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World Bicycle Relief

Mobilizing people through the power of bicycles

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three stars

84.35

1000 West Fulton Market 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (312) 664-3836   Web Site
EIN: 20-5080679

Board Leadership
F.K. Day
Chairman

CEO
David Neiswander
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.35 three stars
  Financial 77.87 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through the power of bicycles. Our vision is a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, families and communities.

With over 238,000 bicycles in the field and more than 1,000 field mechanics trained, World Bicycle Relief is changing lives across Africa. World Bicycle Relief and its partners have assembly facilities in Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe and has supplied bicycles through programs in Angola, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through the power of bicycles. Our vision is a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, families and communities.

With over 238,000 bicycles in the field and more than 1,000 field mechanics trained, World Bicycle Relief is changing lives across Africa. World Bicycle Relief and its partners have assembly facilities in Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe and has supplied bicycles through programs in Angola, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Financial

two stars

77.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
68.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 24.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Bicycle Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Bicycle Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Bicycle Relief (IL) 84.35 three stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars
NESsT (CA) 85.63 three stars
Trees for the Future (MD) 89.87 three stars
Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WI) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,880,921
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,880,921
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,880,921
   Other Revenue $53,252
TOTAL REVENUE $7,934,173
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,402,800
   Administrative Expenses $728,256
   Fundraising Expenses $2,031,394
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,162,450
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,228,277
   
Net Assets $6,247,503

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
2017-12 05/01/2019 84.35 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 84.09 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 85.27 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 83.10 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 76.54 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.69 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/01/2015 83.83 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 76.46 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.29 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 84.04 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2013 74.90 two stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 74.57 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 20-5080679
Name in IRS Master File WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF NFP
NTEE Code M20
NTEE Classification Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services
NTEE Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
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 October, 2006
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$231,686 2.52% David Neiswander President
Other Salaries of Note
$192,000 2.09% Frederick Day CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Bicycle Relief (IL) 84.35 three stars
Kiva (CA) 91.60 four stars
World Neighbors (OK) 90.97 four stars
Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank (IL) 92.92 four stars
NESsT (CA) 85.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Bicycle Relief
1000 West Fulton Market
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (312) 664-3836
EIN: 20-5080679

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Board Leadership

F.K. Day
Chairman

CEO

David Neiswander
CEO

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