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International : Development and Relief Services

ShelterBox USA

Delivering emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide

four stars

97.41

7359 Merchant Court Lakewood Ranch, FL 34242
tel: (941) 907-6036   Web Site
EIN: 20-0471604

Board Leadership
John Keane
Chairman

CEO
Kerri Murray
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.41 four stars
  Financial 96.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 19.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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 (FL) 97.41 four stars
Middle East Children's Alliance (CA) 91.08 four stars
God's Littlest Angels (CO) 87.91 three stars
International Disaster Emergency Service (IN) 88.82 three stars
Happy Hearts Fund (NY) 91.28 four stars

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

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

Since 2000, the organization has delivered boxes of aid and other supplies such as tents, water filters, stoves, blankets and other tools to help families survive and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of more than 200 disasters in over 90 countries worldwide.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,251,371
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,251,371
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,251,371
   Other Revenue $-131
TOTAL REVENUE $5,251,240
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,821,413
   Administrative Expenses $400,541
   Fundraising Expenses $237,305
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,459,259
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $791,981
   
Net Assets $2,218,259

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 $3,821,413 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
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, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • June, 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
$16,827 0.37% Kerri Murray President

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

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

Since 2000, the organization has delivered boxes of aid and other supplies such as tents, water filters, stoves, blankets and other tools to help families survive and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of more than 200 disasters in over 90 countries worldwide.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ShelterBox USA (FL) 97.41 four stars
God's Littlest Angels (CO) 87.91 three stars
American Jewish World Service (NY) 94.37 four stars
Village Health Works (NY) 91.34 four stars
Family Care International (NY) 89.55 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

ShelterBox USA
7359 Merchant Court
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34242
tel: (941) 907-6036
fax: (941) 907-6970
EIN: 20-0471604

Mail donations to:
8374 Market St. #203
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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Board Leadership

John Keane
Chairman

CEO

Kerri Murray
President

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