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International : Development and Relief Services

Tostan

Community-led development

four stars

92.54

718 7th Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 505-3925   Web Site
EIN: 98-0118876

Board Leadership
Dr. Cheikh Mbacke
Board Chair

CEO
Elena Bonometti
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.54 four stars
  Financial 90.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Tostan's mission is to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Tostan means "breakthrough" in the West African language of Wolof. Since 1991, Tostan has brought its holistic 30-month education program to thousands of communities in ten African countries. Currently, Tostan offers an education program called the Community Empowerment Program to hundreds of villages in West and East Africa.

Tostan's mission is to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Tostan means "breakthrough" in the West African language of Wolof. Since 1991, Tostan has brought its holistic 30-month education program to thousands of communities in ten African countries. Currently, Tostan offers an education program called the Community Empowerment Program to hundreds of villages in West and East Africa.

Financial

four stars

90.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tostan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tostan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Tostan (DC) 92.54 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,796,201
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,047,033
Total Contributions $8,843,234
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,843,234
   Other Revenue $-120,479
TOTAL REVENUE $8,722,755
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,452,396
   Administrative Expenses $1,177,502
   Fundraising Expenses $332,842
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,962,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $760,015
   
Net Assets $10,533,617

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
Community Empowerment Program (CEP) $6,452,396 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.54 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.34 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.07 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 93.19 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 97.13 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.18 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.02 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 96.04 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.82 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 95.91 four 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 98-0118876
Name in IRS Master File TOSTAN 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 (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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, 1992
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,000 0.90% Molly Melching Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$110,000 1.38% Alexander Davey Chief Operating Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tostan (DC) 92.54 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Tostan
718 7th Street NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 505-3925
EIN: 98-0118876

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Board Leadership

Dr. Cheikh Mbacke
Board Chair

CEO

Elena Bonometti
Chief Executive Officer

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