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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Fistula Foundation

Help give a woman a new life.

92.27

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

Board Leadership
Kelly Brennan
Chair

CEO
Kate Grant
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.27
  Financial 89.08
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 early 2020, we celebrated 50,000 life-transforming fistula repair surgeries. To date, we have awarded fistula treatment project grants working at more than 150 sites in 32 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 early 2020, we celebrated 50,000 life-transforming fistula repair surgeries. To date, we have awarded fistula treatment project grants working at more than 150 sites in 32 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.

Financial

89.08

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.5%
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) 92.27
International Orthodox Christian Charities (MD) 87.62
Medical Ambassadors International (CA) 87.78
Hands Together (MA) 87.90
The BOMA Project (VT) 90.56

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,417,747
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,417,747
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,417,747
   Other Revenue $691,504
TOTAL REVENUE $12,109,251
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,642,576
   Administrative Expenses $1,100,283
   Fundraising Expenses $1,036,551
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,779,410
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-670,159
   
Net Assets $11,591,205

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 $10,642,576 100.0%

Ratings History
Fistula Foundation has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 92.27
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.84
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.43
2016-12 12/01/2018 92.48
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.77
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.53
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.34
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.54
2013-12 11/01/2014 97.09
2012-12 10/01/2013 98.91
2011-12 10/01/2012 96.95
2010-12 11/01/2011 95.12
2010-12 10/01/2011 93.05
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.89
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 91.62
2008-12 02/01/2010 91.67
2007-12 12/17/2008 95.48
2006-12 11/01/2007 92.57
2005-12 11/01/2006 92.55
2004-12 07/01/2005 80.08

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$231,797 1.81% Kate Grant Chief Executive Officer

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Fistula Foundation (CA) 92.27
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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

Kelly Brennan
Chair

CEO

Kate Grant
Chief Executive Officer

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