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Operation USA
7421 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 413-2353
fax: (323) 931-5400
EIN: 95-3504080

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Board Leadership

Michael Mahdesian
Board Chair


Richard Walden
President, CEO

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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Operation USA

Disaster relief & development since 1979

(out of 100)
Overall 88.37 3 stars
  Financial 83.56 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 08/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Primary Revenue Growth -1.1%
  Program Expenses Growth -13.0%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation USA on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,655,596
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,655,596
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,655,596
   Other Revenue $405
TOTAL REVENUE $12,656,001
   Program Expenses $9,977,689
   Administrative Expenses $193,163
   Fundraising Expenses $138,896
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,346,253
Net Assets $8,311,325


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$122,932 1.19% Richard M. Walden President, CEO


Founded in 1979, Operation USA helps communities alleviate the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty throughout the world by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid. We provide material and financial assistance to grassroots organizations that promote sustainable development, leadership and capacity building, income generating activities, provide education and health services, and advocate on behalf of vulnerable people. Operation USA rapidly and expertly provides on-the-ground aid by sending vital life-saving supplies and cash grants to assist communities in rebuilding. Partnering with grassroots organizations, Operation USA specializes in reaching vulnerable populations who are in the greatest need, yet who are often ignored by governments and larger aid organizations.

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