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All Hands and Hearts

CharityWatch report issued
September 2019

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

Efficiently & effectively addresses the immediate & long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters; helps to build safer, more resilient schools, homes and infrastructure.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 08/31/2018

Program Percentage: 96%

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: $1

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 and Hearts Smart Response Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response IRS Form 990 20-3414952
Entity: All Hands and Hearts Smart Response
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: All Hands and 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 $138,006
2 Sara Hanafin Senior Director of Corporate Relations $100,762
Name: Erik Dyson
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $138,006
Name: Sara Hanafin
Title: Senior Director of Corporate Relations
Compensation: $100,762

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 - Smart Response (All Hands) is based on its audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2018, which also include the financial activities of the All Hands affiliate, All Hands Volunteers (UK) Trust (the Trust).

According to the All Hands fiscal 2018 consolidated audit (Note 1, Organization Merge):

"On September 1, 2017 All Hands Volunteers, Inc. and Happy Hearts Fund, Inc. merged to form a new organization; All Hands and Hearts Smart Response, Inc. ... The primary reason for the merger was to utilize synergies among their respective organizations and maximize the impact of their respective missions..."

According to the All Hands fiscal 2018 consolidated audit (Note 2, Principles of Consolidation):

"... On January 8, 2019, the Trust's name was changed to All Hands and Hearts (UK) Trust. 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 intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in [the audit] consolidation."

[See Related External Articles in the "Articles & Alerts" section, below, for a link to the press release regarding the All Hands Volunteers and Happy Hearts Fund merger that occurred in 2017.]

Related External Articles