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International : Development and Relief Services

Friendship Bridge

Empowered women eliminating poverty

four stars

90.07

405 Urban Street Suite 140
Lakewood, CO 80228
tel: (303) 674-0717   Web Site
EIN: 84-1141078

Board Leadership
Susan Zimmermann & James F. Wood
Co-Chair

CEO
Karen Larson
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07 four stars
  Financial 86.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friendship Bridge's mission is to provide microcredit, education, and health services to Guatemalan women so that they can create their own solutions to poverty for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our vision is of a world in which empowered women choose their own path. Friendship Bridge (FB) has designed our Microcredit Plus program to ensure that it is accessible, relevant, and resonant to our target population -- women. We offer microcredit, education, and health services only to women, and we work in the rural areas using the local indigenous languages (of which there are over 20).

Friendship Bridge's mission is to provide microcredit, education, and health services to Guatemalan women so that they can create their own solutions to poverty for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our vision is of a world in which empowered women choose their own path. Friendship Bridge (FB) has designed our Microcredit Plus program to ensure that it is accessible, relevant, and resonant to our target population -- women. We offer microcredit, education, and health services only to women, and we work in the rural areas using the local indigenous languages (of which there are over 20).

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Financial

three stars

86.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 51.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friendship Bridge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friendship Bridge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.07 four stars
The Resource Foundation (NY) 93.87 four stars
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HOPE International (PA) 91.41 four stars
Thousand Currents (CA) 92.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $903,296
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $81,283
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $85,158
Total Contributions $1,069,737
   Program Service Revenue $4,281,270
Total Primary Revenue $5,351,007
   Other Revenue $190,779
TOTAL REVENUE $5,541,786
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,446,437
   Administrative Expenses $376,359
   Fundraising Expenses $140,098
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,962,894
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $578,892
   
Net Assets $5,510,502

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
MicroCredit Plus Program $4,422,424 99.5%
Nurses Education Program $24,013 0.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 90.07 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.02 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.02 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.71 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.78 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.74 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 93.76 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 92.17 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 96.77 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 88.25 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.64 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 92.86 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.32 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 85.12 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 84.47 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 84.14 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 86.49 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 87.30 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 84-1141078
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE
NTEE Code Q99
NTEE Classification International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security N.E.C.
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
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 July, 1990
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
$154,254 3.10% Karen Larson President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.07 four stars
Givedirectly Inc. (NY) 100.00 four stars
Mentors International (UT) 91.16 four stars
The Negev Foundation (OH) 87.29 three stars
Safe Water Network (NY) 91.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friendship Bridge
405 Urban Street
Suite 140
Lakewood, CO 80228
tel: (303) 674-0717
fax: (303) 674-1525
EIN: 84-1141078

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Board Leadership

Susan Zimmermann & James F. Wood
Co-Chair

CEO

Karen Larson
President and CEO

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