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International : Development and Relief Services

Amazima Ministries

Helping to educate and empower the people of Uganda with God's love

four stars

94.30

P.O. Box 682521 Franklin, TN 37068
tel: (615) 656-5355   Web Site
EIN: 61-1555718

Board Leadership
Darryl Thompson
Chairman

CEO
Katie Davis Majors
Founder, Chief Visionary

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.30 four stars
  Financial 96.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Amazima is a ministry made up of many different people, working together for the shared purpose of living out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering the people of Uganda and the communities we serve. Amazima Ministries was founded by Katie Davis in 2008. The organization, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, feeds, educates and encourages the orphaned, poor and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. The name we chose for this ministry represented what she longed to see take root in the lives of everyone who came in contact with our ministry. In Luganda, the local language, Amazima (Ah-mah-zeemah) means “truth.” Amazima Ministries desires to reveal the truth of God's unconditional love through Jesus Christ to the people of Uganda.

Amazima is a ministry made up of many different people, working together for the shared purpose of living out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering the people of Uganda and the communities we serve. Amazima Ministries was founded by Katie Davis in 2008. The organization, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, feeds, educates and encourages the orphaned, poor and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. The name we chose for this ministry represented what she longed to see take root in the lives of everyone who came in contact with our ministry. In Luganda, the local language, Amazima (Ah-mah-zeemah) means “truth.” Amazima Ministries desires to reveal the truth of God's unconditional love through Jesus Christ to the people of Uganda.

Financial

four stars

96.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.41
  Program Expenses Growth 25.9%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amazima Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amazima Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazima Ministries (TN) 94.30 four stars
Rotaplast International (CA) 89.24 three stars
IHCF African Christian Hospitals (AR) 85.31 three stars
Baitulmaal AHED (TX) 94.69 four stars
Los Cabos Children's Foundation (MN) 97.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,809,378
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,809,378
   Program Service Revenue $72,095
Total Primary Revenue $5,881,473
   Other Revenue $373,897
TOTAL REVENUE $6,255,370
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,252,363
   Administrative Expenses $491,987
   Fundraising Expenses $696,008
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,440,358
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $815,012
   
Net Assets $24,352,936

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
Educational Scholarship $3,167,601 74.5%
Medical Care $570,369 13.4%

Ratings History
Amazima Ministries has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 94.30 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 99.04 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 96.92 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 91.63 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.21 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.39 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 84.38 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 61-1555718
Name in IRS Master File AMAZIMA MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT FOR EAST
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational 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 February, 2009
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,484 2.36% James D. Martin Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$139,262 2.55% Mark Guthrie In-Country Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazima Ministries (TN) 94.30 four stars
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Seva Foundation (CA) 93.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Amazima Ministries
P.O. Box 682521
Franklin, TN 37068
tel: (615) 656-5355
EIN: 61-1555718

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Board Leadership

Darryl Thompson
Chairman

CEO

Katie Davis Majors
Founder, Chief Visionary

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