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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Build Change

Safety Starts at Home

three stars

83.99

400 Santa Fe Drive Suite 4
Denver, CO 80204
tel: (303) 953-2563   Web Site
EIN: 35-2237155

Board Leadership
Grace Hanson
Board Chairperson

CEO
Elizabeth Hausler
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.99 three stars
  Financial 78.82 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and typhoons. Our mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in emerging nations. Our vision is that (1) all houses and schools built with inputs from Build Change in seismically active emerging nations are resistant to earthquakes and other natural disasters, and (2) building codes are enforced or construction practices are permanently changed so that houses and schools built in the absence of external funding and technical support are also earthquake-resistant.

Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and typhoons. Our mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in emerging nations. Our vision is that (1) all houses and schools built with inputs from Build Change in seismically active emerging nations are resistant to earthquakes and other natural disasters, and (2) building codes are enforced or construction practices are permanently changed so that houses and schools built in the absence of external funding and technical support are also earthquake-resistant.

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Financial

two stars

78.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Build Change on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Build Change on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Build Change (CO) 83.99 three stars
Women's Community Revitalization Project (PA) 95.90 four stars
Phillips Brook House Association (MA) 89.39 three stars
ULI Foundation (DC) 95.47 four stars
Urban Affairs Coalition (PA) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,450,623
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $122,469
Total Contributions $5,573,092
   Program Service Revenue $4,237
Total Primary Revenue $5,577,329
   Other Revenue $-11,787
TOTAL REVENUE $5,565,542
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,384,292
   Administrative Expenses $597,334
   Fundraising Expenses $649,342
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,630,968
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-65,426
   
Net Assets $2,344,340

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
Haiti $855,033 19.5%
Philippines $455,001 10.4%
Indonesia $225,046 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 83.99 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 35-2237155
Name in IRS Master File BUILD CHANGE
NTEE Code U40
NTEE Classification Engineering and Technology Research, Services
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational 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 April, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,722 3.19% Elizabeth Hausler Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Build Change (CO) 83.99 three stars
Citizens Committee for New York City (NY) 93.05 four stars
Faith in Action (CA) 87.09 three stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 90.31 four stars
Center for Planning Excellence (LA) 89.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Build Change
400 Santa Fe Drive
Suite 4
Denver, CO 80204
tel: (303) 953-2563
EIN: 35-2237155

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Board Leadership

Grace Hanson
Board Chairperson

CEO

Elizabeth Hausler
Chief Executive Officer

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