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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

BRAC USA

Creating opportunity

three stars

87.62

110 William Street 18th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 808-5615   Web Site
EIN: 20-8456741

Board Leadership
Raymond C. Offenheiser
Board Chairperson

CEO
Donella Rapier
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

BRAC is a leading international nonprofit with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support, skills, and confidence they need to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve their potential. Founded in Bangladesh as a small relief effort in 1972, BRAC's programs in education, health care, youth empowerment, financial inclusion, agriculture, and more now reach 100 million people across Asia and Africa. Founded in 2006, BRAC USA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that amplifies BRAC's impact through communications, fundraising, and program support.

BRAC is a leading international nonprofit with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support, skills, and confidence they need to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve their potential. Founded in Bangladesh as a small relief effort in 1972, BRAC's programs in education, health care, youth empowerment, financial inclusion, agriculture, and more now reach 100 million people across Asia and Africa. Founded in 2006, BRAC USA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that amplifies BRAC's impact through communications, fundraising, and program support.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents
Program Name: Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
In girls-­only safe spaces (Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents Clubs), girls in Uganda receive training in life skills, confidence building, financial literacy and specific livelihoods, and older girls receive microloans to start businesses.
Impact Statement
$40 increases the earnings of an adolescent girl by $190.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of livelihood support programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a beneficiary by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
Using data reported by BRAC USA, ImpactMatters analysts calculated impact.
Data Source
Outcome data collected by BRAC USA through a survey of program participants in 100 treatment communities and non­-participants in 50 control communities.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
BRAC USA estimated counterfactual success by tracking the outcomes of a control group whose members were randomly assigned not to receive the intervention.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on December 1, 2018.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth -11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BRAC USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BRAC USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BRAC USA (NY) 87.62 three stars
Mentors International (UT) 90.23 four stars
International Community Foundation (CA) 95.54 four stars
buildOn (CT) 93.43 four stars
The Water Project (NH) 97.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,764,823
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,764,823
   Program Service Revenue $1,559,904
Total Primary Revenue $17,324,727
   Other Revenue $140,872
TOTAL REVENUE $17,465,599
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,145,540
   Administrative Expenses $720,201
   Fundraising Expenses $1,016,618
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,882,359
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,583,240
   
Net Assets $11,050,847

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
Grantmaking $9,941,480 75.6%
Strategic Program Services $2,677,629 20.4%
Communications & Outreach $526,431 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 87.62 three stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 91.16 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 85.85 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 91.16 four stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 92.92 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 96.36 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 97.81 four stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 96.30 four stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 92.95 four 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 20-8456741
Name in IRS Master File BRAC USA INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 June, 2007
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$298,750 2.00% Donella Rapier President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BRAC USA (NY) 87.62 three stars
One Acre Fund (IL) 91.75 four stars
Root Capital (MA) 85.57 three stars
dZi Foundation (CO) 87.11 three stars
Endeavor (NY) 88.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

BRAC USA
110 William Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 808-5615
fax: (212) 808-0203
EIN: 20-8456741

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Board Leadership

Raymond C. Offenheiser
Board Chairperson

CEO

Donella Rapier
President and CEO

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