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dZi Foundation

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

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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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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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dZi Foundation (CO) 94.74 four stars
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Outreach International (MO) 98.00 four 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