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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Grassroots International

Funding global movements for social change

four stars

90.84

179 Boylston Street 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02130
tel: (617) 524-1400   Web Site
EIN: 04-2791159

Board Leadership
Leticia Alcantar
Chair

CEO
Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.84 four stars
  Financial 87.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Grassroots International works to create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements. We provide grants to our Global South partners and join them in advocating for social change. Our primary focus is on land, water and food as human rights and nourishing the political struggle necessary to achieve these rights. Grassroots is a human rights and international development organization that supports community-led sustainable development projects. Since 1983 we have worked in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, concentrating our efforts in areas where U.S. foreign policy has been an obstacle to positive change and where creative grassroots movements build local solutions to global problems.

Grassroots International works to create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements. We provide grants to our Global South partners and join them in advocating for social change. Our primary focus is on land, water and food as human rights and nourishing the political struggle necessary to achieve these rights. Grassroots is a human rights and international development organization that supports community-led sustainable development projects. Since 1983 we have worked in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, concentrating our efforts in areas where U.S. foreign policy has been an obstacle to positive change and where creative grassroots movements build local solutions to global problems.

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Financial

three stars

87.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 23.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grassroots International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grassroots International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grassroots International (MA) 90.84 four stars
Global Greengrants Fund (CO) 100.00 four stars
Lifewater International (CA) 92.49 four stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.04 four stars
Healing Waters International (CO) 86.53 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,430,900
   Federated Campaigns $490
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,431,390
   Program Service Revenue $16,500
Total Primary Revenue $4,447,890
   Other Revenue $114,232
TOTAL REVENUE $4,562,122
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,467,279
   Administrative Expenses $334,270
   Fundraising Expenses $542,327
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,343,876
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $218,246
   
Net Assets $1,524,141

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
Humanitarian/Social Justice $3,331,575 96.1%
Education $135,704 3.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-10 12/01/2018 90.84 four stars
2016-10 12/22/2017 81.70 three stars
2015-10 12/01/2016 81.38 three stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 81.40 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 12/01/2015 82.46 three stars
2014-10 11/01/2015 81.21 three stars
2013-10 10/01/2014 73.70 two stars
2012-10 09/01/2013 72.08 two stars
2011-10 07/01/2012 75.09 two stars
2010-10 06/01/2012 81.97 three stars
2010-10 09/20/2011 81.43 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 11/01/2010 76.15 two stars
2008-10 09/01/2009 90.09 four stars
2007-10 08/01/2008 96.13 four stars
2006-10 07/01/2007 95.00 four stars
2005-10 07/01/2006 73.01 two stars
2004-10 07/01/2005 88.33 three stars
2003-10 06/01/2004 73.69 two stars
2002-10 04/15/2003 73.54 two stars
2001-10 02/05/2003 65.03 one star

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

EIN 04-2791159
Name in IRS Master File GRASSROOTS INTERNATIONAL INC
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 October, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
  • October, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,629 2.06% Chung-Wha Hong Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grassroots International (MA) 90.84 four stars
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Endeavor (NY) 89.63 three stars
Synergos (NY) 93.42 four stars
Shared Interest (NY) 89.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Grassroots International
179 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02130
tel: (617) 524-1400
fax: (617) 524-5525
EIN: 04-2791159

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Board Leadership

Leticia Alcantar
Chair

CEO

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director

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