International : Development and Relief Services

Mercy Ships

Bringing hope and healing

four stars

91.45

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

Board Leadership
Myron E. Ullman
Chairman

CEO
Tom Stogner
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 87.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $64,503,481
   Federated Campaigns $94,260
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,332,538
   Related Organizations $46,546,506
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $112,476,785
   Program Service Revenue $3,802,525
Total Primary Revenue $116,279,310
   Other Revenue $561,113
TOTAL REVENUE $116,840,423
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $59,369,508
   Administrative Expenses $4,415,143
   Fundraising Expenses $12,004,187
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $75,788,838
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,051,585
   
Net Assets $115,978,134

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,251 0.31% Donovan Palmer Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$282,994 0.37% Don Stephens Founder, President Emeritus

Mission

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.

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Mercy Ships (TX) 91.45 four stars
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Common Hope (MN) 91.55 four stars
Palestine Children's Relief Fund (OH) 91.16 four stars
Partners In Health (MA) 90.64 four stars

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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

Myron E. Ullman
Chairman

CEO

Tom Stogner
Chief Executive Officer