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dZi Foundation

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

four stars

94.74

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

Board Leadership
Kimberly Johnson
Chairman

CEO
Jim Nowak
President, Co-Founder

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 92.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

four stars

92.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
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) 94.74 four stars
TechnoServe (DC) 86.73 three stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 92.75 four stars
The Resource Foundation (NY) 93.53 four stars
Healing Waters International (CO) 86.53 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $985,360
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $985,360
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $985,360
   Other Revenue $1,435
TOTAL REVENUE $986,795
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,063,728
   Administrative Expenses $151,144
   Fundraising Expenses $136,654
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,351,526
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-364,731
   
Net Assets $1,635,375

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
dZi Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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

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
$83,810 6.20% James Nowak President
Other Salaries of Note
$83,988 6.21% Mark Rikkers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
dZi Foundation (CO) 94.74 four stars
Outreach International (MO) 97.08 four stars
Landesa (WA) 94.59 four stars
American India Foundation (NY) 91.04 four stars
Lifewater International (CA) 85.25 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

Kimberly Johnson
Chairman

CEO

Jim Nowak
President, Co-Founder

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