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Many Hands for Haiti

Transforming together, to be love in action, in a broken world.

PELLA, IA   |  www.mh4h.org
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Many Hands for Haiti

EIN: 26-4480982


Mission

Many Hands envisions a world where people transform together, through the presence of Jesus Christ, to be called people, living with purpose, unleashing God-given talents and resources to bring Good News in a broken world.

Ruling year info

2009

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Brand

Main address

PO Box 204

PELLA, IA 50219 USA

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EIN

26-4480982

Subject area info

Community improvement

Christianity

Food aid

Population served info

Infants and toddlers

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Christian (X20)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We want to see long-term sustainable change in the brokenness of the world. We do this by generously growing impact. We ignite generosity through our world-class thrift stores, we grow community through our Love in Action roadmap, and we invite people on the impact journey to experience God’s global heart for the world. Globally, we focus on the Caribbean, with operations in Pignon, Haiti and Abaco, Bahamas. Haiti is a country with extreme political and economic turmoil, with a national poverty rate of 87.6% ($6.85/day), and extreme poverty at 30.3% ($2.15/day) - World Bank. Abaco, Bahamas was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian in 2019, followed by Covid-19, stifling the needed rebuilding process. Extreme conditions exist for the island’s people, with a large migrant population in extreme poverty. Through relationships, we step into the middle of these opportunities, providing leadership and pathways for sustainable family and community development, with ownership at the local level.

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?

Mil Jou

“Mil Jou” in creole means 1000 Days. The Mil Jou program focuses on the First 1000 Days of a child’s life (birth through age 2) and provides critical early intervention and education for health, spiritual development, protection, brain development and nutrition to provide the best possible start in life for these precious little ones.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Economically disadvantaged 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 meals served or provided

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

Families, Infants and toddlers, Children, Caregivers, Pregnant people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 - we weren't able to get one of our food containers out of PAP for our school feeding program, and school started 2 mos late in the fall 2021 - 689,282 meals were for emergency earthquake relief

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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

Children and youth, Caregivers, Families, Orphans, Parents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of jobs created and maintained

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

Families, Teachers, Farmers, Domestic workers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of safe homes built

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

Family relationships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of medical assistance tools distributed

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

People with physical disabilities, People with vision impairments, People with learning disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Creating long-term sustainable change is not an easy task. But we not only believe it is possible, we believe it’s why we have been called to serve in this capacity. To see this change, we intentionally walk with families and communities, leading them in transformation; the old is gone and the new has come. They are creating a new story for themselves, their families, and community. Our goal is to strengthen families, building a solid foundation for them and their communities. We want to prepare them for a time when we will end our services and investment in the family and they, in turn, will need to invest in one another.

Through our love in action roadmap, we provide a foundation for lives to be transformed forever. We do this through 3 steps: rebuilding the foundation, restoring the family unit, and rebuilding the community. We implement programs to walk people through and empower them in each of these steps. For example, our First 1000 Days program helps rebuild the foundation of children's lives by providing them and their caregiver with nutrition, education, and safe homes during the first 1,000 days of life. In Haiti, we’ve reduced five-year-old stunting from 34% to 1.8% for those who have been faithful in the program.

We have quite a large reach in both the Caribbean and in the U.S. In Haiti, we have four campuses, with a yearly reach of 20,000 people per year, with this growing to seven campus by 2027. In Abaco, our organization is recently established, reaching 1,000 people a year. In the U.S. we have five for-profit thrift stores that help sustain our programming, seeing over 200,000 customer count each year. In addition, we have a large network due to our large donor database. We send U.S. IMPACT teams to the Caribbean, accounting for 300 people a year.

Since our inception in 2008, Many Hands has distributed over 10 million meals, educated over 1,200 children, provided 6,446 people with safe homes, trained 240 community leaders, and distributed 555 Personal Energy Transportation carts for those with lower limb disabilities. Daily, we walk with over 500 families on the Love in Action roadmap.

Each year, we have over 30,000 hours of volunteer time, involving people at all levels of the organization and sending us much money to programming as possible. We’ve also recycled or repurposed 1,797,590 items through our thrift stores, being good stewards of our donations.

It has also been a core principal of ours to get as much money to programming as possible. We are proud to say that our administrative cost percentage of only 11.8 percent, with our thrift store model covering most of these administrative costs.

Financials

Many Hands for Haiti
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 - Form 990 2019 2017 2017-Many-Hands-for-Haiti-Audited-Financial-Statement.pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.75

Average of 23.73 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.6

Average of 3.5 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Many Hands for Haiti

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Many Hands for Haiti

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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Many Hands for Haiti

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Many Hands for Haiti’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $110,696 $161,020 -$65,531 -$44,342 $314,210
As % of expenses 7.7% 6.3% -2.3% -1.5% 11.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $103,541 $135,566 -$111,752 -$111,885 $243,726
As % of expenses 7.2% 5.2% -3.8% -3.7% 8.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,456,141 $2,929,168 $2,762,892 $3,130,735 $3,142,720
Total revenue, % change over prior year 34.9% 101.2% -5.7% 13.3% 0.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 10.5% 14.4% 14.7% 8.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 71.7% 89.5% 85.2% 85.1% 89.7%
Other revenue 28.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,436,632 $2,559,823 $2,901,608 $2,969,897 $2,792,205
Total expenses, % change over prior year 63.3% 78.2% 13.4% 2.4% -6.0%
Personnel 15.1% 17.6% 22.1% 23.1% 27.8%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.5% 3.6%
Occupancy 10.2% 8.1% 13.9% 16.7% 16.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0.8%
Pass-through 38.0% 27.7% 16.8% 16.9% 17.0%
All other expenses 36.7% 46.6% 45.7% 41.7% 34.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,443,787 $2,585,277 $2,947,829 $3,037,440 $2,862,689
One month of savings $119,719 $213,319 $241,801 $247,491 $232,684
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $108,472 $139,995
Fixed asset additions $56,004 $276,213 $340,997 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,619,510 $3,074,809 $3,530,627 $3,393,403 $3,235,368

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Months of cash 2.6 2.2 1.4 1.5 2.6
Months of cash and investments 2.6 2.2 1.4 1.5 2.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.0 0.6 -1.2 -1.4 -0.2
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cash $305,940 $463,406 $332,144 $375,559 $601,290
Investments $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $0 $0
Receivables $64,479 $64,155 $0 $1,153 $2,996
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $233,900 $505,662 $846,659 $857,254 $872,456
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 9.7% 8.6% 10.6% 18.4% 26.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.4% 21.4% 40.1% 32.8% 22.0%
Unrestricted net assets $447,068 $582,634 $470,882 $358,997 $602,723
Temporarily restricted net assets $237,296 $445,621 $372,436 $577,616 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $237,296 $445,621 $372,436 $577,616 $613,921
Total net assets $684,364 $1,028,255 $843,318 $936,613 $1,216,644

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Brand

Tim Brand is the founder and Executive Leader of Many Hands for Haiti (MH4H). Starting the organization in 2008, with Tim coming on full time in 2011. He lives in Pella with his wife and two children.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Many Hands for Haiti

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Many Hands for Haiti

Board of directors
as of 03/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Eric Recker

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Greg Ebeling

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Tim Van Maanen

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Jim Loggins

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/8/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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