Supporting Sustained Growth
Heifer International reports audited financial statements, annual reports and tax information, including our nonprofit status and the IRS Form 990.
Trusted as a results-driven partner
We believe that ending hunger and poverty begins by developing long-term solutions in partnership with the people we’re serving. Through this work, we’ve helped empower more than 34 million families since 1944.
When communities and other stakeholders are actively engaged in implementation and financing, projects are more sustainable. This enables us to work on a deeper level, fostering economic markets that allow family members to earn a living income, so the basic needs of everyone in the household are met.
We have seen results in transforming the level of transparency, accountability, and innovation in the nonprofit world through blockchain technology. Our School Milk Program in Tanzania is providing milk for children who suffer from a lack of proper nutrition while creating a reliable market for producers. Through Hatching Hope, our partnership with Cargill is allowing farmers to expand poultry production and sell their products at market for a living income.
We are committed to running an efficient and effective organization. We believe values-based partnerships and investments are necessary for long-term growth.
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 Statement for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020.
Key to our success in helping families reach living income, is the ability to leverage funds external to our financials. This is what we refer to as Catalytic Leverage Funds.
These amounts are not included in Heifer’s consolidated financial statements but are included here to illustrate the scale of funding outside of Heifer’s financial system that is contributing to impact and sustained change at the community level in the countries where we work. The dollar values for Catalytic Leverage Funds are forecast based on the previous year's data.
IRS form 990
The annual IRS 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, including finances, governance, compensation paid to certain persons and compliance with 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 current and past years’ IRS Form 990 below in PDF format.
Accountability and Transparency
Accountability is a core component of Heifer International. In addition to our annual report, audited financial statements and the IRS Form 990, we also provide the following information in the spirit of transparency.
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Global Whistleblower Policy
To anonymously submit a question or report a concern about Heifer's work, visit our compliance reporting site here.
- Information and Document Retention and Destruction Policy
- Executive Compensation Process