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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Doctors Without Borders, USA

Providing emergency medical care

four stars

97.23

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

Board Leadership
John Lawrence
President

CEO
Jason Cone
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 19.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.0%
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) 97.23 four stars
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 91.23 four stars
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (MI) 98.23 four stars
American Refugee Committee (MN) 94.69 four stars
PATH (WA) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $352,935,909
   Federated Campaigns $2,671,869
   Membership Dues $27,601
   Fundraising Events $1,803,365
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $357,438,744
   Program Service Revenue $14,378,223
Total Primary Revenue $371,816,967
   Other Revenue $2,582,377
TOTAL REVENUE $374,399,344
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $325,591,291
   Administrative Expenses $5,558,418
   Fundraising Expenses $32,351,142
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $363,500,851
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,898,493
   
Net Assets $287,228,413

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 and Medical Programs $310,450,349 95.3%
Field Staff $9,655,651 3.0%
Communications $5,485,291 1.7%

Ratings History
Doctors Without Borders, USA has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 97.23 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 97.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.17 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.87 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 93.45 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.03 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 87.11 three stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 94.44 four stars
2009-12 12/23/2011 90.12 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 88.44 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.54 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 91.18 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.23 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 91.16 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 93.57 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 91.92 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 84.80 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 88.53 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 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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,805 0.05% Jason Cone Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$49,043 0.01% Deane Marchbein President
$35,158 0.00% John Lawrence President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 97.23 four stars
Church World Service (IN) 90.91 four stars
Oxfam America (MA) 85.03 three stars
Pathfinder International (MA) 90.91 four stars
The Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 98.23 four stars

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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

John Lawrence
President

CEO

Jason Cone
Executive Director

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