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Touch Foundation

Strengthening the Tanzanian health system across different levels of care

four stars

92.36

875 Third Avenue 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 351-0721   Web Site
EIN: 20-1469976

Board Leadership
Lowell Bryan
President

CEO
Lowell Bryan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.36 four stars
  Financial 89.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 23.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Touch Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Touch Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Touch Foundation (NY) 92.36 four stars
Himalayan Cataract Project (VT) 97.17 four stars
Friends Without A Border (NY) 96.18 four stars
One Israel Fund Ltd. (NY) 94.94 four stars
InterAction (DC) 85.07 three stars

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Touch Foundation improves the health of the Tanzanian people by increasing access to essential, quality healthcare for those who need it most.

Touch improves access to care by focusing on two main activities:
1) Improving the quantity and quality of health workers
2) Enhancing healthcare delivery mechanisms

Touch Foundation expands its impact by sharing acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.

Touch Foundation was founded in 2004 by Lowell Bryan, a senior Director at McKinsey & Company (now Director Emeritus). Since inception, Touch has helped graduate nearly 20% of the country's physicians and over 2,500 healthcare professionals, including assistant medical officers, nurses, lab technicians and radiographers. Over 96% of these graduates have remained in Tanzania, currently working in the Tanzanian healthcare sector. Over their careers, they will care for thousands of people and save many precious lives.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,465,788
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,554
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,086,622
Total Contributions $4,553,964
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,553,964
   Other Revenue $18,492
TOTAL REVENUE $4,572,456
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,866,451
   Administrative Expenses $371,453
   Fundraising Expenses $390,400
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,628,304
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-55,848
   
Net Assets $1,474,292

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
Treat & Train $2,189,247 56.6%
Maternal Health $697,143 18.0%
Health Systems Management $225,982 5.8%

Ratings History
Touch Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 12/01/2016 92.36 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.15 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 93.23 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 94.00 four stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 74.22 two stars
2011-06 11/01/2013 68.92 one star
2011-06 09/01/2012 65.28 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-1469976
Name in IRS Master File TOUCH FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,000 4.42% Steven Justus Executive Vice President

Touch Foundation improves the health of the Tanzanian people by increasing access to essential, quality healthcare for those who need it most.

Touch improves access to care by focusing on two main activities:
1) Improving the quantity and quality of health workers
2) Enhancing healthcare delivery mechanisms

Touch Foundation expands its impact by sharing acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.

Touch Foundation was founded in 2004 by Lowell Bryan, a senior Director at McKinsey & Company (now Director Emeritus). Since inception, Touch has helped graduate nearly 20% of the country's physicians and over 2,500 healthcare professionals, including assistant medical officers, nurses, lab technicians and radiographers. Over 96% of these graduates have remained in Tanzania, currently working in the Tanzanian healthcare sector. Over their careers, they will care for thousands of people and save many precious lives.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Touch Foundation (NY) 92.36 four stars
The PRASAD Project (NY) 87.25 three stars
Hope for Haiti's Children (OH) 94.69 four stars
Kinship United (IL) 96.46 four stars
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Touch Foundation
875 Third Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 351-0721
EIN: 20-1469976

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1420
New York, NY 10150

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Board Leadership

Lowell Bryan
President

CEO

Lowell Bryan
President

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