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The Luke Commission

Compassionate medicine

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three stars

86.44

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

Board Leadership
Jim McKee
Board Chair, President

CEO
Echo and Harry VanderWal
Founders, Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.44 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Operating in 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 has become one of the main aims of The Luke Commission.

Operating in 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 has become one of the main aims of The Luke Commission.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of attendees present at rallies/events
179,179
Number of participants counseled
1,180
Number of individuals to whom medicines were distributed
338,635
Number of volunteers
140
Number of practicing physician assistants
2
Number of practicing nurse practitioners
2
Number of practicing medical doctors
6
Estimated number of AIDS-related deaths prevented in the service area as a result of the organization's efforts
1,641
Number of people tested for HIV
24,542
Number of people the organization delivered antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV
401
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 17.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Luke Commission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Luke Commission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Luke Commission (ID) 86.44 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,206,119
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,206,119
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,206,119
   Other Revenue $175,194
TOTAL REVENUE $6,381,313
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,339,316
   Administrative Expenses $309,673
   Fundraising Expenses $129,747
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,778,736
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,602,577
   
Net Assets $6,015,591

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,000 1.75% Harry VanderWal Executive Director, Chief Medical Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$84,000 1.75% Echo VanderWal Executive Director, Chief Clinical Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Luke Commission (ID) 86.44 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Jim McKee
Board Chair, President

CEO

Echo and Harry VanderWal
Founders, Co-Executive Directors

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