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Operation Blessing International

Breaking the cycle of suffering

three stars

87.62

977 Centerville Turnpike Virginia Beach, VA 23463
tel: (800) 730-2537   Web Site
EIN: 54-1382657

Board Leadership
Gordon Robertson
President

CEO
Gordon Robertson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1978, Operation Blessing International (OBI) demonstrates God's love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, safe water, and community development, OBI is dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering. Operation Blessing International has touched millions of lives in over 90 countries and every state..

Founded in 1978, Operation Blessing International (OBI) demonstrates God's love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, safe water, and community development, OBI is dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering. Operation Blessing International has touched millions of lives in over 90 countries and every state..

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Hunger Strike Force
Program Name: Hunger Strike Force

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Operation Blessing International Relief & Development collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Operation Blessing International.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Operation Blessing International Relief & Development publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Operation Blessing International Relief & Development’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
97.6%
  Administrative Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth -29.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Blessing International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Blessing International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Blessing International (VA) 87.62 three stars
Brother's Brother Foundation (PA) 92.92 four stars
American Foundation For Children With AIDS (PA) 87.62 three stars
International Children's Fund, Inc. (WI) 93.98 four stars
The Outreach Program (IA) 90.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $67,368,811
   Federated Campaigns $31,891
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $16,679,652
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $84,080,354
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $84,080,354
   Other Revenue $245,151
TOTAL REVENUE $84,325,505
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $75,512,096
   Administrative Expenses $809,215
   Fundraising Expenses $1,990,224
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $78,311,535
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,013,970
   
Net Assets $17,768,648

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
OBI's Hunger Strike Force $44,787,241 59.3%
International Relief $26,519,562 35.1%
Disaster Response $4,031,075 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 05/01/2021 87.62 three stars
2019-03 05/01/2020 84.09 three stars
2019-03 04/01/2020 79.17 two stars
2018-03 04/01/2019 82.43 three stars
2017-03 07/01/2018 86.64 three stars
2016-03 07/01/2017 87.56 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 88.54 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 96.39 four stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 95.41 four stars
2013-03 10/01/2014 92.12 four stars
2013-03 07/01/2014 91.30 four stars
2012-03 08/01/2013 86.22 three stars
2011-03 09/01/2012 84.49 three stars
2010-03 02/01/2012 94.60 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 88.10 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 06/01/2011 92.37 four stars
2009-03 09/01/2010 92.41 four stars
2008-03 07/01/2009 92.41 four stars
2007-03 10/01/2008 91.95 four stars
2006-03 06/01/2007 94.94 four 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 54-1382657
Name in IRS Master File OPERATION BLESSING INTERNATIONAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT CORP
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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Gordon P. Robertson Director, President $578,464
Other Salaries of Note
$178,534 0.22% Pamela R. Erickson Former Vice President --
$155,396 0.19% Steven W. O'Grady Vice President --
$148,021 0.18% Ronda F. Sherman Vice President --
$128,874 0.16% Jeffrey C. Westling Chief Of Staff --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Blessing International (VA) 87.62 three stars
Americares (CT) 95.31 four stars
Vitamin Angels (CA) 98.23 four stars
International Relief Teams (CA) 97.83 four stars
Project C.U.R.E. (CO) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Operation Blessing International
977 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
tel: (800) 730-2537
fax: (757) 226-3657
EIN: 54-1382657

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2636
Virginia Beach, VA 23450

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Board Leadership

Gordon Robertson
President

CEO

Gordon Robertson
President

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