Mission:

uossm usa's mission is to save lives and reduce human suffering of people affected by crises.

 www.uossm.us
 |  502 S CLOSNER BLVD Edinburg TX 78539-4660

Uossm USA is headquartered in Edinburg, TX, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 47-3403988.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is E99, Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. within the Health - General and Rehabilitative category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2015.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V2 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

6/6

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

10.25%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$741,689

Total Revenue

We do not evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V2. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.


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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

85.18%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

6/6 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit

Has Review/Audit

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

10.25%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

KHAULA SAWAH, VICE PRESIDENT

$0


MONZER YAZJI, PRESIDENT

$0


AHMAD ABO KAYASS, DIRECTOR

$0


ASHRAF TRABOULSI, DIRECTOR

$0


HASSAN CHAHADEH, DIRECTOR

$0


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2018

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Uossm USA reported its largest program on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$435,134

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


MEDICAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES: UOSSM USA HAS PROVIDED MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE CRISIS IN SYRIA. OUR PROJECTS FOCUSED ON HOSPITALS AND TRAUMA, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, MENTAL H ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We hope to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by crises. UOSSM has been on the ground in Syria since 2012, providing medical and mental health care, protection and nutrition services, training and qualification and research studies. In the spring of 2017, a 480-panel solar power system was installed in the hospital, allowing for an estimated annual savings of $30,000. The Syria Solar project will keep UOSSM Bab Al Hawa hospital's vital equipment operating in cases of power outages, or fuel shortages, ultimately saving lives. We strive to be an organization of excellence, providing the best quality of services, utilizing the most advanced technology, on a cost-efficient basis. We will continue to do whatever it takes to provide support, qualify and train health professionals, provide care to the most vulnerable, and empower women, so they can make a positive contribution to society. In 2017, UOSSM supported 18 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics, doubling the number of services provided the previous year. An emergence in malnutrition cases led to UOSSM responding by providing nutrition services in each of these facilities, with over 175,000 beneficiaries. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services were provided to nearly 23,000 people in both Turkey and Syria. With 21 ambulances and 4 deployment points, more than 53,000 people were able to access emergency services in critical care situations. In 2017, we offered 10 training programs covering medical and surgical training, women’s health, midwife training, emergency response, andexposure to chemical weapons. The total number of trainees exceeded 6,500. Our goal is to continue to work on the ground, providing medical and mental health care services, directly with the Syrian people in hopes of alleviating the suffering of those who have been through unimaginable pain.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Our major strategy is to be an organization of excellence, providing the best quality of services, utilizing the most advanced technology, on a cost-efficient basis. We will continue to do whatever it takes to provide support, qualify and train health professionals, provide care to the most vulnerable, and empower women, so they can make a positive contribution to society. We hope to help rebuild the healthcare system by: (1) Supporting UOSSM efforts inside Syria to help sustain, strengthen and rebuild the healthcare system inside Syria. (2) Supporting UOSSM's efforts in neighboring countries by helping provide medical relief and care, including psyschosocial support services to refugees who have experienced horrible situations. (3) Continue to train and qualify medical staff and personnel. (4) Work with local councils and governorates to rebuild and strengthen the healthcare infrastructure. The main goal of the Health Governance program is to strengthen local communities and create partnerships to rebuild a health system decimated by war. Key actors that UOSSM is bringing together include health directorates, representatives of local/state governing bodies/committees, and other related organizations. The Health Governance program's most important priorities include identifying community health volunteers and leaders, linking them to governing bodies and facilities, and developing a communications protocol within a data sharing and referral system. These and other constructs are helping to rebuild a unified health sector in the war-torn environment that is present-day Syria.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

UOSSM USA boasts of a hard-working staff that adhere to the highest level of ethics and standards, and who firmly believe in the cause and the organization. The staff has a passion to help these people that have suffered so much and will do whatever is possible within their capacity to achieve these goals. With this type of commitment nothing is impossible.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

By witnessing firsthand people receiving the care they need. By seeing success stories shared by UOSSM. Also by having the ability through support and funding to continue to grow and expand these services.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

UOSSM USA has helped alleviate the suffering of so many by supporting UOSSM International's programs inside Syria and in neighboring countries, providing high quality medical, mental and psychosocial care and support to Syrians who have suffered so much by the war. We have been on the ground in Syria since 2012. We have provided medical and mental health care services to hundreds of thousands of people and have helped save countless lives. UOSSM fully supports UOSSM Bab Al-Hawa Hospital, which is northern Syria's largest tertiary, referral hospital, and is considered to be the top health center in northern Syria because of the high-quality medical care and rare health services it provides. UOSSM’s Bab Al-Hawa Medical Center oversees the work of a major emergency and specialty hospital, 13 outpatient clinics, a specialized cardiac facility, and a rehabilitation center in the countryside. The rehabilitation center is home to a nursing department for patients with lengthy recovery periods, a physiotherapy center, and a bladder rehabilitation center. This unique facility is the only one of its kind in northern Syria. We want to continue to support Syria to the greatest of our potential, but would also like to provide care and services to other areas affected by crises. Recently, UOSSM started projects in Bangladesh in response to the Rohingya crisis.



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization’s mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score (BETA)

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...   Culture & Community


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.