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International : Development and Relief Services

The Luke Commission Inc

Compassionate medicine

three stars

84.34

210 Meadow Lane P.O. Box 1335
Sagle, ID 83860
tel: (866) 351-1254   Web Site
EIN: 20-8635797

Board Leadership
Jim McKee
Board Chair

CEO
Echo VanderWal
Founders, Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.34 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Operating in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) since 2005 under the direction of Dr. Harry and Echo (PAC) VanderWal, The Luke Commission (TLC) takes free health care and hope to the most isolated and underserved populations, in partnership with the Swazi people and the Ministry of Health. Mobile hospital outreach sites are set up in outermost parts of this small country, whose population is fighting for its very existence. HIV/AIDS has taken the lives of countless Swazis and left one-fifth of the children as orphans. Delaying orphanhood. That became one of the main aims of The Luke Commission. TLC has grown from a staff of 8 delivering 4 medical services through mobile medical outreaches serving 7,000 patients a year, to a staff of 500 (98% Swazi) delivering 42 medical services to 120,000 patients a year. TLC's motto is Every Last One, TLC doesn't leave a mobile outreach until every patient is treated. Today TLC is a critical care provider in the fight against COVID 19 in Eswatini.

Operating in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) since 2005 under the direction of Dr. Harry and Echo (PAC) VanderWal, The Luke Commission (TLC) takes free health care and hope to the most isolated and underserved populations, in partnership with the Swazi people and the Ministry of Health. Mobile hospital outreach sites are set up in outermost parts of this small country, whose population is fighting for its very existence. HIV/AIDS has taken the lives of countless Swazis and left one-fifth of the children as orphans. Delaying orphanhood. That became one of the main aims of The Luke Commission. TLC has grown from a staff of 8 delivering 4 medical services through mobile medical outreaches serving 7,000 patients a year, to a staff of 500 (98% Swazi) delivering 42 medical services to 120,000 patients a year. TLC's motto is Every Last One, TLC doesn't leave a mobile outreach until every patient is treated. Today TLC is a critical care provider in the fight against COVID 19 in Eswatini.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
91.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.20
  Program Expenses Growth 19.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Luke Commission Inc on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Luke Commission Inc on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Luke Commission Inc (ID) 84.34 three stars
JASS (Just Associates) (DC) 87.60 three stars
MAIA (CO) 96.66 four stars
Project Concern International (CA) 85.85 three stars
Water for South Sudan (NY) 96.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,516,275
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,516,275
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,516,275
   Other Revenue $145,619
TOTAL REVENUE $6,661,894
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,730,105
   Administrative Expenses $386,639
   Fundraising Expenses $130,164
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,246,908
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $414,986
   
Net Assets $6,429,303

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 84.34 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 86.44 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.34 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 84.04 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 20-8635797
Name in IRS Master File LUKE COMMISSION INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 November, 2007
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,000 1.58% Harry VanderWal Executive Director, Chief Medical Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$99,000 1.58% Echo VanderWal Executive Director, Chief Clinical Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Luke Commission Inc (ID) 84.34 three stars
Hands Together (MA) 87.90 three stars
Women at Risk International (MI) 85.21 three stars
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (MA) 85.83 three stars
Heart for Lebanon Foundation (NC) 97.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Luke Commission Inc
210 Meadow Lane
P.O. Box 1335
Sagle, ID 83860
tel: (866) 351-1254
EIN: 20-8635797

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Board Leadership

Jim McKee
Board Chair

CEO

Echo VanderWal
Founders, Co-Executive Directors

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