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SIFAT

Sharing God's love through service, education and personal involvement with a needy world

three stars

82.33

2944 County Road 113 Lineville, AL 36266
tel: (256) 396-2015   Web Site
EIN: 63-0776048

Board Leadership
JK Corson
President

CEO
Tom Corson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.33 three stars
  Financial 83.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SIFAT, a nonprofit Christian organization founded in 1979, provides training in community development in hard places around the world. SIFAT raises awareness of needs and global issues, providing opportunities for people to get involved personally, both to learn from and to serve alongside those with scarce resources. Since its founding in 1979, SIFAT has trained church and community leaders from more than 90 countries.

SIFAT, a nonprofit Christian organization founded in 1979, provides training in community development in hard places around the world. SIFAT raises awareness of needs and global issues, providing opportunities for people to get involved personally, both to learn from and to serve alongside those with scarce resources. Since its founding in 1979, SIFAT has trained church and community leaders from more than 90 countries.

Financial

three stars

83.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth -5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SIFAT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SIFAT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SIFAT (AL) 82.33 three stars
Mission Possible (OH) 95.03 four stars
International Leadership Institute (GA) 94.57 four stars
Paraclete Mission Group (CO) 95.17 four stars
Teen Missions International (FL) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,620,079
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,620,079
   Program Service Revenue $174,916
Total Primary Revenue $1,794,995
   Other Revenue $72,598
TOTAL REVENUE $1,867,593
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,360,713
   Administrative Expenses $296,020
   Fundraising Expenses $53,191
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,709,924
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $157,669
   
Net Assets $1,234,700

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
Costa Rica Training Program $636,417 46.8%
Ecuador Program $531,433 39.1%
Uganda $113,041 8.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 82.33 three stars
2018-12 09/01/2020 83.72 three stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 79.65 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 77.65 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 82.62 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 83.28 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.10 three stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 83.26 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 80.50 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.14 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 61.63 one star
2012-12 06/01/2014 63.33 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 63-0776048
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHERN INSTITUTE FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 January, 1980
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
$56,000 3.27% Tom Corson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SIFAT (AL) 82.33 three stars
International Messengers (IA) 91.55 four stars
Paraclete Mission Group (CO) 95.17 four stars
Forward Edge International (WA) 85.12 three stars
Christian Solidarity International (CA) 86.40 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

SIFAT
2944 County Road 113
Lineville, AL 36266
tel: (256) 396-2015
fax: (256) 396-2501
EIN: 63-0776048

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Board Leadership

JK Corson
President

CEO

Tom Corson
Executive Director

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