As I write this introduction to the East Meets West 2012 Annual Report, Im struck by how quickly last yearwith all its hard work and substantial resultshas receded from view, caught up as I am in the work at hand in 2013.
So returning to1988, the year EMW was born as an organization, requires some serious mental time travel. But its important to honor the fact that EMW has been active and growing for a quarter century, helping change the lives of over 5.9 million disadvantaged people in eight countries.
EMWs 25 years of resultsfeatured here alongside our 2012 accomplishmentswere made possible by dedicated, visionary staff; strategic partnerships and generous funders; a host of individual donors; and pioneering approaches like results-based financing. Much credit is also due to Atlantic Philanthropies. Under Country Director Le Nhan Phuongs leadership, AP made a major investment in EMW that has paid off in a faster growing, stronger, more capable organization.
EMW isnt just growing fastwere growing smart. Were not just identifying and seizing opportunities for growth; were creating them. Were pleased that in 2012 our efficiency and effectiveness was again recognized by the esteemed watchdog organization Charity Navigator, which gave EMW its highest ratingfour starsfor the fourth year running.
As Nelson Mandela said, Playing small doesnt serve the world. We best honor EMWs success by building on it, applying the valuable lessons weve learned to achieve even greater impact. Thats why, in the pages of this annual report, youll find the key results of the strategic planning process we undertook in 2012. The plan sets out a path for growth and embodies EMW at its most visionary and forward-looking.
But lets not neglect 2012. Much was achieved last year through the efforts of our staff, partners, donors and beneficiaries. In particular:
In clean water and sanitation, EMW received a $10.9 million grant to launch and implement a community-based program to promote latrine building and hygiene education. Ultimately, this project will improve sanitation for 1.7 million people in rural Vietnam and Cambodia.
In the education sector, we continued to work with a network of schools to maintain scholarships for over 12,000 disadvantaged students in Vietnam. Targeted geographic expansion brought educational support to 200 high school girls in India.
Our Breath of Life (BOL) neonatal healthcare program expanded to six hospitals in Myanmar (with 20 more to come in 2013), supplying new, durable equipment and intensive training. BOL was also launched in Benin, one of several countries in West Africa where many newborn lives will be saved through the programs timely interventions.
In 2012, EMWs ongoing commitment to innovation and impact was reflected in the continued strengthening of our partnerships with MTTS, our design and manufacturing partner in Vietnam, and Design that Matters.
Whether youve been a friend of EMW for two, five, 10 or 25 years, I know you share our commitment to improving lives, be it a strong start for vulnerable newborns, an education that brightens prospects, or better community health through clean water and improved sanitation.
Your support is invaluable in allowing EMW to grow wisely and effectively. Please stay with us as we innovate for better lives and social justice, replicate success from one community to another, share our knowledge with peer organizations and national governments, and use the influence of those contributions to make the world a healthier, better educated, more hopeful place.
Lets see what we can accomplish together in the next 25 years!
EMW PRESIDENT JOHN ANNER
RESULTS OF 25 YEARS
TOTAL INVESTED: $106 MILLIONTOTAL BENEFICIARIES: 5.9 MILLION
400,000People with access to clean water
70,000Individuals with access to improved sanitation
236Water systems built
117,000Children provided free dental treatment
346Elementary schools and kindergartens built
63Large construction projects completed, including hospitals and university facilities
51,000Students and teachers benefiting from school construction
East Meets Wests results over the past 25 years reflect our ongoing commitment to developing and implementing effective programs that offer people opportunities to live more productive, healthier lives.
RESULTS IN 2012
TOTAL INVESTED IN 2012
water & sanitation
Building a community-level pediatric cardiology program. EMW began mobilizing community healthcare providers to promote early identification of children with heart defects in Vietnam.
Supporting school completion for girls. EMW brought its SPELL scholarship program to 200 disadvantaged high school girls in India.
Pioneering an innovative social enterprise. The Dental Program launched a fee-for-service component with revenue from patients cross-subsidizing free care for children.
Expanding reach to Africa. EMW began piloting its neonatal health program in Benin to save newborn lives through appropriate equipment and clinical training.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEARAddressing preventable neonatal deaths in Myanmar. EMWs neonatal health program equipped six hospitals with medical devices and trained 50 clinicians on newborn care.
Applying output-based financing to sanitation & hygiene improvement. Our community-based program is on track to benefit 1.7 million people in Cambodia and Vietnam.
A Strategy for Organizational Transformation at East Meets West
Throughout 2012, EMWs stakeholdersprogram and senior staff, board members, donors, and partnersengaged in a strategic planning process to assess the organizations current capabilities, compare them to the needs of our ever-changing world, and develop a pathway for moving forward.
Our ambitious 2009 strategic plan, which focused on global expansion, introduced new countries, programs, and funding mechanisms. Between 2009 and 2013, we launched programs in Laos, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, India, the Philippines and West Africa. Not that we have left Vietnam behind. In fact, our geographic expansion has only enhanced our program work there. Our biggest grant to date, for example, funds a sanitation program in both Cambodia and Vietnam.
Weve found that our success hinges on flexibility, innovation, and creativity. Rather than just doing more of the same thing every year, we are constantly seeking new ways to deliver more benefits at a lower cost by pioneering the use of results-based financing, developing new technologies specifically designed, engineered and manufactured for low-resource settings, and devising social enterprise approaches to solving problems.
We will continue to focus on EMWs distinctive competencies, such as our sanitation business model, newborn care medical
devices, self-funding dental program, and results-based education financing, but we will also be actively seeking
fresh ideas and new ways of helping people. The world needs both effective implementation and ongoing
innovation. EMW is committed to delivering both.
OUR REPUTATIONEast Meets West has
received a four-star rating the highest possible from respected non-
profit ratings organization Charity Navigator for four
years in a row.
Businesses/ CorporationsIndividualsCommunity OrganizationsFoundationsGovernment/ International Agencies
Management & GeneralFundraisingPrograms
REVENUE SOURCES 2012
EXPENDITURES BY FUNCTIONAL AREA
OUR FINANCIAL HEALTHEast Meets West has
received multiple grants from major donors who
require rigorous reporting. Our audits have helped us obtain these repeat
donations. EMW has had the highest possible audit results an Unmodified
Opinion every year since 2003.Monetary
4 YEARS AT 4 STARS!
89centsof every dollar donat-ed went directly to our
Restricted funds are designated for specific programs or projects. Unrestricted funds can be used for any purpose.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES EAST MEETS WEST FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012
SUPPORT & REVENUEGrants $1,602,763 $1,960,973 $3,563,736Contributions 410,844 1,851,890 2,262,734In-kind donations 598,163 - 598,163Investment income 41,522 - 41,522Net assets released from restrictions 6,767,595 (6,767,595) -
Total Support & Revenue $9,420,887 $(2,954,732) $6,466,155
EXPENSESProgram services $9,650,554 - $9,650,554Management & general 660,761 - 660,761Fundraising 571,084 - 571,084
Total Expenses $10,882,399 - $10,882,399Changes in net assets (1,461,512) (2,954,732) (4,416,244)Net assets at beginning of year 5,102,459 17,205,257 22,307,716
Net Assets at End of Year $3,640,947 $14,250,525 $17,891,472
Restricted funds are designated for specific programs or projects. Unrestricted funds can be used for any purpose.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION EAST MEETS WEST FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012
ASSETSCash and cash equivalents $4,629,855Grants receivable, net 5,475,304Investments at fair value 9,217,686Other assets 71,434Property and equipment, net 16,792
Total Assets $19,411,071
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETSLIABILITIESAccounts payable & accrued expenses $156,313Accrued payroll and other benefits 298,925Deferred revenue 1,014,361 Notes payable 50,000
Total Liabilities $1,519,599 NET ASSETSUnrestricted net assets $3,640,947Temporarily restricted net assets 14,250,525
Total Net Assets $17,891,472
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $19,411,071
In 2010, East Meets West launched Together for Our Future, a voluntary, peer-to-peer employee giving campaign. The effort raised over $100,000, with 92% of EMW employees making three-year contributions. Below we recognize employee contributions in 2012.
EMW EMPLOYEE GIVING
Anonymous*John & Devora AnnerJack Bernard & Marilynn WestermanCao Vu Hoang ChauLaura Ward Collins & Michael CollinsCong Huyen Ton Nu To HanhDang Thanh CanhHo Thi Y NhiHoang Thi Hang TamHoang Ngoc DatHoang Ngoc Anh
Hoang Ngoc TungAvery HochhalterLai Hung CuongLe Cao DungBill and Takako LeeThomas Low & Priscilla JoeVan Tu LyLuciano MocciaNgo Dinh TrieuNguyen HiepNguyen Van QuangNguyen Huu ToanNguyen Minh Thu
Nguyen Ngoc Phuong HoangNguyen Chau MinhNguyen Thu HuyenJohn Nguyen & Ria FresnozaMinh Chau Nguyen & Per Ljung Pham Thi HuongPhan Thi Hong ThoiPhan Minh TanRon SmithLiliana Suryadi & Bryan Dickinson
Sylvia Townsend & Charles CowensTran Thi Thanh Ha Veronica & Blandon TuberaVo Van HoangVo Le Phu AnVo Thi HienVu Ngoc HaVu Thuy Y Nga
$100,000 & AboveOrganizationsAmici Della Neonatologia TrentinaBESRABill & Melinda Gates FoundationInstitut Europeen de Cooperation et de DeveloppementOrr Family FoundationRonald McDonald House CharitiesThe Atlantic PhilanthropiesThe Boeing CompanyThe Lemelson FoundationThe World BankUSAID
IndividualsJack & Rose-Marie AndersonNeil Barsky & Joan DavidsonEric Hemel & Barbara MorgenGil & Barbara Kemp
$25,000 to $99,999OrganizationsAlbatros FoundationAlliance for Global GoodBlue Planet NetworkGE HealthcareHenry E. Niles FoundationMorrison & Foerster FoundationPrudential Vietnam Assurance Private LtdQualcomm, Inc.Smart Tulip FoundationThe Ford FoundationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillVietnam Education SocietyVNHelp
IndividualsJerome & Nancy FalkStephen Gunther & Linda Essakow John & Tina KekerGeorge Miller & Janet McKinleySatya Tiwari
$10,000 to $24,999OrganizationsBBGVBritish Embassy - HanoiDai-Ichi LifeDiageo VietnamDKSHPiedmont Community ChurchShinoda Junko Femin GroupThe Greenwood CompanyThe Jao Foundation
IndividualsLawrence & Kim DongCharles Gilreath Paul Huddleston & Dori BoudreauBarbara Kafka Frederick Khedouri & Sarah Glazer Peter Singer & Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
$5,000 to $9,999OrganizationsAkzo Nobel CoatingsClimb for a CauseDuquesne UniversityFriends of the Vinh Son Montagnard Catholic Orphanage
International Children Assistance NetworkJewish Community Endowment FundJohnson & JohnsonMTTSNorth Peninsula Jewish Community Teen FoundationThe DOVE FundUnited Nations International School, Hanoi
IndividualsFrances Allen John & Devora AnnerClaire Burgess William & Phyllis Draper Daniel Kaplan & Kay RichmanThomas Low & Priscilla JoeCarrie Eglinton Manner Dan & Paula ReingoldElise Wen & Carles PolesHang & Sir Malcolm Williamson
$1,000 to $4,999OrganizationsABC International SchoolBradley Family TrustDesign that MattersFriends of DanangHarvard-Westlake SchoolHealth Research for ActionInternational School of Ho Chi Minh CityIntesa SanPaolo BankLao KidsMoss Adams LLPOsprey PacksRotary Club of the University DistrictRotary Club of the Valley of the Moon, CARotary of Canton, OHSavitsky, Satin, and BaconSporting RepublicThe Bowman Family FoundationThe European Chamber of Commerce in VietnamThe World Bank Community Connections Fund
University of Michigan Vietnam Student Association
IndividualsDavid Axelrad & Liza BercoviciBrantly Baynes Jeff & Annie BernardPeter & Alice BronerWilliam & Debby BrownRoger & Marilyn BrowningWilliam Bucholtz Pauline Camacho Anne Cammenga Mary Case Leo Chen Lien & Martin CibulkaWilliam & Joyce CurranGina & David DempseyJames & Maria DickinsonJames Dietzenbach Michael & Sally FitzhughGary FriedmanJudith & Lawrence GlendinningAmanda Hamilton & Tim HemmeterBlaine Honda Michael Horowitz
Chelsey Ingenito Fields & Ian FieldsCosimo Jencks Ragui Kamel G. Marcus & Pamela KnightDaniel Knox Luis & Lee LainerBill & Takako LeeJimmy Low William Lyons Lynn MacFarland Rusty Mather Robin Matlin & Richard DrianskyJorge Mestman Ellen Miller-Wachtel & Alan WachtelLuciano Moccia Jeffrey Newman & Mary MontellaJesse Newmark Alexander Nguyen Linnea Nilasson Lorraine Parmer Thien Pham Charles Rice Robert Riordan & Spring HillTamara Sanderson Vivi Sasaki George Savitsky Gus Schwed & Lucy HarringtonLinda & David Setzer
Emily & Ned SherwoodSalem Shuchman Stan & Paulette ShulmanStephen Simko Keith Soukkala Joe & Carolyn SwindlehurstKimberly & Jeremy TroggioThomas Walczyk Townsend Walker & Beverly MillsRichard & Lan WilkersonMimi Yu
Up to $1,000OrganizationsAT&T United Way Employee Giving CampaignBarr Charitable FoundationBen Daviscourt Memorial FundCentral Building, Ltd.Chevron Humankind - Chevron CorporationCommunity of Change LLCDTZ Debenham Tie LeungDung Si Thanh Khe Primary SchoolFidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Hale SchoolHanoi Hash House HarriersHokkaido Japanese Seafood and SteakhouseIBM Employee Charitable Contribution CampaignJPMorgan Chase Foundatio...