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Global Foundation for Democracy and Development

Fostering Progress, Collaboration and Exchange

one star

69.22

1629 K Street, NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 296-1840   Web Site
EIN: 46-0485203

Board Leadership
Leonel Fernandez
President

CEO
Natasha Despotovic
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.22 one star
  Financial 72.82 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

GFDD is a non profit, non partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of global collaboration and exchange relevant to Dominican professionals, general audiences and institutions in the homeland and abroad. The Foundation conducts research, enhances public understanding, designs public policies, devises strategies, and offers capacity building in areas crucial to social, economic, democratic and cultural sustainable development. GFDD promotes better understanding and appreciation of Dominican culture, values and heritage in the Dominican Republic, US and worldwide. GFDD creates, facilitates, and implements wider scope international human development projects, building on its own experience, expertise and strong national and international networks.

GFDD is a non profit, non partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of global collaboration and exchange relevant to Dominican professionals, general audiences and institutions in the homeland and abroad. The Foundation conducts research, enhances public understanding, designs public policies, devises strategies, and offers capacity building in areas crucial to social, economic, democratic and cultural sustainable development. GFDD promotes better understanding and appreciation of Dominican culture, values and heritage in the Dominican Republic, US and worldwide. GFDD creates, facilitates, and implements wider scope international human development projects, building on its own experience, expertise and strong national and international networks.

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Financial

two stars

72.82

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.04
  Program Expenses Growth -24.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 71.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (DC) 69.22 one star
Foreign Policy Research Institute (PA) 92.17 four stars
The Middle East Media Research Institute (DC) 90.38 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,888,941
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,888,941
   Program Service Revenue $4,152
Total Primary Revenue $1,893,093
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,893,093
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,238,236
   Administrative Expenses $364,818
   Fundraising Expenses $197,022
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,800,076
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $93,017
   
Net Assets $83,615

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
Education $360,285 29.1%
Culture & Diaspora $315,082 25.4%
International Affairs $284,022 22.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 69.22 one star
2017-12 03/01/2019 72.97 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 72.94 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.87 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 74.86 two 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 46-0485203
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL FOUNDATION FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT INC
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,365 7.18% Natasha Despotovic Executive Director

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Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (DC) 69.22 one star
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Charity Contact Info

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development
1629 K Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 296-1840
fax: (202) 315-3368
EIN: 46-0485203

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Board Leadership

Leonel Fernandez
President

CEO

Natasha Despotovic
Executive Director

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