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International : Development and Relief Services

Global Volunteers

Partners in development

three stars

89.81

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 89.81 three stars
  Financial 85.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

85.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.4%
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) 89.81 three stars
Village Enterprise (CA) 90.39 four stars
Trees for Life (KS) 85.75 three stars
The Resource Foundation (NY) 94.74 four stars
Kids Around the World (IL) 94.64 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,449,996
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $22,594
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,472,590
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,472,590
   Other Revenue $9,555
TOTAL REVENUE $2,482,145
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,149,784
   Administrative Expenses $218,628
   Fundraising Expenses $167,294
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,535,706
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-53,561
   
Net Assets $223,449

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
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
2005-09 07/01/2006 90.97 four stars
2004-09 05/01/2005 85.49 three stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 73.10 two stars
2002-09 02/05/2003 78.10 two 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 4.33% Burnham Philbrook President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Volunteers (MN) 89.81 three stars
Acumen (NY) 96.49 four stars
Esperanza International Foundation (WA) 86.81 three stars
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 91.99 four stars
EMpower (NY) 90.46 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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