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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Help the Helpless

Dedicated to improving the lives of extremely disabled and poor children.

four stars

94.74

P.O. Box 270308 Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
tel: (877) 762-8857   Web Site
EIN: 41-1878721

CEO
Father Robert Altier
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Help the Helpless is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor children in Southern India. Help the Helpless supports St. Mary's School and Orphanage for handicapped, deaf, orphaned, abandoned and poor children living in severe poverty. Help the Helpless was started in 1969 by Fr. Antony, a Catholic Priest who has devoted his life to serving the poor. Since St. Mary's opened its doors in 1969, they have provided physical, emotional, spiritual, educational and financial help for hundreds of handicapped and poor children, providing these young people with the tools they need to be self-sufficient. St. Mary's School and Orphanage welcomes all visitors and invites you to visit and stay with us in India, free of charge.

Help the Helpless is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor children in Southern India. Help the Helpless supports St. Mary's School and Orphanage for handicapped, deaf, orphaned, abandoned and poor children living in severe poverty. Help the Helpless was started in 1969 by Fr. Antony, a Catholic Priest who has devoted his life to serving the poor. Since St. Mary's opened its doors in 1969, they have provided physical, emotional, spiritual, educational and financial help for hundreds of handicapped and poor children, providing these young people with the tools they need to be self-sufficient. St. Mary's School and Orphanage welcomes all visitors and invites you to visit and stay with us in India, free of charge.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.69
  Program Expenses Growth 54.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Help the Helpless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Help the Helpless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Help the Helpless (MN) 94.74 four stars
Coptic Orphans (VA) 93.15 four stars
Share & Care Foundation (NJ) 94.79 four stars
Unbound (KS) 91.76 four stars
Heart for Africa (GA) 91.96 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $707,545
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $707,545
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $707,545
   Other Revenue $2,558
TOTAL REVENUE $710,103
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $767,994
   Administrative Expenses $59,212
   Fundraising Expenses $20,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $847,966
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-137,863
   
Net Assets $1,996,834

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
Support for St. Mary's School in India $551,171 71.8%
Support Missionary Groups $216,823 28.2%

Ratings History
Help the Helpless has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 94.74 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.74 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 88.01 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.03 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.89 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 82.34 three stars
2013-12 09/01/2015 82.52 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 81.83 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 83.38 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 82.66 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 83.72 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.28 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.73 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.19 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.11 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 94.60 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 94.58 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 83.27 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 93.76 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 76.79 two 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 41-1878721
Name in IRS Master File HELP THE HELPLESS
NTEE Code Q11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 April, 1998
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
Not compensated -- Father Robert Altier President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Help the Helpless (MN) 94.74 four stars
Save the Children (CT) 85.57 three stars
The Tibet Fund (NY) 96.66 four stars
Christian Relief Fund (TX) 96.91 four stars
Children of Promise (IN) 89.09 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Help the Helpless
P.O. Box 270308
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
tel: (877) 762-8857
EIN: 41-1878721

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CEO

Father Robert Altier
President

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