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International : Development and Relief Services

Hesperian Health Guides

Publishing for community health and empowerment

two stars

79.96

1919 Addison Street Suite 304
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (888) 729-1796   Web Site
EIN: 94-6109093

Board Leadership
Bill Lankford & Linda Spangler
Co-Chairs

CEO
Sarah Shannon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.96 two stars
  Financial 72.54 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Hesperian Health Guides is a non-profit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. Hesperian publications are written simply and heavily illustrated so that people with little formal education can understand, apply, and share health information. Developed collaboratively with health workers and community members from around the world, our books and newsletters address the underlying social, political, and economic causes of poor health and suggest ways groups can organize to improve health conditions in their communities.

Hesperian Health Guides is a non-profit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. Hesperian publications are written simply and heavily illustrated so that people with little formal education can understand, apply, and share health information. Developed collaboratively with health workers and community members from around the world, our books and newsletters address the underlying social, political, and economic causes of poor health and suggest ways groups can organize to improve health conditions in their communities.

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Financial

two stars

72.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth -8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hesperian Health Guides on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hesperian Health Guides on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hesperian Health Guides (CA) 79.96 two stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 95.79 four stars
Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank (IL) 90.91 four stars
Haiti Outreach (MN) 87.12 three stars
Mission: Hope (GA) 93.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,389,575
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,796
Total Contributions $1,404,371
   Program Service Revenue $398,494
Total Primary Revenue $1,802,865
   Other Revenue $1,947
TOTAL REVENUE $1,804,812
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,301,752
   Administrative Expenses $138,656
   Fundraising Expenses $247,045
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,687,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $117,359
   
Net Assets $509,385

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
Book Development $416,857 32.0%
Health Outreach $515,999 39.6%
Digital Delivery $200,869 15.4%
Book Order Fulfillment $168,027 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 79.96 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 80.88 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 82.93 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 82.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 79.65 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 84.42 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 89.77 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.76 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 88.67 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.78 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 93.43 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 70.20 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 64.25 one star
2006-06 03/01/2007 80.45 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 68.22 one star
2003-12 08/01/2005 91.04 four 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 94-6109093
Name in IRS Master File HESPERIAN HEALTH GUIDES
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 October, 1964
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,239 6.53% Sarah Shannon Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hesperian Health Guides (CA) 79.96 two stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.05 four stars
The Hunger Project (NY) 88.33 three stars
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Kiva (CA) 91.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hesperian Health Guides
1919 Addison Street
Suite 304
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (888) 729-1796
fax: (510) 845-9141
EIN: 94-6109093

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Board Leadership

Bill Lankford & Linda Spangler
Co-Chairs

CEO

Sarah Shannon
Executive Director

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