International : Development and Relief Services

One Acre Fund

Farmers First

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 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow more food and earn more money from their farms.

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 1 million farmers we serve in East and Southern Africa.

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 more food and earn more money from their farms.

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 1 million farmers we serve in East and Southern Africa.

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 March 2020, 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 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)
93.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 27.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 63.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $65,810,938
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,171,278
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $745,537
Total Contributions $68,727,753
   Program Service Revenue $63,763,847
Total Primary Revenue $132,491,600
   Other Revenue $-979,868
TOTAL REVENUE $131,511,732
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $114,309,471
   Administrative Expenses $3,441,727
   Fundraising Expenses $3,935,594
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $121,686,792
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,824,940
   
Net Assets $42,774,404

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$335,523 0.27% Antony Kalm President
Other Salaries of Note
$95,400 0.07% Andrew Youn President

Mission

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow more food and earn more money from their farms.

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 1 million farmers we serve in East and Southern Africa.

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

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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