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Human Services : Social Services

First Nations Development Institute

Strengthening Native American Communities & Economies

96.81

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 96.81
  Financial 96.64
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

First Nations Development Institute is a national, nonprofit, Native American organization whose mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities.

We believe that only solutions designed by Native peoples, for Native peoples, through the control of their assets and based on their cultural values, will succeed.

Our strategies are to:

*Educate Grassroots Practitioners through training, technical assistance, and peer learning.

*Advocate For Systemic Change by building power in Native communities and affirming tribes' peer-to-peer status with the federal government.

*Capitalize Indian Communities through grants to tribes and Native groups to ensure that Native people receive physical, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural benefits.

First Nations' board is 100% Native American and our staff is majority Native.

First Nations Development Institute is a national, nonprofit, Native American organization whose mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities.

We believe that only solutions designed by Native peoples, for Native peoples, through the control of their assets and based on their cultural values, will succeed.

Our strategies are to:

*Educate Grassroots Practitioners through training, technical assistance, and peer learning.

*Advocate For Systemic Change by building power in Native communities and affirming tribes' peer-to-peer status with the federal government.

*Capitalize Indian Communities through grants to tribes and Native groups to ensure that Native people receive physical, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural benefits.

First Nations' board is 100% Native American and our staff is majority Native.

Financial

96.64

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.38
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
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) 96.81
AISES (NM) 89.77
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 96.17
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 96.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,099,467
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,034,393
Total Contributions $15,133,860
   Program Service Revenue $162,851
Total Primary Revenue $15,296,711
   Other Revenue $570,480
TOTAL REVENUE $15,867,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,883,568
   Administrative Expenses $842,529
   Fundraising Expenses $641,357
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,367,454
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,499,737
   
Net Assets $28,377,520

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 $4,286,850 48.3%
Nourishing Native Foods & Health $3,348,258 37.7%
Investing in Native Youth $667,009 7.5%

Ratings History
First Nations Development Institute has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 96.81
2019-06 09/01/2020 94.71
2018-06 07/01/2019 97.13
2017-06 06/01/2018 98.23
2016-06 11/01/2017 96.65
2015-06 03/01/2017 96.66
2015-06 09/01/2016 94.74
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.59
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.02
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.68
2012-06 06/01/2013 97.04
2011-06 03/01/2013 94.34
2011-06 02/01/2013 92.00
2011-06 07/01/2012 87.98
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.86
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 78.95
2009-06 06/01/2010 68.04
2008-06 08/01/2009 77.86
2007-06 08/01/2008 87.73
2006-06 04/01/2007 86.49

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,207 1.95% Michael E. Roberts President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.81
AISES (NM) 89.77
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 96.46
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 96.17

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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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