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Living Goods

Empowering people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities

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three stars

89.24

220 Halleck Street Suite 200, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 430-3575   Web Site
EIN: 20-5010527

Board Leadership
Andrew Peterson
Board Chair

CEO
Shaun Church
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.24 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like' health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women.

At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like' health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Community Health Workers Program
Program Activities
Living Goods trains women from local communities in Uganda to diagnose and treat malnutrition, infection and many common and life-threatening illnesses.
Impact Statement
$5,000 saves the life of a child under the age of five.
Confidence in Estimate
ImpactMatters assigned a rating of 5/5 for the audit team's confidence in its impact estimate for the Community Health Workers program.
Methodology
Living Goods underwent a rigorous audit of its impact by ImpactMatters.
Data Source
Randomized controlled trial (R.C.T.) conducted by third-party evaluators Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (I.P.A.) on the Living Goods program in Uganda.
Attribution Method
ImpactMatters used J-PAL/I.P.A.'s estimate of the counterfactual mortality rate in areas that were not exposed to Living Goods' intervention for the relevant period.
Details
This report was independently audited by ImpactMatters. This report covers January 2014 to December 2016.
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. 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

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 47.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Goods on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Goods on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Goods (CA) 89.24 three stars
Anera (DC) 92.56 four stars
The Clinton Foundation (NY) 92.40 four stars
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 92.30 four stars
The Joshua Fund (VA) 86.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,023,692
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $450,000
Total Contributions $7,473,692
   Program Service Revenue $2,345
Total Primary Revenue $7,476,037
   Other Revenue $2,330
TOTAL REVENUE $7,478,367
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,565,745
   Administrative Expenses $703,821
   Fundraising Expenses $348,553
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,618,119
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,139,752
   
Net Assets $7,168,267

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
Health Programs in Uganda $8,565,745 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.24 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 86.53 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 86.28 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 20-5010527
Name in IRS Master File LIVING GOODS
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
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 July, 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Shaun Church President
Other Salaries of Note
$121,261 1.26% Lisa McCandless Director Of Business Development
$119,896 1.24% Molly Christiansen Director Of Impact And Advocacy
$105,328 1.09% Brad Presner Director of Analytics
$83,490 0.86% Joe Muturi Director of Finance

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Goods (CA) 89.24 three stars
The Luke Commission (ID) 86.44 three stars
SOS International/SOS Local (TX) 88.68 three stars
Sudan Relief Fund (VA) 86.89 three stars
Hand in Hand Ministries (KY) 86.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Living Goods
220 Halleck Street
Suite 200, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 430-3575
EIN: 20-5010527

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Board Leadership

Andrew Peterson
Board Chair

CEO

Shaun Church
President

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