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International : Development and Relief Services

Synergos

Supporting personal reflection, bridging leaders and partnerships to change the systems that keep people in poverty

four stars

97.38

3 East 54th Street 14th floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (646) 963-2100   Web Site
EIN: 13-3392006

Board Leadership
Peggy Dulany
Founder and Chair

CEO
Don Mohanlal
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.38 four stars
  Financial 96.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

96.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.02
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Synergos on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Synergos on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Synergos (NY) 97.38 four stars
Root Capital (MA) 93.98 four stars
ACCION International (MA) 92.71 four stars
Room to Read (CA) 91.33 four stars
Plant With Purpose (CA) 94.79 four stars

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Synergos brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty and creates opportunities for individuals and their communities to thrive. Systemic change requires collaboration. Solutions to poverty are often built in silos - and therefore fail. Synergos creates, promotes, and sustains collaborations among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities. We foster successful collaborations by building trust, designing and implementing change processes, and enhancing the effectiveness of bridging leaders and institutions.
Our approach uses four elements that increase individual and collective effectiveness to address complex problems: personal reflection, bridging leadership, systems thinking and collaboration. This approach develops bridging leaders and helps create inclusive partnerships and institutions - contributing to changes in systems, improved system outcomes, and improved lives.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,737,425
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,975,110
   Fundraising Events $503,058
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,747,727
Total Contributions $16,963,320
   Program Service Revenue $1,344,689
Total Primary Revenue $18,308,009
   Other Revenue $495,206
TOTAL REVENUE $18,803,215
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,204,601
   Administrative Expenses $1,710,381
   Fundraising Expenses $821,173
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,736,155
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,067,060
   
Net Assets $23,415,126

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
Agriculture in Ethiopia $3,773,315 33.7%
Networks $3,366,935 30.0%
Partnerships $2,327,785 20.8%

Ratings History
Synergos has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 98.69 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 98.68 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.73 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2013 95.05 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.30 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.18 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.97 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 72.55 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 72.33 two stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 92.32 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 95.23 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 86.68 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 83.46 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 80.93 three 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 13-3392006
Name in IRS Master File SYNERGOS INSTITUTE INC
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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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, 1987
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
$307,657 2.23% Robert H. Dunn President & CEO

Synergos brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty and creates opportunities for individuals and their communities to thrive. Systemic change requires collaboration. Solutions to poverty are often built in silos - and therefore fail. Synergos creates, promotes, and sustains collaborations among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities. We foster successful collaborations by building trust, designing and implementing change processes, and enhancing the effectiveness of bridging leaders and institutions.
Our approach uses four elements that increase individual and collective effectiveness to address complex problems: personal reflection, bridging leadership, systems thinking and collaboration. This approach develops bridging leaders and helps create inclusive partnerships and institutions - contributing to changes in systems, improved system outcomes, and improved lives.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Synergos (NY) 97.38 four stars
Safe Water Network (NY) 93.38 four stars
Kiva (CA) 96.69 four stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.71 four stars
Global Greengrants Fund (CO) 94.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Synergos
3 East 54th Street
14th floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (646) 963-2100
fax: (646) 201-5220
EIN: 13-3392006

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Board Leadership

Peggy Dulany
Founder and Chair

CEO

Don Mohanlal
President, CEO

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