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International : Development and Relief Services

Mercy Ships

Bringing hope and healing

91.94

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

Board Leadership
Ruben S. Martin
Chairman

CEO
Gert van de Weerdhof
Chief Executive Officer

Charity Navigator

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.94
  Financial 88.61
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 07/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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

88.61

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
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) 91.94
Medical Benevolence Foundation (TX) 96.46
Faith In Practice (TX) 91.16
Music For Life Institute (WA) 88.94
Nyaka Inc (MI) 87.36

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $92,360,191
   Federated Campaigns $80,876
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $16,953,467
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $109,394,534
   Program Service Revenue $354,119
Total Primary Revenue $109,748,653
   Other Revenue $934,373
TOTAL REVENUE $110,683,026
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $58,445,612
   Administrative Expenses $7,227,484
   Fundraising Expenses $13,582,113
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $79,255,209
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $31,427,817
   
Net Assets $163,320,032

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 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 07/01/2022 91.94
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

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
$284,471 0.35% Tom Stogner Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$300,000 0.37% Don Stephens Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy Ships (TX) 91.94
International Disaster Emergency Service (IN) 96.59
Wings of Hope (MO) 91.96
Nyaka Inc (MI) 87.36
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (KS) 87.30

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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

Gert van de Weerdhof
Chief Executive Officer

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