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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Assist International

Helping Humanity

four stars

95.84

230 Mount Hermon Road Suite 206
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
tel: (831) 438-4582   Web Site
EIN: 77-0243475

Board Leadership
Bob Pagett
Founder/Chairman of the Board

CEO
Ralph Sudfeld
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.84 four stars
  Financial 94.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, Assist International is a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving human suffering around the world by networking the resources in the world with the great human need that exists. We provide assistance and relief supplies such as food and medical equipment to the poor and needy in developing nations. We are also active in building family homes for orphaned and abandoned children, as well as establishing business enterprises to sustain the children's projects. Currently, we are involved in three major efforts: we address critical medical problems in major hospitals around the world, provide medical training seminars to hospital and medical staff, and provide relief and assistance to abandoned and orphaned children throughout the world.

Founded in 1990, Assist International is a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving human suffering around the world by networking the resources in the world with the great human need that exists. We provide assistance and relief supplies such as food and medical equipment to the poor and needy in developing nations. We are also active in building family homes for orphaned and abandoned children, as well as establishing business enterprises to sustain the children's projects. Currently, we are involved in three major efforts: we address critical medical problems in major hospitals around the world, provide medical training seminars to hospital and medical staff, and provide relief and assistance to abandoned and orphaned children throughout the world.

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Financial

four stars

94.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
96.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Assist International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Assist International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Assist International (CA) 95.84 four stars
Curamericas Global (NC) 85.15 three stars
Timmy Global Health (IN) 85.85 three stars
Childspring International (GA) 92.38 four stars
Grassroot Soccer (NH) 99.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,939,302
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $20,939,302
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $20,939,302
   Other Revenue $121,290
TOTAL REVENUE $21,060,592
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,181,682
   Administrative Expenses $500,368
   Fundraising Expenses $93,644
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,775,694
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,284,898
   
Net Assets $21,579,120

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
World Vision Partnership $7,354,011 42.8%
Ethiopia $6,091,994 35.4%
Essential Work $577,804 3.4%

Ratings History
Assist International has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 95.84 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.71 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 89.44 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.19 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.45 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 97.15 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 95.50 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 96.82 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 84.69 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 83.27 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 85.98 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 79.52 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 84.91 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 90.25 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 89.08 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 92.36 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 88.84 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 91.18 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 77-0243475
Name in IRS Master File ASSIST INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 February, 1995
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
$122,758 0.69% Ralph Sudfeld President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$150,481 0.84% Cheri Reynolds Director of Programs
$132,710 0.74% Dana Hotton Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Assist International (CA) 95.84 four stars
Water for South Sudan (NY) 95.41 four stars
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (MA) 85.83 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Assist International
230 Mount Hermon Road
Suite 206
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
tel: (831) 438-4582
fax: (831) 439-9602
EIN: 77-0243475

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 66396
Scotts Valley, CA 95067

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Board Leadership

Bob Pagett
Founder/Chairman of the Board

CEO

Ralph Sudfeld
President/CEO

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