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CHOICE Humanitarian

The end of poverty is building people, not projects

four stars

90.58

7879 South 1530 West Suite 200
West Jordan, UT 84088
tel: (801) 474-1937   Web Site
EIN: 74-2494806

Board Leadership
Niels Valentiner
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Leah Barker
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.58 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, CHOICE (Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Inter-Cultural Exchange) Humanitarian is ending extreme poverty by focusing on sustainable village development. Our goal is to connect motivated villages to resources and tools to change their lives. By building skills, capacities and leadership of the villagers - the entire community brings itself out of the cycle of poverty.

Over the last 34 years, we have worked in over 15 countries throughout the world. We are headquartered in West Jordan, Utah with advisories councils starting throughout North America. Currently, CHOICE is focusing on 7 countries: Nepal, Kenya, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Guatemala.

Founded in 1982, CHOICE (Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Inter-Cultural Exchange) Humanitarian is ending extreme poverty by focusing on sustainable village development. Our goal is to connect motivated villages to resources and tools to change their lives. By building skills, capacities and leadership of the villagers - the entire community brings itself out of the cycle of poverty.

Over the last 34 years, we have worked in over 15 countries throughout the world. We are headquartered in West Jordan, Utah with advisories councils starting throughout North America. Currently, CHOICE is focusing on 7 countries: Nepal, Kenya, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Guatemala.

Results Information

Reported Results
Showing 3 of 4
Total in 2016
Decrease in percentage of those in extreme poverty (Lamjung, Nepal)
7
Decrease in dissatisfaction rate with village leadership (Lamjung, Nepal)
9
Decrease in dissatisfaction rate of education (Lamjung, Nepal)
9
Percentage decrease in families who never save (Lamjung, Nepal)
4
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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 26.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CHOICE Humanitarian on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CHOICE Humanitarian on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 90.58 four stars
NESsT (CA) 85.69 three stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.05 four stars
Nuru International (CA) 93.98 four stars
World Hope International (VA) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,059,547
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $219,390
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,278,937
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,278,937
   Other Revenue $133,041
TOTAL REVENUE $4,411,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,856,540
   Administrative Expenses $244,666
   Fundraising Expenses $250,200
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,351,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $60,572
   
Net Assets $1,280,098

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
Education and Health Programs $1,349,789 35.0%
Environmental Programs $1,349,789 35.0%
Economic Development $1,156,962 30.0%

Ratings History
CHOICE Humanitarian has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.58 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 93.98 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 92.86 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 93.25 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 95.54 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 93.74 four stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 93.32 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 88.48 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 75.54 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 67.64 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 91.73 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 84.08 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 81.74 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 70.09 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 73.56 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 65.22 one star
2003-08 02/01/2005 67.59 one star
2002-08 11/01/2003 78.76 two stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 93.79 four 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 74-2494806
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR HUMANITARIAN OUTREACH AND INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 September, 1988
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,000 2.20% Leah Barker Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 90.58 four stars
International Community Foundation (CA) 100.00 four stars
Global Volunteers (MN) 85.24 three stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.06 four stars
Village Enterprise (CA) 91.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CHOICE Humanitarian
7879 South 1530 West
Suite 200
West Jordan, UT 84088
tel: (801) 474-1937
fax: (801) 474-1919
EIN: 74-2494806

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Board Leadership

Niels Valentiner
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Leah Barker
Chief Executive Officer

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