We work in partnership with remote communities in Nepal to create lasting improvements in their quality of life. We accomplish this through implementing community-driven programs that improve public facilities, public health, income levels and educational opportunities while preserving community unity, the natural environment, and indigenous culture. In 2001, dZi established itself as a Colorado-based 501©(3). Since that time, the organization has grown significantly and has honed its focus on community-led development projects in some of the most remote communities in Nepal. dZi currently serves people in an expanding network of remote villages, focusing primarily on basic infrastructure like school buildings, toilets, drinking water systems and bridges as well as agriculture initiatives.

The dZi Foundation is a Ridgway, CO-based non-profit founded in 1998 by longtime mountaineers Jim Nowak and Kim Reynolds. We work in partnership with remote communities in Nepal to create lasting improvements in their quality of life. We accomplish this through implementing community-driven programs that improve public facilities, public health, income levels and educational opportunities while preserving community unity, the natural environment, and indigenous culture. In 2001, dZi established itself as a Colorado-based 501©(3). Since that time, the organization has grown significantly and has honed its focus on community-led development projects in some of the most remote communities in Nepal. dZi currently serves people in an expanding network of remote villages, focusing primarily on basic infrastructure like school buildings, toilets, drinking water systems and bridges as well as agriculture initiatives.

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Financial

three stars

81.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by dZi Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by dZi Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
dZi Foundation (CO) 87.11 three stars
One World Children's Fund (CA) 98.23 four stars
Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank (IL) 89.39 three stars
NESsT (CA) 87.24 three stars
Shared Interest (NY) 85.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,363,208
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,363,208
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,363,208
   Other Revenue $19,841
TOTAL REVENUE $1,383,049
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $987,833
   Administrative Expenses $213,116
   Fundraising Expenses $193,203
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,394,152
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-11,103
   
Net Assets $1,785,394

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
Nepal Community Projects $987,833 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 10/01/2020 87.11 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 94.60 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 94.74 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 96.20 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 88.98 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.98 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 84-1595852
Name in IRS Master File DZI FOUNDATION
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 November, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,748 6.50% James Nowak President
Other Salaries of Note
$88,297 6.33% Ben Ayers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
dZi Foundation (CO) 87.11 three stars
Village Enterprise (CA) 93.88 four stars
Synergos (NY) 92.54 four stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.07 four stars
Shared Interest (NY) 85.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

dZi Foundation
565 Sherman Street
Suite 7
Ridgway, CO 81432
tel: (970) 626-9765
EIN: 84-1595852

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 632
Ridgway, CO 81432

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Board Leadership

Brent Bishop
Chairman

CEO

Jim Nowak
President, Co-Founder

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