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International : Development and Relief Services

International Rescue Committee

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

91.16

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 91.16
  Financial 87.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 19.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.1%
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) 91.16
HealthRight International (NY) 86.39
Family Care International (NY) 86.88
Shalom Foundation (TN) 86.79
Himalayan Cataract Project (VT) 95.20

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $223,532,179
   Federated Campaigns $303,966
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,524,232
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $453,916,856
Total Contributions $682,277,233
   Program Service Revenue $376
Total Primary Revenue $682,277,609
   Other Revenue $6,643,311
TOTAL REVENUE $688,920,920
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $625,386,329
   Administrative Expenses $32,197,433
   Fundraising Expenses $16,356,152
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $673,939,914
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,981,006
   
Net Assets $161,773,542

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
Operation in 18 Countries Throughout Africa $288,111,038 46.1%
Middle East, Iraq, Syria, Yemen $133,768,364 21.4%
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, etc; $87,592,035 14.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 12/01/2016 91.16
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.38
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 95.04
2013-09 12/22/2014 95.36
2012-09 12/01/2013 95.35
2011-09 10/01/2012 95.40
2010-09 11/01/2011 95.26
2009-09 09/20/2011 95.31
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 94.08
2008-09 12/01/2009 93.98
2007-09 12/01/2008 93.98
2006-09 10/01/2007 93.98
2005-09 11/01/2006 89.30
2004-09 10/01/2005 82.39
2003-09 08/01/2004 77.16
2002-09 08/01/2003 94.08
2001-09 10/15/2002 94.24

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, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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
$591,846 0.08% David Miliband President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Rescue Committee (NY) 91.16
World Help (VA) 86.08
ANERA (DC) 92.61
St. Boniface Haiti Foundation (MA) 96.46
Water For People (CO) 92.39

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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

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Board Leadership

Katherine Farley & Tracy R. Wolstencroft
Co-Chairs

CEO

David Miliband
President and CEO

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