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International : Development and Relief Services

Bikes Not Bombs

Using the bicycle as a vehicle for social change

three stars

82.48

284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 522-0222   Web Site
EIN: 04-3138753

Board Leadership
Ajit Baid
Chair

CEO
Elijah Evans
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.48 three stars
  Financial 77.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We reclaim thousands of bicycles each year. We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Our programs mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation.

Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We reclaim thousands of bicycles each year. We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Our programs mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation.

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Financial

two stars

77.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
77.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth -12.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bikes Not Bombs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bikes Not Bombs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Increased social media presence and updating of website, providing more virtual clinics
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bikes Not Bombs (MA) 82.48 three stars
International Samaritan (MI) 94.98 four stars
Healing Hands International (TN) 92.49 four stars
VillageReach (WA) 91.16 four stars
Baitulmaal AHED (TX) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $746,994
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $746,994
   Program Service Revenue $360,589
Total Primary Revenue $1,107,583
   Other Revenue $-672
TOTAL REVENUE $1,106,911
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $928,106
   Administrative Expenses $194,946
   Fundraising Expenses $256,175
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,379,227
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-272,316
   
Net Assets $512,034

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
Vocational Training/Bike Shop $444,238 47.9%
International Programs and Bike Collections $173,051 18.6%
Education and Outreach $156,154 16.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 82.48 three stars
2017-12 09/03/2019 86.64 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.84 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.86 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.26 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.54 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 84.12 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 83.87 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 82.32 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 79.22 two 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 04-3138753
Name in IRS Master File BIKES NOT BOMBS INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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 April, 1993
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
$65,000 4.71% Elijah Evans Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bikes Not Bombs (MA) 82.48 three stars
Agape International Missions (CA) 100.00 four stars
DKT International (DC) 88.14 three stars
WE Charity (NY) 88.76 three stars
Dining for Women (SC) 87.45 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bikes Not Bombs
284 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 522-0222
fax: (617) 522-0922
EIN: 04-3138753

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Board Leadership

Ajit Baid
Chair

CEO

Elijah Evans
Executive Director

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