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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Mapping our world together

aka Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team   |   Washington, DC   |  www.hotosm.org
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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

EIN: 27-3166713


Mission

HOT is an international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. They work together to provide map data which supports disaster management, reduced risks, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Ms. Rebecca Firth

Main address

1100 13th Street NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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EIN

27-3166713

Subject area info

Open data

Disasters and emergency management

Community and economic development

Human rights

International development

Population served info

Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

Victims and oppressed people

Emergency responders

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Reaching those in need through maps: When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, thousands of HOT volunteers come together online and on the ground to create open map data that enables disaster responders to reach those in need. Mapping areas vulnerable to disaster: Through the Missing Maps project, the HOT global community creates maps of high vulnerability areas where data is scarce, putting an area home to millions of people onto the world map in OpenStreetMap. Expanding knowledge across partners and communities: HOT enables communities, NGOs, international organizations, and government partners to use and contribute to OpenStreetMap for locally-relevant challenges through provision of training, equipment, knowledge exchange, and field projects. Developing innovative new technology to serve the humanitarian and development communities: HOT develops open source apps and tools for collaborative mapping and geospatial data collection.

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?

Disaster Response Mapping

When disasters happen anywhere in the world, HOT activates tens of thousands of local and remote volunteers to add to OpenStreetMap and make that information available to humanitarian organizations working on the ground. Even in the absence of disasters, HOT is working to improve the map in disaster-prone areas.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Children and youth
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

HOT is constantly working to improve the state and availability of open data. HOT works with local OpenStreetMap communities around the world to improve the map and availability of geospatial data. HOT supports local communities with small grants of money and technology to ensure they can improve their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

HOT works with local communities, governments, and universities to collect geospatial data to contribute to the OpenStreetMap. Collecting information on everything from human services to hydrological data to schools, HOT is able to improve service delivery to development organizations and governments so they are better able to support their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Open Data Community Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of mappers directly trained by HOT to support remote or in-the-field mapping activities

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Open Data Community Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of "mapathons," public, group mapping events held by HOT projects & partners each year. These are held across the world and support all of HOT's programs.

Number of buildings added to the OpenStreetMap platform

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Field Data Collection

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of buildings added to the OpenStreetMap by HOT volunteers, staff & partners on HOT projects and during emergency activations.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Disaster Response Mapping

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of HOT volunteers registered on our HOT tasking manager which enables them to contribute to HOT's mapping projects.

Number of microgrants issued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Open Data Community Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

HOT's Community Microgrant program provides support for OpenStreetMap (OSM) Communities in low- and middle-income countries with the resources they need to launch and grow their activities and impact.

Number of individuals counted using open data in communities not previously visible across 94 countries

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Field Data Collection

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mapping an area home to one billion people, adding places at high risk of natural disaster or experiencing poverty

Number of roads mapped and validated (in kilometers)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Field Data Collection

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the total number of roads mapped (measured in kilometers) added to the OpenStreetMap by HOT volunteers, staff & partners on HOT projects and during emergency activations

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

- Make mapping more accessible to more people through leading technology
- Respond effectively to disasters, crises, and partner mapping requests
- Exceed beneficiary and donor expectations
- Grow open map data via support of OSM communities
- Provide top-notch learning, training, knowledge sharing

HOT carries out a number of activities to make this happen. We deploy staff to the field for local data collection. We work with local open data and OSM communities to provide training and capacity building. We activate our remote network of 550,000+ volunteers for disaster mapping at the request of partner organizations. We also develop new and innovative technology tools to make mapping more accessible to more people around the world.

HOT has a network of nearly 100 staff members and 550,000+ volunteers around the world. Our strength is in our volunteers and the power of the crowd. HOT has been called upon to assist (and maintains partnerships with) the American Red Cross, British Red Cross, Medicins Sans Frontieres, UN OCHA, and many other local and international organizations.

Since 2011, HOT has trained over thousands of people across Africa and Asia in OpenStreetMap and open source GIS technology. Maps and data produced by HOT disaster mapping activations have been used in dozens of disaster response efforts worldwide. Through the Missing Maps initiative, the HOT volunteer network has made millions of edits and put an area where millions of people live onto the map for the first time.

While HOT has accomplished much, in the coming years we are working to continuing to provide more and better training and support packages to local OSM and open data communities worldwide.

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 and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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 ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

7.18

Average of 13.06 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

22

Average of 15.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

15%

Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

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 Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’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 $151,300 $70,017 $883,837 $748,429 $1,189,191
As % of expenses 4.9% 2.3% 24.0% 12.0% 13.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $151,300 $70,017 $883,837 $748,429 $1,189,191
As % of expenses 4.9% 2.3% 24.0% 12.0% 13.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,424,604 $2,654,419 $27,530,850 $4,065,854 $4,255,353
Total revenue, % change over prior year 60.1% -22.5% 937.2% -85.2% 4.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 28.5% 3.5% 21.8% 9.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 2.7%
Government grants 46.4% 14.7% 5.6% 14.9% 1.5%
All other grants and contributions 53.4% 57.0% 90.9% 63.3% 86.6%
Other revenue 0.2% -0.3% 0.0% -0.1% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,110,383 $3,105,274 $3,689,009 $6,253,881 $8,972,316
Total expenses, % change over prior year 39.8% -0.2% 18.8% 69.5% 43.5%
Personnel 13.5% 21.8% 32.8% 59.9% 56.8%
Professional fees 52.7% 43.7% 51.3% 29.5% 22.0%
Occupancy 2.4% 2.0% 1.2% 0.6% 0.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.2% 4.1% 2.8% 2.0% 6.0%
All other expenses 30.2% 28.3% 11.9% 8.1% 14.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,110,383 $3,105,274 $3,689,009 $6,253,881 $8,972,316
One month of savings $259,199 $258,773 $307,417 $521,157 $747,693
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,963
Total full costs (estimated) $3,369,582 $3,364,047 $3,996,426 $6,775,038 $9,724,972

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.1 1.0 64.0 40.6 22.0
Months of cash and investments 3.1 1.0 64.0 40.6 22.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.2 1.5 4.1 3.9 4.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $801,732 $266,894 $19,668,542 $21,151,680 $16,430,848
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $288,616 $394,016 $6,851,268 $4,085,760 $3,188,393
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,963
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 19.6% 36.1% 8.6% 13.0% 11.8%
Unrestricted net assets $319,358 $389,375 $1,273,212 $2,021,641 $3,210,832
Temporarily restricted net assets $558,458 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 $558,458 $34,597 $22,992,602 $20,056,146 $14,547,263
Total net assets $877,816 $423,972 $24,265,814 $22,077,787 $17,758,095

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Rebecca Firth

Digital development/ICT4D and humanitarian leader with senior level experience directing components of multi-million dollar projects for global organizations across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Disaster risk reduction, relief, and recovery experience in Africa, Asia, and the United States.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Kate Chapman

Wikimedia Foundation

Kate Chapman

Angela Odour Lungati

Ushahidi

Anni Beukes

Kuo-Yu Chuang

Nate Smith

Gojek

Shoaib Burq

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2024

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/03/2023

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

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.

Contractors

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