Better Business Bureau Report for

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Sanma
Address: 2100 N. Hwy. 360 Ste. 600 B
  Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: 817-561-6868
Web Address:
Also known as:South Asia Native Missionary Alliance
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1998, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to design and implement programs that help build sustainable communities and ministries through occupational Christian missions."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Sanma (SA) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Print and distribute Bibles. Implement educational and literacy development programs. Programs that help reduce child labor.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, SA's program expenses were:

Programs 226,800
Total Program Expenses: $226,800
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Chief Executive : James George, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Elizabeth McPhail
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Volunteer

Board Size: 6

Paid Staff Size: 2

*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, internet, vendor at Christian rally
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $280,355, 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 SA's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Grants 280,355
Total Income $280,355


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $280,355
Program expenses $226,800
Fund raising expenses 1,309
Administrative expenses 34,458
Total expenses $262,567
Income in Excess of Expenses 17,788
Beginning net assets 15,941
Ending net assets 33,729
Total liabilities 3,890
Total assets $37,619

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