Outreach Aid to the Americas / ECHOCuba

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Summary

Outreach Aid to the Americas is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving vulnerable communities in Central America and the Caribbean through relief assistance, development programs, and freedom of religion or belief advocacy.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Outreach Aid to the Americas
PO Box 546135
Miami, FL 33154

Website: oaausa.org

Phone: 305-884-0441

Email: info@oaausa.org


Organization details

EIN: 650510432

CEO/President: Dr. Teo A Babun

Chairman: Frank Allcorn IV

Board size: 10

Founder: Dr. Teo A Babun

Year founded: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Purpose

Be a faith-based organization of excellence responding to the needs of the most vulnerable people and communities in Latin America.


Mission statement

Outreach Aid to the Americas' mission is to effectively mobilize resources and partners for relief & preparedness, advocacy, and sustainable development. We aim to help vulnerable communities by feeding the hungry, standing beside the broken, teaching them new skills, securing peace, and advocating for freedoms.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating11 of 9112 of 75
Fund acquisition rating67 of 9135 of 75
Resource allocation rating60 of 9138 of 75
Asset utilization rating50 of 9114 of 75

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%0%0%1%0%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%1%0%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%99%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%1%0%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%1%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%97%94%88%97%92%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%100%97%98%100%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
83%97%92%86%97%94%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%0%3%2%0%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%3%58%61%-11%-67%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%3%5%11%3%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.729.0517.0817.4342.6418.96
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.341.021.041.101.251.31
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.859.2017.6919.1053.1924.75
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.495.453.913.021.816.19
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.180.260.330.550.16
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.151.070.500.420.100.41
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%50%25%30%51%51%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
48%6%4%4%1%3%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$455,387$274,705$181,832$17,930$54,893
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$83,188$67,814$1,069$70,139$38,673
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$538,575$342,519$182,901$88,069$93,566
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,113$4,364$9,702$14,129$18,957
Other long-term assets$7,837$7,837$7,837$7,681$9,591
Total long-term assets$8,950$12,201$17,539$21,810$28,548
Total assets$547,525$354,720$200,440$109,879$122,114
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$98,891$61,452$50,750$48,776$15,105
Other current liabilities$0$26,211$9,835$0$0
Total current liabilities$98,891$87,663$60,585$48,776$15,105
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$172,310$0$0$6,874$46,745
Total long-term liabilities$172,310$0$0$6,874$46,745
Total liabilities$271,201$87,663$60,585$55,650$61,850
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$272,740$189,057$9,113$54,229$60,264
With donor restrictions$3,584$78,000$130,742$0$0
Net assets$276,324$267,057$139,855$54,229$60,264
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$4,937,697$6,157,451$3,573,743$4,672,395$2,273,526
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$20$48
Other revenue$24,535$56,855$5,203$6,344$1,500
Total other revenue$24,535$56,855$5,203$6,364$1,548
Total revenue$4,962,232$6,214,306$3,578,946$4,678,759$2,275,074
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,796,889$5,723,191$3,078,943$4,526,781$2,131,814
Management and general$142,593$312,801$394,952$136,156$170,990
Fundraising$13,483$22,164$19,425$21,857$12,859
Total expenses$4,952,965$6,058,156$3,493,320$4,684,794$2,315,663
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$9,267$156,150$85,626($6,035)($40,589)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$9,267$156,150$85,626($6,035)($40,589)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dr Teo A Babun JrPresident$159,953

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/3/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Our organization was founded in 1994 as EchoCuba by our CEO, Dr. Teo Babun, and a group of North American Christians. Our initial goal was to support the church in Cuba, a country whose political and economic conditions impede the growth and development of the faith community.

EchoCuba grew into a prominent non-profit organization, demonstrating the ability to work in the difficult on-island setting. However, our growth did not stop at Cuba as we expanded our focus to the needs of vulnerable groups in the rest of the Caribbean and Central America. Our organization's name was later changed to Outreach Aid to the Americas to reflect the larger geographical area where we now work.

Over the next 26 years the scope of our work also expanded to new areas of need: disaster preparedness, post-disaster recovery and humanitarian relief; broad-based community development; entrepreneurship and small business development; civil society strengthening; and human rights advocacy through the promotion of freedom of religion, expression and assembly.

OAA's program expansion has relied on a network of collaborating partners in the U.S. and in the countries in which we work. Many of our joint efforts have focused on the development of faith-based organizations (FBOs) which OAA supports to advocate and provide essential services for the most vulnerable members of their communities. OAA's technical assistance and donations are often complemented by FBO basic infrastructure, such as warehouses, for on-site work such as distribution of donated relief goods. With OAA's investment in long-term capacity building of the FBOs, the partnership achieves not only short-term results, but also lasting, sustainable impacts.

EchoCuba, which started as the primary organization, is today but just one of the initiatives of Outreach Aid to the Americas, which also includes our Community and Port Resiliency Program (C-PReP), Americas Relief Team and Explore International.

Below are some key events during OAA's history of working for the communities and individuals in need in Latin America and the Caribbean:

1994: We were founded as EchoCuba by a group of North American Christians to support the emerging independent Cuban church.

2004: We Introduced "Business in a Box" and "P.A.I.L.S. 4 Haiti" as self-employment initiatives and effective tools for reconstruction and development.

2008: We carried out our first disaster relief response (117,000 victims assisted) after hurricanes Gustav and Ike, Cuba's worst natural disasters in history.

2014: We partnered with Feed My Starving Children, Mathew 25 Ministries, and Feeding the Nations to provide over 4 million pre-packaged meals to persecuted individuals, vulnerable children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

2019: We collaborated with the Red Cross, USAID and Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to distribute trailer-mounted diesel generator sets in the Bahamas islands following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian


Program accomplishments

2019 Impact

37 food containers distributed in Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and Venezuela

8,893,920 pre-packaged meals distributed. Giving food is our stabilizing platform to development.

84 youths trained in Leadership Development

100 people received equipment, books, and Bibles

56,290 people received food and relief aid

285 port staff and personnel trained in disaster preparedness

10 community leaders trained in small business and entrepreneurship programs

5,000 people engaged in human rights and freedom of religion


Needs

Our work is made possible by the donations of people like you. 85% of donations go directly into programs that feed and care for the hungry and the vulnerable.