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Habitat for Humanity International (National Office)

CharityWatch report issued
September 2017

Top-Rated Charity
B+
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
75%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$25
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Habitat for Humanity International (National Office)
270 Peachtree Street
Suite 1300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.habitat.org

Stated Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2016

Program Percentage: 75%

The percentage of Habitat for Humanity International (National Office)'s cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$211,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $25

How many dollars Habitat for Humanity International (National Office) spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$171,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Habitat for Humanity International IRS Form 990 91-1914868
Habitat for Humanity International Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: Habitat for Humanity International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 91-1914868
Entity: Habitat for Humanity International
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

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?
 
Habitat for Humanity International (National Office)
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Habitat for Humanity International (National Office)
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
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Gail Hyde VP/CIO $185,837
2 Belaynesh Tadesse Director, Business Strategy Asia Pacific $183,869
3 Jim Mellott VP, Finance $177,022
1
Name: Gail Hyde
Title: VP/CIO
Compensation: $185,837
2
Name: Belaynesh Tadesse
Title: Director, Business Strategy Asia Pacific
Compensation: $183,869
3
Name: Jim Mellott
Title: VP, Finance
Compensation: $177,022

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 Habitat for Humanity International (Habitat) consolidated audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 16, Affiliate Programs):

"International and U.S. national organizations and affiliates are independent, not-for-profit groups that are approved by regional, area, or national offices of Habitat and operate under an affiliation agreement with Habitat. All affiliates are encouraged to be self-supporting in their fund-raising efforts; however, Habitat also solicits contributions, both cash and in-kind, on behalf of its affiliates. While Habitat retains variance power in these contributions, the organization has transferred cash and donated assets totaling $104,154,637 and $120,050,959 in 2016 and 2015, respectively, to international and U.S. national organizations and affiliates.

"Some affiliates in developing countries, where severely limited resources constrain local fund-raising, receive the majority of their funding from Habitat. All U.S. affiliates are expected to contribute a portion of their unrestricted cash contributions to support Habitat work outside their own country. These contributions totaled $13,799,339 and $13,626,112 in 2016 and 2015, respectively."
According to the Habitat for Humanity International tax filing for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2016, Habitat received contributed in-kind goods during fiscal 2016 on which it placed a value of $35,391,901, of which $32,100,092 is described as "housing building material" (IRS Form 990 Schedule M).

According to the Habitat for Humanity International consolidated audit of June 30, 2016, Habitat received contributed Public Service Announcements (PSAs) during fiscal 2016 on which it placed a value of $1,344,474. In addition, Habitat reports receiving $813,005 worth of "...certain other contributed services that require specialized skills..." (Note 2, Contributed Goods and Services).

[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 Habitat for Humanity International consolidated audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 19, Subsidiary and Related Entities' Statements of Financial Position and Statements of Activities):

"On July 15, 2011, MicroBuild was formed. Habitat is a 51% owner of MicroBuild. The purpose of MicroBuild is to make loans to qualified micro-finance institutions for the purpose of lending to housing projects in impoverished communities.

"On March 25, 2011, MicroBuild India was formed. Habitat is a 50.97% owner of MicroBuild India. The purpose of MicroBuild India is to make loans to qualified micro-finance institutions for the purpose of lending to housing projects in impoverished communities."


Also according to the Habitat fiscal 2016 consolidated audit (Note 9, Notes Payable):

"On June 22, 2012, MicroBuild...entered into a $45,000,000 limited liability loan agreement with OPIC, an agency of the United States. MicroBuild's three equity investors must match the remaining $5,000,000 for this $50,000,000 project. Additionally, Habitat must provide $5,000,000 in guarantor letters of credit. These funds are then lent to microfinance institutions in various countries around the world. At June 30, 2016, all of these commitments had been met by the three equity members, and the full amount had been drawn down from OPIC.

"Additionally, on May 18, 2016, MicroBuild entered into a second $45,000,000 loan agreement with OPIC. One new investor was added. MicroBuild's equity members have committed to contribute the remaining $5,000,000 for this $50,000,000 project. As of June 30, 2016, no contributed capital had been provided under this agreement and no loan amounts had been advanced by OPIC."