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International : Development and Relief Services

Friends Without A Border

Healing children, healing Asia.

four stars

96.18

1123 Broadway Suite 1210
New York, NY 10010
tel: (212) 691-0909   Web Site
EIN: 13-3880402

Board Leadership
Matthew Magenheim
Chair

CEO
Akiko Arai
Chief Operating Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.18 four stars
  Financial 94.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

94.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.96
  Program Expenses Growth 64.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends Without A Border on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends Without A Border on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends Without A Border (NY) 96.18 four stars
Population Media Center (VT) 94.07 four stars
InterAction (DC) 89.17 three stars
American Friends of Leket Israel (NJ) 88.76 three stars
Fund for Armenian Relief (NY) 89.39 three stars

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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 more than 1.6 million children. Working closely with Cambodia's 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 February 2015, with an aim to replicate the successful model of Treatment + Education + Prevention achieved at AHC.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,368,797
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,368,797
   Program Service Revenue $41,619
Total Primary Revenue $2,410,416
   Other Revenue $376,405
TOTAL REVENUE $2,786,821
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,564,050
   Administrative Expenses $267,947
   Fundraising Expenses $137,654
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,969,651
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $817,170
   
Net Assets $2,617,564

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Friends Without A Border has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.18 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 79.98 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.30 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 80.09 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 95.07 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 95.04 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 99.08 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 94.96 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.97 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.84 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 98.44 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 98.61 four stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 91.05 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3880402
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS WITHOUT A BORDER
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(155) Rural medical facility
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,638 4.34% Akiko Arai Chief Operating Officer

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 more than 1.6 million children. Working closely with Cambodia's 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 February 2015, with an aim to replicate the successful model of Treatment + Education + Prevention achieved at AHC.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends Without A Border (NY) 96.18 four stars
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Loving Shepherd Ministries (IN) 89.27 three stars
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Seva Foundation (CA) 87.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends Without A Border
1123 Broadway
Suite 1210
New York, NY 10010
tel: (212) 691-0909
fax: (212) 337-8052
EIN: 13-3880402

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Board Leadership

Matthew Magenheim
Chair

CEO

Akiko Arai
Chief Operating Officer

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