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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Tanzanian Children's Fund

Creating a home for children. Transforming communities. Building futures in Tanzania.

four stars

94.78

9 Waterhouse Street Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 913-3763   Web Site
EIN: 74-3087284

Board Leadership
Eleanor Doar
Board Chair

CEO
Peter Leon Mmassy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.78 four stars
  Financial 93.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Tanzanian Children's Fund works to ensure that all children and families in the Karatu region of northern Tanzania lead healthy and productive lives and have the opportunity to become positive agents of change for their country. In order to achieve our goals, TCF provides a loving and permanent home for marginalized children at the Rift Valley Children's Village. However, TCF also recognizes that the best way to promote the well-being of all children is to provide access to high-quality education, free healthcare, and microfinance trainings and loans to the entire community. Our innovative, multi-pronged approach to addressing systemic poverty is what has enabled us to have a deep impact and catalyze real and lasting change.

The Tanzanian Children's Fund works to ensure that all children and families in the Karatu region of northern Tanzania lead healthy and productive lives and have the opportunity to become positive agents of change for their country. In order to achieve our goals, TCF provides a loving and permanent home for marginalized children at the Rift Valley Children's Village. However, TCF also recognizes that the best way to promote the well-being of all children is to provide access to high-quality education, free healthcare, and microfinance trainings and loans to the entire community. Our innovative, multi-pronged approach to addressing systemic poverty is what has enabled us to have a deep impact and catalyze real and lasting change.

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Financial

four stars

93.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.73
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tanzanian Children's Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tanzanian Children's Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tanzanian Children's Fund (MA) 94.78 four stars
Unbound (KS) 91.05 four stars
OneSky (CA) 92.63 four stars
One Child Matters (CO) 85.81 three stars
International Children's Care (WA) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,800,136
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $84,642
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,884,778
   Program Service Revenue $80,366
Total Primary Revenue $1,965,144
   Other Revenue $257,689
TOTAL REVENUE $2,222,833
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,384,037
   Administrative Expenses $134,682
   Fundraising Expenses $132,286
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,651,005
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $571,828
   
Net Assets $4,316,156

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
Support for Rift Valley Children's Fund $1,384,037 100.0%

Ratings History
Tanzanian Children's Fund has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 94.78 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 96.60 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 96.86 four 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 74-3087284
Name in IRS Master File TANZANIAN CHILDRENS FUND INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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, 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,000 4.84% India Howell Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tanzanian Children's Fund (MA) 94.78 four stars
Children International (MO) 87.62 three stars
Christian Relief Fund (TX) 95.32 four stars
Children's Shelter of Cebu (MN) 90.12 four stars
Asha for Education (CA) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tanzanian Children's Fund
9 Waterhouse Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 913-3763
EIN: 74-3087284

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Board Leadership

Eleanor Doar
Board Chair

CEO

Peter Leon Mmassy
Executive Director

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