International : Development and Relief Services

Helen Keller International

Fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition

four stars

92.59

One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Floor 2
New York, NY 10017
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 92.59 four stars
  Financial 89.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of vision screenings for disadvantaged youth in the United States
66,000
Number of free prescription eyeglasses provided to disadvantaged youth
15,000
Number of cataract surgeries performed
40,000
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,156,491
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $779,944
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $55,363,785
Total Contributions $82,300,220
   Program Service Revenue $711,439
Total Primary Revenue $83,011,659
   Other Revenue $228,208
TOTAL REVENUE $83,239,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $71,493,844
   Administrative Expenses $10,398,832
   Fundraising Expenses $2,151,452
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $84,044,128
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-804,261
   
Net Assets $32,266,767

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$378,900 0.45% Kathy Spahn President, CEO

Mission

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 Contact Info

Helen Keller International
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Floor 2
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 532-0544
EIN: 13-5562162

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Board Leadership

Henry C. Barkhorn III
Chairman

CEO

Kathy Spahn
President, CEO