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Touch Foundation

Strengthening the Tanzanian health system across different levels of care

four stars

90.72

711 Third Avenue 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
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 90.72 four stars
  Financial 86.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 14% of the country's physicians and over 3,800 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.

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 14% of the country's physicians and over 3,800 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.

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Financial

three stars

86.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.5%
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.

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Touch Foundation (NY) 90.72 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,118,759
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $278,037
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,359,393
Total Contributions $4,756,189
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,756,189
   Other Revenue $623,154
TOTAL REVENUE $5,379,343
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,871,617
   Administrative Expenses $444,183
   Fundraising Expenses $311,373
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,627,173
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $752,170
   
Net Assets $2,226,462

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 $1,558,298 40.2%
Maternal Health $638,836 16.5%
Cardiovascular Services $364,350 9.4%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 02/01/2018 90.72 four stars
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]
Ruling Date October, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$212,500 4.59% Steven Justus Executive Vice President

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Charity Contact Info

Touch Foundation
711 Third Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 351-0721
fax: (212) 351-0864
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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