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International : Development and Relief Services

Friendship Bridge

Empowered women eliminating poverty

90.71

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 90.71
  Financial 87.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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).

Financial

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 51.7%
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) 90.71
Acumen (NY) 93.84
Shared Interest (NY) 88.30
Thousand Currents (CA) 94.28
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 89.10

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,035,909
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $97,149
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,133,058
   Program Service Revenue $4,848,559
Total Primary Revenue $5,981,617
   Other Revenue $188,228
TOTAL REVENUE $6,169,845
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,215,032
   Administrative Expenses $435,065
   Fundraising Expenses $124,064
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,774,161
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $395,684
   
Net Assets $5,943,318

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 $5,184,707 99.4%
Nurses Education Program $30,325 0.6%

Ratings History
Friendship Bridge has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 90.71
2018-12 12/01/2019 90.07
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.02
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.02
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.71
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.71
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 94.69
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.78
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.74
2012-12 12/01/2013 93.76
2011-12 12/20/2012 92.17
2010-12 03/01/2012 96.77
2009-12 10/01/2011 88.25
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.64
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 92.86
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.32
2007-12 02/01/2009 85.12
2006-12 11/01/2007 84.47
2005-12 11/01/2006 84.14
2004-12 12/01/2005 86.49

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,254 2.77% Karen Larson President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.71
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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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