Heifer Project International

Heifer Project International Overview

Heifer Project International is located in Little Rock, AR. The organization was established in 1999. According to its NTEE Classification (Q33) the organization is classified as: International Relief, under the broad grouping of International, Foreign Affairs & National Security and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Heifer Project International employed 343 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Heifer Project International generated $124.6m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 6 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 1.7% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $124.1m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 0.2% per year over the past 6 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Heifer Project International has awarded 37 individual grants totaling $29,553,061. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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SINCE 1944, HEIFER PROJECT INTERNATIONAL HAS HELPED MORE THAN 36 MILLION FAMILIES IN MORE THAN 125 COUNTRIES MOVE TOWARD GREATER SELF-RELIANCE THROUGH THE GIFTS OF LIVESTOCK, PLANTS AND TRAINING IN ENVIRONMENTALLY-SOUND AGRICULTURE.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SUSTAINABILITY: HEIFER PROVIDES GIFTS OF FOOD AND INCOME-PRODUCING LIVESTOCK, AS WELL AS EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR CARE AND FEEDING, TO FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES IN NEED SO THAT THEY MAY BECOME SELF-RELIANT AND ESTABLISH SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND ENHANCED ACCESS TO FOOD AND INCOME. HEIFER WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND EACH FAMILY IS EXPECTED TO PASS ON THE GIFT OF LIVESTOCK AND KNOWLEDGE THROUGH THE GIFT OF THE FIRST FEMALE OFFSPRING AND TRAINING TO ANOTHER FAMILY IN NEED, MULTIPLYING THE GIFT AND THUS BENEFITING ENTIRE COMMUNITIES.


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: EDUCATION: HEIFER WORKS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD ABOUT THE ROOT CAUSES, THE CONTRIBUTORS TO AND THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY, AND TO TEACH THEM HOW TO BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION. HEIFER LEARNING CENTERS EMPOWER PEOPLE TO LEARN THROUGH EXPERIENCE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE POOR AND HUNGRY AND PROVIDES PROGRAMS AND LESSONS THAT INSPIRE THEM TO TAKE SOME ACTION TOWARD ENDING HUNGER AND POVERTY.


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: AGRO-ECOLOGY: HEIFER PROVIDES GIFTS OF SEEDS, GRAINS AND TREES AND TEACHES FARMERS AND FAMILIES GEOGRAPHICALLY APPROPRIATE AND RESOURCE-SOUND AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES THAT ENHANCE AND INCREASE CROP PRODUCTIVITY AND ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. HEIFER WORKS WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO INCREASE FARMER'S ACCESS TO MARKETS TO IMPROVE ECONOMIC BENEFIT AND INCREASE PERSONAL GAIN FROM WHAT THEY GROW. THIS ALLOWS FARMERS TO ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY AND SOVEREIGNTY, INCREASE LOCAL FOOD OPTIONS AND AVAILABILITY AND PROVIDE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE LOCALLY GROWN FOODS. HEIFER'S WORK IS GUIDED IN ITS APPROACH BY ITS 12 CORNERSTONES, INCLUDING PASSING ON THE GIFT, ACCOUNTABILITY, SHARING AND CARING, GENDER AND FAMILY FOCUS, GENUINE NEED AND JUSTICE AND FULL PARTICIPATION. ALL CONTRIBUTE TO HEIFER'S VALUES-BASED AND HOLISTIC APPROACH TO GIVING PEOPLE A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT TO A BETTER, RICHER LIFE.


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SUSTAINABILITY: HEIFER PROVIDES GIFTS OF FOOD AND INCOME-PRODUCING LIVESTOCK, AS WELL AS EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR CARE AND FEEDING, TO FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES IN NEED SO THAT THEY MAY BECOME SELF-RELIANT AND ESTABLISH SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND ENHANCED ACCESS TO FOOD AND INCOME. HEIFER WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND EACH FAMILY IS EXPECTED TO PASS ON THE GIFT OF LIVESTOCK AND KNOWLEDGE THROUGH THE GIFT OF THE FIRST FEMALE OFFSPRING AND TRAINING TO ANOTHER FAMILY IN NEED, MULTIPLYING THE GIFT AND THUS BENEFITING ENTIRE COMMUNITIES.


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: EDUCATION: HEIFER WORKS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD ABOUT THE ROOT CAUSES, THE CONTRIBUTORS TO AND THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY, AND TO TEACH THEM HOW TO BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION. HEIFER LEARNING CENTERS EMPOWER PEOPLE TO LEARN THROUGH EXPERIENCE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE POOR AND HUNGRY AND PROVIDES PROGRAMS AND LESSONS THAT INSPIRE THEM TO TAKE SOME ACTION TOWARD ENDING HUNGER AND POVERTY.


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: AGRO-ECOLOGY: HEIFER PROVIDES GIFTS OF SEEDS, GRAINS AND TREES AND TEACHES FARMERS AND FAMILIES GEOGRAPHICALLY APPROPRIATE AND RESOURCE-SOUND AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES THAT ENHANCE AND INCREASE CROP PRODUCTIVITY AND ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. HEIFER WORKS WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO INCREASE FARMER'S ACCESS TO MARKETS TO IMPROVE ECONOMIC BENEFIT AND INCREASE PERSONAL GAIN FROM WHAT THEY GROW. THIS ALLOWS FARMERS TO ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY AND SOVEREIGNTY, INCREASE LOCAL FOOD OPTIONS AND AVAILABILITY AND PROVIDE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE LOCALLY GROWN FOODS. HEIFER'S WORK IS GUIDED IN ITS APPROACH BY ITS 12 CORNERSTONES, INCLUDING PASSING ON THE GIFT, ACCOUNTABILITY, SHARING AND CARING, GENDER AND FAMILY FOCUS, GENUINE NEED AND JUSTICE AND FULL PARTICIPATION. ALL CONTRIBUTE TO HEIFER'S VALUES-BASED AND HOLISTIC APPROACH TO GIVING PEOPLE A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT TO A BETTER, RICHER LIFE.


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SUSTAINABILITY: HEIFER PROVIDES GIFTS OF FOOD AND INCOME-PRODUCING LIVESTOCK, AS WELL AS EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR CARE AND FEEDING, TO FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES IN NEED SO THAT THEY MAY BECOME SELF-RELIANT AND ESTABLISH SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND ENHANCED ACCESS TO FOOD AND INCOME. HEIFER WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND EACH FAMILY IS EXPECTED TO PASS ON THE GIFT OF LIVESTOCK AND KNOWLEDGE THROUGH THE GIFT OF THE FIRST FEMALE OFFSPRING AND TRAINING TO ANOTHER FAMILY IN NEED, MULTIPLYING THE GIFT AND THUS BENEFITING ENTIRE COMMUNITIES.


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: EDUCATION: HEIFER WORKS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD ABOUT THE ROOT CAUSES, THE CONTRIBUTORS TO AND THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY, AND TO TEACH THEM HOW TO BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION. HEIFER LEARNING CENTERS EMPOWER PEOPLE TO LEARN THROUGH EXPERIENCE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE POOR AND HUNGRY AND PROVIDES PROGRAMS AND LESSONS THAT INSPIRE THEM TO TAKE SOME ACTION TOWARD ENDING HUNGER AND POVERTY.


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: AGRO-ECOLOGY: HEIFER PROVIDES GIFTS OF SEEDS, GRAINS AND TREES AND TEACHES FARMERS AND FAMILIES GEOGRAPHICALLY APPROPRIATE AND RESOURCE-SOUND AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES THAT ENHANCE AND INCREASE CROP PRODUCTIVITY AND ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. HEIFER WORKS WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO INCREASE FARMER'S ACCESS TO MARKETS TO IMPROVE ECONOMIC BENEFIT AND INCREASE PERSONAL GAIN FROM WHAT THEY GROW. THIS ALLOWS FARMERS TO ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY AND SOVEREIGNTY, INCREASE LOCAL FOOD OPTIONS AND AVAILABILITY AND PROVIDE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE LOCALLY GROWN FOODS. HEIFER'S WORK IS GUIDED IN ITS APPROACH BY ITS 12 CORNERSTONES, INCLUDING PASSING ON THE GIFT, ACCOUNTABILITY, SHARING AND CARING, GENDER AND FAMILY FOCUS, GENUINE NEED AND JUSTICE AND FULL PARTICIPATION. ALL CONTRIBUTE TO HEIFER'S VALUES-BASED AND HOLISTIC APPROACH TO GIVING PEOPLE A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT TO A BETTER, RICHER LIFE.


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Heifer Project International Board, Officers & Key Employees

Heifer Project International Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Givebridge Inc
Fundraising Services
$1,811,058
Lifeblue Media
Website Development & Design
$1,605,498
Mds Communications Corporation
Telemarketing Services
$1,481,240
Public Outreach Fundraising Llc
Fundraising Services
$1,001,894
Mds Communications Corporation
Telemarketing Services
$1,481,240
Lifeblue Media
Website Development & Design
$1,605,498
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$123,181,218
Investment income $357,809
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $34,690
Net Rental Income $194,214
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales -$31,027
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $124,939
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $124,636,518

Heifer Project International Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Heifer Project International has awarded $17,618,997 in support to 9 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

ARKANSAS SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK COOPERATIVE (C-CORP)

PURPOSE: TO CREATE COMMUNITY FOOD ENTERPRISES FOR HEALTHY, LOCAL, ORGANIC FOOD AND TO CREATE JOBS IN COMMUNITIES LINKING SMALL-SCALE FARMERS TO LARGER AND DIVERSE MARKETS.

$5,175,000

ARKANSAS SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK COOPERATIVE (C-CORP)

PURPOSE: TO CREATE COMMUNITY FOOD ENTERPRISES FOR HEALTHY, LOCAL, ORGANIC FOOD AND TO CREATE JOBS IN COMMUNITIES LINKING SMALL-SCALE FARMERS TO LARGER AND DIVERSE MARKETS.

$5,175,000

ARKANSAS SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK COOPERATIVE (C-CORP)

PURPOSE: TO CREATE COMMUNITY FOOD ENTERPRISES FOR HEALTHY, LOCAL, ORGANIC FOOD AND TO CREATE JOBS IN COMMUNITIES LINKING SMALL-SCALE FARMERS TO LARGER AND DIVERSE MARKETS.

$5,175,000

ARKANSAS FOODSHED COOPERATIVE

PURPOSE: TO CREATE COMMUNITY FOOD ENTERPRISES FOR HEALTHY, LOCAL, ORGANIC FOOD AND TO CREATE JOBS IN COMMUNITIES LINKING SMALL-SCALE FARMERS TO LARGER AND DIVERSE MARKETS.

$510,000

ARKANSAS FOODSHED COOPERATIVE

PURPOSE: TO CREATE COMMUNITY FOOD ENTERPRISES FOR HEALTHY, LOCAL, ORGANIC FOOD AND TO CREATE JOBS IN COMMUNITIES LINKING SMALL-SCALE FARMERS TO LARGER AND DIVERSE MARKETS.

$510,000

ARKANSAS FOODSHED COOPERATIVE

PURPOSE: TO CREATE COMMUNITY FOOD ENTERPRISES FOR HEALTHY, LOCAL, ORGANIC FOOD AND TO CREATE JOBS IN COMMUNITIES LINKING SMALL-SCALE FARMERS TO LARGER AND DIVERSE MARKETS.

$510,000
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Heifer Project International Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 42 grants that Heifer Project International has recieved totaling $277,093.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Network For Good Inc

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: Unrestricted

$109,448
Koppelman Family Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

PURPOSE: UNRESTRICTED FOR GENERAL PURPOSES

$25,000
Americas Charities

Chantilly, VA

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$19,072
$14,928
$14,928
Tiaa Charitable Inc

Charlotte, NC

PURPOSE: Annual Suuport

$12,050
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