Project Healthy Children (PHC)

We scale solutions that put critical nutrients into the food that hundreds of millions of malnourished people eat the most.

 

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Westborough, MA – EIN 830396815 projecthealthychildren.com

Project Healthy Children is a nonprofit organization based in Westborough that works closely with governments in developing countries to provide technical assistance for supporting the design and implementation of food fortification programs in developing countries.

Food fortification is common in the developed world. We see it every day in our cereal and milk and salt. But two billion people don’t get what most of us take for granted.

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Project Healthy Children

Project Healthy Children (PHC) is a nonprofit organization based in Westborough that works closely with governments in developing countries to provide technical assistance for supporting the design and implementation of food fortification programs in developing countries. [1][2][3] In these developing countries, it helps add micronutrients (such as folic acid, iodine, and iron) to fortify foods such as flour, sugar, rice, and oil in order to tackle micronutrient deficiency in developing countries.[4]

It was started by David M. Dodson and Stephanie Dodson Cornell and initially targeted to help fortify food with folic acid to benefit Honduran children, after a trip to Honduras in 2000 where they became aware of the malnutrition problem in Honduras and of the cost-effectiveness of food fortification.[5][6] In 2008, Project Healthy Children went into Rwanda in order to deal with anemia and goiter. In 2010 PHC helped set up a National Fortification Alliance.[5]

It is listed as a top charity by Giving What We Can.[7][4]

Reviews

Giving What We Can review

Giving What We Can (GWWC) published a detailed review of PHC, along with a case study of its food fortification efforts in Rwanda.[4] Based on this, GWWC listed PHC among its two promising charities, alongside the Deworm the World Initiative (but below the established charities Against Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative.[7]

PHC was first added to GWWC's list of top charities on May 16, 2013.[8] Explaining the decision to add them, GWWC's Robert Wiblin wrote that PHC was pursuing a promising, low-cost, high-upside approach and seemed to have strong overall competency at executing it.[8] PHC's status as a promising charity was re-affirmed in GWWC's 2014 end-of-year recommendations.[9] In September 2015, GWWC published an update on PHC's activities.[10]

GiveWell review

Charity evaluator GiveWell initially contacted PHC in 2011 but PHC declined to participate in GiveWell's review process.[11] In 2015, GiveWell resumed conversation with PHC, which was now aspiring to be a GiveWell top-rated charity. GiveWell also published conversation notes with Laura Rowe, the Chief Operating Officer, from February 19, 2015.[2]

GiveWell published a new review in September 2016, and indicated that PHC was applying for top charity status. The review stated: "If successful, it seems plausible that micronutrient fortification programs such as those supported by PHC could be as cost-effective as our other priority programs." However, the GiveWell review highlighted the following major sources of uncertainty that had held GiveWell back from doing a formal cost-effectiveness analysis so far:[1]

  • Magnitude of health benefits of micronutrient fortification
  • Whether foods are being fortified at appropriate levels
  • Attributing impact to PHC
  • PHC's future plans (specifically, that they might change focus in 2017)

References

  1. ^ a b "Project Healthy Children". GiveWell. September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "GiveWell Conversational Notes for Project Healthy Children" (PDF). GiveWell. February 19, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Nonprofit Profile for PROJECT HEALTHY CHILDREN". GuideStar. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Project Healthy Children". Giving What We Can. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "David and Stephanie Dodson: Making Nutrition Their Business". Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "History". Project Healthy Children. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Top Charities". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Project Healthy Children: a promising opportunity for leverage". Giving What We Can. May 16, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Hutchinson, Michelle (December 5, 2014). "Our recommended charities for the year". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  10. ^ Hillebrandt, Hauke (September 2, 2015). "An Update on Project Healthy Children". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "Project Healthy Children". GiveWell. November 28, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2015.

External links

Official website

IRS data by ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer


PROJECT HEALTHY CHILDREN

WESTBOROUGH, MA 01581-3911 | Tax-exempt since Nov. 2004
  • EIN: 83-0396815
  • Classification (NTEE)
    International Relief (International, Foreign Affairs and National Security)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2019

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2019

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990
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990 (filed on Sept. 29, 2020)

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Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2017

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2017

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Total Revenue

$1,325,722

Total Functional Expenses $1,278,170
Net income $47,552
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,286,503 97.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $39,219 3.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $168,103 13.2%
Other
Total Assets $1,144,585
Total Liabilities $106,230
Net Assets $1,038,355
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2016

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2016

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Total Revenue

$1,209,343

Total Functional Expenses $759,678
Net income $449,665
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,107,387 91.6%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $101,956 8.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $167,873 22.1%
Other
Total Assets $1,063,894
Total Liabilities $73,091
Net Assets $990,803
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2015

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2015

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Total Revenue

$1,267,079

Total Functional Expenses $926,648
Net income $340,431
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,077,693 85.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $189,386 14.9%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $218,727 23.6%
Other
Total Assets $661,213
Total Liabilities $120,075
Net Assets $541,138
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2014

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2014

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Total Revenue

$830,075

Total Functional Expenses $931,703
Net income -$101,628
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $776,472 93.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $53,603 6.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $341,033 36.6%
Other
Total Assets $318,218
Total Liabilities $117,511
Net Assets $200,707
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2013

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2013

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Total Revenue

$764,058

Total Functional Expenses $721,066
Net income $42,992
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $739,291 96.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $24,767 3.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $306,542 42.5%
Other
Total Assets $324,102
Total Liabilities $21,767
Net Assets $302,335
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2012

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2012

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Total Revenue

$471,705

Total Functional Expenses $576,059
Net income -$104,354
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $452,705 96.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $19,000 4.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $212,177 36.8%
Other
Total Assets $275,602
Total Liabilities $16,259
Net Assets $259,343
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2011

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2011

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Total Revenue

$655,807

Total Functional Expenses $529,643
Net income $126,164
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $647,807 98.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $8,000 1.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $200,068 37.8%
Other
Total Assets $377,674
Total Liabilities $13,977
Net Assets $363,697
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2010

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2010

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2009

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Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2008

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2008

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Sept. 2007

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2007

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Sept. 2006

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2006

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Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2005

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2005

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Last Updated: 2020-11-22 07:57