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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Medical Benevolence Foundation

Let's make medical missions work

four stars

90.68

9555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy South Suite 170
Houston, TX 77099
tel: (800) 547-7627   Web Site
EIN: 62-6046138

Board Leadership
Hank Kuhlman
President

CEO
E. Andrew Mayo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.68 four stars
  Financial 87.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medical Benevolence Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medical Benevolence Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medical Benevolence Foundation (TX) 90.68 four stars
InterAction (DC) 89.17 three stars
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (MA) 85.66 three stars
Women at Risk International (MI) 89.33 three stars
Feed My Starving Children (MN) 91.16 four stars

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For over 50 years, the Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) has worked to provide hope and healing to those most in need. Working with our partners, MBF supports healing ministries in more than 100 hospitals and clinics throughout the world. Our work includes: providing crucial funds to give medical care to the needy; working with our partners to fill cargo containers with surplus donations of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment; recruiting healthcare professionals and other volunteers to care for "the least of these" in developing nations; and training indigenous healthcare workers through educational programs on disease prevention and nutrition.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,199,722
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $622,338
Total Contributions $3,822,060
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,822,060
   Other Revenue $65,223
TOTAL REVENUE $3,887,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,277,222
   Administrative Expenses $739,889
   Fundraising Expenses $154,788
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,171,899
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-284,616
   
Net Assets $7,710,785

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
Grant Distribution $1,348,855 41.2%
Shipment of Medical Supplies and Equipment $948,800 29.0%
Direct Grants $637,664 19.5%

Ratings History
Medical Benevolence Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.68 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.80 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 78.43 two stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 78.78 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 75.57 two stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 90.38 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.81 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 93.61 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 88.90 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 91.61 four stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 72.30 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 71.30 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 72.36 two stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 93.29 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 64.38 one star
2001-12 04/15/2003 73.52 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 62-6046138
Name in IRS Master File MEDICAL BENEVOLENCE FOUNDATION
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(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 March, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$135,200 3.24% Edward A. Mayo Executive Director

For over 50 years, the Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) has worked to provide hope and healing to those most in need. Working with our partners, MBF supports healing ministries in more than 100 hospitals and clinics throughout the world. Our work includes: providing crucial funds to give medical care to the needy; working with our partners to fill cargo containers with surplus donations of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment; recruiting healthcare professionals and other volunteers to care for "the least of these" in developing nations; and training indigenous healthcare workers through educational programs on disease prevention and nutrition.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medical Benevolence Foundation (TX) 90.68 four stars
Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (CA) 91.08 four stars
GOAL USA (NY) 88.38 three stars
Global Partners for Development (CA) 89.00 three stars
Baitulmaal AHED (TX) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Medical Benevolence Foundation
9555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy South
Suite 170
Houston, TX 77099
tel: (800) 547-7627
fax: (281) 903-7624
EIN: 62-6046138

Mail donations to:
P. O. Box 96877

Washington, DC 20077

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Board Leadership

Hank Kuhlman
President

CEO

E. Andrew Mayo
Executive Director

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