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International : Development and Relief Services (Fundraising)

Doctors Without Borders, USA

Providing emergency medical care

92.61

333 Seventh Avenue 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 679-6800   Web Site
EIN: 13-3433452

Board Leadership
Deane Marchbein
President

CEO
Jason Cone
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.61
  Financial 90.00
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 17.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Doctors Without Borders, USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Doctors Without Borders, USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 92.61
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (MI) 98.23
Pathfinder International (MA) 89.82
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 92.52
United Methodist Committee on Relief (GA) 91.08

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Doctors Without Borders, USA (DWB-USA) was founded in 1990 in New York City to raise funds, create awareness, recruit field staff, and advocate with the United Nations and US government on humanitarian concerns. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $327,192,857
   Federated Campaigns $2,101,431
   Membership Dues $25,392
   Fundraising Events $2,915,518
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $332,235,198
   Program Service Revenue $12,232,515
Total Primary Revenue $344,467,713
   Other Revenue $138,738
TOTAL REVENUE $344,606,451
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $250,642,551
   Administrative Expenses $2,629,575
   Fundraising Expenses $29,129,669
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $282,401,795
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $62,204,656
   
Net Assets $228,108,288

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
Emergency Medical Care $237,686,439 94.8%
Advocacy $3,514,989 1.4%
Volunteer Recruitment and Dispatchment $9,441,123 3.8%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.61
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.17
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.87
2013-12 04/01/2015 93.45
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.03
2011-12 04/01/2013 87.11
2010-12 07/01/2012 94.44
2009-12 12/23/2011 90.12
2009-12 11/01/2011 88.44
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.67
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.54
2008-12 04/01/2010 91.18
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.23
2006-12 07/01/2008 91.16
2005-12 12/01/2006 93.57
2004-12 02/01/2006 91.92
2003-12 12/01/2004 84.80
2002-12 11/01/2003 88.53
2001-12 10/15/2002 88.67
2000-12 04/15/2002 93.85

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3433452
Name in IRS Master File DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA 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 (179) Other health services
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 February, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$163,783 0.05% Sophie Delaunay Executive Director

Doctors Without Borders, USA (DWB-USA) was founded in 1990 in New York City to raise funds, create awareness, recruit field staff, and advocate with the United Nations and US government on humanitarian concerns. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 92.61
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 92.52
World Education (MA) 86.55
Samaritan's Purse (NC) 98.23
Oxfam America (MA) 86.17

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Charity Contact Info

Doctors Without Borders, USA
333 Seventh Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 679-6800
fax: (212) 679-7016
EIN: 13-3433452

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5030
Hagerstown, MD 21741

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Board Leadership

Deane Marchbein
President

CEO

Jason Cone
Executive Director

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