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Operation USA
7421 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 413-2353
fax: (323) 931-5400
EIN: 95-3504080

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Board Leadership

Michael Mahdesian
Board Chair


Richard Walden
President, CEO

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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Operation USA

Disaster relief & development since 1979

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 96.08 4 stars
  Financial 94.47 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,586,172
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,586,172
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,586,172
   Other Revenue $405
TOTAL REVENUE $14,586,577
   Program Expenses $17,367,904
   Administrative Expenses $189,848
   Fundraising Expenses $184,830
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,156,005
Net Assets $5,155,320

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,596 0.90% Richard M. Walden President, CEO


Founded in 1979, Operation USA helps communities alleviate the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty throughout the world by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid. We provide material and financial assistance to grassroots organizations that promote sustainable development, leadership and capacity building, income generating activities, provide education and health services, and advocate on behalf of vulnerable people. Operation USA rapidly and expertly provides on-the-ground aid by sending vital life-saving supplies and cash grants to assist communities in rebuilding. Partnering with grassroots organizations, Operation USA specializes in reaching vulnerable populations who are in the greatest need, yet who are often ignored by governments and larger aid organizations.

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