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HelpMeSee

High-quality simulation based surgical training to restore sight to the underserved blind in developing countries.

three stars

82.96

20 West 36th Street Floor 4
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 221-7606   Web Site
EIN: 27-3207754

Board Leadership
James Tyler Ueltschi
Chairman

CEO
Saro Jahani
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.96 three stars
  Financial 81.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

HelpMeSee is becoming the world leader of innovative and scalable eyecare simulation-based training solutions with a mission of restoring vision to people living with severe visual impairment and blindness due to cataract worldwide. 40 simulators have been deployed to Africa, South and South East Asia, and Mexico as we partnered with premier ophthalmic organizations, including Aravind and LV Prasad in India, Wenzhou and Sun Yat-Sen Universities in China, the Eye Institute of Mexico and Emergeo in Madagascar. The HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator is the most advanced ophthalmic surgical simulator ever developed. Our solution uses the Eye Surgery Simulator, expert instructors and standardized courses that allow surgeons to train endlessly, until proficient, without any harm to real patients. This surgical simulation-based training significantly reduces the time it takes to train surgeons from years to months. HelpMeSee has trained over 200 trainees and seeks to train 500 trainees in 2021.

HelpMeSee is becoming the world leader of innovative and scalable eyecare simulation-based training solutions with a mission of restoring vision to people living with severe visual impairment and blindness due to cataract worldwide. 40 simulators have been deployed to Africa, South and South East Asia, and Mexico as we partnered with premier ophthalmic organizations, including Aravind and LV Prasad in India, Wenzhou and Sun Yat-Sen Universities in China, the Eye Institute of Mexico and Emergeo in Madagascar. The HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator is the most advanced ophthalmic surgical simulator ever developed. Our solution uses the Eye Surgery Simulator, expert instructors and standardized courses that allow surgeons to train endlessly, until proficient, without any harm to real patients. This surgical simulation-based training significantly reduces the time it takes to train surgeons from years to months. HelpMeSee has trained over 200 trainees and seeks to train 500 trainees in 2021.

Financial

three stars

81.14

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HelpMeSee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HelpMeSee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HelpMeSee (NY) 82.96 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,896,919
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,896,919
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,896,919
   Other Revenue $199,203
TOTAL REVENUE $15,096,122
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,415,681
   Administrative Expenses $711,335
   Fundraising Expenses $1,145,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,272,584
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,823,538
   
Net Assets $19,709,399

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
Simulator Operations $7,701,851 81.8%
Public Awareness Program $1,713,830 18.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 82.96 three stars
2018-12 12/20/2019 79.65 two stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 78.04 two stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 68.52 one star

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

EIN 27-3207754
Name in IRS Master File HELP ME SEE INC
NTEE Code G41
NTEE Classification Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
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 June, 2011
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
$395,142 3.50% Jacob Mohan Thazhathu CEO & President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HelpMeSee (NY) 82.96 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

HelpMeSee
20 West 36th Street
Floor 4
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 221-7606
EIN: 27-3207754

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Board Leadership

James Tyler Ueltschi
Chairman

CEO

Saro Jahani
President & CEO

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