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CHOICE Humanitarian

The end of poverty is building people, not projects

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four stars

90.87

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

Board Leadership
Niels Valentiner
Board Chair

CEO
Leah Barker
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.87 four stars
  Financial 87.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of paid participants on field trips
910
This impact information is current as of September 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

87.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 50.4%
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) 90.87 four stars
Shared Interest (NY) 92.38 four stars
ACCION International (MA) 87.75 three stars
BRAC USA (NY) 85.85 three stars
World Neighbors (OK) 90.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,339,926
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $323,258
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,663,184
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,663,184
   Other Revenue $49,721
TOTAL REVENUE $3,712,905
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,421,945
   Administrative Expenses $412,496
   Fundraising Expenses $562,100
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,396,541
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-683,636
   
Net Assets $596,462

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 $1,197,681 35.0%
Environmental Programs $1,197,680 35.0%
Economic Development $1,026,584 30.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/03/2019 90.87 four stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 88.01 three stars
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

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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,000 2.52% Leah Barker Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 90.87 four stars
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Nuru International (CA) 93.74 four stars
Synergos (NY) 92.54 four stars
Thousand Currents (CA) 94.22 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
Board Chair

CEO

Leah Barker
Chief Executive Officer

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