Buyamba Inc

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Buyamba Inc

EIN: 56-2628066


Buyamba's vision is to empower the needy children of Uganda to impact their nation for Christ.

Buyamba's mission is to offer love, hope and a future through education and discipleship ... one child at a time.

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Julie Dimas Mrs.

Main address



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Subject area info

Elementary education

Secondary education

International development

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Child Sponsorship

Sponsor a child for $35 a month and ensure they receive a quality education as well as Christian discipleship.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to empower the orphaned and needy children or Uganda to impact their nation for Christ. We're doing this by offering love, hope, and a future through education and discipleship.

We have a thriving sponsorship program that has supported over 3,000 students over the past 25 years we have been in ministry. We engage our community to get involved by visiting schools, churches, and individuals homes to share the mission of our ministry.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Buyamba Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 223.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Buyamba Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Buyamba Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$28,455 -$146,388 $89,270 -$130,457 $140
As % of expenses -2.1% -10.2% 7.5% -8.7% 0.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$28,927 -$146,702 $88,970 -$130,719 $28
As % of expenses -2.1% -10.3% 7.4% -8.7% 0.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,356,697 $1,283,675 $1,286,377 $1,375,695 $1,379,941
Total revenue, % change over prior year 11.8% -5.4% 0.2% 6.9% 0.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,385,152 $1,430,063 $1,197,109 $1,506,152 $1,361,914
Total expenses, % change over prior year 12.9% 3.2% -16.3% 25.8% -9.6%
Personnel 7.0% 8.3% 11.1% 9.2% 11.3%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Occupancy 1.2% 1.1% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 60.2% 68.5% 79.9% 85.1% 83.3%
All other expenses 31.6% 22.0% 7.7% 4.3% 4.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,385,624 $1,430,377 $1,197,409 $1,506,414 $1,362,026
One month of savings $115,429 $119,172 $99,759 $125,513 $113,493
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,501,053 $1,549,549 $1,297,168 $1,631,927 $1,475,519

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.7 3.5 4.9 2.9 3.3
Months of cash and investments 4.7 3.5 4.9 2.9 3.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.7 3.4 4.9 2.9 2.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $547,131 $413,845 $490,236 $359,556 $377,583
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,677 $3,677 $3,677 $3,677 $3,677
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 73.1% 81.7% 89.8% 97.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $548,119 $401,417 $490,387 $359,668 $282,049
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $95,534
Total net assets $548,119 $401,417 $490,387 $359,668 $377,583

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Julie Dimas Mrs.

Julie has been with Buyamba since 2005, when she and her husband were called to receive the torch from Jerry and Pat. Julie has always had a heart for orphans, and had met Pastor Dongo years before in the halls of Hillcrest Christian School where she worked as an administrator and teacher. She had worked with others in the school to get the students involved in helping God Cares students in Uganda. When the time came to step into the ministry full time, she knew it was the right season to answer God's call in this way and has been blessed ever since to be a part of Buyamba. Outside of Buyamba Julie enjoys hiking and spending time with her own kids.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Board of directors
as of 02/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

David Dimas

Donna Leavitt

Patrick Reiten

Keith Jepsen

Peter Gillette

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Julie Dimas

Buyamba Inc.

Degna Horton

James Crawford

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/2/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/23/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.