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International : Development and Relief Services

Pilgrim Africa

Helping African people create a future of sustainable prosperity and health

three stars

86.44

8001 14th Avenue NE Suite #A
Seattle, WA 98115
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 86.44 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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
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Total in 2019
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
213
Number of girls enrolled
296
Number of full-time equivalent students per full-time faculty member
23
Number of patient visits
6,575
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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 35.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
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) 86.44 three stars
Project Concern International (CA) 88.15 three stars
Action Against Hunger USA (NY) 93.98 four stars
Life In Abundance International (KY) 92.37 four stars
Rise Against Hunger (NC) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,013,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $237,949
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,251,877
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,251,877
   Other Revenue $-99,502
TOTAL REVENUE $2,152,375
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,141,783
   Administrative Expenses $138,337
   Fundraising Expenses $61,829
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,341,949
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $810,426
   
Net Assets $1,510,696

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
Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project $866,894 75.9%
Beacon of Hope College $212,857 18.6%
Beacon Medical Center $62,032 5.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 86.44 three stars
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
$16,150 1.20% Dorothy Echodu CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$61,418 4.57% Amha Woldegebreal Finance Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pilgrim Africa (WA) 86.44 three stars
Partners Relief and Development (MI) 90.81 four stars
Hands Together (MA) 87.90 three stars
Concern Worldwide US, Inc. (NY) 87.39 three stars
Agape International Missions (CA) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pilgrim Africa
8001 14th Avenue NE
Suite #A
Seattle, WA 98115
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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