Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust

Basic Needs. Abundant Blessings.

aka CEED   |   Wexford, PA   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust

EIN: 25-1855057


Vision: We seek a world where people live in healthy and self-sustaining communities that honor Christ. Mission: We assist East Africans in developing healthy and self-sustaining communities that honor Christ in three essential areas: - Spiritual Health - to encourage disciples who love and live like Jesus. - Physical Health - to improve the health & well-being of individuals & families. - Economic Health - to develop ongoing, sustainable living wages for workers. Values - Christ-centered - we seek His will in all that we do. - Local Control - our goal to assist, not control, the efforts of East Africans. - Self Sustainability - we help create solutions that are not dependent on our long-term involvement.

Ruling year info



Graham Hodgetts

Main address

P.O. Box 1362

Wexford, PA 15090 USA

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Subject area info

Water access, sanitation and hygiene

Disaster relief

Economic development

International economics and trade

Population served info



Low-income people

NTEE code info

International Economic Development (Q32)

International Economic Development (Q32)

International Relief (Q33)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We assist East-Africans in building their communities in physical, economic, and spiritual health through the development of clean water sources. It all starts with water. With a viable well, everything gets better- health and hygiene, food sources, reduced workload, improved school attendance and performance, reduced risk of violence against women and young girls, reduced incidence of deadly diseases, and better living conditions. This gives hope for the future.

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?

Wambabya Coffee Project

Operation of a self-sustaining coffee farm in Uganda which provides jobs to locals. Ugandan Gold Coffee, sold in the US by Giving Grounds, provides funds for the enlargement of the coffee farm which will provide jobs for more workers.

Population(s) Served

Farm to experiment with irrigation, fertilization and crop rotation techniques in order to increase local crop yields.

Population(s) Served

Through the Water Solutions for Africa initiative, CEED is able to bring clean water to communities that have none. Many villages use rivers and watering holes for water access. Most require women and children to hike miles to the source and hike miles back carrying an average of 4 lbs of water per person. The water is often contaminated with bacteria and parasites and many suffer from typhoid, diphtheria, and other water-borne illnesses.

Through Water Solutions For Africa, CEED drills new borehole-style wells, or rehabs old, broken wells. Villages where our wells have been drilled have shown a 71% decrease in illness. School attendance has increased for girls who no longer have to help walk for water. Domestic violence has also dropped as women use their water time on other household tasks and even cottage businesses.

Local water committees formed of villagers (often the women) maintain the wells. They decide how to use extra water, fund repairs, and care for the wells.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 water projects built

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

Water Solutions for Africa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Drilling was restricted in Uganda for part of 2021. In 2021/2022 we ran a capital campaign for the Big Rig project as well.

Number of people with improved water access

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

Water Solutions for Africa

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Our goal is to develop as many fresh, clean water sources as possible in East Africa. With community involvement and responsibility, a one-time cost of drilling and/or repairing a borehole will provide clean water for more than a decade for that local community.

We search for the neediest, most remote villages where the larger, more commercial drilling rigs cannot go. We have exemplary local leadership and use local workers to operate the drilling rigs. We utilize careful stewardship decisions and rigorous accounting practices to ensure our donor dollars stretch as far as possible, giving our donors the biggest impact possible for their gifts.

We operate three rigs with local trained workers, familiar with the topography and the mechanics of drilling. These crews are overseen by exemplary, experienced leadership combined with rigorous financial accounting.

Since 2000, we have drilled or repaired more than 600 water projects serving more than 700,000 people.

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, To Make sure that the wells we drill and the water we provide are all in good order for them

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We go back and visit village after they have had a clean water well installed and get feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 261.56 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust’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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $8,276 -$34,281 -$10,245 $176,382 -$66,046
As % of expenses 15.9% -49.0% -2.7% 50.2% -15.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $8,276 -$34,281 -$11,192 $176,382 -$66,046
As % of expenses 15.9% -49.0% -2.9% 50.2% -15.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $60,375 $35,729 $372,310 $527,974 $364,872
Total revenue, % change over prior year 83.9% -40.8% 942.0% 41.8% -30.9%
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 0.6% 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 1.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 298.0% 812.9% 94.1% 99.9% 99.0%
Other revenue -198.6% -713.5% 5.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $52,100 $70,007 $382,555 $351,592 $430,918
Total expenses, % change over prior year -11.3% 34.4% 446.5% -8.1% 22.6%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 72.9% 57.5% 11.0% 10.9% 10.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 27.1% 42.5% 89.0% 89.1% 89.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $52,100 $70,007 $383,502 $351,592 $430,918
One month of savings $4,342 $5,834 $31,880 $29,299 $35,910
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $137,781 $1,058
Total full costs (estimated) $56,442 $75,841 $415,382 $518,672 $467,886

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 33.7 18.7 2.9 4.8 2.2
Months of cash and investments 33.7 18.7 2.9 4.8 2.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 34.2 19.7 3.3 4.9 2.1
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $146,229 $109,005 $92,540 $139,554 $79,578
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,678 $1,554 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $20,923 $20,923 $20,923 $159,523 $161,400
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 66.9% 71.0% 75.5% 10.4% 10.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.9% 0.4% 4.9% 4.2% 1.5%
Unrestricted net assets $155,346 $121,065 $109,873 $286,255 $220,209
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 $0
Total net assets $155,346 $121,065 $109,873 $286,255 $220,209

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Graham Hodgetts

Mr. Hodgetts is retired from F2Si, located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust

Board of directors
as of 03/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

James Stevens

Agilarc LLC

Term: 2021 -

Worth Helms

Frank Klein

Greg Kobulnicky

Flip Thompson

Michael Passineau

Pete Cady

Jim West

Jake Vagias

Herbert Asiimwe

Mark Lodico

Cindy Anne DeSabato

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/13/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/13/2024

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  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.