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Helen Keller International
352 Park Avenue South
Twelfth Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (877) 535-5374
fax: (212) 532-6014
EIN: 13-5562162

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Board Leadership

Henry C. Barkhorn III


Kathy Spahn
President, CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services

Helen Keller International

Fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 90.63 4 stars
  Financial 87.38 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helen Keller International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,524,979
   Federated Campaigns $30,090
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $785,064
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $41,860,146
Total Contributions $58,200,279
   Program Service Revenue $71,870
Total Primary Revenue $58,272,149
   Other Revenue $199,833
TOTAL REVENUE $58,471,982
   Program Expenses $49,469,921
   Administrative Expenses $8,072,113
   Fundraising Expenses $1,049,580
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-119,632
Net Assets $20,836,930

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$310,951 0.53% Kathy Spahn President, CEO


Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition. HKI has programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. HKI builds local capacity by establishing sustainable programs, and provides scientific and technical assistance and data to governments and international, regional, national and local organizations around the world. HKI programs combat malnutrition, cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and refractive error. The goal of all HKI programs is to reduce suffering of those without access to needed health or vision care and ultimately, to help lift people from poverty.

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