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International : Development and Relief Services

Helen Keller International

Fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition

93.82

352 Park Avenue South Twelfth Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (212) 532-0544   Web Site
EIN: 13-5562162

Board Leadership
Henry C. Barkhorn III
Chairman

CEO
Kathy Spahn
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.82
  Financial 91.80
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

91.80

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helen Keller International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helen Keller International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helen Keller International (NY) 93.82
Grassroot Soccer (VT) 86.20
VillageReach (WA) 98.23
Central Asia Institute (MT) 86.16
Global Hope Network International (FL) 88.55

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,575,279
   Federated Campaigns $28,597
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,190,415
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $42,042,062
Total Contributions $71,836,353
   Program Service Revenue $89,462
Total Primary Revenue $71,925,815
   Other Revenue $184,782
TOTAL REVENUE $72,110,597
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,383,897
   Administrative Expenses $8,699,278
   Fundraising Expenses $1,200,360
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $62,283,535
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,827,062
   
Net Assets $30,608,695

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
Reduce Malnutrition $35,346,883 67.5%
Control, Prevention, and Morbidity Management of Tropical Diseases $14,223,546 27.2%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 93.82
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.63
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.56
2013-06 09/01/2014 94.64
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.91
2011-06 07/01/2012 87.61
2010-06 10/01/2011 90.86
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.83
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 06/01/2010 93.53
2008-06 10/01/2009 94.43
2007-06 09/01/2008 94.45
2006-06 07/01/2007 73.39
2005-06 09/01/2006 88.82
2004-06 07/01/2005 91.28
2003-06 06/01/2004 93.79
2002-06 02/05/2003 90.52
2000-06 10/15/2002 90.58

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

EIN 13-5562162
Name in IRS Master File HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 September, 1963
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
$356,343 0.57% 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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helen Keller International (NY) 93.82
Timmy Global Health (IN) 90.89
ANERA (DC) 92.61
Pangaea Global AIDS (CA) 87.25
Shalom Foundation (TN) 86.79

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Charity Contact Info

Helen Keller International
352 Park Avenue South
Twelfth Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (212) 532-0544
EIN: 13-5562162

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Board Leadership

Henry C. Barkhorn III
Chairman

CEO

Kathy Spahn
President, CEO

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