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Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust

Providing financial assistance to Sankara Nethralaya, a non-profit, non-commercial, eye care institution in Chennai, India

four stars

94.69

9710 Traville Gateway Drive No. 392
Rockville, MD 20850
tel: (855) 463-8472   Web Site
EIN: 52-1611548

CEO
Bala Indurti
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in June 1988, Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust seeks to support Sankara Nethralaya (SN), Chennai, India, a comprehensive eye care center for providing free eye care of international standard to indigent patients in the Indian sub-continent. In addition to their main campus in Chennai, Nethralaya has hospitals in Thirupathi and Sri City in Andhra Pradesh, and Kolkata in West Bengal.

Established in June 1988, Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust seeks to support Sankara Nethralaya (SN), Chennai, India, a comprehensive eye care center for providing free eye care of international standard to indigent patients in the Indian sub-continent. In addition to their main campus in Chennai, Nethralaya has hospitals in Thirupathi and Sri City in Andhra Pradesh, and Kolkata in West Bengal.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust
Program Activities
Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust performs cataract surgeries to cure beneficiaries of preventable blindness.
Impact Statement
$70 cures one person of blindness.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of cataract surgery programs are based on the cost of a disability-adjusted life year (DALY) averted relative to the G.D.P. per capita of the country in which the program operates. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they avert a DALY for less than than the G.D.P. per capita, and a 4/5 assessment if they avert a DALY for less than three times G.D.P. per capita. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust publicly reports data on how many surgeries it performs, which we use to calculate how many people it cures of blindness.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the number of people the nonprofit cured of blindness by comparing the number of people whose blindness was actually cured to the number of people whose blindness would have been cured even in the absence of the nonprofit (the "counterfactual"). Some people might have had access to cataract surgery from other providers; these counterfactual successes must be netted out of the success we observe. Otherwise, we would be attributing a change (being cured of blindness) to the nonprofit when it would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data — namely, the percentage of the population with existing access to cataract surgery and the percentage of the population with existing access to essential health services.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust (MD) 94.69 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $911,914
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $124,083
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,035,997
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,035,997
   Other Revenue $886
TOTAL REVENUE $1,036,883
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,010,000
   Administrative Expenses $43,477
   Fundraising Expenses $44,819
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,098,296
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-61,413
   
Net Assets $203,126

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 94.69 four stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 90.76 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.07 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 52-1611548
Name in IRS Master File SANKARA NETHRALAYA OM TRUST INC
NTEE Code B12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (150) Hospital
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 November, 1988
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
Not compensated -- Leela Krishnamurthy President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust (MD) 94.69 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust
9710 Traville Gateway Drive
No. 392
Rockville, MD 20850
tel: (855) 463-8472
EIN: 52-1611548

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CEO

Bala Indurti
President

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