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Central Asia Institute

CharityWatch report issued
June 2021

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
76%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$14
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Central Asia Institute
PO Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 59771

Other Names

CAI

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To empower communities of Central Asia through literacy and education, especially for girls; to promote peace through education; and to convey the importance of these activities globally.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2020

Program Percentage: 76%

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

$3,200,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $14

How many dollars Central Asia Institute spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$2,300,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Central Asia Institute IRS Form 990 51-0376237
Central Asia Institute Audited Financial Statements 51-0376237
Entity: Central Asia Institute
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 51-0376237
Entity: Central Asia Institute
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 51-0376237

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?
 
Central Asia Institute
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Central Asia Institute
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
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 Alice Thomas Executive Director $175,636
1
Name: Alice Thomas
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $175,636

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 Central Asia Institute (CAI) audit of September 30, 2020 (Note 1 re: Economic uncertainties):

"On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a global pandemic. As a result of the spread of COVID-19, economic uncertainties have arisen which may negatively impact CAI's operations. The overall potential impact is unknown at this time."


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