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International : Development and Relief Services

Trickle Up

four stars

95.55

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 95.55 four stars
  Financial 93.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

93.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 40.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
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) 95.55 four stars
Partners Worldwide (MI) 87.38 three stars
The Negev Foundation (OH) 87.29 three stars
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 88.94 three stars
The Resource Foundation (NY) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,799,193
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $795,727
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,881,511
Total Contributions $4,476,431
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,476,431
   Other Revenue $74,336
TOTAL REVENUE $4,550,767
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,634,446
   Administrative Expenses $700,345
   Fundraising Expenses $643,396
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,978,187
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,427,420
   
Net Assets $6,909,524

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 $3,516,816 53.0%
Technical Support $1,658,609 25.0%
Program Support $489,971 7.4%

Ratings History
Trickle Up has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 12/01/2020 95.55 four stars
2018-08 09/03/2019 94.13 four stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 91.84 four stars
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,665 1.87% William Abrams President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trickle Up (NY) 95.55 four stars
One World Children's Fund (CA) 98.23 four stars
Kids Around the World (IL) 94.85 four stars
BRAC USA (NY) 87.62 three stars
Landesa (WA) 88.09 three 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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