EIN 35-2237155

Build Change

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Build Change's mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing collapses and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in emerging nations.
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Program areas at Build Change

Colombia: Seven years after launching our Colombia work in Bogota, Build Change achieved a staggering milestone: arriving at national systems change scale amidst the pandemic. Build Change continued to advise the Casa Digna, Vida Digna resilient home improvement program run by the Government of Colombia, piloting a comprehensive technology platform to enable housing evaluators and contractors to digitally assess at risk homes and strengthen them. Also in 2020, Build Change began formally supporting the Caja de la Vivienda Popular, an office of the Municipality of Bogota, as a policy and technical ally on two programs designed to evaluate, design permit, and supervise the strengthening of informal houses. The success of these programs will serve as a model for other cities in Colombia and throughout Latin America.
Indonesia: In 2020, Build Change provided safe, socially-distanced classroom and field-based training to the American and Indonesian Red Cross in both Sukabumi and Banyuwangi on simple home strengthening techniques, By working with the World Bank, the team also created guidelines and training on how to strengthen public buildings (including schools) as well as Covid-19 response infrastructure (like hospitals) in Central Sulawesi.
Philippines: As if the pandemic weren't enough in 2020, the Philippines also endure 37 earthquakes of a magnitude 5.0 or greater, 27 typhoons and 1 volcanic eruption. Confronted with these disasters, Build Change's local team shifted their plan for the year. By refining their approach to incremental home strengthening, the team was able to make resilient home improvements more affordable for homeowners. In partnership with the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, the team tested the new approach, strengthening 14 homes through our microfinance partners. With in-person outreach extremely limited, the team also increasingly shifted to a digital approach, reaching more than 185,000 people through Facebook with dafe housing, Covid-19 awareness, and disaster preparedness messages.

Who funds Build Change

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Skoll FundCore Support$500,000
ImpactAssetsGeneral Operating Support$370,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)Sciences$15,000
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at Build Change

Elizabeth HauslerFounder and Chief Executive Officer World - Class Social Entrepreneur Safe Housing Advocate
Sarah BushChief of Staff
Sharon CooleyVice President, Development
Saundra SmithVice President, Talent
Juan CaballeroVice President, Programs
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Build Change

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,346,551
Program services$23,171
Investment income and dividends$339
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-13,194
Total revenues$3,356,867

Form 990s for Build Change

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-12-06990View PDF
2018-122019-09-18990View PDF
2017-122018-10-25990View PDF
2016-122017-12-08990View PDF
2015-122017-01-11990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
February 6, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
January 24, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
October 16, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
April 27, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 14 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $2,500 from Hutton Family Foundation
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General information
1001 Bannock Number 467
Denver, CO 80204
Metro area
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
Website URL
(303) 953-2563
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
U40: Engineering and Technology Research, Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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