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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Doctors Without Borders, USA

Providing emergency medical care

90.91

40 Rector Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10006
tel: (212) 679-6800   Web Site
EIN: 13-3433452

Board Leadership
Africa Stewart
President

CEO
Avril Benoît
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91
  Financial 87.51
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 07/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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

87.51

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 90.91
Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) (MN) 96.46
PATH (WA) 86.22
Aga Khan Foundation, USA (DC) 95.68
Pathfinder International (MA) 85.72

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $536,447,563
   Federated Campaigns $1,557,186
   Membership Dues $3,390
   Fundraising Events $2,346,730
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $540,354,869
   Program Service Revenue $14,742,176
Total Primary Revenue $555,097,045
   Other Revenue $3,243,435
TOTAL REVENUE $558,340,480
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $422,770,671
   Administrative Expenses $4,728,717
   Fundraising Expenses $72,088,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $499,587,775
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $58,752,705
   
Net Assets $282,812,355

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 $411,799,059 97.4%
Field Staff $6,836,113 1.6%
Communications $4,135,499 1.0%

Ratings History
Doctors Without Borders, USA has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 07/01/2022 90.91
2019-12 04/01/2021 92.25
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.91
2017-12 12/01/2018 94.74
2016-12 02/01/2018 97.23
2015-12 03/01/2017 97.23
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

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 MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERS 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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$237,595 0.04% Avril Benoit Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$63,828 0.01% Africa Stewart President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 90.91
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 86.62
ADRA International (MD) 96.46
Church World Service (IN) 90.32
International Medical Corps (CA) 88.94

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Charity Contact Info

Doctors Without Borders, USA
40 Rector Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10006
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

Africa Stewart
President

CEO

Avril Benoît
Executive Director

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