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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

BlinkNow Foundation

We envision a world where every child is safe, educated, and loved.

four stars

95.89

35 Knox Hill Road Mendham, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 267-5533   Web Site
EIN: 26-0819262

Board Leadership
Robert Vogel
Board Chair

CEO
John Estrella
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.89 four stars
  Financial 94.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The BlinkNow Foundation's mission is changing the world by empowering Nepal's children. We do this by providing quality education, a safe environment, and through inspiring others.

The BlinkNow Foundation's mission is changing the world by empowering Nepal's children. We do this by providing quality education, a safe environment, and through inspiring others.

Financial

four stars

94.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 19.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BlinkNow Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BlinkNow Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,535,500
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,535,500
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,535,500
   Other Revenue $34,476
TOTAL REVENUE $2,569,976
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,080,598
   Administrative Expenses $364,222
   Fundraising Expenses $147,008
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,591,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-21,852
   
Net Assets $2,215,476

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
The Kopila Valley School in Surkhet, Nepal $1,538,899 74.0%
The Kopila Valley Children's Home $423,799 20.4%
The Kopila Valley Women's Empowerment Center $117,900 5.7%

Ratings History
BlinkNow Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 95.89 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 97.78 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 97.84 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 96.32 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 93.25 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 26-0819262
Name in IRS Master File BLINKNOW FOUNDATION A NJ NONPROFITCORPORATION
NTEE Code P70
NTEE Classification Residential, Custodial Care
NTEE Type Human Services - 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 December, 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,608 3.57% Margaret Doyne Founder & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$150,000 5.78% John Estrella Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BlinkNow Foundation (NJ) 95.89 four stars
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Spirit of America (VA) 95.57 four stars
INMED Partnerships for Children (VA) 94.69 four stars
Casas Por Cristo (TX) 86.31 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

BlinkNow Foundation
35 Knox Hill Road
Mendham, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 267-5533
fax: (973) 267-2903
EIN: 26-0819262

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 453
Mendham, NJ 07945

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Board Leadership

Robert Vogel
Board Chair

CEO

John Estrella
Executive Director

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