Habitat for Humanity International

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Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Habitat for Humanity International
322 West Lamar Street
Americus, GA 31709-3543

Website: www.habitat.org

Phone: (229) 924-6935

Email: publicinfo@hfhi.org

Organization details

EIN: 911914868

CEO/President: Mr. Jonathan Reckford

Chairman: Bradford L. Hewitt

Board size: 21

Founder: Millard and Linda Fuller

Ruling year: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission statement

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Statement of faith

Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating874 of 101065 of 73
Fund acquisition rating962 of 101268 of 73
Resource allocation rating774 of 101253 of 73
Asset utilization rating496 of 101041 of 73

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$157,533,000$188,567,000$178,016,000$82,314,438$93,367,927
Short-term investments$112,275,000$178,951,000$98,562,000$44,642,595$43,852,355
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$400,282,000$421,898,000$380,320,000$202,523,369$195,324,740
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$14,949,000$10,983,000$5,797,000$6,314,935$7,273,327
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$59,779,005$43,814,383
Total long-term assets$14,949,000$10,983,000$5,797,000$66,093,940$51,087,710
Total assets$415,231,000$432,881,000$386,117,000$268,617,309$246,412,450
Payables and accrued expenses$63,866,000$66,565,000$53,157,000$20,860,871$42,694,440
Other current liabilities$1,425,000$1,790,000$1,378,000$1,367,266$54,535,181
Total current liabilities$65,291,000$68,355,000$54,535,000$22,228,137$97,229,621
Due to (from) affiliates$1,022,000$2,139,000$1,352,000$1,547,485$1,868,014
Other long-term liabilities$25,220,000$25,924,000$31,971,000$30,275,783$0
Total long-term liabilities$105,470,000$121,045,000$100,958,000$93,622,942$1,868,014
Total liabilities$170,761,000$189,400,000$155,493,000$115,851,079$99,097,635
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$134,984,000$119,987,000$97,459,000$54,246,030$37,555,707
With donor restrictions$109,486,000$123,494,000$133,165,000$98,520,200$109,759,108
Net assets$244,470,000$243,481,000$230,624,000$152,766,230$147,314,815
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$254,814,000$255,298,000$311,077,000$211,058,950$232,210,206
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$32,972,000$45,221,000$38,858,000$44,824,727$41,122,180
Total other revenue$32,972,000$45,221,000$38,858,000$44,824,727$41,122,180
Total revenue$287,786,000$300,519,000$349,935,000$255,883,677$273,332,386
Program services$212,910,000$224,002,000$214,260,000$196,536,988$191,955,489
Management and general$19,458,000$14,986,000$12,966,000$12,502,016$11,858,765
Total expenses$286,415,000$288,253,000$272,706,000$251,858,270$245,565,885
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,371,000$12,266,000$77,229,000$4,025,407$27,766,501
Other changes in net assets($382,000)$591,000$629,000$1,426,008$686,412
Total change in net assets$989,000$12,857,000$77,858,000$5,451,415$28,452,913


Jonathan ReckfordEX OFFICIO BOARD MEMBER & CEO$428,493
Richard HathawayArea VP Asia Pacific$318,497
Ernesto Castro GarciaArea VP, LAC$275,788
Colleen Finn RidenhourChief Development Officer$264,589
Torre Nelson thru 10Acting Area VP, EMEA$262,144
Michael E CarscaddonExecutive VP - Admin & CFO$257,348
Mark F AndrewsSVP - Operations$247,093
Hilary HarpSVP- Legal & General Counsel$238,191
Christopher D ClarkeSVP - Communications$237,578
Valerie NortonChief People Officer$233,042
Marla Francile DavidsoVP CIO, IT-GOVern. & Proc.$219,011
Julie LairdVP - Corp & Foundation Rel, DE$209,578
Timothy DaughertyVP - Direct Marketing$208,639
Stephanie MartinVP - US Collab & Support$208,388
Adrienne GoolsbyVP, U.S. & Canada$206,590
Jim MellottVP - Finance$204,943
Brandie Lyonn MichelSR DIR - CNSTITUENT ENGMNT SYS$204,932
Nill ToulmeAssistant Secretary$204,810
Juan C MontalvoVP - Audit$200,045
Belaynesh TadesseDIRECTOR - BUSINESS STRATEGY$199,279
Jeremy Kraut-OrdoverVP-Individual Giving, DEV-Dep$194,025
Gail Hyde thru 05201VP & Chief Information Officer$193,885
Kip ScheidlerMANAGING DIRECTOR - PR$190,825
Chris VincentVP - Govt Relations/Advocacy$188,875
Mary S HendersonVP - U.S. and Canada$181,928
Steven WeirVP Global Devel & Support$179,407
Patrick KelleyVP - Terwilliger Center$176,864
Anna KonotchickDIRECTOR OPERATIONS - AP$174,256
Aaron LewisAssistant Secretary$168,132
Paul Hamalian as of 0VP, Culture & Spiritual$156,830
Karen ForemanActing Area VP, LAC$145,095
Tjada McKenna thru 05Chief Operating Officer$123,531
Liz McLaughlinVP, Found., Org & Inst. RelaTI$98,134
Jacqueline InnocentVP Vol & Inst Egmt(AS OF 7/19)$82,526
Laura van der MandeleVP Strat & Org Eff(AS OF 9/19)$45,669

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

The audited financial statements of Habitat for Humanity International reflect only part of the story of Habitat for Humanity's scope of work around the world. As autonomous nonprofit organizations, Habitat for Humanity affiliates and national organizations keep their own records of revenues and expenditures; those figures are not included in the financial statements of Habitat for Humanity International.

For the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2002, we estimate the entire Habitat for Humanity movement grossed $747.9 million in revenue: 438.2 million in cash contributions and grants, $34.7 million in gifts-in-kind, $237.8 million in sales of houses and $37.2 million in other support. Overall, Habitat for Humanity's estimated expense ratios in FY 2002 were 81 percent program, 10 percent fund raising, and 9 percent management and general expense.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


The idea that became Habitat for Humanity first grew from the fertile soil of Koinonia Farm, a community farm outside of Americus, Georgia, founded by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan.

On the farm, Jordan and Habitat's eventual founders Millard and Linda Fuller developed the concept of "partnership housing." The concept centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build decent, affordable houses. The houses would be built at no profit. New homeowners' house payments would be combined with no-interest loans provided by supporters and money earned by fundraising to create "The Fund for Humanity," which would then be used to build more homes.

Beau and Emma were the owners of the first home built by Koinonia's Partnership Housing Program. They and their five children moved into a concrete-block home with a modern kitchen, indoor bathroom and heating system, replacing the unpainted, uninsulated shack with no plumbing where they had previously lived.

In 1973, the Fullers decided to take the Fund for Humanity concept to Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. After three years of hard work to launch a successful house building program there, the Fullers then returned to the United States and called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream: Habitat for Humanity International, founded in 1976.

The times have changed, the build site locations have grown in number, but the very real change that Beau and Emma's family experienced is shared by families today who partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Thanks in no small part to the personal involvement of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn and the awareness they have raised, Habitat now works in all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries and has helped more than 35 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Program accomplishments

Surveys of Habitat homeowners and their families show better financial health, parents who are more confident about meeting their family's needs, and even improved grades for their children. Wherever we work, we witness tangible evidence that decent, affordable shelter creates long-lasting and life-changing impact on families and communities.