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International : Development and Relief Services

Heifer International

Ending hunger, caring for the Earth

three stars

85.15

One World Avenue Little Rock, AR 72202
tel: (855) 948-6437   Web Site
EIN: 35-1019477

Board Leadership
George Petty
Chair

CEO
Pierre Ferrari
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.15 three stars
  Financial 79.22 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

79.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heifer International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heifer International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heifer International (AR) 85.15 three stars
Aga Khan Foundation, USA (DC) 90.53 four stars
Global Communities (MD) 87.30 three stars
Mercy Corps (OR) 88.48 three stars
American Refugee Committee (MN) 96.46 four stars

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Founded in 1944, Heifer Project International is a sustainable development organization that works to end hunger and poverty and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and Passing on the Gift, Heifer has helped 15.5 million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant Passes on the Gift of their animal's first female offspring, training in its care and in sustainable agriculture to another family in need, multiplying the benefit.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $119,204,890
   Federated Campaigns $1,147,241
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $182,215
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $669,270
Total Contributions $121,203,616
   Program Service Revenue $1,111,821
Total Primary Revenue $122,315,437
   Other Revenue $1,149,548
TOTAL REVENUE $123,464,985
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $94,527,261
   Administrative Expenses $6,312,902
   Fundraising Expenses $22,408,809
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $123,248,972
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $216,013
   
Net Assets $170,039,152

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
International Development: Sustainability $66,794,157 70.7%
International Development: Education $24,369,528 25.8%
International Development: Agro-ecology $3,363,576 3.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 85.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 12/22/2015 82.51 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2015 78.72 two stars
2014-06 05/01/2015 78.64 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 81.76 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 75.33 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 85.66 three stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 87.14 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.24 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 82.68 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 85.25 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 85.06 three stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 85.01 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 85.04 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 82.17 three stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 79.68 two stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 77.11 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 82.40 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 35-1019477
Name in IRS Master File HEIFER PROJECT INTERNATIONAL
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(911) Foreign organization
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$330,339 0.26% Pierre Ferrari Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1944, Heifer Project International is a sustainable development organization that works to end hunger and poverty and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and Passing on the Gift, Heifer has helped 15.5 million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant Passes on the Gift of their animal's first female offspring, training in its care and in sustainable agriculture to another family in need, multiplying the benefit.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heifer International (AR) 85.15 three stars
Oxfam America (MA) 86.17 three stars
PATH (WA) 92.17 four stars
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (MI) 98.23 four stars
Episcopal Relief & Development (NY) 87.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Heifer International
One World Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202
tel: (855) 948-6437
fax: (501) 907-2902
EIN: 35-1019477

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 8058
Little Rock, AR 72203

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Board Leadership

George Petty
Chair

CEO

Pierre Ferrari
President and CEO

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