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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Acres of Love

Providing individualized family care for the most vulnerable children of South Africa, since 1998.

three stars

82.91

31920 Del Obispo Suite 175
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
tel: (949) 379-8110   Web Site
EIN: 33-0930465

Board Leadership
Ryan Audagnotti
Chairman

CEO
Gerda Audagnotti
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.91 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to offer unconditional love, dignity, and FAMILY to children orphaned in South Africa. We seek to solve the complex problems experienced by infants and children without families. The value of treating each child as we would our own is at the core of our work. Forever Family Homes offer children, who were orphaned, families in individual homes, run by loving and committed full-time house parents and staff. Our work has resulted in the rescue of over 500 children who either reside in our Forever Family Homes, have been adopted into legal and permanent families, or reunified with family. The word "orphan" no longer applies, because our children now belong in a long-term, stable, de facto family. While past experiences, trauma, neglect, and abuse will be a part of their story forever, their pasts do not define or limit who they can become. Our desire is to empower them to experience hope and a bright future.

Our mission is to offer unconditional love, dignity, and FAMILY to children orphaned in South Africa. We seek to solve the complex problems experienced by infants and children without families. The value of treating each child as we would our own is at the core of our work. Forever Family Homes offer children, who were orphaned, families in individual homes, run by loving and committed full-time house parents and staff. Our work has resulted in the rescue of over 500 children who either reside in our Forever Family Homes, have been adopted into legal and permanent families, or reunified with family. The word "orphan" no longer applies, because our children now belong in a long-term, stable, de facto family. While past experiences, trauma, neglect, and abuse will be a part of their story forever, their pasts do not define or limit who they can become. Our desire is to empower them to experience hope and a bright future.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students at or above a 90% attendance rate
128
Number of students enrolled
128
Number of children with a source of ongoing care
185
Number of HIV-infected persons surviving 3+ years after diagnosis of AIDS
55
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 47.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Acres of Love on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Acres of Love on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Acres of Love (CA) 82.91 three stars
Global Hope Network International (FL) 91.65 four stars
OneSight (OH) 91.93 four stars
American Jewish World Service (NY) 90.82 four stars
International Disaster Emergency Service (IN) 96.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,083,639
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,083,639
   Program Service Revenue $149,427
Total Primary Revenue $3,233,066
   Other Revenue $6,969
TOTAL REVENUE $3,240,035
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,770,782
   Administrative Expenses $175,613
   Fundraising Expenses $172,974
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,119,369
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-879,334
   
Net Assets $431,896

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
Relief, Welfare, and Education for Orphaned Children $3,770,782 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.91 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 81.78 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 78.51 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 88.53 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 83.71 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 71.82 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 65.48 one star
2011-12 06/01/2013 60.90 one star
2010-12 11/06/2012 70.71 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 33-0930465
Name in IRS Master File ACRES OF LOVE INC
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 August, 2001
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
$63,557 1.54% Gerda Audagnotti CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Acres of Love (CA) 82.91 three stars
American Jewish World Service (NY) 90.82 four stars
Watoto Child Care Ministry, Inc. (FL) 91.80 four stars
Amref Health Africa (NY) 86.19 three stars
Common Hope (MN) 91.55 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Acres of Love
31920 Del Obispo
Suite 175
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
tel: (949) 379-8110
fax: (949) 606-8850
EIN: 33-0930465

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 7656
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607

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Board Leadership

Ryan Audagnotti
Chairman

CEO

Gerda Audagnotti
Chief Executive Officer

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