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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Global Fund for Children

Advancing the dignity of children and youth worldwide

three stars

86.73

1101 Fourteenth Street, NW Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 331-9003   Web Site
EIN: 56-1834887

Board Leadership
James Sheridan
Chair

CEO
Susan Goodell
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.73 three stars
  Financial 81.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth -8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Fund for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Fund for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Fund for Children (DC) 86.73 three stars
Synergos (NY) 96.59 four stars
Nuru International (CA) 93.86 four stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 100.00 four stars
Room to Read (CA) 91.33 four stars

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The Global Fund for Children's (GFC) mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world's most vulnerable children and youth, complemented by a dynamic media program that, through books, documentary photography, and film, highlights the issues affecting children and celebrates the global society in which we all live. Since 1997, GFC has distributed more than $13.9 million in grants to more than 364 groups in 72 countries worldwide. In addition to providing opportunities for vulnerable children, our grantmaking model contributes to the growth of civil society, encourages the development of homegrown philanthropy, and supports social entrepreneurship.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,533,525
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $689,185
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,222,710
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,222,710
   Other Revenue $115,080
TOTAL REVENUE $6,337,790
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,623,546
   Administrative Expenses $344,075
   Fundraising Expenses $1,045,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,012,681
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $325,109
   
Net Assets $5,375,815

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
Grant Distribution for Vulnerable Children $4,374,312 94.6%
Communications $249,234 5.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 86.73 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 79.73 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.53 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.61 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.08 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 95.24 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.76 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 96.07 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 98.58 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 96.30 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 95.52 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 90.91 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 95.80 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 56-1834887
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(92) Literary 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 February, 1994
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,481 2.63% Susan Goodell Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$182,708 3.03% Victoria Dunning Executive VP, Programs
$165,958 2.76% Jim Klein VP, Finance and Operations

The Global Fund for Children's (GFC) mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world's most vulnerable children and youth, complemented by a dynamic media program that, through books, documentary photography, and film, highlights the issues affecting children and celebrates the global society in which we all live. Since 1997, GFC has distributed more than $13.9 million in grants to more than 364 groups in 72 countries worldwide. In addition to providing opportunities for vulnerable children, our grantmaking model contributes to the growth of civil society, encourages the development of homegrown philanthropy, and supports social entrepreneurship.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Fund for Children (DC) 86.73 three stars
Root Capital (MA) 93.98 four stars
dZi Foundation (CO) 96.20 four stars
Global Greengrants Fund (CO) 94.74 four stars
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Global Fund for Children
1101 Fourteenth Street, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 331-9003
fax: (202) 331-9004
EIN: 56-1834887

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Board Leadership

James Sheridan
Chair

CEO

Susan Goodell
Chief Executive Officer

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