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International : Development and Relief Services

One Acre Fund

Farmers First

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four stars

90.19

1954 First Street #183
Highland Park, IL 60035
tel: (815) 572-9714   Web Site
EIN: 20-3668110

Board Leadership
Joel Ackerman
Board Chair

CEO
Andrew Youn
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.19 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Instead of giving handouts, we invest in smallholder farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. Through a model of asset-based financing that addresses the full value chain, we provide a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing for farm inputs, agricultural training, and market facilitation--and we deliver these services within walking distance of the more then 800,000 rural farmers we serve in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, and Uganda.

One Acre Fund measures success in our ability to make more farmers more prosperous. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Instead of giving handouts, we invest in smallholder farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. Through a model of asset-based financing that addresses the full value chain, we provide a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing for farm inputs, agricultural training, and market facilitation--and we deliver these services within walking distance of the more then 800,000 rural farmers we serve in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, and Uganda.

One Acre Fund measures success in our ability to make more farmers more prosperous. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Average change in income of clients served (in dollars)
91
Number of clients served
809,800
Financial sustainbility (share of program costs covered by program revenue)
72
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. 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

94.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 35.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 60.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by One Acre Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by One Acre Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
One Acre Fund (IL) 90.19 four stars
Nuru International (CA) 93.74 four stars
The Hunger Project (NY) 91.19 four stars
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (MA) 91.05 four stars
Lifewater International (CA) 92.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,528,340
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,001,336
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,474,418
Total Contributions $55,004,094
   Program Service Revenue $44,068,539
Total Primary Revenue $99,072,633
   Other Revenue $-852,852
TOTAL REVENUE $98,219,781
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $91,596,988
   Administrative Expenses $3,255,918
   Fundraising Expenses $3,153,928
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $98,006,834
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $212,947
   
Net Assets $33,714,620

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
Educating on Productive Farming $91,596,988 100.0%

Ratings History
One Acre Fund has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.19 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.28 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 94.28 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.47 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 96.80 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 96.73 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 97.78 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 97.34 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 20-3668110
Name in IRS Master File ONE ACRE FUND
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, 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$236,145 0.24% Antony Kalm President
Other Salaries of Note
$95,000 0.09% Andrew Youn Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
One Acre Fund (IL) 90.19 four stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.17 four stars
Solar Electric Light Fund (DC) 89.02 three stars
EMpower (NY) 91.55 four stars
Health In Harmony (OR) 92.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

One Acre Fund
1954 First Street
#183
Highland Park, IL 60035
tel: (815) 572-9714
EIN: 20-3668110

Mail donations to:
81 Prospect St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Board Leadership

Joel Ackerman
Board Chair

CEO

Andrew Youn
Executive Director

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