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International : Development and Relief Services

Faith In Practice

Life changing medical mission

96.46

7500 Beechnut Street Suite 208
Houston, TX 77074
tel: (713) 484-5555   Web Site
EIN: 76-0415986

Board Leadership
Norman Lewis
Chair

CEO
Rev. Linda L. McCarty
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Faith In Practice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Faith In Practice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Faith In Practice (TX) 96.46
Islamic Relief USA (VA) 92.38
Medical Benevolence Foundation (TX) 90.68
The Armenian EyeCare Project (CA) 94.44
SIGN Fracture Care International (WA) 96.05

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Incorporated in 1994, the mission of Faith In Practice is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. Our mission is based on an ecumenical understanding that as people of God we are called to demonstrate the love and compassion that is an outward sign of God's presence among us. Faith In Practice's life-changing medical mission is to minister to the poor, while providing a spiritually enriching experience for our volunteers.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,690,732
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $528,483
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,219,215
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,219,215
   Other Revenue $33,749
TOTAL REVENUE $7,252,964
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,564,729
   Administrative Expenses $482,327
   Fundraising Expenses $323,107
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,370,163
   
Payments to Affiliates $755,359
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-117,199
   
Net Assets $3,436,844

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Faith In Practice has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 10/01/2016 96.46
2014-08 06/09/2016 96.46
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 97.42
2013-08 09/01/2014 96.13
2012-08 09/01/2013 95.85
2011-08 08/01/2012 95.79
2010-08 09/20/2011 95.82
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 91.27
2007-12 04/01/2009 95.65
2006-12 12/01/2007 95.49
2005-12 12/01/2006 97.86
2004-12 07/01/2006 98.25
2003-12 04/01/2005 95.23

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 76-0415986
Name in IRS Master File FAITH IN PRACTICE
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(179) Other health services
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 May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,365 1.75% Rev. Linda L. McCarty President & CEO

Incorporated in 1994, the mission of Faith In Practice is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. Our mission is based on an ecumenical understanding that as people of God we are called to demonstrate the love and compassion that is an outward sign of God's presence among us. Faith In Practice's life-changing medical mission is to minister to the poor, while providing a spiritually enriching experience for our volunteers.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Faith In Practice (TX) 96.46
World Pediatric Project (VA) 89.98
Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International (MS) 92.27
Touch Foundation (NY) 92.36
Catholic Relief Services (MD) 85.18

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Charity Contact Info

Faith In Practice
7500 Beechnut Street
Suite 208
Houston, TX 77074
tel: (713) 484-5555
fax: (713) 484-5556
EIN: 76-0415986

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Board Leadership

Norman Lewis
Chair

CEO

Rev. Linda L. McCarty
President, CEO

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