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International : Development and Relief Services

ShelterBox USA

Delivering emergency shelter to people affected by disaster and conflict worldwide.

four stars

92.41

101 Innovation Place 101 Innovation Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
tel: (805) 608-2400   Web Site
EIN: 20-0471604

Board Leadership
Katherine Fick
Chair

CEO
Kerri Murray
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.41 four stars
  Financial 89.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Every year, millions of families around the world are made homeless because of humanitarian crises and disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, droughts, and floods.

ShelterBox is an international, nonprofit organization that responds immediately, by providing humanitarian relief in the form of emergency shelter and supplies that bring hope, independence, and a sense of normalcy to the most vulnerable people.

Since 2000, the organization has delivered boxes of emergency shelter and other essential household supplies such as tents, water filters, stoves, blankets, solar lights, and other tools to help families survive and rebuild their homes and lives in the aftermath of more than 300 disasters in over 100 countries worldwide.

ShelterBox was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019 for our work in conflict zones. In 2021, Shelterbox reached the milestone of providing life-saving aid to more than 2 million people.

Every year, millions of families around the world are made homeless because of humanitarian crises and disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, droughts, and floods.

ShelterBox is an international, nonprofit organization that responds immediately, by providing humanitarian relief in the form of emergency shelter and supplies that bring hope, independence, and a sense of normalcy to the most vulnerable people.

Since 2000, the organization has delivered boxes of emergency shelter and other essential household supplies such as tents, water filters, stoves, blankets, solar lights, and other tools to help families survive and rebuild their homes and lives in the aftermath of more than 300 disasters in over 100 countries worldwide.

ShelterBox was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019 for our work in conflict zones. In 2021, Shelterbox reached the milestone of providing life-saving aid to more than 2 million people.

Financial

three stars

89.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 26.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ShelterBox USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ShelterBox USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ShelterBox USA (CA) 92.41 four stars
JASS (Just Associates) (DC) 87.60 three stars
Food for the Hungry (AZ) 87.34 three stars
HIAS (MD) 91.32 four stars
OneSight (OH) 93.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,515,431
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,040
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,592,471
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,592,471
   Other Revenue $72
TOTAL REVENUE $8,592,543
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,894,100
   Administrative Expenses $801,609
   Fundraising Expenses $780,686
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,476,395
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $116,148
   
Net Assets $2,455,773

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Disaster Response $6,894,100 100.0%

Ratings History
ShelterBox USA has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 92.41 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.26 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.42 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 95.81 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 97.41 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 87.10 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 85.04 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 94.97 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 89.90 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 93.10 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.29 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.32 four stars
2009-06 12/22/2010 87.79 three 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 20-0471604
Name in IRS Master File SHELTER BOX USA
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 2004
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$242,966 2.86% Kerri Murray President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ShelterBox USA (CA) 92.41 four stars
Life In Abundance International (KY) 88.00 three stars
Esperança (AZ) 98.23 four stars
JASS (Just Associates) (DC) 87.60 three stars
VisionSpring (NY) 94.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ShelterBox USA
101 Innovation Place
101 Innovation Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
tel: (805) 608-2400
EIN: 20-0471604

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Board Leadership

Katherine Fick
Chair

CEO

Kerri Murray
President

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