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CharityWatch report issued
November 2018

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

440 R Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Other Names

Africare House

Tax Status


Stated Mission

Works to improve the quality of life of the people in Africa by building partnerships with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive lives and communities, and is a leading voice in addressing African development and policy issues.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2017

Program Percentage: 97%

The percentage of Africare's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $1

How many dollars Africare spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Africare IRS Form 990 23-7116952
Africare Audited Financial Statements 23-7116952
Entity: Africare
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 23-7116952
Entity: Africare
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 23-7116952

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
meets governance benchmarks.
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Robert Mallett President $160,078
2 Brian Grant Chief of Party $133,090
3 Earlene Barnes Chief HR Administrative Officer $127,901
Name: Robert Mallett
Title: President
Compensation: $160,078
Name: Brian Grant
Title: Chief of Party
Compensation: $133,090
Name: Earlene Barnes
Title: Chief HR Administrative Officer
Compensation: $127,901

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.
According to the Africare audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 11, Contingency):

"On October 17, 2016, Africare received a letter from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) claiming approximately $1,273,738 is due back to the agency for questioned costs resulting from Africare's 2015 fiscal year compliance audit. For the year ended June 30, 2017, management of Africare has obtained the supporting documentation to address the questioned costs totaling $1,226,311, leaving a remaining questioned costs balance of $47,427. The amount is recorded as a liability in the June 30, 2017 financial statements.

"The ability of Africare to continue as a going concern is dependent on the success of Africare's Board and management in raising unrestricted funding during the coming fiscal year and subsequent years to ensure that expenditures do not continue to exceed available funds. The [audited] financial statements have been prepared assuming that Africare will continue as a going concern. Management of Africare plans to cut costs and has demonstrated that they will have future commitments to sustain operations from donors for fiscal year 2018."
According to the Africare audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 12, Litigation):

"As of June 30, 2017, Africare is the defendant in a number of legal actions in various countries. These lawsuits were filed in previous years against Africare for failure to properly abide by laws in the country for payroll and other fringe compensations entitled to local employees. Africare has accrued $291,100 for those lawsuits that are considered to be probable loss and estimable. While the final outcome cannot be determined at this time, management is of the opinion that the ultimate liability, if any, from the final resolution of these matters will not have a material effect on Africare's financial statements."
According to the Africare audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 15, Accordia Merger):

"Effective July 16, 2016, Africare and Accordia Global Health Foundation (Accordia) merged. Africare acquired staff, a portfolio of programs and cash from Accordia's existing programs. The cash received totaled $549,248... There were no other remaining assets or liabilities on Accordia's financial records."
According to the Africare audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 13, Loss Due to Misappropriation of Assets):

"During the year ended June 30, 2016, Africare recorded a loss due to misappropriation of assets. Africare's Tanzania program had payments totaling 751,802,879 Tanzania Shillings (equivalent $349,676) that were initially scheduled to be made to the Tanzania Revenue Authority but were rerouted to a fictitious company. In addition, Africare owes the Tanzania Revenue Authority interest and fees due to nonpayment totaling 174,557,608 Tanzania Shillings (equivalent $81,269). As of June 30, 2017, Africare had a remaining liability totaling $78,815 to the Tanzania Revenue Authority, which was paid subsequent to year end. Legal matters initiated by Africare against the former employee continue."

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