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International : Development and Relief Services

Unbound

Unbound is a movement of dedicated people challenging poverty in new and innovative ways.

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Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

four stars

91.05

One Elmwood Avenue Kansas City, KS 66103
tel: (800) 875-6564   Web Site
EIN: 43-1243999

Board Leadership
David Herbison
Chief Governing Officer

CEO
Scott Wasserman
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.05 four stars
  Financial 87.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Unbound's mission is to walk with the poor and marginalized of the world.

Unbound's mission is to walk with the poor and marginalized of the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of children who have access to education
270,000
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
3,100,000
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
10,472
Number of Facebook followers
34,348
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, 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

three stars

87.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Unbound on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Unbound on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Unbound (KS) 91.05 four stars
Hope for Haiti's Children (OH) 100.00 four stars
Outreach360 (AZ) 89.84 three stars
Children International (MO) 87.62 three stars
United Palestinian Appeal (DC) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $133,688,878
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $133,688,878
   Program Service Revenue $451,135
Total Primary Revenue $134,140,013
   Other Revenue $924,782
TOTAL REVENUE $135,064,795
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $118,678,342
   Administrative Expenses $4,460,917
   Fundraising Expenses $4,956,632
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $128,095,891
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,968,904
   
Net Assets $52,055,764

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
Sponsorship $115,253,334 97.1%
Scholarships $3,425,008 2.9%

Ratings History
Unbound has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 91.05 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 90.06 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.20 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 87.19 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.97 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 88.83 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.62 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.41 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.63 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 88.49 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.45 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 94.46 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 94.37 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 94.28 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 94.27 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 94.23 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 94.12 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 94.10 four stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 94.02 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 43-1243999
Name in IRS Master File UNBOUND
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 December, 1983
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$213,607 0.16% Scott Wasserman President/CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Unbound (KS) 91.05 four stars
Nepal Youth Foundation (CA) 96.32 four stars
ORPHANetwork (VA) 95.47 four stars
United Palestinian Appeal (DC) 96.46 four stars
Save the Children (CT) 85.21 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Unbound
One Elmwood Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66103
tel: (800) 875-6564
fax: (913) 384-2211
EIN: 43-1243999

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Board Leadership

David Herbison
Chief Governing Officer

CEO

Scott Wasserman
President and Chief Executive Officer

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