Better Business Bureau Report for
CHOICE Humanitarian

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: CHOICE Humanitarian
Address: 7879 South 1530 West
Suite 200
  West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone: 801-474-1937
Web Address:
Also known as:The Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Inter-Cultural Exchange
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "We declare that extreme poverty is intolerable and must be eliminated. We end extreme poverty in remote villages around the world focused today in Kenya, Nepal, Guatemala, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Vietnam."

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Evaluation Conclusions


CHOICE Humanitarian (CH) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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CHOICE Humanitarian is about people. With support from donors and partners, it connects motivated villages to resources and tools that allow villagers to change their lives. By building skills, capacities and leadership of the villagers, entire communities can break the cycle of poverty. Communities continue to move forward by defining objectives and leveraging connections.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, CH's program expenses were:

Field/Country 1,787,278
Other HQ 455,629
Expedition Expenses 422,015
Total Program Expenses: $2,664,922
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Chief Executive : Leah Barker, CEO

Chair of the Board: Kristin Stockham
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Jounalist

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 60

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,090,844, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on CH's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Individuals, corporations, foundations 1,402,356
Events 968,118
Expeditions 608,063
In-Kind 109,558
Investment Return - stocks 19,552
Other 2,749
Total Income $3,110,396


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $3,110,396
Program expenses $2,664,922
Fund raising expenses 147,734
Administrative expenses 193,216
Total expenses $3,005,872
Income in Excess of Expenses 104,524
Beginning net assets 587,775
Other Changes in Net Assets 40,000
Ending net assets 732,299
Total liabilities 126,035
Total assets $858,334

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