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International : Development and Relief Services

Medicines for Humanity

Reaching The World's Most Vulnerable Children

three stars

85.38

800 Hingham Street, Suite 200 Rockland, MA 02370
tel: (781) 982-0274   Web Site
EIN: 04-3395749

Board Leadership
Cordelia “Kirk” Ryan
Board Chair

CEO
Margaret Brawley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.38 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Medicines for Humanity focuses on this crisis, works with committed in-country healthcare partners, and helps to save lives. All of our projects are carefully designed to employ evidence-based methods and best practices for reducing child mortality and improving maternal/child health. We construct our projects to deliver results based on a costing model that uses efficiency as its primary metric. We are able to replicate these project models and add to them empirically as additional funds become available. We believe that this is the most pragmatic way to increase the footprints of our service areas and save more lives.

Medicines for Humanity focuses on this crisis, works with committed in-country healthcare partners, and helps to save lives. All of our projects are carefully designed to employ evidence-based methods and best practices for reducing child mortality and improving maternal/child health. We construct our projects to deliver results based on a costing model that uses efficiency as its primary metric. We are able to replicate these project models and add to them empirically as additional funds become available. We believe that this is the most pragmatic way to increase the footprints of our service areas and save more lives.

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Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medicines for Humanity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medicines for Humanity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Medicines for Humanity (MA) 85.38 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $868,444
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $389,565
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,258,009
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,258,009
   Other Revenue $90,204
TOTAL REVENUE $1,348,213
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,201,354
   Administrative Expenses $19,785
   Fundraising Expenses $166,556
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,387,695
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-39,482
   
Net Assets $1,687,766

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
Medical Assistance $493,932 41.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2020 85.38 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 04-3395749
Name in IRS Master File MEDICINES FOR HUMANITY INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (532) Welfare systems
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,204 10.39% Margaret Brawley Executive Director

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Medicines for Humanity (MA) 85.38 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Medicines for Humanity
800 Hingham Street, Suite 200
Rockland, MA 02370
tel: (781) 982-0274
EIN: 04-3395749

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Board Leadership

Cordelia “Kirk” Ryan
Board Chair

CEO

Margaret Brawley
Executive Director

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