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International : Development and Relief Services

Trickle Up

three stars

83.84

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 83.84 three stars
  Financial 77.16 two 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.

Trickle Up helps people in extreme poverty and vulnerability advance their economic and social well-being. We drive large-scale change by partnering with governments, global institutions, and local organizations.

Since our founding in 1979, we've helped more than one million of the poorest, most vulnerable people move to greater economic self-sufficiency and connection with their communities. We provide women, indigenous families, people with disabilities, and refugees with seed capital grants, skills training, coaching, and the support they need to create small businesses. We connect them to savings groups where they save money and access credit with others, create plans for the future, and enact change in their communities. We help people connect with others in their villages, build self-confidence, and find their voice because poverty is about more than just money-it's about exclusion.

Trickle Up helps people in extreme poverty and vulnerability advance their economic and social well-being. We drive large-scale change by partnering with governments, global institutions, and local organizations.

Since our founding in 1979, we've helped more than one million of the poorest, most vulnerable people move to greater economic self-sufficiency and connection with their communities. We provide women, indigenous families, people with disabilities, and refugees with seed capital grants, skills training, coaching, and the support they need to create small businesses. We connect them to savings groups where they save money and access credit with others, create plans for the future, and enact change in their communities. We help people connect with others in their villages, build self-confidence, and find their voice because poverty is about more than just money-it's about exclusion.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Percentage of participants who have healthier eating habits, regularly able to consume fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
73
Percentage decrease of the number of households experiencing food scarcity relative to a control group
13
Average increase in dollars of households' total value of land and livelihood assets, compared to an average value of $73 at the outset.
618
Amount of participants' average savings in dollars, up from only $2 at the start of the project
138
Percentage of participants who report being decision-makers in the home, compared to only 15% at the start of the project
95
Percentage of particpants with disabilities who participate in social activities with their families or communities
94
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Financial

two stars

77.16

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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.58
  Program Expenses Growth -1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
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) 83.84 three stars
Haiti Outreach (MN) 93.59 four stars
Nuru International (CA) 93.98 four stars
Kiva (CA) 90.73 four stars
One Acre Fund (IL) 94.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,561,005
   Federated Campaigns $6,602
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $668,902
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $499,737
Total Contributions $5,736,246
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,736,246
   Other Revenue $114,368
TOTAL REVENUE $5,850,614
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,384,484
   Administrative Expenses $335,717
   Fundraising Expenses $563,232
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,283,433
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,567,181
   
Net Assets $6,386,751

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 Implementation $700,083 29.3%
Program Support $511,805 21.5%
Research $481,080 20.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 12/01/2017 83.84 three stars
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]
Ruling Date June, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,643 4.10% William M. Abrams President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trickle Up (NY) 83.84 three stars
Friends of Women's World Banking (FWWB) (NY) 87.58 three stars
Tostan (DC) 92.54 four stars
The Hunger Project (NY) 90.71 four stars
EMpower (NY) 90.21 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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