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Fistula Foundation

Help give a woman a new life.

four stars

93.84

1922 The Alameda Suite 302
San Jose, CA 95126
tel: (866) 756-3700   Web Site
EIN: 77-0547201

Board Leadership
Bill Mann
Chair

CEO
Kate Grant
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.84 four stars
  Financial 91.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Fistula Foundation believes that no woman should have to suffer a life of shame and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into the world. We are dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for obstetric fistula, a wrenching childbirth injury, in Africa and Asia.

We are the global leader in the battle against obstetric fistula. In 2018, we celebrated 39,866 women transformed by fistula surgery, and to date, we have awarded fistula treatment project grants working at more than 150 sites in 31 countries throughout Africa and Asia.

Fistula Foundation adheres to the highest standards in our financial management. We only invite grant requests from proven partners, and our board and staff review biannual reports from the programs we fund. We are also dedicated to keeping our operating expenses low.

Fistula Foundation believes that no woman should have to suffer a life of shame and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into the world. We are dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for obstetric fistula, a wrenching childbirth injury, in Africa and Asia.

We are the global leader in the battle against obstetric fistula. In 2018, we celebrated 39,866 women transformed by fistula surgery, and to date, we have awarded fistula treatment project grants working at more than 150 sites in 31 countries throughout Africa and Asia.

Fistula Foundation adheres to the highest standards in our financial management. We only invite grant requests from proven partners, and our board and staff review biannual reports from the programs we fund. We are also dedicated to keeping our operating expenses low.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Fistula Surgeries
8,148
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

four stars

91.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fistula Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fistula Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fistula Foundation (CA) 93.84 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,221,965
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,221,965
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,221,965
   Other Revenue $674,989
TOTAL REVENUE $10,896,954
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,623,222
   Administrative Expenses $1,039,825
   Fundraising Expenses $915,683
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,578,730
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $318,224
   
Net Assets $10,560,498

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
Treatment and Surgeon Training $8,623,222 100.0%

Ratings History
Fistula Foundation has received 14 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.84 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.43 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 92.48 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.77 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.53 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.34 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.54 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 97.09 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 98.91 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 96.95 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 95.12 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 93.05 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.89 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 91.62 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 91.67 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 95.48 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 92.57 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 92.55 four stars
2004-12 07/01/2005 80.08 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 77-0547201
Name in IRS Master File THE FISTULA FOUNDATION
NTEE Code E50
NTEE Classification Rehabilitative Medical Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
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 April, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$235,999 2.23% Kate Grant Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Contact Info

Fistula Foundation
1922 The Alameda
Suite 302
San Jose, CA 95126
tel: (866) 756-3700
fax: (408) 244-7328
EIN: 77-0547201

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Board Leadership

Bill Mann
Chair

CEO

Kate Grant
Chief Executive Officer

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