CharityWatch REPORT
Issued November 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 The Fistula Foundation audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 8, Change in By-laws):

"In 2009, the Foundation broadened their mission to permit them to support fistula treatment worldwide. At that time, the Foundation Board designated $4,115,869 specifically for the benefit of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital...

"During the year[] 2016, the Foundation made additional grants to the Hamlin Fistula Hospital of $788,536, so there is no remaining balance as of December 31, 2016."
According to The Fistula Foundation 2016 tax filing, the Foundation reports for Compensation Information: "DeAndra Hicks received severance pay of $64,166.65" (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III).

DeAndra Hicks is reported as "VP Marketing," receiving reportable compensation from the Foundation in the amount of $104,583 in 2016 (IRS Form 990 Part VII).

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