Better Business Bureau Report for
Mothers Without Borders

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2018

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: Mothers Without Borders
Address: 125 E. Main Street
  American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-607-5641
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated:
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "to offer hope to the orphaned and vulnerable children of our world by nurturing and caring for them, as if they were our own."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Mothers Without Borders (MWB) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Mothers Without Borders' work is currently focused in Zambia, Africa. Primary areas of emphasis include: Strengthening Families who agree to care for the orphans in their community: It offers stipends to grandmothers and pay school fees for the children, create family gardens, build housing, offer training in areas of business development and vocational training, employment skills, grief counseling, nutrition and hygiene. Empowering Women: It encourages the formation of Mothers Clubs, teach literacy, offer skills training, and assist with community mobilization to solve problems identified by the local women. Protecting and Providing for the Needs of Vulnerable Children: It offers residential care for children referred to them by the local government in its Children’s Resource Center in Zambia, work with communities and government agencies to re-integrate orphaned children with extended family, offer Primary education for more than 125 children at our school – the Mothers Without Borders Primary School, and Primary and Secondary education sponsorships for students at schools throughout Zambia. It offers vocational training and opportunities for children to contribute to their community in meaningful ways. It provides mentoring from caring adults.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, MWB's program expenses were:

Program services 478,889
Total Program Expenses: $478,889
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Chief Executive : Kathy Headlee, CEO/Founder

Chair of the Board: Keven Jensen
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Accountant

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 4

*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, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $529,047, 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 MWB's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 415,456
Expedition revenues 209,174
In-kind contributions- materials 112,226
Other 9,824
In-kind contributions- investments 5,360
Special Events revenue 1,365
Net investment return -460
Total Income $752,945


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $752,945
Program expenses $478,889
Fund raising expenses 9,376
Administrative expenses 71,383
Total expenses $559,648
Income in Excess of Expenses 193,297
Beginning net assets 357,878
Ending net assets 551,175
Total liabilities 84,689
Total assets $635,864

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