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Thrive Networks
1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 1420
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 763-7045
fax: (510) 763-6545
EIN: 33-0316095

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Board Leadership

Carrie Eglinton Manner
Chair of the Board


Melinda Griffith
Interim Chief Executive Director

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International : Development and Relief Services

Thrive Networks

Evidence-based international development at scale

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 88.09 3 stars
  Financial * 83.64 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
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 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thrive Networks on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,919,359
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,070,894
Total Contributions $12,990,253
   Program Service Revenue $88,226
Total Primary Revenue $13,078,479
   Other Revenue $24,571
TOTAL REVENUE $13,103,050
   Program Expenses $11,876,177
   Administrative Expenses $1,245,762
   Fundraising Expenses $452,046
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-470,935
Net Assets $10,767,809

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$252,408 1.85% John Anner Executive Director


Thrive Networks is an international NGO pioneering evidence-based programs and technologies in health, water and sanitation, and education for underserved populations in Asia and Africa.

Thrive Networks currently works in 8 countries: Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Uganda and Vietnam.

What we do:

Innovate: Develop innovative technological and operational ideas.
Implement: Implement programs employing these innovations.
Measure: Carefully measure the performance of these programs.
Scale: Scale successful programs.
Disseminate: Document and disseminate successes - and highlight obstacles - to key institutional actors (governments, donors, investors, academic institutions).

Since 1988, Thrive Networks programs have benefited more than 3.36 million people around the world.

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