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International : Development and Relief Services

Restavek Freedom

Dedicated to ending child slavery in Haiti in our lifetime.

four stars

97.56

11160 Kenwood Rd. Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45242
tel: (513) 475-3710   Web Site
EIN: 20-8334578

Board Leadership
Ray Conn
Chairman

CEO
Joan Conn
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.56 four stars
  Financial 98.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is simple: end child slavery in Haiti in our lifetime. "Restavek" is a Haitian Creole term for a child who is given to another family most often to perform labor in exchange for shelter and an education, but unfortunately these children are too often exploited and never receive the promised love, care, or education. The U.N. has defined restavek as a form of modern-day slavery. Every action we take - whether it is freeing children who are in restavek, engaging and educating families about the harsh realities of the practice, or spurring community leaders to effect permanent change across the country of Haiti - is done with this goal in mind. Restavek Freedom was founded in 2007 and we now have over 30 employees in two main locations in Haiti - Port-au-Prince and South Haiti - and a small support staff in the US in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Our mission is simple: end child slavery in Haiti in our lifetime. "Restavek" is a Haitian Creole term for a child who is given to another family most often to perform labor in exchange for shelter and an education, but unfortunately these children are too often exploited and never receive the promised love, care, or education. The U.N. has defined restavek as a form of modern-day slavery. Every action we take - whether it is freeing children who are in restavek, engaging and educating families about the harsh realities of the practice, or spurring community leaders to effect permanent change across the country of Haiti - is done with this goal in mind. Restavek Freedom was founded in 2007 and we now have over 30 employees in two main locations in Haiti - Port-au-Prince and South Haiti - and a small support staff in the US in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Financial

four stars

98.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
89.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Restavek Freedom on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Restavek Freedom on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Restavek Freedom (OH) 97.56 four stars
Childspring International (GA) 92.92 four stars
One Israel Fund Ltd. (NY) 92.61 four stars
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Global Hope Network International (FL) 91.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,546,127
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,546,127
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,546,127
   Other Revenue $44,380
TOTAL REVENUE $2,590,507
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,111,286
   Administrative Expenses $175,175
   Fundraising Expenses $68,395
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,354,856
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $235,651
   
Net Assets $3,896,572

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
Community Center $927,865 43.9%
Child Advocacy $518,461 24.6%
Hurricane Relief $362,615 17.2%

Ratings History
Restavek Freedom has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 97.56 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 100.00 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.05 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 95.05 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 78.78 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 20-8334578
Name in IRS Master File RESTAVEC FREEDOM FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 February, 2008
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
Not compensated -- Joan Conn Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Restavek Freedom (OH) 97.56 four stars
Love Justice International (NE) 85.66 three stars
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (PA) 94.19 four stars
Reciprocal Ministries International (FL) 86.44 three stars
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 92.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Restavek Freedom
11160 Kenwood Rd.
Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45242
tel: (513) 475-3710
EIN: 20-8334578

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Board Leadership

Ray Conn
Chairman

CEO

Joan Conn
Executive Director

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