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Sustainable Harvest International

Partnering with people for the planet since 1997.

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two stars

76.24

104 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605
tel: (207) 669-8254   Web Site
EIN: 43-2023182

Board Leadership
Charlotte Dougherty
Chair

CEO
Renée Johnson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.24 two stars
  Financial 68.25 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Vision: People and the environment thriving in a healthy balance.

Mission: We preserve the environment by partnering with families to improve well-being through sustainable farming.

Sustainable Harvest International provides farming families in Central America with the training and tools to preserve tropical forests and overcome poverty-all through sustainable agriculture.

Since 1997, Sustainable Harvest International's local field trainers have helped local individuals and families learn from each other and become more independent, rather than relying on outside aid.

Through participating in Sustainable Harvest International's innovative, hands-on, and long-term program, families become stewards of the environment, with increased incomes and better nutrition.

To date, Sustainable Harvest International has helped plant almost 4 million trees and has worked with more than 2,000 families. To learn more, visit www.sustainableharvest.org.

Vision: People and the environment thriving in a healthy balance.

Mission: We preserve the environment by partnering with families to improve well-being through sustainable farming.

Sustainable Harvest International provides farming families in Central America with the training and tools to preserve tropical forests and overcome poverty-all through sustainable agriculture.

Since 1997, Sustainable Harvest International's local field trainers have helped local individuals and families learn from each other and become more independent, rather than relying on outside aid.

Through participating in Sustainable Harvest International's innovative, hands-on, and long-term program, families become stewards of the environment, with increased incomes and better nutrition.

To date, Sustainable Harvest International has helped plant almost 4 million trees and has worked with more than 2,000 families. To learn more, visit www.sustainableharvest.org.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Acres of land that have been reforested by the organization
131
Number of trees planted
103,901
Number of individuals attending community events or trainings
2,074
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

one star

68.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 74.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sustainable Harvest International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sustainable Harvest International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sustainable Harvest International (ME) 76.24 two stars
Synergos (NY) 92.54 four stars
Tostan (DC) 90.18 four stars
charity: water (NY) 88.15 three stars
NESsT (CA) 85.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,295,679
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,295,679
   Program Service Revenue $5,175
Total Primary Revenue $1,300,854
   Other Revenue $12,440
TOTAL REVENUE $1,313,294
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,123,513
   Administrative Expenses $158,007
   Fundraising Expenses $192,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,474,478
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,184
   
Net Assets $125,597

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
Technical Training $1,095,746 97.5%
World Service Trips $27,767 2.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 76.24 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 89.80 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 84.98 three stars
2014-06 02/01/2015 83.40 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 79.01 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 78.90 two stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 86.80 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 86.70 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 91.56 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 91.10 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.22 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 88.07 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 87.98 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 93.17 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 90.46 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 93.35 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 93.28 four stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 82.74 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 43-2023182
Name in IRS Master File SUSTAINABLE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 December, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,138 5.50% Renee Johnson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$73,000 4.95% Florence Reed Founder & President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sustainable Harvest International (ME) 76.24 two stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.17 four stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars
Shared Interest (NY) 92.38 four stars
Landesa (WA) 95.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sustainable Harvest International
104 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
tel: (207) 669-8254
EIN: 43-2023182

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1447
Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Board Leadership

Charlotte Dougherty
Chair

CEO

Renée Johnson
Executive Director

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