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International : Development and Relief Services

Mentors International

Ending poverty for millions through self-reliance!

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Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

three stars

87.44

65 East Wadsworth Park Drive Suite 207
Draper, UT 84020
tel: (801) 676-7776   Web Site
EIN: 43-1536498

Board Leadership
Richard Tanner
Board Chair

CEO
Ron Dunford
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.44 three stars
  Financial 82.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Mission is to empower the world's poor to grow in self-reliance through personal and business mentoring and access to financial services. Our vision is a world where everyone has the choice to be free from extreme poverty.

In 1990, Mentors International (Mentors) was established to help poor entrepreneurs overcome two critical barriers to growth - capital and capacity. As of June 2017, Mentors has impacted over 4.4 million individuals and distributed $82 million in loans since 1990. As of June 2018, 14,175 loans were distributed to impoverished entrepreneurs and 4,029 new jobs were created by entrepreneurs. 90% of borrowers are women and $311 is the average cost of a new loan and training. Incomes of borrowers increased on average 52%. Mentors is currently working with 28,391 families to help them achieve self-reliance.

Our Mission is to empower the world's poor to grow in self-reliance through personal and business mentoring and access to financial services. Our vision is a world where everyone has the choice to be free from extreme poverty.

In 1990, Mentors International (Mentors) was established to help poor entrepreneurs overcome two critical barriers to growth - capital and capacity. As of June 2017, Mentors has impacted over 4.4 million individuals and distributed $82 million in loans since 1990. As of June 2018, 14,175 loans were distributed to impoverished entrepreneurs and 4,029 new jobs were created by entrepreneurs. 90% of borrowers are women and $311 is the average cost of a new loan and training. Incomes of borrowers increased on average 52%. Mentors is currently working with 28,391 families to help them achieve self-reliance.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Total dollar amount of loans issued
5,182,710
Number of borrowers served through the nonprofit's programs
27,793
Number of loans issued to clients
15,185
Number of jobs created and maintained
15,185
Default Rate
2
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, 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

82.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 69.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mentors International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mentors International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mentors International (UT) 87.44 three stars
Root Capital (MA) 92.38 four stars
charity: water (NY) 91.16 four stars
International Community Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
Landesa (WA) 94.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,527,794
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $152,475
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,680,269
   Program Service Revenue $87,366
Total Primary Revenue $1,767,635
   Other Revenue $3,799
TOTAL REVENUE $1,771,434
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,413,922
   Administrative Expenses $117,097
   Fundraising Expenses $12,874
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,543,893
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $227,541
   
Net Assets $258,998

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
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.44 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 88.29 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 86.84 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 87.27 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.90 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 84.74 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 90.99 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.04 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 82.75 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 79.75 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 68.07 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 67.18 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 71.34 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 90.47 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 83.91 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 93.02 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 76.98 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 74.96 two stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 78.90 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 43-1536498
Name in IRS Master File MENTORS INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 November, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Ronald J. Dunford Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$117,600 7.61% Mark Petersen Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mentors International (UT) 87.44 three stars
Operation Bootstrap Africa (MN) 95.15 four stars
Kiva (CA) 91.60 four stars
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 90.00 four stars
One World Children's Fund (CA) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mentors International
65 East Wadsworth Park Drive
Suite 207
Draper, UT 84020
tel: (801) 676-7776
fax: (801) 676-7775
EIN: 43-1536498

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Board Leadership

Richard Tanner
Board Chair

CEO

Ron Dunford
CEO

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