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International : Development and Relief Services

EMpower

Connecting the resources of emerging markets professionals with local organizations

four stars

90.46

111 John Street New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 608-4455   Web Site
EIN: 03-0529005

Board Leadership
Eric Baurmeister
Chair

CEO
Marta Cabrera
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.46 four stars
  Financial 87.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

EMpower, The Emerging Markets Foundation, connects the resources of Emerging Markets (EM) professionals worldwide with the vitality of local organizations in emerging market countries. Founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the EM community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business, EMpower makes grants to local organizations working to improve conditions in their communities. EMpower UK was formed in 2007 when a group of London-based EM professionals wanted to add their resources and energy to the work being done by EMpower US. Recently, EMpower has incorporated in Hong Kong and is in the process of forming an Underwriting Group and a Board. Beginning in 2005, EMpower narrowed its focus to strategically invest in at-risk youth, aged 10-24. We provide funding and other critical support to organizations in EM countries that are working to improve the lives of young people.

EMpower, The Emerging Markets Foundation, connects the resources of Emerging Markets (EM) professionals worldwide with the vitality of local organizations in emerging market countries. Founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the EM community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business, EMpower makes grants to local organizations working to improve conditions in their communities. EMpower UK was formed in 2007 when a group of London-based EM professionals wanted to add their resources and energy to the work being done by EMpower US. Recently, EMpower has incorporated in Hong Kong and is in the process of forming an Underwriting Group and a Board. Beginning in 2005, EMpower narrowed its focus to strategically invest in at-risk youth, aged 10-24. We provide funding and other critical support to organizations in EM countries that are working to improve the lives of young people.

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Financial

three stars

87.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EMpower on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EMpower on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EMpower (NY) 90.46 four stars
Christian Freedom International (VA) 89.04 three stars
Village Enterprise (CA) 90.39 four stars
Water.org (MO) 96.85 four stars
Endeavor (NY) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $589,716
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $483,499
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,073,215
   Program Service Revenue $544,846
Total Primary Revenue $1,618,061
   Other Revenue $-61,028
TOTAL REVENUE $1,557,033
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,873,523
   Administrative Expenses $273,469
   Fundraising Expenses $170,775
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,317,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-760,734
   
Net Assets $1,014,890

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
Grants Allocations $1,873,523 100.0%

Ratings History
EMpower has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.46 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.51 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.60 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.28 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 89.61 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 90.75 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 88.69 three 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 03-0529005
Name in IRS Master File EMPOWER-EMERGING MARKETS FOUNDATION
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 January, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,313 7.04% Cythia Steele Executive Vice President
Other Salaries of Note
$142,603 6.15% Marta Cabrera President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EMpower (NY) 90.46 four stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.40 four stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 90.56 four stars
ACCION International (MA) 92.71 four stars
Plant With Purpose (CA) 94.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

EMpower
111 John Street
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 608-4455
EIN: 03-0529005

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Board Leadership

Eric Baurmeister
Chair

CEO

Marta Cabrera
President

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