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International : Development and Relief Services

Thrive Networks

Evidence-based international development at scale

three stars

82.60

1611 Telegraph Avenue Suite 708
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 763-7045   Web Site
EIN: 33-0316095

Board Leadership
Melinda Griffith
Chair of the Board

CEO
Lynn Foden
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.60 three stars
  Financial 84.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.


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.


Financial

three stars

84.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth -38.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thrive Networks on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thrive Networks on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thrive Networks (CA) 82.60 three stars
MANNA Worldwide (TX) 92.75 four stars
Children's Cup (TX) 93.05 four stars
Curamericas Global (NC) 85.15 three stars
American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA) (MN) 92.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,917,538
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,682,741
Total Contributions $3,600,279
   Program Service Revenue $102,181
Total Primary Revenue $3,702,460
   Other Revenue $1,246
TOTAL REVENUE $3,703,706
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,674,157
   Administrative Expenses $780,818
   Fundraising Expenses $137,263
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,592,238
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $111,468
   
Net Assets $3,442,517

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
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene $2,617,554 97.9%
Education $43,536 1.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 82.60 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 83.70 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 84.76 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 90.63 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 96.33 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 94.95 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 99.47 four stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 99.53 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.13 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.04 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 99.64 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 90.80 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 84.91 three stars
2006-12 08/01/2007 84.93 three stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 82.00 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2005 74.35 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 88.20 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 84.76 three stars

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

EIN 33-0316095
Name in IRS Master File THRIVE NETWORKS GLOBAL
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,544 5.16% Lynn Foden Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thrive Networks (CA) 82.60 three stars
God's Littlest Angels (CO) 85.72 three stars
International Samaritan (MI) 94.98 four stars
American Jewish World Service (NY) 90.82 four stars
VillageReach (WA) 93.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Thrive Networks
1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 708
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 763-7045
fax: (510) 763-6545
EIN: 33-0316095

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Board Leadership

Melinda Griffith
Chair of the Board

CEO

Lynn Foden
Chief Executive Officer

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