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International : Development and Relief Services

One Acre Fund

Farmers First

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four stars

94.28

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 94.28 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 500,000 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 500,000 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 2017
Average change in income of clients served (in dollars)
171
Number of clients served
614,800
Financial sustainbility (share of program costs covered by program revenue)
69
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 41.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.2%
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) 94.28 four stars
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 95.19 four stars
The Hunger Project (NY) 88.33 three stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars
Alfalit International (FL) 87.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,807,651
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,632,036
Total Contributions $41,439,687
   Program Service Revenue $36,871,019
Total Primary Revenue $78,310,706
   Other Revenue $1,480,644
TOTAL REVENUE $79,791,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $72,852,843
   Administrative Expenses $2,959,576
   Fundraising Expenses $3,118,042
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $78,930,461
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $860,889
   
Net Assets $34,239,933

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
One Acre Fund has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$196,311 0.24% Antony Kalm President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
One Acre Fund (IL) 94.28 four stars
Global Fund for Children (DC) 85.68 three stars
Landesa (WA) 94.59 four stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.06 four stars
Outreach International (MO) 98.00 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

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Board Leadership

Joel Ackerman
Board Chair

CEO

Andrew Youn
Executive Director

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