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International : Development and Relief Services

Life for Relief and Development

Where there is LIFE, there is hope

four stars

95.87

17300 West Ten Mile Road Southfield, MI 48075
tel: (248) 424-7493   Web Site
EIN: 95-4402149

Board Leadership
Abdulwahab Asamarai
Board Chairman

CEO
Hany Saqr
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.87 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Life for Relief and Development was founded in 1992 by concerned Arab-American professionals in response to the humanitarian crisis that developed in Iraq as a result of the 1991 Gulf War conflict. Life dedicates itself to alleviating human suffering around the world regardless of race, color, religion, or cultural background. Our global organization strives to offer a variety of humanitarian, health, and educational services and programs to aid refugees and victims of war, natural or man-made disasters. Since its founding, Life has provided over $481.6 million in humanitarian assistance worldwide. Our programs started with providing basic emergency assistance to victims of war, man-made and natural disasters, then expanded to cover health, nutrition, education, social, community development, human development, water and sanitation.

Life for Relief and Development was founded in 1992 by concerned Arab-American professionals in response to the humanitarian crisis that developed in Iraq as a result of the 1991 Gulf War conflict. Life dedicates itself to alleviating human suffering around the world regardless of race, color, religion, or cultural background. Our global organization strives to offer a variety of humanitarian, health, and educational services and programs to aid refugees and victims of war, natural or man-made disasters. Since its founding, Life has provided over $481.6 million in humanitarian assistance worldwide. Our programs started with providing basic emergency assistance to victims of war, man-made and natural disasters, then expanded to cover health, nutrition, education, social, community development, human development, water and sanitation.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 19.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Life for Relief and Development on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Life for Relief and Development on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Life for Relief and Development (MI) 95.87 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,293,645
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,293,645
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,293,645
   Other Revenue $21,840
TOTAL REVENUE $21,315,485
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,491,649
   Administrative Expenses $1,008,647
   Fundraising Expenses $1,277,957
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,778,253
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,462,768
   
Net Assets $6,478,521

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
Health and Safety Program $6,622,668 32.3%
Education $5,765,767 28.1%
Orphan Program $3,120,937 15.2%

Ratings History
Life for Relief and Development has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 95.87 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 92.71 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 87.25 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.25 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 94.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 81.37 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.77 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 94.36 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 92.61 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 90.04 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.02 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 94.50 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.37 four stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 91.73 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 65.46 one star
2001-12 10/15/2002 73.30 two stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 73.35 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 95-4402149
Name in IRS Master File LIFE FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 October, 1993
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
$127,550 0.55% Hany Saqr CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Life for Relief and Development (MI) 95.87 four stars
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Anera (DC) 92.92 four stars
Resource Exchange International (REI) (CO) 88.31 three stars
INMED Partnerships for Children (VA) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Life for Relief and Development
17300 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
tel: (248) 424-7493
fax: (248) 424-8325
EIN: 95-4402149

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 236
Southfield, MI 48037

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Board Leadership

Abdulwahab Asamarai
Board Chairman

CEO

Hany Saqr
CEO

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