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We Care Solar

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

We Care Solar is a international development organization based in Berkeley, CA that was founded in 2010. As of 2019 they had $2.8 million in revenue and $5.4 million in assets.

We Care Solar promotes safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and medical devices using solar electricity.

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Program areas at We Care Solar

Solar suitcase program - we care solar designs and deploys we care solar suitcases - compact solar electric systems for health facilities and other institutions serving vulnerable populations. The solar suitcase powers medical lighting, cell phones, and portable devices such as fetal monitors or computers. It also includes led headlamps and battery chargers for aa and aaa batteries. We care solar suitcases strengthen healthcare delivery by (1) enabling health facilities to conduct deliveries and emergency procedures throughout the night, (2) improving mobile communication for referrals and consultations, (3) improving the morale of health workers.

Research and development - our technology team incorporates our field research to improve the design and function of the solar suitcase. We strive to create the most robust, reliable, and appropriate compact solar electric system for rural health systems. In addition to product research and design, we care solar collects data on solar suitcase usage and impact. We also identify and test medical devices that are compatible with our 12v dc solar electric system.

Education and outreach - we care solar educational programs enhance local capacity to install, utilize, and maintain our solar suitcase systems. Our women solar ambassador program, launched in 2012, enables solar-proficient volunteers to train health workers and installers. Launched in 2013, we share solar student educational programs give youth the opportunity to build solar suitcases for schools and orphanages in developing countries. By giving american youth the opportunity to learn, build, and share, we are supporting the next generation of social innovators.

Form 990s for We Care Solar

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 30, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Nov 2, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 5, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Dec 15, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for We Care Solar

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,550,286
Program services$309,055
Investment income and dividends$10,711
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,149
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$3,158
Total revenues$2,874,359

Vendors for We Care Solar

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-17
██████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-03
█████████Content management system software2020-03-03
█████ █████ ██Tax accounting2019-11-15
█ ████████Donor Development and Communication Services$22,6092017-12-01
███████ ████Fundraising Reporting and Strategy$42,0002017-12-01

Personnel at We Care Solar

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Samantha ParsonsChief Operating Officer$131,000June 25, 2020
Sam HartwellChief Financial Officer-Aug. 10, 2019
███ ███████Founder , Director of Technology and Education-June 25, 2020
█████ ██ ███████Founder , Executive Director$122,706June 25, 2020
███ ███████████ ██Director of Philanthropy-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ ███████████Director of Engineering-June 25, 2020
█████████ ████████Senior Director of Global Programs / Director of Global Programs / Director of Programs-June 25, 2020
█████ █████Program Director / We Share Solar Program Manager-June 25, 2020
███████ ████████Office Manager-June 25, 2020
██████ █████ ███Mfa Development and Communications Manager-June 25, 2020
...and nine more key personnel

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