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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs (Grantmaking)

South Africa Development Fund

Providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies

two stars

78.60

555 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 552-5511   Web Site
EIN: 22-2674813

Board Leadership
Heeten Kalan
Chair

CEO
Holly Shepherd
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.60 two stars
  Financial 96.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The South Africa Development Fund (SADF), formerly known as Fund for a Free South Africa, was established in 1985 by a group of South Africans living in exile in the United States. SADF provides grants to community-based organizations committed to non-sexist, non-racial, democratic practices and which address human rights through health, education, economic development, environmental justice and democracy-building. SADF seeks to use philanthropy to promote grassroots activism aimed at providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies. SADF has used its grantmaking to focus on the needs of the most disadvantaged sectors of South Africa: women, children, rural people, unemployed, residents of informal settlements, elderly and disabled.

The South Africa Development Fund (SADF), formerly known as Fund for a Free South Africa, was established in 1985 by a group of South Africans living in exile in the United States. SADF provides grants to community-based organizations committed to non-sexist, non-racial, democratic practices and which address human rights through health, education, economic development, environmental justice and democracy-building. SADF seeks to use philanthropy to promote grassroots activism aimed at providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies. SADF has used its grantmaking to focus on the needs of the most disadvantaged sectors of South Africa: women, children, rural people, unemployed, residents of informal settlements, elderly and disabled.

Financial

four stars

96.02

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Africa Development Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Africa Development Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Africa Development Fund (MA) 78.60 two stars
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 96.46 four stars
Equality Now (NY) 94.13 four stars
Global Fund for Women (CA) 86.16 three stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 89.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $819,008
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $819,008
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $819,008
   Other Revenue $10,869
TOTAL REVENUE $829,877
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $847,166
   Administrative Expenses $45,876
   Fundraising Expenses $11,795
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $904,837
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-74,960
   
Net Assets $1,009,644

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
Grants Program $847,166 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 78.60 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 77.63 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 77.63 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-06 10/01/2014 74.87 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 77.40 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 81.59 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.64 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 73.78 two stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 94.53 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 84.00 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 95.91 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 90.02 four stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 94.74 four stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 93.34 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 94.75 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 22-2674813
Name in IRS Master File SOUTH AFRICA DEVELOPMENT FUND INC
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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 December, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$91,875 10.15% Holly Shepherd Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Africa Development Fund (MA) 78.60 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

South Africa Development Fund
555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 552-5511
fax: (617) 522-5591
EIN: 22-2674813

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Board Leadership

Heeten Kalan
Chair

CEO

Holly Shepherd
Executive Director

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