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All Hands and Hearts

CharityWatch report issued
August 2022

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

All Hands and Hearts
6 County Road
Suite 6
Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Other Names

All Hands
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response
All Hands Volunteers
Happy Hearts Fund

Tax Status


Stated Mission

All Hands and Hearts provides community-inspired, volunteer-powered disaster relief.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 08/31/2021

Program Percentage: 93%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $3

How many dollars All Hands and Hearts spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
All Hands & Hearts Smart Response & Affiliate Audited Consolidated Financial Statements multiple
All Hands & Hearts Smart Response IRS Form 990 20-3414952
Entity: All Hands & Hearts Smart Response & Affiliate
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: multiple
Entity: All Hands & Hearts Smart Response
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 20-3414952

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?
All Hands and Hearts
meets governance benchmarks.
All Hands and Hearts
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 Opt-In Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Erik Dyson Executive Director $128,994
2 William Burke CFO $112,428
Name: Erik Dyson
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $128,994
Name: William Burke
Title: CFO
Compensation: $112,428

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.

CharityWatch's rating of All Hands and Hearts (AHAH) also includes the financial activities of All Hands and Hearts (UK) Trust, which are consolidated in the AHAH audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2021.

According to the All Hands and Hearts Smart Response consolidated audit of August 31, 2021 (Note 1 re: Principles of Consolidation):

"The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of All Hands and Hearts Smart Response, Inc. ('AHAH') and its affiliate, All Hands and Hearts (UK) Trust (the 'Trust'). The Trust is a non-profit organization formed in the United Kingdom, whose purpose is to solicit funds on behalf of AHAH. Amounts received by the Trust are distributed periodically to AHAH 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 AHAH. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in [the audit] consolidation."

According to the All Hands and Hearts Smart Response (AHAH) consolidated audit of August 31, 2021 (Note 1 re: Donated Services), AHAH received in-kind donations in fiscal 2021 on which it placed a value of approximately $1,620,000.

[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 on the Our Process page.]

According to the All Hands and Hearts Smart Response consolidated audit of August 31, 2021 (Note 10, COVID-19 Pandemic):

"In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak started to affect the region in which the Organization operates. In connection with this outbreak, the Governor of the State of Massachusetts ordered all non-essential businesses be shut down immediately. Under this order, the Organization suspended all programs in March 2020 and utilized subcontractors on limited, essential work that had to be completed for the benefit of certain beneficiaries.

"On May 1, 2020, the Organization received a First Draw Loan in the amount of $220,000, at a fixed interest rate of 1.00% payable over two years, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program ('PPP') under...the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ('CARES Act'), enacted on March 27, 2020. Under the terms of the PPP, if the proceeds were used for eligible costs, the loan could be forgiven in its entirety. The Organization used the proceeds from the loan for eligible costs, consisting of payroll costs, retirement and health benefits, and other eligible costs during the covered period.

"On March 31, 2021, the Organization was approved for full forgiveness by the Small Business Administration. Debt forgiveness income in the amount of $220,000 has been recorded on the accompanying [audited] consolidated statement of activities and changes in net assets for the year ended August 31, 2021.

"On May 4, 2021, the Organization received a Second Draw PPP Loan in the amount of $700,000. The loan matures in approximately five years, and bears interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum... The funds from the loan have been used for eligible costs, consisting of payroll costs, retirement and health benefits, and other eligible costs during the covered period. Under the terms of the PPP, the loan can be forgiven if the funds are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act. Management anticipates that the full amount of the loan will be forgiven.

"It is currently uncertain what the long-term effect of the pandemic will have on the Organization's operations. No provision for losses has been made in the accompanying [audited] consolidated financial statements."

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