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International : Development and Relief Services

ACCION International

Helping millions help themselves

three stars

87.68

10 Fawcett Street Suite 204
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 625-7080   Web Site
EIN: 13-2535763

Board Leadership
Diana Taylor
Chair

CEO
Michael Schlein
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.68 three stars
  Financial 82.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives. We are building the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions, and for over 50 years have helped build 64 such institutions in 32 countries on four continents that today reach millions of clients. Our impact investing initiatives are pushing beyond microfinance to catalyze more than 20 innovative start-ups dedicated to improving the efficiency, reach and scope of financial services for the poor. And our Center for Financial Inclusion is helping to build a stronger industry with high standards and broad engagement. Currently, our work spans nearly two dozen countries, including the U.S., where we are the nation's largest nonprofit microfinance network.

Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives. We are building the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions, and for over 50 years have helped build 64 such institutions in 32 countries on four continents that today reach millions of clients. Our impact investing initiatives are pushing beyond microfinance to catalyze more than 20 innovative start-ups dedicated to improving the efficiency, reach and scope of financial services for the poor. And our Center for Financial Inclusion is helping to build a stronger industry with high standards and broad engagement. Currently, our work spans nearly two dozen countries, including the U.S., where we are the nation's largest nonprofit microfinance network.

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Financial

three stars

82.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.66
  Program Expenses Growth -7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACCION International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACCION International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCION International (MA) 87.68 three stars
World Hope International (VA) 89.39 three stars
Operation Bootstrap Africa (MN) 94.02 four stars
World Neighbors (OK) 92.88 four stars
Water.org (MO) 95.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,273,759
   Federated Campaigns $6,215
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,279,974
   Program Service Revenue $4,006,418
Total Primary Revenue $9,286,392
   Other Revenue $12,579,159
TOTAL REVENUE $21,865,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,286,619
   Administrative Expenses $4,625,202
   Fundraising Expenses $1,806,632
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,718,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,852,902
   
Net Assets $313,166,287

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
Global Programs $8,117,910 34.9%
Global Investments $7,189,116 30.9%
Center for Financial Inclusion $5,910,183 25.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 87.68 three stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 87.75 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.54 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.71 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 96.08 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 94.45 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 91.47 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.02 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.29 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.73 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 89.72 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 89.97 three stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 88.79 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 93.28 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 95.08 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 83.02 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 88.81 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 95.59 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 90.97 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 13-2535763
Name in IRS Master File ACCION INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(59) Other school related 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 August, 1965
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
$615,167 2.06% Michael Schlein President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCION International (MA) 87.68 three stars
Acumen (NY) 93.75 four stars
World Neighbors (OK) 92.88 four stars
Worldserve International (MO) 87.25 three stars
The Negev Foundation (OH) 87.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

ACCION International
10 Fawcett Street
Suite 204
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 625-7080
fax: (617) 625-7020
EIN: 13-2535763

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Board Leadership

Diana Taylor
Chair

CEO

Michael Schlein
President, CEO

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