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World Bicycle Relief

Mobilizing people through the power of bicycles

three stars

85.97

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 85.97 three stars
  Financial 80.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of bicycles deployed
54,896
Total number of social enterprise sales for Healthcare
13,292
Total number of social enterprise sales for Economic Development
16,280
Total number of philanthropic distributions
21,242
Total number of field mechanics trained
295
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
68.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 15.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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) 85.97 three stars
Alfalit International (FL) 90.55 four stars
World Neighbors (OK) 92.88 four stars
Grassroots International (MA) 91.67 four stars
Healing Waters International (CO) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,117,397
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,117,397
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,117,397
   Other Revenue $114,773
TOTAL REVENUE $8,232,170
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,980,790
   Administrative Expenses $736,493
   Fundraising Expenses $1,931,652
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,648,935
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-416,765
   
Net Assets $5,826,168

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
Philanthropic Bicycle Distribution $4,393,820 73.5%
Product Development $540,096 9.0%
Social Enterprise World Bicycle Relief $370,916 6.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 85.97 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$249,306 2.88% David Neiswander President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Bicycle Relief (IL) 85.97 three stars
Vital Voices Global Partnership (DC) 92.84 four stars
Landesa (WA) 95.17 four stars
Room to Read (CA) 89.94 three stars
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 94.12 four 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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