awtbtsadecqzfebrxza

Title here

Text here
 
Donate Now

Planet Aid, Inc. Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 09/03/2015: Planet Aid, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: PLANET AID INC

* GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

 
Elkridge, MD
GuideStar Nonprofit Profile - Silver Participant What is this?
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

GuideStar Summary

&1002;      Updated Profile Committed to transparency ?
This is a Silver level GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, demonstrating this organization's commitment to transparency.

Is this your nonprofit? Update your information today!
&1002; Registered with IRS Legitimacy information is available
&1002; Financial Data Annual Revenue and Expense data reported
&1002; Forms 990 2013, 2012, and 2011 Forms 990 filed with the IRS
&1002; Mission Objectives Mission Statement is available
&1002; Impact Summary Impact Summary from the nonprofit is available
  2 stars Average rating from 15 Personal Reviews | Write a Review

Basic Organization Information

Planet Aid, Inc. Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 09/03/2015: Planet Aid, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: PLANET AID INC

* GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
Physical Address: Elkridge, MD 21075 
EIN: 04-3348171
Web URL: www.planetaid.org 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C27 Recycling
None
None
Year Founded: 1987 
Ruling Year: 1997 
Top Funders: Donated clothing - $38,000,000
Federal contracts - $3,800,000
Other contributionsa and other revenues - $1,000,000


Sign in or create an account to see this organization's full address, contact information, and more!

Mission Statement

Planet Aid’s mission is to inform, mobilize, and inspire individuals and communities to work together to bring about worldwide environmental and social progress. We collect and recycle textiles to protect the environment, reduce waste, and increase the efficient use of vital resources. The proceeds from our clothes collection go toward funding sustainable development projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We embrace the principles of equality and self-determination in all that we do and foster cooperation and understanding among peoples across the planet. Disadvantaged populations are our priority, and we seek to empower them to create lasting positive change.

Legitimacy Information

This organization is registered with the IRS.

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Institutional funders should note that an organization’s inclusion on GuideStar.org does not satisfy IRS Rev. Proc. 2011-33 for identifying supporting organizations.

Learn more about GuideStar Charity Check, the only pre-grant due diligence tool that is 100% compliant with IRS Rev. Proc 2011-33.

GuideStar Nonprofit Profile - Silver Participant What is this?
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

Annual Revenue & Expenses

(GuideStar Nonprofit Profile,
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $47,579,279
Total Expenses $40,433,334

Revenue & Expenses

(GuideStar Nonprofit Profile,
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Sign in or create an account to view this information from the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

Chart Illustration Revenue and Expense data from Forms 990 for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now Report Added To Cart

Back to Top »

Balance Sheet (IRS Form 990)

Chart Illustration Balance Sheet data from Forms 990 for Year 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now Report Added To Cart

Back to Top »
GuideStar Nonprofit Profile - Silver Participant What is this?
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

Forms 990 Received from the IRS Additional Information
IRS Form 990 is an annual document used by approximately one-third of all public charities to report information about their finances and operations to the federal government. GuideStar uses data from Form 990 to populate its database with financial information about nonprofit organizations. Posting Form 990 images on the GuideStar website is an ongoing process.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2013, 2012, 2011.

Chart Illustration Forms 990 for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now Report Added To Cart

Forms 990 Provided by the Nonprofit

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2012, 2011.

Financial Statements

Chart Illustration Financial Statements for 2012, 2011 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now Report Added To Cart

Annual Reports

Sign in or create an account to view this information.

GuideStar Nonprofit Profile - Silver Participant What is this?
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

Leadership

(GuideStar Nonprofit Profile,
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Ester Neltrup

Profile:

30 years of experinece in non-profit and educational organizations. Co-founder of Planet Aid.

Board Chair (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile,
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Sign in or create an account to view this information from the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

Board Co-Chair

This information has not been provided by the nonprofit. Click here if you are associated with this organization and want to provide this information.

Board of Directors (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile,
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Sign in or create an account to view this information from the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

Board Leadership Practices (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile,
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

?

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices.

Board Orientation & Education ?
Why does this matter? Without clarity around their responsibilities and expectations, board members are not positioned to succeed. They may find themselves challenged to fulfill their governance responsibilities or frustrated by the expectations that the organization has set for them. BoardSource recommends that every new board member participate in a formal orientation process, and that all board members sign a pledge or agreement committing to their board service and to all of the responsibilities and expectations that come with service. Ideally, board members also should participate in a formal governance training program prior to serving on a board.

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Response Not Provided
CEO Oversight ?
Why does this matter? Oversight and management of the chief executive is one of the board’s most important legal responsibilities. The CEO or executive director is the board's single employee, and - just like any other employer/employee relationship - regular and written assessment is critical to ensuring that the chief executive and board are communicating openly about goals and performance. BoardSource recommends that boards conduct formal, written reviews of their chief executives on an annual basis, which should include an in-person discussion with the chief executive and distribution of the written evaluation to the full board.

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Response Not Provided
Ethics & Transparency ?
Why does this matter? A commitment to handling conflicts of interests is essential to creating an organizational culture of transparency. Boards should create and follow a policy for identifying and handling conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived. BoardSource recommends that organizations review the conflict-of-interest statement and require signed disclosures from all board members and senior staff on an annual basis.

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements within the past year?
Response Not Provided
Board Composition ?
Why does this matter? The best boards are composed of individuals who bring a variety of skills, perspectives, backgrounds, and resources to tackle the complex and strategic challenges confronting their organizations. BoardSource recommends that boards commit to diversity and inclusion by establishing written policies and practices, which include strategic and intentional recruitment of diverse board members, continual commitment to inclusivity, and equal access to board leadership opportunities.

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Response Not Provided
Board Performance ?
Why does this matter? Boards need to regularly assess their own performance. Doing so ensures that they are being intentional about how they govern their organization, which is a critical component of effective board leadership. BoardSource recommends that a board conduct a self-assessment of its performance a minimum of once every three years to ensure that it is staying on track with its roles and responsibilities.

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?
Response Not Provided

Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

Chart Illustration Officers for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now Report Added To Cart

Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

Chart Illustration Highest Paid Employee Data for 2013, 2012, 2011 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now Report Added To Cart

People information was last updated by the nonprofit in September 2015

Click here if you are associated with this organization and want to provide updated information.

GuideStar Nonprofit Profile - Silver Participant What is this?
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

Programs

Program: Education and Training (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Budget:
--
Category:
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Females, all ages or age unspecified

Program Description:

Teacher Training Planet Aid supports primary school teacher training for rural schools at colleges in DR Congo, Guinea-Bissau, India, Mozambique, and Malawi. Many developing nations suffer from a shortage of well-qualified teachers, especially in rural areas. Resources are few, and many teachers are expected to handle classrooms with upwards of 70 students. They also face challenges that are unique to the developing world, and often lack the support they need to manage these challenges. The colleges Planet Aid supports utilize a pedagogical approach suited to rural developing areas, one that inspires teachers to become self-driven and effective catalysts for change in both the classroom and the community. The colleges are also each approved by their respective ministries of education as institutions offering accredited programs. Early Education Planet Aid helps bolster the development of young children through preschool initiatives in Mozambique and South Africa and through support of Step Up Centers in India. Planet Aid supports children in northern India through its Academies for Working Children (AWCs). These academies provide access to education for children who are forced to work due to economic circumstances and are therefore unable to attend formal schooling. This two- to three-year program enables youth to complete their elementary school education through grade eight, either through classes offered at the AWC itself or by re-entering the mainstream school system. Vocational Training The vocational schools Planet Aid supports cater to young men and women from rural areas who are eager to make a better life for themselves. The students are trained in a variety of subjects, which include (depending on the school) commerce and administration, financial accounting, construction, tropical agriculture, carpentry and joinery, motor mechanics, electrical engineering, hotel and tourism, and animal husbandry. Students also gain work experience by apprenticing at a business. Companies enlist the students, and their teachers’ are involved in guiding them and assessing their performance. This kind of experience makes it possible for students to have a broader and a more practical understanding of their field of study and of the real situation in the work place.

Program Long-Term Success:

Improve education and training in the developing world.

Program Short-Term Success:

3,700 teacher training graduates per year.

Program Success Monitored by:

Planet Aid

Program Success Examples:

http://www.planetaid.org/what-we-do/for-people/teacher-training

Program: Clothing Collection and Recycling (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Budget:
--
Category:
Environment
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Planet Aid collects and processes 50,000 tons annually of used clothes, shoes and textile in states from Maine to California.  Collecting unwanted clothes saves landfill space and reusing already manufactured clothing and other textile saves millions of gallons of water and reduces the use of fertilizer and pesticides (in cotton production). Recycling or reusing one pound of clothes saves on average 3.6 lbs of CO2. Annually, Planet Aid saves 360 million pounds of CO2 through its recycling efforts - a significant contribution in the fight against climate change. Planet Aid also conducts recycling and education programs in cooperation with public and private schools and through participation in events in communities where Planet Aid is active.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

Planet Aid

Program Success Examples:

Program: Community Development and Capacity Building (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Budget:
--
Category:
Community Development
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Child Aid For children to grow up and fulfill their potential their families must understand the importance of nutrition and hygiene and be assisted in providing a healthy environment for their children. Planet Aid supports Child Aid community development programs in Africa and Latin America. As families enroll in the program they receive training in health and hygiene, they are assisted in generating more income, running pre-schools for their children and making general improvements to their communities such as installation of water points, latrines or repairing dilapidated infrastructure. Planet Aid works closely with non-government organizations in a number of developing countries to assist them building staff capacity and move towards self-sufficiency and sustainability.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

Program: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Budget:
--
Category:
Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
People Living with HIV or AIDS - PLWHA

Program Description:

People must be mobilized to combat disease and take health into their own hands. Poor communities are besieged by deaths and illness from preventable diseases. Planet Aid supports a number of programs that are fighting the spread and effects of epidemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Through education and simple community-based initiatives people learn how to protect themselves and their families. They create vegetable gardens for better nutrition; they clean their neighborhoods and are assisted in accessing health services that already exist.

Program Long-Term Success:

Elimination of HIV/AIDs and near zero levels of TB and malaria

Program Short-Term Success:

Reduction in incidence rates of HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

Program: Agriculture and Rural Development (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
September 2015)

Budget:
--
Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Female Adults
Male Adults

Program Description:

Planet Aid helps subsistence farmers in Africa and the Americas form Farmers’ Clubs to increase their production and crop variety through improved farming methods, conservation farming and access to water.  The farmers and their families experience greater food security, better nutrition and significant higher income. The Farmers’ Clubs program train the farmers, organize them in self-help groups and assist them in developing and marketing their products. The whole community benefits from the higher yields and greater variety of products.

Program Long-Term Success:

Sustainable agricultural economy and food security.

Program Short-Term Success:

Increased income and production levels

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

http://www.planetaid.org/our-work/programs/farmers-clubs
GuideStar Nonprofit Profile - Silver Participant What is this?
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

In 2011 Planet Aid continued with its support to organizations and communities in Southern Africa, Asia and Latin America. Planet Aid supported a total of 46 programs in 12 countries. Planet Aid collected and processed 50,000 tons of used clothes, shoes and textile in states from Maine to California.  Collecting unwanted clothes saves landfill space and reusing already manufactured clothing and other textile saves millions of gallons of water and reduces the use of fertilizer and pesticides (in cotton production). Recycling or reusing one pound of clothes saves on average 3.6 lbs of CO2. In 2011, Planet Aid saved 360 million pounds of CO2 through its recycling efforts - a significant contribution in the fight against climate change. Planet Aid works closely with non-government organizations in a number of developing countries to assist them building staff capacity and move towards self-sustainability. Planet Aid also conducts recycling and education programs in cooperation with public and private schools and through participation in events in communities where Planet Aid is active.
GuideStar Nonprofit Profile - Silver Participant What is this?
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

Reviews

GuideStar Nonprofit Profile - Silver Participant What is this?
GuideStar encourages organizations to regularly update information on their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. This provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.

Contractor data is available for this organization!

Independent Contractor information for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 is available for this organization with a subscription to GuideStar Premium Pro.

GuideStar Premium Pro also includes:

  • Comprehensive financial data, including functional expense detail, for every digitized fiscal year in GuideStar's database
  • Ability to download up to 55 fields of data for up to 1,000 organizations at a time and up to five years’ worth of Income Statement and Balance Sheet data for individual organizations
  • Comprehensive advanced search capabilities, including criteria for functional expenses, investible assets, investment income and audit & 990T filing requirements
  • Ability to save organizations and searches for quick reference
  • People search with salary range data
  • Access to all available Forms 990

More information

Upgrade Now!

Organization Data Available

Adobe PDF Format A GuideStar Premium Report in PDF format is available for this organization

Price for this Report: $125.00

This Premium Report includes:

  • Financial Data for
  • Financial Charts for
  • Forms 990 for
  • Forms 990T for
  • Audited Financial Statement for
  • Annual Reports for
  • Letter of Determination
  • Form 1023 / 1024
  • Board Members
  • Officer, Director and/or Highest Paid Employee data for


Learn more about GuideStar Premium