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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

91.63

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 91.63 four stars
  Financial 95.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

95.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.98
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  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) 91.63 four stars
Amref Health Africa (NY) 85.36 three stars
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 92.30 four stars
ENLACE USA (CA) 90.20 four stars
Meds & Food for Kids (MO) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,141,028
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,141,028
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,141,028
   Other Revenue $361,521
TOTAL REVENUE $6,502,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,221,934
   Administrative Expenses $315,912
   Fundraising Expenses $188,584
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,726,430
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,776,119
   
Net Assets $21,080,114

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
Amazima School $1,300,952 58.6%
Educational Sponsorship $659,825 29.7%
Vocational Projects $179,641 8.1%
Medical Care $81,516 3.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,306 3.27% Katherine Davis Majors Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$132,378 4.85% James D. Martin Managing Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazima Ministries (TN) 91.63 four stars
Armenian General Benevolent Union (NY) 85.03 three stars
Hand in Hand Ministries (KY) 86.39 three stars
Watoto Child Care Ministry, Inc. (FL) 86.49 three stars
WaterAid America (NY) 87.71 three 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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