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Pilgrim Africa

Helping African people create a future of sustainable prosperity and health

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three stars

85.05

115 N 85th Street Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 706-0350   Web Site
EIN: 81-0661745

Board Leadership
Grey Frandsen
Chair

CEO
Dorothy Echodu
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.05 three stars
  Financial 79.25 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pilgrim Africa was founded in 2001 as an indigenous Christian response to the plight of more than 1.5 million refugees living in IDP camps in the war torn regions of Northern Uganda. Today, Pilgrim has grown to be an international organization with catalytic regional and national interventions in public health and education. Pilgrim works to challenge despair, love boldly, and help African people create a future of sustainable prosperity and health.

Pilgrim Africa was founded in 2001 as an indigenous Christian response to the plight of more than 1.5 million refugees living in IDP camps in the war torn regions of Northern Uganda. Today, Pilgrim has grown to be an international organization with catalytic regional and national interventions in public health and education. Pilgrim works to challenge despair, love boldly, and help African people create a future of sustainable prosperity and health.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
203
Number of girls enrolled
301
Number of full-time equivalent students per full-time faculty member
17
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

two stars

79.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 34.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 100.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pilgrim Africa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pilgrim Africa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pilgrim Africa (WA) 85.05 three stars
ActionAid USA (DC) 92.44 four stars
Partners In Health (MA) 90.22 four stars
International Samaritan (MI) 93.86 four stars
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (CA) 87.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,199,214
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $126,371
   Related Organizations $315,768
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,641,353
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,641,353
   Other Revenue $-54,419
TOTAL REVENUE $1,586,934
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,412,264
   Administrative Expenses $173,022
   Fundraising Expenses $79,323
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,664,609
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-77,675
   
Net Assets $-2,227

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 85.05 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.27 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 78.62 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 71.29 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 71.16 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2015 87.63 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 81-0661745
Name in IRS Master File PILGRIM
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 May, 2007
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
None reported -- Dorothy Echodu CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$35,000 2.10% Raymond Poole Finance Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pilgrim Africa (WA) 85.05 three stars
American Friends of Leket Israel (NJ) 86.79 three stars
UCP Wheels for Humanity (CA) 86.39 three stars
Spirit of America (VA) 96.83 four stars
VisionSpring (NY) 90.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pilgrim Africa
115 N 85th Street
Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 706-0350
EIN: 81-0661745

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Board Leadership

Grey Frandsen
Chair

CEO

Dorothy Echodu
Chief Executive Officer

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