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Hesperian Health Guides

Knowledge for Action. Action for Health.

two stars

76.78

1919 Addison Street Suite 304
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 845-1447   Web Site
EIN: 94-6109093

Board Leadership
Bill Lankford & Susan Weissert
Co-Chairs

CEO
Sarah Shannon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.78 two stars
  Financial 67.42 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Hesperian Health Guides promotes health justice on a global scale by addressing urgent, emerging, and primary health needs, structural inequalities, and their root causes. Designed and distributed with directly affected communities, our 300 digital and print health information tools in 85 languages support people in 221 countries taking greater control over their health and lives and working to eliminate the underlying causes of poor health.

Gender, women's rights, and women's health concerns are central to our work. We create materials and health guides of critical importance to women's physical and psychological well-being, including workers' health and safety; reproductive, environmental, and children's health; living with chronic illness and disabilities; and primary health care.

Hesperian Health Guides promotes health justice on a global scale by addressing urgent, emerging, and primary health needs, structural inequalities, and their root causes. Designed and distributed with directly affected communities, our 300 digital and print health information tools in 85 languages support people in 221 countries taking greater control over their health and lives and working to eliminate the underlying causes of poor health.

Gender, women's rights, and women's health concerns are central to our work. We create materials and health guides of critical importance to women's physical and psychological well-being, including workers' health and safety; reproductive, environmental, and children's health; living with chronic illness and disabilities; and primary health care.

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Financial

one star

67.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth -4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.4%
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) 76.78 two stars
International Community Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
Shared Interest (NY) 85.07 three stars
Alfalit International (FL) 93.98 four stars
EMpower (NY) 92.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,352,356
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,352,356
   Program Service Revenue $247,805
Total Primary Revenue $1,600,161
   Other Revenue $122
TOTAL REVENUE $1,600,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,231,991
   Administrative Expenses $109,888
   Fundraising Expenses $280,358
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,622,237
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-21,954
   
Net Assets $485,931

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
Health Outreach $418,991 34.0%
Content Development $390,103 31.7%
Digital Delivery $267,565 21.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 76.78 two stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,492 6.99% Sarah Shannon Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hesperian Health Guides (CA) 76.78 two stars
Global Volunteers (MN) 89.95 three stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.12 four stars
TechnoServe (VA) 85.41 three stars
Shared Interest (NY) 85.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hesperian Health Guides
1919 Addison Street
Suite 304
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 845-1447
fax: (888) 729-1796
EIN: 94-6109093

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Board Leadership

Bill Lankford & Susan Weissert
Co-Chairs

CEO

Sarah Shannon
Executive Director

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