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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Himalayan Cataract Project

Eradicating preventable & curable blindness

four stars

98.23

P.O. Box 55 Waterbury, VT 05676
tel: (888) 287-8530   Web Site
EIN: 03-0362926

Board Leadership
Geoffrey Tabin
Co-Founder & Chair

CEO
Job C. Heintz
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness through high quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of a world-class eye care infrastructure. At the core of HCP's work is its goal to achieve high-quality, low-cost eye care that can be sustained in the developing world for the long-term. HCP trains local eye care teams with methodologies optimized for the developing world. All training and education hinges on maximizing the capacity of eye care staff at all levels. This allows for the expansion of efficient eye care delivery, an increased number of patients treated, and an increased number of trained eye care specialists who can then train future eye care providers.

The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness through high quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of a world-class eye care infrastructure. At the core of HCP's work is its goal to achieve high-quality, low-cost eye care that can be sustained in the developing world for the long-term. HCP trains local eye care teams with methodologies optimized for the developing world. All training and education hinges on maximizing the capacity of eye care staff at all levels. This allows for the expansion of efficient eye care delivery, an increased number of patients treated, and an increased number of trained eye care specialists who can then train future eye care providers.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Himalayan Cataract Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Himalayan Cataract Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Himalayan Cataract Project (VT) 98.23 four stars
VillageReach (WA) 96.46 four stars
Preemptive Love Coalition (TX) 89.38 three stars
Village Health Works (NY) 97.36 four stars
Agape International Missions (CA) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,891,538
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $675,829
Total Contributions $10,567,367
   Program Service Revenue $86,427
Total Primary Revenue $10,653,794
   Other Revenue $1,355,712
TOTAL REVENUE $12,009,506
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,647,372
   Administrative Expenses $799,110
   Fundraising Expenses $532,017
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,978,499
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,031,007
   
Net Assets $11,407,145

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
Ethiopia $3,116,961 36.0%
Nepal $2,453,245 28.4%
Ghana $1,830,932 21.2%

Ratings History
Himalayan Cataract Project has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.07 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.20 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.05 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 93.39 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 96.16 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.19 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 92.19 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 92.18 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.06 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 98.97 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 99.10 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 99.46 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 99.31 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 98.96 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 96.78 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 89.03 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 03-0362926
Name in IRS Master File HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT 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
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 November, 1999
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$232,017 2.32% Job C. Heintz Chief Executive Officer

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Himalayan Cataract Project (VT) 98.23 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Himalayan Cataract Project
P.O. Box 55
Waterbury, VT 05676
tel: (888) 287-8530
fax: (802) 649-1041
EIN: 03-0362926

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Board Leadership

Geoffrey Tabin
Co-Founder & Chair

CEO

Job C. Heintz
Chief Executive Officer

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