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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Better World Fund

Implementing public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems

75.09

1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 887-9040   Web Site
EIN: 58-2366765

Board Leadership
R.E. Turner
Chairman

CEO
Kathryn Calvin Walters
President & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.09
  Financial 80.00
  Accountability & Transparency 71.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Better World Fund (BWF) was created in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner. The Better World Fund builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. The BWF coordinates several domestic advocacy and partnership efforts. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we seek to make it easy for corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to engage in the work of the United Nations.

The Better World Fund (BWF) was created in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner. The Better World Fund builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. The BWF coordinates several domestic advocacy and partnership efforts. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we seek to make it easy for corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to engage in the work of the United Nations.

Financial

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

71.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Better World Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Better World Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Better World Fund (DC) 75.09
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (DC) 87.11
World Food Program USA (DC) 90.41
UNICEF USA (NY) 89.18
USA for UNFPA (NY) 89.04

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $309,612
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $223,350
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $3,075,000
   Government Grants $38,404
Total Contributions $3,646,366
   Program Service Revenue $213,946
Total Primary Revenue $3,860,312
   Other Revenue $352,615
TOTAL REVENUE $4,212,927
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,433,894
   Administrative Expenses $353,119
   Fundraising Expenses $102,591
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,889,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-676,677
   
Net Assets $4,255,563

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
Advocacy $2,835,236 63.9%
United Nations Strengthening $1,598,658 36.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 75.09
2018-12 03/01/2020 79.26
2017-12 03/01/2019 78.51
2016-12 03/01/2018 77.20
2015-12 05/01/2017 84.74
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.01
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 75.35
2013-12 04/01/2015 83.59
2012-12 03/01/2015 82.39
2012-12 12/01/2013 78.84
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.00
2010-12 04/01/2012 81.96
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.38
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 80.55
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.17
2007-12 12/01/2008 84.29
2006-12 02/01/2008 81.68
2005-12 12/15/2006 79.72
2004-12 04/01/2006 94.37
2003-12 05/01/2005 91.63

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

EIN 58-2366765
Name in IRS Master File BETTER WORLD FUND
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name BETTER WORLD FUND
Ruling Date January, 2011
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$72,707 1.48% Kathryn Calvin Walters President & CEO $412,009
Other Salaries of Note
$310,628 6.35% Peter Yeo President of BWC, Senior VP $1,161
$163,647 3.34% Michael Beard Executive Director --
$156,660 3.20% George Hannum BWC Executive Director --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Better World Fund (DC) 75.09
World Food Program USA (DC) 90.41
USA for UNFPA (NY) 89.04
UNICEF USA (NY) 89.18
United Nations Foundation (DC) 90.71

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Charity Contact Info

Better World Fund
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 887-9040
fax: (202) 887-9021
EIN: 58-2366765

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Board Leadership

R.E. Turner
Chairman

CEO

Kathryn Calvin Walters
President & CEO

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