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International : Development and Relief Services

Heifer International

Ending hunger and caring for the Earth

83.71

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

Board Leadership
Randi Hedin
Chair

CEO
Pierre Ferrari
President and CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.71
  Financial 77.16
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Heifer International is a global development organization on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way.

Heifer International believes ending global hunger and poverty begins with agriculture. For 77 years, it has invested in more than 36 million small-scale farmers and their families around the world, providing livestock, training, and access to a wide range of farmer-focused services.

Working with rural communities in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, including the United States, Heifer International supports farmers and local food producers to strengthen local economies and build secure livelihoods that provide a living income.

Heifer International is a global development organization on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way.

Heifer International believes ending global hunger and poverty begins with agriculture. For 77 years, it has invested in more than 36 million small-scale farmers and their families around the world, providing livestock, training, and access to a wide range of farmer-focused services.

Working with rural communities in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, including the United States, Heifer International supports farmers and local food producers to strengthen local economies and build secure livelihoods that provide a living income.

Financial

77.16

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.72
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
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) 83.71
ADRA International (MD) 96.46
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 92.25
United Methodist Committee on Relief of Global Ministries, Inc. (GA) 90.94
World Relief (MD) 86.41

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $121,812,007
   Federated Campaigns $935,337
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $433,874
Total Contributions $123,181,218
   Program Service Revenue $701,313
Total Primary Revenue $123,882,531
   Other Revenue $753,987
TOTAL REVENUE $124,636,518
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $91,327,219
   Administrative Expenses $7,094,862
   Fundraising Expenses $25,670,286
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $124,092,367
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $544,151
   
Net Assets $213,023,992

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 $64,871,791 71.0%
International Development: Education $25,383,092 27.8%
International Development: Agro-Ecology $1,072,336 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 08/03/2021 83.71
2019-06 02/01/2020 83.58
2018-06 02/01/2019 84.01
2017-06 04/01/2018 84.71
2016-06 07/01/2017 84.34
2015-06 06/01/2016 85.15
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 12/22/2015 82.51
2014-06 06/01/2015 78.72
2014-06 05/01/2015 78.64
2013-06 12/22/2014 81.76
2012-06 07/01/2013 75.33
2011-06 04/01/2012 85.66
2010-06 12/23/2011 87.14
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.24
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 82.68
2008-06 09/01/2009 85.25
2007-06 09/01/2008 85.06
2006-06 11/01/2007 85.01
2005-06 06/01/2006 85.04
2004-06 04/01/2005 82.17

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]
Ruling Date April, 1999
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$459,810 0.37% Pierre Ferrari Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heifer International (AR) 83.71
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 92.25
Pathfinder International (MA) 85.72
Global Communities (MD) 85.27
CARE (GA) 92.64

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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

Randi Hedin
Chair

CEO

Pierre Ferrari
President and CEO

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