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International : Development and Relief Services

Thousand Currents

We fund local solutions. We exchange grassroots brilliance.

four stars

96.65

2120 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (415) 824-8384   Web Site
EIN: 77-0071852

Board Leadership
Fahad Ahmad
Chair

CEO
Rajasvini Bhansali
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.65 four stars
  Financial 95.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Thousand Currents partners with grassroots groups - led by women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the Global South - that are transforming their communities and creating lasting solutions to our shared global challenges.

Our partners develop solutions that are innovative and impactful. They work to ensure their communities have access to healthy and locally grown food, are able to enjoy economic prosperity that generates wellbeing for all people, and live in a safe and healthy environment that supports abundant life.

Thousand Currents partners with grassroots groups - led by women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the Global South - that are transforming their communities and creating lasting solutions to our shared global challenges.

Our partners develop solutions that are innovative and impactful. They work to ensure their communities have access to healthy and locally grown food, are able to enjoy economic prosperity that generates wellbeing for all people, and live in a safe and healthy environment that supports abundant life.

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Financial

four stars

95.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.90
  Program Expenses Growth 53.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thousand Currents on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thousand Currents on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thousand Currents (CA) 96.65 four stars
Haiti Outreach (MN) 93.59 four stars
World Neighbors (OK) 91.74 four stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.40 four stars
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,487,521
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,487,521
   Program Service Revenue $87,285
Total Primary Revenue $6,574,806
   Other Revenue $6,487
TOTAL REVENUE $6,581,293
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,841,838
   Administrative Expenses $163,767
   Fundraising Expenses $354,091
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,359,696
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,221,597
   
Net Assets $4,738,798

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
Grants $1,841,838 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 96.65 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.09 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 86.55 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 65.29 one star
2012-06 04/01/2014 75.60 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 66.78 one star
2011-06 02/01/2013 65.77 one star
2011-06 11/06/2012 64.57 one star
2011-06 10/01/2012 63.55 one star
2010-06 12/23/2011 91.28 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-06 09/01/2009 88.15 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 83.52 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 80.45 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 79.20 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 82.62 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 88.34 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 85.44 three 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 77-0071852
Name in IRS Master File THOUSAND CURRENTS
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 November, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,461 4.38% Rajasvini Bhansali Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Thousand Currents
2120 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (415) 824-8384
fax: (415) 528-2639
EIN: 77-0071852

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Board Leadership

Fahad Ahmad
Chair

CEO

Rajasvini Bhansali
Executive Director

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