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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Himalayan Cataract Project

Eradicating preventable & curable blindness

98.23

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

Board Leadership
Geoffrey Tabin
Chairman

CEO
Job C. Heintz
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 22.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
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
The Haitian Project (RI) 86.13
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (NY) 91.96
Curamericas Global (NC) 85.15
Rise Against Hunger (NC) 89.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,016,387
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $252,190
Total Contributions $9,268,577
   Program Service Revenue $848,636
Total Primary Revenue $10,117,213
   Other Revenue $194,068
TOTAL REVENUE $10,311,281
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,323,117
   Administrative Expenses $1,123,064
   Fundraising Expenses $488,749
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,934,930
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,623,649
   
Net Assets $10,527,149

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 $3,610,672 35.0%
Ghana $2,607,550 25.3%
Nepal $1,934,436 18.7%

Ratings History
Himalayan Cataract Project has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 98.23
2018-12 09/03/2019 98.23
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.07
2016-12 04/01/2018 92.02
2015-12 03/01/2017 97.17
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.20
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.05
2013-12 05/01/2015 93.39
2012-12 12/20/2013 96.16
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.19
2010-12 03/01/2012 92.19
2009-12 11/01/2011 92.18
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.06
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 98.97
2008-12 04/01/2010 99.10
2007-12 02/01/2009 99.46
2006-12 12/01/2007 99.31
2005-12 12/15/2006 98.96
2004-12 11/01/2005 96.78
2003-12 12/01/2004 89.03

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
$243,484 2.04% Job C. Heintz Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Himalayan Cataract Project (VT) 98.23
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Ezra International (FL) 94.23
Sewa International, Inc (TX) 100.00
MAIA (CO) 96.66

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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
Chairman

CEO

Job C. Heintz
Chief Executive Officer

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