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The BOMA Project

Empowering women to end extreme poverty

four stars

90.56

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

Board Leadership
H. Perry Boyle Jr.
Board Chair

CEO
John Stephens
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.56 four stars
  Financial 92.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

92.44

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 35.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The BOMA Project (VT) 90.56 four stars
Living Goods (CA) 91.45 four stars
The Joshua Fund (VA) 85.86 three stars
Mercy Without Limits (KS) 91.45 four stars
Global Partners for Development (CA) 88.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,313,604
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $522,979
Total Contributions $3,836,583
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,836,583
   Other Revenue $44,362
TOTAL REVENUE $3,880,945
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,616,658
   Administrative Expenses $318,079
   Fundraising Expenses $255,085
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,189,822
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-308,877
   
Net Assets $1,007,383

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 $2,884,017 79.7%
Technical Advisory $477,061 13.2%
Education and Advocacy $255,580 7.1%

Ratings History
The BOMA Project has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 90.56 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,917 2.57% John T. Stephens Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$137,010 3.27% Susan G. Bornstein Deputy Director
$49,375 1.17% Kathleen Colson Former Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The BOMA Project (VT) 90.56 four 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

H. Perry Boyle Jr.
Board Chair

CEO

John Stephens
CEO

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