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International : Development and Relief Services

Alfalit International

Literacy for All

four stars

90.55

3026 NW 79th Avenue Miami, FL 33122
tel: (305) 597-9077   Web Site
EIN: 59-1595459

Board Leadership
Joseph Milton
President, Chairman

CEO
Catherine F. Penrod
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.55 four stars
  Financial 88.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We are a faith-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1961 by Eulalia Cook, Justo and Luisa Gonzalez. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and well-being of the people in the communities we serve by providing high-quality. cost-effective education.

We offer programs in literacy, basic education, early childhood development/preschool, health, nutrition, job and skills training and community development in the most impoverished urban and rural areas in 15 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Alfalit reaches very poor and remote areas and provides high quality, cost-effective education with compassion and respect for the people we teach.

After 57 years of service, Alfalit has touched the lives of over 8 million people to date. We reach 150,000 students per year, including 11,000 preschool children.

Last year alone, Alfalit helped 45,000 individuals around the world.

We are a faith-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1961 by Eulalia Cook, Justo and Luisa Gonzalez. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and well-being of the people in the communities we serve by providing high-quality. cost-effective education.

We offer programs in literacy, basic education, early childhood development/preschool, health, nutrition, job and skills training and community development in the most impoverished urban and rural areas in 15 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Alfalit reaches very poor and remote areas and provides high quality, cost-effective education with compassion and respect for the people we teach.

After 57 years of service, Alfalit has touched the lives of over 8 million people to date. We reach 150,000 students per year, including 11,000 preschool children.

Last year alone, Alfalit helped 45,000 individuals around the world.

Financial

three stars

88.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alfalit International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alfalit International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alfalit International (FL) 90.55 four stars
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Partners Worldwide (MI) 87.38 three stars
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Healing Waters International (CO) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,832,245
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,832,245
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,832,245
   Other Revenue $606,092
TOTAL REVENUE $5,438,337
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,450,808
   Administrative Expenses $290,839
   Fundraising Expenses $407,161
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,148,808
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $289,529
   
Net Assets $900,497

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Alfalit International has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/01/2020 90.55 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 93.98 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2019 88.31 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2018 87.58 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 86.65 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 83.92 three 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 59-1595459
Name in IRS Master File ALFALIT INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
(29) Other religious activities
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 November, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,350 2.90% Catherine Penrod Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alfalit International (FL) 90.55 four stars
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Kids Around the World (IL) 94.85 four stars
Synergos (NY) 89.28 three stars
World Hope International (VA) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alfalit International
3026 NW 79th Avenue
Miami, FL 33122
tel: (305) 597-9077
fax: (305) 597-9078
EIN: 59-1595459

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Board Leadership

Joseph Milton
President, Chairman

CEO

Catherine F. Penrod
Executive Director

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