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Fistula Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
December 2022

Top-Rated Charity
A
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
84%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$6
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Fistula Foundation
1700 The Alameda
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95126-1724

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To end the suffering caused by the childbirth injury obstetric fistula by getting as many women treated as possible; focused on increasing the number of trained obstetric fistula surgeons to strengthen treatment capacity.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2021

Program Percentage: 84%

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

$13,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $6

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

$17,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
The Fistula Foundation IRS Form 990 77-0547201
The Fistula Foundation Audited Financial Statements 77-0547201
Entity: The Fistula Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 77-0547201
Entity: The Fistula Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 77-0547201

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?
 
Fistula Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Fistula Foundation
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 No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Kate Grant CEO $319,499
2 Anne Ferguson Deputy Director $198,614
3 Lindsey Pollaczek VP Programs $180,781
1
Name: Kate Grant
Title: CEO
Compensation: $319,499
2
Name: Anne Ferguson
Title: Deputy Director
Compensation: $198,614
3
Name: Lindsey Pollaczek
Title: VP Programs
Compensation: $180,781

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 Fistula Foundation audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 8, COVID 19 and Subsequent Events):

"On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization ('WHO') announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus (the 'COVID-19 outbreak')... In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally.

"The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this report [May 23, 2022]. As such, it is uncertain as to the full magnitude that the pandemic will have on the Foundation's financial condition, liquidity, and future results of operations. Management is actively monitoring the global situation on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce.

"The impact in 2021 was minimal. The Foundation closed their office in February 2020 and through 2021, but continued to work from their home offices and the operation and mission continued with minimal interruptions."