Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Solar Cookers International

Harnessing the sun to benefit people and the environment

four stars

91.68

2400 22nd Street Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95818
tel: (916) 455-4499   Web Site
EIN: 68-0153141

Board Leadership
Shishpal Rawat
President

CEO
Caitlyn Hughes
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.68 four stars
  Financial 88.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, Solar Cookers International (SCI) spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with plentiful sunshine and diminishing sources of cooking fuel. SCI has enabled 30,000 families in Africa to cook with the sun's energy, freeing women and children from the burdens of gathering wood and carrying it for miles. Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations--from all over the world--have learned about solar cooking through SCI's publications and educational materials, and have benefited from SCI's information exchange networks, research, and technical support. SCI is headquartered in Sacramento, California and maintains an office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Founded in 1987, Solar Cookers International (SCI) spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with plentiful sunshine and diminishing sources of cooking fuel. SCI has enabled 30,000 families in Africa to cook with the sun's energy, freeing women and children from the burdens of gathering wood and carrying it for miles. Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations--from all over the world--have learned about solar cooking through SCI's publications and educational materials, and have benefited from SCI's information exchange networks, research, and technical support. SCI is headquartered in Sacramento, California and maintains an office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of products distributed
3,960,000
Number of organizational partners
700
Number of editorial board meetings held
4
Number of requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material
359,832
Number of volunteers
50
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.41
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solar Cookers International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solar Cookers International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $682,074
   Federated Campaigns $3,905
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $685,979
   Program Service Revenue $7,941
Total Primary Revenue $693,920
   Other Revenue $32,274
TOTAL REVENUE $726,194
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $465,326
   Administrative Expenses $27,292
   Fundraising Expenses $61,657
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $554,275
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $171,919
   
Net Assets $1,005,513

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$15,938 2.87% Caitlyn Hughes Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$95,845 17.29% Julie Greene Former Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1987, Solar Cookers International (SCI) spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with plentiful sunshine and diminishing sources of cooking fuel. SCI has enabled 30,000 families in Africa to cook with the sun's energy, freeing women and children from the burdens of gathering wood and carrying it for miles. Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations--from all over the world--have learned about solar cooking through SCI's publications and educational materials, and have benefited from SCI's information exchange networks, research, and technical support. SCI is headquartered in Sacramento, California and maintains an office in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Charity Contact Info

Solar Cookers International
2400 22nd Street
Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95818
tel: (916) 455-4499
EIN: 68-0153141

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Board Leadership

Shishpal Rawat
President

CEO

Caitlyn Hughes
Executive Director