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First Nations Development Institute

Strengthening American Indian economies

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four stars

97.13

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 97.13 four stars
  Financial 95.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of grants awarded
163
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
3,090,180
Number of organizations applying for grants
667
Median grant amount
15,000
Average grant amount
20,210
Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations
94,920
Number of people educated through Convenings, Webinars & Conferences
4,765
Number of convenings hosted by the organization
162
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
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) 97.13 four stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 95.88 four stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 86.37 three stars
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 91.70 four stars
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (NM) 87.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,611,717
   Federated Campaigns $126
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $696,016
Total Contributions $7,307,859
   Program Service Revenue $188,447
Total Primary Revenue $7,496,306
   Other Revenue $247,533
TOTAL REVENUE $7,743,839
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,391,980
   Administrative Expenses $659,349
   Fundraising Expenses $445,384
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,496,713
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $247,126
   
Net Assets $11,175,617

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 Tribal & Community Institutions $3,985,451 62.4%
Nourishing Native Foods and Health $1,624,356 25.4%
Investing in Native Youth $497,566 7.8%

Ratings History
First Nations Development Institute has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 97.13 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 98.23 four stars
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

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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$178,957 2.38% Michael E. Roberts President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 97.13 four stars
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (NM) 87.30 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 95.88 four stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 86.37 three stars
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 91.70 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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