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International : Development and Relief Services

Bridges to Prosperity

Build to Innovate. Build to Educate. Build to Inspire.

four stars

92.92

3858 Walnut Street Suite 219
Denver, CO 80205
tel: (720) 460-1046   Web Site
EIN: 54-2031102

Board Leadership
Gretchen Gagel
Chair

CEO
Avery Louise Bang
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bridges to Prosperity provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. We develop and share engineering solutions that are safe, replicable, and locally viable. We provide educational programs that teach footbridge construction to reach the greatest number of people in need. We provide opportunities for leadership development and personal growth through international collaboration. We measure our success by the long lasting impact our training and bridge projects have on the reduction of rural poverty due to isolation.

Bridges to Prosperity provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. We develop and share engineering solutions that are safe, replicable, and locally viable. We provide educational programs that teach footbridge construction to reach the greatest number of people in need. We provide opportunities for leadership development and personal growth through international collaboration. We measure our success by the long lasting impact our training and bridge projects have on the reduction of rural poverty due to isolation.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of bridges built
43
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

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridges to Prosperity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridges to Prosperity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 92.92 four stars
Grassroots International (MA) 91.67 four stars
EMpower (NY) 92.01 four stars
Trickle Up (NY) 94.13 four stars
Synergos (NY) 92.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,130,230
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,130,230
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,130,230
   Other Revenue $8,088
TOTAL REVENUE $5,138,318
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,087,809
   Administrative Expenses $262,227
   Fundraising Expenses $641,955
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,991,991
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $146,327
   
Net Assets $1,545,456

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
Building Bridges $4,087,809 100.0%

Ratings History
Bridges to Prosperity has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-08 11/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 89.99 three stars
2016-08 12/22/2017 93.98 four stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 93.98 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 54-2031102
Name in IRS Master File BRIDGES TO PROSPERITY INC
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, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,305 3.53% Avery Bang CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 92.92 four stars
Water Mission (SC) 100.00 four stars
The Negev Foundation (OH) 87.29 three stars
BrazilFoundation (NY) 94.32 four stars
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 88.94 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bridges to Prosperity
3858 Walnut Street
Suite 219
Denver, CO 80205
tel: (720) 460-1046
EIN: 54-2031102

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Board Leadership

Gretchen Gagel
Chair

CEO

Avery Louise Bang
Chief Executive Officer

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