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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Help the Helpless

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

three stars

88.01

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 88.01 three stars
  Financial 83.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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.

Financial

three stars

83.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.53
  Program Expenses Growth -14.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Help the Helpless (MN) 88.01 three stars
World Orphans (CO) 93.91 four stars
Community Partners International (CA) 95.95 four stars
Tanzanian Children's Fund (MA) 96.60 four stars
ORPHANetwork (VA) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $922,612
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $922,612
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $922,612
   Other Revenue $6,953
TOTAL REVENUE $929,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $343,457
   Administrative Expenses $55,747
   Fundraising Expenses $28,843
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $428,047
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $501,518
   
Net Assets $2,097,957

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 $263,457 76.7%
Support Missionary Groups $80,000 23.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 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
Not compensated -- Father Robert Altier President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Help the Helpless (MN) 88.01 three stars
Children's Shelter of Cebu (MN) 92.49 four stars
The American Committee for the Tel Aviv Foundation (NY) 86.41 three stars
Children International (MO) 89.78 three stars
ORPHANetwork (VA) 96.46 four 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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