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International : Development and Relief Services

Seva Foundation

Transforming lives by restoring sight.

93.51

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

Board Leadership
Vaughan Acton & John Plowright
Co-Chairs

CEO
Kate Moynihan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.51
  Financial 91.33
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

91.33

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.69
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seva Foundation (CA) 93.51
Mercy Without Limits (KS) 94.74
Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA (TX) 91.16
HOPE worldwide (CA) 89.40
Wings of Hope (MO) 96.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,760,498
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $325,236
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,085,734
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,085,734
   Other Revenue $796,044
TOTAL REVENUE $6,881,778
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,778,567
   Administrative Expenses $834,630
   Fundraising Expenses $1,133,771
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,746,968
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-865,190
   
Net Assets $37,289,726

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 & Restoration Program $5,778,567 100.0%

Ratings History
Seva Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 93.51
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.68
2017-06 05/01/2018 92.27
2016-06 06/01/2017 87.36
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

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,225 2.52% Kathleen Moynihan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seva Foundation (CA) 93.51
MANNA Worldwide (TX) 92.75
Water For People (CO) 91.08
The Armenian EyeCare Project (CA) 88.99
Mercy Without Limits (KS) 94.74

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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

Vaughan Acton & John Plowright
Co-Chairs

CEO

Kate Moynihan
Executive Director

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