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Global Links

Sharing surplus. Saving lives.

four stars

93.62

700 Trumbull Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205
tel: (412) 361-3424   Web Site
EIN: 52-1629060

Board Leadership
Charles Vargo
Chair

CEO
Angela Garcia
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.62 four stars
  Financial 90.99 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to supporting health improvement initiatives in resource-poor communities and promoting environmental stewardship in the US healthcare system.

Global Links' collaborative efforts include:
1. Redirecting still-useful materials away from US landfills to support public health programs in targeted communities throughout the Western Hemisphere
2. Sharing expertise and technical knowledge with international and domestic partners
3. Educating partners, volunteers, and the community on issues of global health and environmental stewardship

Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to supporting health improvement initiatives in resource-poor communities and promoting environmental stewardship in the US healthcare system.

Global Links' collaborative efforts include:
1. Redirecting still-useful materials away from US landfills to support public health programs in targeted communities throughout the Western Hemisphere
2. Sharing expertise and technical knowledge with international and domestic partners
3. Educating partners, volunteers, and the community on issues of global health and environmental stewardship

Financial

four stars

90.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
93.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Links on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Links on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Links (PA) 93.62 four stars
World Medical Relief (MI) 93.98 four stars
The Outreach Program (IA) 90.28 four stars
International Children's Fund (WI) 92.27 four stars
Project C.U.R.E. (CO) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,719,078
   Federated Campaigns $6,255
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,326
Total Contributions $4,742,659
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,742,659
   Other Revenue $164,796
TOTAL REVENUE $4,907,455
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,968,561
   Administrative Expenses $219,835
   Fundraising Expenses $120,658
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,309,054
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-401,599
   
Net Assets $5,499,952

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
International $4,403,477 88.6%
Domestic $565,084 11.4%

Ratings History
Global Links has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 93.62 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.51 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.62 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 85.28 three stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.47 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.32 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 86.00 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 85.84 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.59 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 85.54 three stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 85.07 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.90 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 80.40 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 99.93 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 78.85 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 79.66 two stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 82.74 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 77.26 two stars
2003-12 08/01/2004 78.52 two 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 52-1629060
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL LINKS
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 August, 1994
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
$69,000 1.29% Kathleen Hower CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Links (PA) 93.62 four stars
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Operation USA (CA) 92.92 four stars
American Foundation For Children With AIDS (PA) 87.96 three stars
Giving Children Hope (CA) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Global Links
700 Trumbull Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
tel: (412) 361-3424
fax: (412) 875-6150
EIN: 52-1629060

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Board Leadership

Charles Vargo
Chair

CEO

Angela Garcia
Executive Director

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