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The BOMA Project

Empowering women to end extreme poverty

four stars

93.74

P.O. Box 1865 Manchester Center, VT 05255
tel: (802) 231-2542   Web Site
EIN: 84-1671995

Board Leadership
William W. Ambrose
Board Chair

CEO
John Stephens
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.74 four stars
  Financial 94.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The BOMA Project empowers women in the drylands of Africa to establish sustainable livelihoods, build resilient families, graduate from extreme poverty, and catalyze change in their rural communities. The BOMA Project's Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) is a gender-focused model built on a globally validated proof of concept. REAP helps pastoral families by mapping the barriers to overcoming extreme poverty and then implementing a series of sequenced interventions with a defined exit strategy. To date, we have reached more than 159,684 women and children. Our ultimate goal is not just to have an impact; it is to achieve true systems change by embedding the resilience-building approach into social protection and humanitarian systems.

The BOMA Project empowers women in the drylands of Africa to establish sustainable livelihoods, build resilient families, graduate from extreme poverty, and catalyze change in their rural communities. The BOMA Project's Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) is a gender-focused model built on a globally validated proof of concept. REAP helps pastoral families by mapping the barriers to overcoming extreme poverty and then implementing a series of sequenced interventions with a defined exit strategy. To date, we have reached more than 159,684 women and children. Our ultimate goal is not just to have an impact; it is to achieve true systems change by embedding the resilience-building approach into social protection and humanitarian systems.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Percentage of women in the program who have graduated from extreme poverty.
98
Number of women and children impacted by our program
137,490
Percentage increase in children going to bed WITH an evening meal.
130
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

94.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 33.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The BOMA Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The BOMA Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The BOMA Project (VT) 93.74 four stars
Global Hope Network International (FL) 91.65 four stars
ActionAid USA (DC) 85.32 three stars
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (PA) 94.19 four stars
World Villages for Children (MD) 85.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,930,978
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $216,605
Total Contributions $3,147,583
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,147,583
   Other Revenue $15,544
TOTAL REVENUE $3,163,127
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,584,378
   Administrative Expenses $259,462
   Fundraising Expenses $208,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,052,408
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $110,719
   
Net Assets $1,339,082

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
Rural Entrepreneur Access Project $2,253,164 87.2%
Education and Advocacy $238,688 9.2%
Technical Advisory $92,526 3.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 93.74 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 84-1671995
Name in IRS Master File THE BOMA PROJECT INC
NTEE Code Q31
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 January, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- John T. Stephens Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$101,331 3.31% Stephen J. Kelly Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
$90,503 2.96% Kathleen Colson Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The BOMA Project (VT) 93.74 four stars
Catholic Relief Services (MD) 90.91 four stars
Russian Children's Welfare Society (NY) 92.19 four stars
Hands Together (MA) 87.90 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

The BOMA Project
P.O. Box 1865
Manchester Center, VT 05255
tel: (802) 231-2542
EIN: 84-1671995

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Board Leadership

William W. Ambrose
Board Chair

CEO

John Stephens
Executive Director

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