CharityWatch REPORT
Issued September 2017

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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According to a November 13, 2017 press release, All Hands Volunteers and Happy Hearts Fund have merged to form a single organization named All Hands and Hearts -- Smart Response. "By listening to local communities, and deploying the unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, All Hands and Hearts will rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure" in areas impacted by natural disasters, according to the press release.

CharityWatch's current rating of All Hands Volunteers is based on the charity's financial activities for the fiscal year-ended August 31, 2016 and, therefore, does not include the activities of Happy Hearts Fund. CharityWatch will provide a rating of the combined organization, All Hands and Hearts -- Smart Response, once we are able to analyze its initial 12-month fiscal year-ended audited financial statements and IRS Form 990 tax filing. At this time, CharityWatch does not offer a separate, pre-merger rating for Happy Hearts Fund.

[See the "Donor Alerts & Articles / Media" Tab for a link to more information regarding the All Hands Volunteers and Happy Hearts Fund merger, including a "Press Kit" with the November 13th press release.]
CharityWatch's rating of All Hands Volunteers is based on its audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016, which also include the financial activities of the All Hands affiliates, All Hands Volunteers (UK) Trust (the "Trust") and All Hands Volunteers Philippines, Inc.

According to Note 1 of the All Hands fiscal 2016 consolidated audit:

"...The Trust is a non-profit organization formed in the United Kingdom, whose purpose is to solicit funds on behalf of All Hands. Amounts received by the Trust are distributed periodically to All Hands at the discretion of the Trust's Board of Trustees. Additionally, the majority of the voting members of the Trust are also voting members of All Hands. All Hands Philippines is a non-profit organization formed in the Philippines, whose purpose is to provide relief for victims of natural disasters in the Philippines. The majority of the voting members of All Hands Philippines are also voting members of All Hands..."
According to the All Hands Volunteers consolidated audit of August 31, 2016 (Note 1, Donated Services), All Hands received in-kind donations valued at approximately $687,000 in fiscal 2016. The in-kind donations received in fiscal 2016 and 2015 "primarily consist of construction services performed on homes affected by Project Detroit, Project Nepal, and the flooding in the United States and various equipment used for disaster recovery efforts."

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found by clicking on "About CharityWatch" from the navigation bar and then clicking on "Criteria & Methodology".]

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