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International : Development and Relief Services

Women for Women International

Helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives

81.73

2000 M St, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 737-7705   Web Site
EIN: 52-1838756

Board Leadership
Jan Rock Zubrow
Chair of the Board

CEO
Laurie Adams
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.73
  Financial 74.35
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

74.35

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth -8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women for Women International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women for Women International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women for Women International (DC) 81.73
IDEX (CA) 89.09
Solar Electric Light Fund (DC) 86.50
Plant With Purpose (CA) 94.79
Living Water International (TX) 90.27

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Women for Women International (WWI) provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. Women begin in our Sponsorship Program where direct financial aid from a sponsor helps them deal with the immediate effects of war and conflict such as lack of food, water, medicine and other necessities. The next leg of the journey is the Renewing Women's Life Skills (ReneWLS) Program that provides them with rights awareness, leadership education and vocational and technical skills training. Women build upon existing skills and learn new ones in order to regain their strength, stability and stature on the path to becoming active citizens.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,747,836
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,527,642
   Related Organizations $2,754,713
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $23,030,191
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $23,030,191
   Other Revenue $-55,038
TOTAL REVENUE $22,975,153
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,634,318
   Administrative Expenses $1,305,338
   Fundraising Expenses $4,250,308
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,189,964
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $785,189
   
Net Assets $16,507,288

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
Training and Related Programs $16,146,986 97.1%
Media, Communications and Outreach $487,332 2.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 81.73
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.85
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 76.85
2013-12 04/01/2015 81.62
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.62
2011-12 12/20/2012 88.99
2010-12 10/01/2011 90.71
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.20
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 86.47
2008-12 02/01/2010 84.57
2007-12 12/01/2008 84.65
2006-12 12/01/2007 93.06
2005-12 12/01/2006 92.98
2004-12 01/01/2006 90.25
2003-12 04/01/2005 90.16

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1838756
Name in IRS Master File WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 October, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$244,375 1.10% Jennifer L. Windsor Chief Executive Officer

Women for Women International (WWI) provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. Women begin in our Sponsorship Program where direct financial aid from a sponsor helps them deal with the immediate effects of war and conflict such as lack of food, water, medicine and other necessities. The next leg of the journey is the Renewing Women's Life Skills (ReneWLS) Program that provides them with rights awareness, leadership education and vocational and technical skills training. Women build upon existing skills and learn new ones in order to regain their strength, stability and stature on the path to becoming active citizens.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women for Women International (DC) 81.73
Outreach International (MO) 88.22
Opportunity International (IL) 91.16
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development (MI) 94.69
American India Foundation (NY) 87.66

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Charity Contact Info

Women for Women International
2000 M St, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 737-7705
fax: (202) 737-7709
EIN: 52-1838756

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 9224
Central Islip, NY 11722

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Board Leadership

Jan Rock Zubrow
Chair of the Board

CEO

Laurie Adams
President

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