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Global Volunteers

Partners in development

three stars

89.95

375 East Little Canada Road St. Paul, MN 55117
tel: (800) 487-1074   Web Site
EIN: 36-3352680

Board Leadership
Bud Philbrook
Chairman

CEO
Bud Philbrook
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.95 three stars
  Financial 85.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, Global Volunteers strives to wage peace throughout the world by helping to establish mutual understanding between people of diverse cultures. Global Volunteers is a NGO (non-governmental organization) in special consultative status with the United Nations. Global Volunteers builds bridges of understanding between people of diverse cultures by involving them in one-on-one service projects. The function of servant-learner volunteers is to serve local people by sharing their talents with them. Projects include tutoring children, teaching conversational English or business skills, renovating and painting community buildings, assisting in health care or with natural resource projects, and nurturing at-risk kids.

Founded in 1984, Global Volunteers strives to wage peace throughout the world by helping to establish mutual understanding between people of diverse cultures. Global Volunteers is a NGO (non-governmental organization) in special consultative status with the United Nations. Global Volunteers builds bridges of understanding between people of diverse cultures by involving them in one-on-one service projects. The function of servant-learner volunteers is to serve local people by sharing their talents with them. Projects include tutoring children, teaching conversational English or business skills, renovating and painting community buildings, assisting in health care or with natural resource projects, and nurturing at-risk kids.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted
14
Hours of tutoring administered
1,263
Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered
610
Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy
16
Hours of expertise provided
19,245
Number of children with a source of ongoing care
945
Hours of childcare and support provided
6,836
Number of local people instructed in prevention and care of infectious disease
713
Hours worked on community infrastructure projects
7,790
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

85.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Volunteers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Volunteers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Volunteers (MN) 89.95 three stars
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.60 four stars
Partners Worldwide (MI) 89.48 three stars
Global Greengrants Fund (CO) 92.34 four stars
Worldserve International (MO) 87.25 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,276,216
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,276,216
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,276,216
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $3,276,216
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,301,678
   Administrative Expenses $208,417
   Fundraising Expenses $164,100
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,674,195
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $602,021
   
Net Assets $922,523

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 89.95 three stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 89.56 three stars
2017-09 07/01/2018 86.30 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 85.24 three stars
2015-09 05/01/2017 89.81 three stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 89.59 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 88.67 three stars
2014-09 07/01/2016 88.65 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 84.96 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2015 81.28 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 79.73 two stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 79.35 two stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 79.15 two stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 81.18 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 72.33 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 76.05 two stars
2008-09 06/01/2009 90.94 four stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 88.66 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 91.31 four 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 36-3352680
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL VOLUNTEERS
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 (149) Other instruction and training
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 August, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 4.11% Burnham Philbrook President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Volunteers (MN) 89.95 three stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 93.72 four stars
Synergos (NY) 92.54 four stars
EMpower (NY) 92.01 four stars
Lifewater International (CA) 92.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Global Volunteers
375 East Little Canada Road
St. Paul, MN 55117
tel: (800) 487-1074
fax: (651) 482-0915
EIN: 36-3352680

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Board Leadership

Bud Philbrook
Chairman

CEO

Bud Philbrook
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

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