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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Heal Africa USA

Health and healing for the Congo

four stars

92.02

P.O. Box 545 Caledonia, MI 49316
tel: (816) 536-3751   Web Site
EIN: 20-4104936

Board Leadership
Marc H. Erickson
Chairman

CEO
Jack Elmwood
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded over a decade ago during the peak of the conflict by Congolese orthopedic surgeon Jo Lusi and his social activist wife Lyn, HEAL Africa is a direct response to these horrific conditions. HEAL Africa partners proactively with communities to transform the status of women and bring village life back into balance. Through its full-service training hospital in Goma and its community-based initiatives in public health, community development, and conflict resolution, HEAL Africa works with individuals and communities to restore health, build hope, and help create a better future for all people of the DR Congo. Today HEAL Africa has a Congolese staff of 28 doctors, 54 nurses, 340+ community development advocates and educators, a small administrative team, and hundreds of Congolese volunteers.

Founded over a decade ago during the peak of the conflict by Congolese orthopedic surgeon Jo Lusi and his social activist wife Lyn, HEAL Africa is a direct response to these horrific conditions. HEAL Africa partners proactively with communities to transform the status of women and bring village life back into balance. Through its full-service training hospital in Goma and its community-based initiatives in public health, community development, and conflict resolution, HEAL Africa works with individuals and communities to restore health, build hope, and help create a better future for all people of the DR Congo. Today HEAL Africa has a Congolese staff of 28 doctors, 54 nurses, 340+ community development advocates and educators, a small administrative team, and hundreds of Congolese volunteers.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 59.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heal Africa USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heal Africa USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heal Africa USA (MI) 92.02 four stars
World Help (VA) 85.65 three stars
Life In Abundance International (KY) 92.37 four stars
Helen Keller International (NY) 92.59 four stars
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 92.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $296,318
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $296,318
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $296,318
   Other Revenue $12,413
TOTAL REVENUE $308,731
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,228,732
   Administrative Expenses $63,848
   Fundraising Expenses $63,616
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,356,196
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,047,465
   
Net Assets $928,955

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
Financial Assistance for Hospitals $757,596 61.7%
Financial Assistance for Community Programs $321,288 26.1%
Public Awareness $123,891 10.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.22 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.83 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.00 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.10 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 80.11 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 79.40 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 69.44 one star
2011-12 03/01/2013 83.28 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 67.23 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 20-4104936
Name in IRS Master File HEAL AFRICA USA
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 July, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,650 5.79% Jack Elwood Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heal Africa USA (MI) 92.02 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Heal Africa USA
P.O. Box 545
Caledonia, MI 49316
tel: (816) 536-3751
EIN: 20-4104936

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Board Leadership

Marc H. Erickson
Chairman

CEO

Jack Elmwood
Executive Director

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