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

BRAC USA

Creating opportunity

four stars

91.16

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 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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: BRAC USA
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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of livelihood support programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they increase income for a beneficiary by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a 4/5 assessment 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 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of BRAC USA.
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 November 2019, 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

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
94.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 17.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 71.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,677,230
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,677,230
   Program Service Revenue $1,049,812
Total Primary Revenue $27,727,042
   Other Revenue $17,150
TOTAL REVENUE $27,744,192
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,853,111
   Administrative Expenses $533,136
   Fundraising Expenses $785,873
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,172,120
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $572,072
   
Net Assets $8,467,607

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$288,250 1.06% Donella Rapier President & CEO

Mission

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.

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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