International : Development and Relief Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Thrive Networks

Evidence-based international development at scale

three stars

84.76

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 84.76 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.


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Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth -6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,074,522
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,849,314
Total Contributions $6,923,836
   Program Service Revenue $24,150
Total Primary Revenue $6,947,986
   Other Revenue $24,387
TOTAL REVENUE $6,972,373
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,072,287
   Administrative Expenses $1,043,384
   Fundraising Expenses $212,229
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,327,900
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,355,527
   
Net Assets $4,846,766

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Melinda Griffith Interim Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$157,060 1.88% Burt Thompson Chief Financial Officer
$97,037 1.16% Jeff Albert Vice President, WASH
$85,542 1.02% Alejandro Villalobos Chief Development Officer
$70,860 0.85% Sarah Chynoweth Vice President, Health
$68,226 0.81% Loan Duong Chief Program Officer & Vietnam Country Director

Mission

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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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