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International : Development and Relief Services

Trickle Up

The first steps out of poverty

two stars

79.49

104 West 27th Street 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 255-9980   Web Site
EIN: 06-1043042

Board Leadership
Penelope Foley
Board Chair

CEO
William Abrams
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.49 two stars
  Financial 71.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

71.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth -6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trickle Up on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trickle Up on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trickle Up (NY) 79.49 two stars
Trees for the Future (MD) 86.31 three stars
EMpower (NY) 90.46 four stars
The Hunger Project (NY) 91.97 four stars
Water Mission (SC) 92.06 four stars

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Founded in 1979, Trickle Up empowers people living on less than $1.25 a day to take the first steps out of poverty, providing them with resources to build sustainable livelihoods for a better quality of life. In partnership with local agencies, we provide training and seed capital grants to launch or expand a microenterprise and savings support to build assets. We work in 5 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Central America. We also focus our support on women and people with disabilities. Trickle Up believes in people and their capacity to make a difference in their own lives. We empower the world's poorest people to develop their potential and strengthen their communities. We pursue this goal in a way that encourages innovation and leadership, maximizes resources and promotes communication and cooperation among all Trickle Up constituencies.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,528,125
   Federated Campaigns $11,238
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $981,339
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,520,702
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,520,702
   Other Revenue $89,899
TOTAL REVENUE $3,610,601
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,154,334
   Administrative Expenses $305,011
   Fundraising Expenses $581,020
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,040,365
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $570,236
   
Net Assets $3,673,778

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
Program Support $591,881 27.5%
Program Implementation $502,090 23.3%
Technical Assistance and Research $452,355 21.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 10/01/2016 79.49 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 81.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 76.89 two stars
2014-08 11/01/2015 76.20 two stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 73.00 two stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 79.59 two stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 76.36 two stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 78.81 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 88.58 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 83.85 three stars
2008-08 09/01/2009 82.12 three stars
2007-08 09/01/2008 90.17 four stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 89.63 three stars
2005-08 03/01/2007 86.36 three stars
2004-08 07/01/2005 88.20 three stars
2003-08 06/01/2004 94.33 four stars
2002-08 11/01/2003 89.16 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 06-1043042
Name in IRS Master File TRICKLE UP PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code S43
NTEE Classification Management Services for Small Business, Entrepreneurs
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(181) Scientific research for government
(405) Loans or grants for minority businesses
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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
$127,791 4.20% William M. Abrams President
Other Salaries of Note
$132,965 4.37% Jayashri Sarkar VP, Programs

Founded in 1979, Trickle Up empowers people living on less than $1.25 a day to take the first steps out of poverty, providing them with resources to build sustainable livelihoods for a better quality of life. In partnership with local agencies, we provide training and seed capital grants to launch or expand a microenterprise and savings support to build assets. We work in 5 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Central America. We also focus our support on women and people with disabilities. Trickle Up believes in people and their capacity to make a difference in their own lives. We empower the world's poorest people to develop their potential and strengthen their communities. We pursue this goal in a way that encourages innovation and leadership, maximizes resources and promotes communication and cooperation among all Trickle Up constituencies.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trickle Up (NY) 79.49 two stars
Vital Voices Global Partnership (DC) 92.49 four stars
World Hope International (VA) 92.38 four stars
Room to Read (CA) 90.80 four stars
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trickle Up
104 West 27th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 255-9980
fax: (212) 255-9974
EIN: 06-1043042

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Board Leadership

Penelope Foley
Board Chair

CEO

William Abrams
President

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