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International : Development and Relief Services

Morning Star Development

Working to bring a transformational change to Afghanistan

two stars

73.39

PO Box 62327 Colorado Springs, CO 80962
tel: (719) 266-8900   Web Site
EIN: 54-2086318

Board Leadership
Gary Williams
Chair

CEO
Lars Peterson
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.39 two stars
  Financial 77.30 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Morning Star Development is a community and economic development organization committed to helping the people of Afghanistan rebuild their country and their lives by offering practical hope and resources. We focus on bringing transformational change to the people of Afghanistan through sustainable economic and community development initiatives. Morning Star Development seeks to foster a corporate culture that embodies the following characteristics: Entrepreneurial; Catalytic; Transformational; and Professional.

Morning Star Development is a community and economic development organization committed to helping the people of Afghanistan rebuild their country and their lives by offering practical hope and resources. We focus on bringing transformational change to the people of Afghanistan through sustainable economic and community development initiatives. Morning Star Development seeks to foster a corporate culture that embodies the following characteristics: Entrepreneurial; Catalytic; Transformational; and Professional.

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Financial

two stars

77.30

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth -6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Morning Star Development on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Morning Star Development on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Morning Star Development (CO) 73.39 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,031,274
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,031,274
   Program Service Revenue $117,101
Total Primary Revenue $1,148,375
   Other Revenue $5,719
TOTAL REVENUE $1,154,094
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $945,257
   Administrative Expenses $82,572
   Fundraising Expenses $87,157
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,114,986
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $39,108
   
Net Assets $530,666

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
Assisting the People of Afghanistan $945,257 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 73.39 two stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 73.40 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 74.50 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 77.63 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.13 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.61 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.07 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 88.87 three 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 54-2086318
Name in IRS Master File MORNING STAR DEVELOPMENT
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
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 October, 2003
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
$80,251 7.19% Lars A. Peterson President, CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Morning Star Development
PO Box 62327
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
tel: (719) 266-8900
EIN: 54-2086318

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Board Leadership

Gary Williams
Chair

CEO

Lars Peterson
CEO

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