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

BRAC USA

Creating opportunity

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three stars

85.85

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

Board Leadership
Lincoln C. Chen
Board Chairperson

CEO
Donella Rapier
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.85 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of BRAC and BRAC USA is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large-scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable everyone to realize their potential.

BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC, a global development organization, founded in Bangladesh and now active in 11 countries, implementing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. These include initiatives in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls' empowerment, agriculture, human and legal rights, and more.

BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work to empower the poor and mobilizing resources to support programs. BRAC has been rated the world's #1 non-governmental organization by NGO Advisor, due to its innovation, impact, and sustainability.

The mission of BRAC and BRAC USA is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large-scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable everyone to realize their potential.

BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC, a global development organization, founded in Bangladesh and now active in 11 countries, implementing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. These include initiatives in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls' empowerment, agriculture, human and legal rights, and more.

BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work to empower the poor and mobilizing resources to support programs. BRAC has been rated the world's #1 non-governmental organization by NGO Advisor, due to its innovation, impact, and sustainability.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents
Program Activities
In girls-­only safe spaces, or Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA) Clubs, girls receive trainings in life skills, confidence building, financial literacy, and specific livelihoods, and microloans for older girls to start businesses.
Impact Statement
$40 increases the future earnings of an adolescent girl by $200.
Methodology
BRAC USA and third­-party evaluators conducted a randomized controlled trial of the ELA program to estimate impact.
Data Source
BRAC USA's survey data collected directly from program participants in 100 treatment communities and non­-participants in 50 control communities.
Attribution Method
BRAC USA estimated counterfactual success by tracking the outcomes of a control group whose members were randomly assigned not to receive the intervention.
Details
This report was created by BRAC USA with self­-reported data using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. This report covers May 2008 to June 2012.
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth -14.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 61.2%
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) 85.85 three stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.06 four stars
Mentors International (UT) 87.44 three stars
Acumen (NY) 95.27 four stars
Outreach International (MO) 98.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,464,246
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,464,246
   Program Service Revenue $605,899
Total Primary Revenue $9,070,145
   Other Revenue $48,650
TOTAL REVENUE $9,118,795
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,530,547
   Administrative Expenses $461,350
   Fundraising Expenses $453,230
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,445,127
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $673,668
   
Net Assets $8,258,450

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 $5,688,703 75.5%
Strategic Program Services $1,654,263 22.0%
Communications & Outreach $187,581 2.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 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
$136,023 1.61% Donella Rapier President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$185,875 2.20% Susan M. Davis Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BRAC USA (NY) 85.85 three stars
World Hope International (VA) 92.92 four stars
Christian Freedom International (VA) 90.44 four stars
Solar Electric Light Fund (DC) 89.02 three stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 89.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Lincoln C. Chen
Board Chairperson

CEO

Donella Rapier
President, CEO

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