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

78.71

555 Amory Street Boston, 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 78.71 two stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 32.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,503,076
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,503,076
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,503,076
   Other Revenue $20,849
TOTAL REVENUE $1,523,925
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,477,026
   Administrative Expenses $51,371
   Fundraising Expenses $12,845
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,541,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-17,317
   
Net Assets $1,170,477

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,267 6.44% Holly Shepherd Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Charity Contact Info

South Africa Development Fund
555 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
tel: (617) 552-5511
EIN: 22-2674813

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Board Leadership

Heeten Kalan
Chair

CEO

Holly Shepherd
Executive Director