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International : Development and Relief Services

Mercy Ships

Bringing hope and healing

93.26

15862 State Highway 110, N Lindale, TX 75771
tel: (800) 772-7447   Web Site
EIN: 26-2414132

Board Leadership
Ruben S. Martin
Chairman

CEO
Tom Stogner
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.26
  Financial 90.47
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since its founding in 1978. Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion. Mercy Ships programs promote health and well-being by serving the urgent surgical needs of the forgotten poor and empowering developing communities. Since its founding, Mercy Ships has performed more than delivered services valued at over $1.43 billion and impacting more than 16.3 million people as direct beneficiaries.

Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since its founding in 1978. Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion. Mercy Ships programs promote health and well-being by serving the urgent surgical needs of the forgotten poor and empowering developing communities. Since its founding, Mercy Ships has performed more than delivered services valued at over $1.43 billion and impacting more than 16.3 million people as direct beneficiaries.

Financial

90.47

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mercy Ships on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mercy Ships on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy Ships (TX) 93.26
The End Fund (NY) 97.17
American Friends of Leket Israel (NJ) 93.91
Partners Relief and Development (MI) 93.66
Partners In Health (MA) 92.13

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $83,313,280
   Federated Campaigns $76,663
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $389,700
   Related Organizations $19,839,416
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $103,619,059
   Program Service Revenue $1,596,723
Total Primary Revenue $105,215,782
   Other Revenue $1,002,140
TOTAL REVENUE $106,217,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $72,046,732
   Administrative Expenses $6,152,754
   Fundraising Expenses $12,756,373
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $90,955,859
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,262,063
   
Net Assets $131,306,985

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Mercy Ships has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 93.26
2018-12 03/01/2020 91.45
2017-12 03/01/2019 90.67
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.50
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.45
2014-12 09/01/2016 93.60
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.90
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.00
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.46
2012-12 12/01/2013 84.11
2011-12 02/01/2013 82.61
2011-12 12/20/2012 79.64
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.23
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.26
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 81.06
2007-12 07/01/2009 80.16
2006-12 02/01/2008 77.68
2005-12 02/01/2007 91.29
2004-12 03/01/2006 91.42
2003-12 02/01/2005 90.80

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 26-2414132
Name in IRS Master File MERCY SHIPS
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
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 July, 2008
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
$225,417 0.24% Tom Stogner Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$300,000 0.32% Don Stephens Founder
$241,285 0.26% Donovan Palmer Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy Ships (TX) 93.26
International Rescue Committee (NY) 86.92
INMED Partnerships for Children (VA) 92.92
Save a Child's Heart Foundation (MD) 91.16
Medical Ambassadors International (CA) 87.78

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Charity Contact Info

Mercy Ships
15862 State Highway 110, N
Lindale, TX 75771
tel: (800) 772-7447
fax: (903) 882-0336
EIN: 26-2414132

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2020
Garden Valley, TX 75771

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Board Leadership

Ruben S. Martin
Chairman

CEO

Tom Stogner
Chief Executive Officer

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