Disable all preview features

International : Development and Relief Services

International Rescue Committee

Helping people to survive, recover and reclaim control of their future.

four stars

91.05

122 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10168
tel: (212) 551-3000   Web Site
EIN: 13-5660870

Board Leadership
Katherine Farley & Tracy R. Wolstencroft
Co-Chairs

CEO
David Miliband
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.05 four stars
  Financial 87.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

Impact Information

GlobalGiving is a trusted Impact Information provider for Charity Navigator. GlobalGiving has vetted this charity. GlobalGiving also further provides further information about each charity's commitment to learning and improvement. GlobalGiving's statuses and badges, below, provide information about this charity's effectiveness.  Learn More about Impact Information.
GlobalGiving Status
Leader Status
This organization has earned GlobalGiving Leader Status by demonstrating active engagement and/or effectiveness over the past year. GG Rewards is the system GlobalGiving uses to reward nonprofits that demonstrate listening to the people they serve, learning, and improving their impact. Organizations receive points which translate into their Status: 52% of organizations are Partner, 22% are Leader, and the top 26% of organizations are Superstar. GlobalGiving is a trusted Impact Information partner of Charity Navigator.
Additional Badges from GlobalGiving
Vetted
This organization has been vetted by GlobalGiving.
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GlobalGiving. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology. Further, the availability of GG Rewards information for charities on our site has no effect on Charity Navigator's evaluation of GlobalGiving.

Financial

three stars

87.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Rescue Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Rescue Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Rescue Committee (NY) 91.05 four stars
Water for South Sudan (NY) 93.87 four stars
Partners Relief and Development (MI) 90.81 four stars
VisionSpring (NY) 90.42 four stars
Amazima Ministries (TN) 96.92 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $278,589,143
   Federated Campaigns $29,636
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $9,554,708
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $422,902,511
Total Contributions $711,075,998
   Program Service Revenue $9,354,711
Total Primary Revenue $720,430,709
   Other Revenue $9,125,817
TOTAL REVENUE $729,556,526
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $638,207,612
   Administrative Expenses $55,332,543
   Fundraising Expenses $36,121,512
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $729,661,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-105,141
   
Net Assets $222,432,957

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
Africa $269,839,387 42.3%
Middle East $143,058,127 22.4%
Asia $78,776,460 12.3%

Ratings History
International Rescue Committee has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 91.05 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 91.16 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 91.16 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 95.04 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 95.36 four stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 95.35 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 95.40 four stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 95.26 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 95.31 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 94.08 four stars
2008-09 12/01/2009 93.98 four stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 93.98 four stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 93.98 four stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 89.30 three stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 82.39 three stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 77.16 two stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 94.08 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 94.24 four 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 13-5660870
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE INC
NTEE Code Q71
NTEE Classification International Migration, Refugee Issues
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (911) Foreign organization
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 April, 1955
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
$861,209 0.11% David Miliband President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Rescue Committee (NY) 91.05 four stars
Meds & Food for Kids (MO) 100.00 four stars
Catholic Relief Services (MD) 90.91 four stars
Watoto Child Care Ministry, Inc. (FL) 86.49 three stars
Wings of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

International Rescue Committee
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168
tel: (212) 551-3000
fax: (212) 551-3179
EIN: 13-5660870

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Katherine Farley & Tracy R. Wolstencroft
Co-Chairs

CEO

David Miliband
President and CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.