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First Nations Development Institute

Strengthening American Indian economies

four stars

96.66

2432 Main Street Second Floor
Longmont, CO 80501
tel: (303) 774-7836   Web Site
EIN: 54-1254491

Board Leadership
Benny Shendo, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Michael E. Roberts
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Nations Development Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Nations Development Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.66 four stars
Soaring Eagle (MT) 85.63 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 92.92 four stars
Navajo Ministries (NM) 90.38 four stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 92.75 four stars

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Through a three-pronged strategy of Educating Grassroots Practitioners, Advocating for Systemic Change, Capitalizing Indian Communities, First Nations Development Institute has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own - be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources - and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities. First Nations serves rural and reservation based Native American communities throughout the United States.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,923,757
   Federated Campaigns $3,438
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $400,624
Total Contributions $7,327,819
   Program Service Revenue $190,964
Total Primary Revenue $7,518,783
   Other Revenue $218,821
TOTAL REVENUE $7,737,604
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,990,217
   Administrative Expenses $406,486
   Fundraising Expenses $339,895
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,736,598
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,001,006
   
Net Assets $9,915,845

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
Strengthening Native American Nonprofits $1,812,291 36.3%
Native American Foods and Health $1,686,773 33.8%
Financial and Investor Education $1,067,512 21.4%

Ratings History
First Nations Development Institute has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 03/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 94.74 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.02 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.68 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 97.04 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 94.34 four stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 92.00 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 87.98 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.86 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 78.95 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 68.04 one star
2008-06 08/01/2009 77.86 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 87.73 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 86.49 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 69.54 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 70.85 two stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 73.47 two stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 79.07 two 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 54-1254491
Name in IRS Master File FIRST NATIONS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (521) Economic-political system of U.S.
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 August, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$158,657 2.76% Michael E. Roberts President

Through a three-pronged strategy of Educating Grassroots Practitioners, Advocating for Systemic Change, Capitalizing Indian Communities, First Nations Development Institute has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own - be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources - and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities. First Nations serves rural and reservation based Native American communities throughout the United States.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.66 four stars
Navajo Ministries (NM) 90.38 four stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 92.75 four stars
Soaring Eagle (MT) 85.63 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

First Nations Development Institute
2432 Main Street
Second Floor
Longmont, CO 80501
tel: (303) 774-7836
fax: (303) 774-7841
EIN: 54-1254491

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Board Leadership

Benny Shendo, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Michael E. Roberts
President

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