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    Friends Without A Border

    Friends Without A Border


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    New York NY 10013-1941


    New York NY | IRS ruling year: 1996 | EIN: 13-3880402  


    Friends Without A Border (FWAB) was established in 1995 to construct and to operate Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Cambodia. Since it opened in 1999, AHC has provided free, compassionate medical care to the children in Cambodia. Working closely with Ministry of Health, AHC is recognized as an official teaching hospital and is the largest facility outside of the capital providing anti-retroviral treatment to HIV/AIDS patients.
    In 2011, FWAB expanded its impact by supporting The Lake Clinic (TLC), a boat-based health delivery organization which serves the deprived floating village populations on Cambodia's Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest lake.
    In 2013, AHC achieved the longstanding goal of becoming independent. While continuing financial support to AHC and TLC, FWAB opened Lao Friends Hospital for Children in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR in 2015, with an aim to replicate the successful model of Treatment + Education + Prevention achieved and proven at AHC in Laos.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 95%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Friends Without A Border is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Friends Without A Border has earned a 95% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 9.80% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.88 years - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.09 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 7.90% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 8.60% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 83.30% - 9.51/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 8.19% - 9.19/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available
    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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