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International : Development and Relief Services

Tostan

Community-led development

three stars

87.27

655 New York Avenue NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 505-3925   Web Site
EIN: 98-0118876

Board Leadership
Kelly Hawke Baxter
Board Chair

CEO
Elena Bonometti
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.27 three stars
  Financial 82.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

three stars

82.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tostan (DC) 87.27 three stars
Health In Harmony (OR) 89.94 three stars
Trees for the Future (MD) 90.46 four stars
Water.org (MO) 95.12 four stars
El Porvenir (CO) 95.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,675,838
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,298,352
Total Contributions $6,974,190
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,974,190
   Other Revenue $324,554
TOTAL REVENUE $7,298,744
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,391,804
   Administrative Expenses $1,044,174
   Fundraising Expenses $413,101
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,849,079
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-550,335
   
Net Assets $3,572,994

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 87.27 three stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 90.10 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 90.18 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.78 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.91 four stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,045 1.66% Elena Bonometti Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tostan (DC) 87.27 three stars
Room to Read (CA) 92.00 four stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.71 four stars
Health In Harmony (OR) 89.94 three stars
TechnoServe (VA) 85.41 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tostan
655 New York Avenue NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 505-3925
EIN: 98-0118876

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Board Leadership

Kelly Hawke Baxter
Board Chair

CEO

Elena Bonometti
Chief Executive Officer

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