International : Development and Relief Services

Thousand Currents

We fund local solutions. We exchange grassroots brilliance.

four stars

94.28

1330 Broadway Suite 301
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 824-8384   Web Site
EIN: 77-0071852

Board Leadership
Fahad Ahmad
Chair

CEO
Solomé Lemma
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.28 four stars
  Financial 92.97 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

92.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 34.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,505,494
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,505,494
   Program Service Revenue $70,560
Total Primary Revenue $6,576,054
   Other Revenue $60,131
TOTAL REVENUE $6,636,185
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,486,283
   Administrative Expenses $593,476
   Fundraising Expenses $846,907
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,926,666
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $709,519
   
Net Assets $6,279,215

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,761 2.17% Solome Lemma Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$175,000 2.95% Kailee Scales Director

Mission

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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Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank (IL) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Thousand Currents
1330 Broadway
Suite 301
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 824-8384
fax: (415) 528-2639
EIN: 77-0071852

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Board Leadership

Fahad Ahmad
Chair

CEO

Solomé Lemma
Executive Director