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First Nations Development Institute

Strengthening American Indian economies

four stars

96.65

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 96.65 four stars
  Financial 97.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Total number of grants awarded
175
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
2,843,630
Number of organizations applying for grants
593
Median grant amount
16,190
Average grant amount
16,250
Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations
42,342
Number of people educated through Convenings, Webinars & Conferences
13,466
Number of convenings hosted by the organization
419
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Financial

four stars

97.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.6%
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) 96.65 four stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 92.92 four stars
Soaring Eagle (MT) 85.63 three stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 86.46 three stars
Navajo Ministries (NM) 86.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,469,056
   Federated Campaigns $4,530
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $458,658
Total Contributions $6,932,244
   Program Service Revenue $254,631
Total Primary Revenue $7,186,875
   Other Revenue $207,990
TOTAL REVENUE $7,394,865
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,129,144
   Administrative Expenses $508,178
   Fundraising Expenses $638,151
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,275,473
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,119,392
   
Net Assets $10,951,650

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
Native American Foods and Health $1,978,204 38.6%
Strengthening Native American Nonprofits $1,588,772 31.0%
Financial and Investor Education $794,997 15.5%

Ratings History
First Nations Development Institute has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 96.65 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,476 2.66% Michael E. Roberts President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.65 four stars
Soaring Eagle (MT) 85.63 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 92.92 four stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 86.46 three stars
Navajo Ministries (NM) 86.86 three 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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