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International : Development and Relief Services

Seva Foundation

Restoring Sight. Restoring Lives.

three stars

87.36

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

Board Leadership
Lisa Laird
Board Chair

CEO
Kate Moynihan Kate Moynihan Kate Moynihan Kate Moynihan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.36 three stars
  Financial 82.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

82.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seva Foundation (CA) 87.36 three stars
Carolina for Kibera (NC) 92.08 four stars
World Pediatric Project (VA) 87.93 three stars
CURE International (PA) 91.02 four stars
Concern Worldwide US, Inc. (NY) 90.91 four stars

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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 $6,432,359
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $270,892
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $171,580
Total Contributions $6,874,831
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,874,831
   Other Revenue $-126,378
TOTAL REVENUE $6,748,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,862,793
   Administrative Expenses $448,923
   Fundraising Expenses $631,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,943,071
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $805,382
   
Net Assets $4,203,577

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 $1,936,035 39.8%
Nepal Sight Program $1,245,247 25.6%
Global Sight Initiative $930,285 19.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 87.36 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.69 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 96.49 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 77.61 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.82 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 77.56 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.27 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 68.42 one star
2009-06 07/01/2010 67.35 one star
2008-06 08/01/2009 89.77 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 90.05 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.05 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 95.32 four stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 72.16 two stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 90.38 four stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 75.24 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 77.40 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 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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$166,941 2.80% 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seva Foundation (CA) 87.36 three stars
Christian World Outreach (CO) 92.82 four stars
Partners In Health (MA) 95.40 four stars
Wings of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars
Global Hope Network International (FL) 88.55 three stars

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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

Kate Moynihan Kate Moynihan Kate Moynihan Kate Moynihan
Executive Director

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