International : Development and Relief Services

ECHO

Fighting world hunger

four stars

93.29

17391 Durrance Road North Fort Myers, FL 33917
tel: (239) 543-3246   Web Site
EIN: 23-7275283

Board Leadership
Dennis R. Morrow
Board Chair

CEO
David Erickson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.29 four stars
  Financial 91.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ECHO exists to reduce hunger and improve lives through agricultural training and resources. A non-denominational Christian organization, its international headquarters is located on a tropical agriculture demonstration farm in North Fort Myers, Florida. ECHO provides agricultural and appropriate technology training and resources to development workers in more than 180 countries. Among these resources is a large knowledge base of practical information, experienced technical support and an extensive seed bank focused on highly beneficial underutilized plants. ECHO also works to identify, validate, document and disseminate best practices in sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology. Finally, ECHO creates opportunities for field-based practitioners to connect with each other to share experience, ideas and encouragement. In a time of rising food prices, more women, children and men are facing hunger and malnutrition.

ECHO exists to reduce hunger and improve lives through agricultural training and resources. A non-denominational Christian organization, its international headquarters is located on a tropical agriculture demonstration farm in North Fort Myers, Florida. ECHO provides agricultural and appropriate technology training and resources to development workers in more than 180 countries. Among these resources is a large knowledge base of practical information, experienced technical support and an extensive seed bank focused on highly beneficial underutilized plants. ECHO also works to identify, validate, document and disseminate best practices in sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology. Finally, ECHO creates opportunities for field-based practitioners to connect with each other to share experience, ideas and encouragement. In a time of rising food prices, more women, children and men are facing hunger and malnutrition.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of organization members
15,302
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

four stars

91.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ECHO on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ECHO on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,507,996
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,507,996
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,507,996
   Other Revenue $591,569
TOTAL REVENUE $4,099,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,432,219
   Administrative Expenses $511,103
   Fundraising Expenses $258,833
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,202,155
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-102,590
   
Net Assets $4,117,115

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,004 2.52% David Erickson President & CEO

Mission

ECHO exists to reduce hunger and improve lives through agricultural training and resources. A non-denominational Christian organization, its international headquarters is located on a tropical agriculture demonstration farm in North Fort Myers, Florida. ECHO provides agricultural and appropriate technology training and resources to development workers in more than 180 countries. Among these resources is a large knowledge base of practical information, experienced technical support and an extensive seed bank focused on highly beneficial underutilized plants. ECHO also works to identify, validate, document and disseminate best practices in sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology. Finally, ECHO creates opportunities for field-based practitioners to connect with each other to share experience, ideas and encouragement. In a time of rising food prices, more women, children and men are facing hunger and malnutrition.

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ECHO (FL) 93.29 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

ECHO
17391 Durrance Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
tel: (239) 543-3246
EIN: 23-7275283

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Board Leadership

Dennis R. Morrow
Board Chair

CEO

David Erickson
Chief Executive Officer