2017 Annual Report
Our Impact is What Matters
Investments Yield Results
Heifer International is in the business of helping people. We measure our success by the children we help feed, the lives we help change and the futures we give hope.
Part of Heifer's larger strategy to eliminating poverty is making short-term investments in order to diversify and increase fundraising. We also build global systems this way. These financial activities yield a great impact in the long run.
Heifer has seen results in Nepal and Uganda by implementing cost-effective measures to train, plan and evaluate our programs there. Children have food to eat and better health thanks to our livestock programs in Rwanda. Our ongoing efforts in Ghana increase families' income and crop yields by building off existing assets and investing in their resources.
We are committed to running an efficient, high-performance organization. We believe investments are necessary for meaningful long-term growth. The most important measure of a charity is impact, and ours can be seen in the lives of more than 31 million families we've helped lift out of hunger and poverty.
Nonprofit Tax Status
Heifer International is a nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible under U.S. tax regulations. Heifer is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Download the Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2017.
Below you can find Heifer International's annual reports in PDF format.
IRS Form 990
The annual Form 990 is a public document that provides useful information for the IRS and the public so they may evaluate nonprofits and how they operate. The IRS uses it to assess exempt status and other activities, finances, governance, compensation paid to certain persons and compliance with certain federal tax filings. The IRS Form 990 is used to evaluate nonprofits and review certain federal tax filings. Though it doesn't take into account the growth investments necessary to scale up our programs, we've made our Form 990 available online so you can see just how cost-effective our programs are. View the Form 990 Reader's Guide or the last several years' 990 forms below. (PDF format).
Accountability and Transparency
Accountability is a core component of our work at Heifer International. In addition to our annual report, audited financial statements and IRS Form 990, we would like to provide the following information in the spirit of transparency.
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Global Whistleblower Policy
- Information and Document Retention and Destruction Policy
- Executive Compensation Process