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Heifer Project 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


Pierre Ferrari
President and CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services

Heifer Project International

Ending hunger, caring for the Earth

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 85.15 3 stars
  Financial 79.22 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  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 Project International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

   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
   Program Expenses $94,527,261
   Administrative Expenses $6,312,902
   Fundraising Expenses $22,408,809
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $216,013
Net Assets $170,039,152

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

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.

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