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International : Development and Relief Services

Seva Foundation

Restoring Sight. Restoring Lives.

93.98

1786 Fifth Street Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (877) 764-7382   Web Site
EIN: 38-2231279

Board Leadership
Lisa Laird
Board Chair

CEO
Jack Blanks
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98
  Financial 92.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 25.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seva Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seva Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in 22 countries in developing nations including Native American projects in the U.S. Our focus is to help people transform their lives by restoring their sight.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,847,734
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $297,126
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $167,972
Total Contributions $7,312,832
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,312,832
   Other Revenue $-124,201
TOTAL REVENUE $7,188,631
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,559,312
   Administrative Expenses $409,046
   Fundraising Expenses $564,206
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,532,564
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $656,067
   
Net Assets $3,398,195

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
Sight Services $2,112,039 38.0%
Nepal Sight Program $1,794,342 32.3%
Global Sight Initiative $1,084,122 19.5%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.98
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.69
2013-06 04/01/2014 96.49
2012-06 06/01/2013 77.61
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.82
2010-06 11/01/2011 77.56
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.27
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 68.42
2009-06 07/01/2010 67.35
2008-06 08/01/2009 89.77
2007-06 08/01/2008 90.05
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.05
2005-06 07/01/2006 95.32
2004-06 04/01/2005 72.16
2003-06 02/01/2004 90.38
2002-06 02/05/2003 75.24
2001-06 10/15/2002 77.40

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

EIN 38-2231279
Name in IRS Master File SEVA FOUNDATION
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 May, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$177,852 2.72% Jack Blanks Executive Director

Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in 22 countries in developing nations including Native American projects in the U.S. Our focus is to help people transform their lives by restoring their sight.

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Charity Contact Info

Seva Foundation
1786 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (877) 764-7382
fax: (510) 845-7410
EIN: 38-2231279

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Board Leadership

Lisa Laird
Board Chair

CEO

Jack Blanks
Executive Director


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