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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Operation USA

Disaster relief & development since 1979

96.08

7421 Beverly Boulevard PH
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 413-2353   Web Site
EIN: 95-3504080

Board Leadership
Michael Mahdesian
Board Chair

CEO
Richard Walden
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.08
  Financial 94.47
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
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

94.47

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
97.8%
  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.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation USA (CA) 96.08
Brother's Brother Foundation (PA) 96.43
Project HOPE (VA) 93.20
Medical Bridges (TX) 96.46
Global Links (PA) 87.62

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   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
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,367,904
   Administrative Expenses $189,848
   Fundraising Expenses $184,830
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,742,582
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,156,005
   
Net Assets $5,155,320

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
Providing Medical Supplies $16,259,610 93.6%
Community Development and Disaster Relief $1,108,294 6.4%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.08
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 88.37
2013-06 04/01/2014 94.92
2012-06 07/01/2013 83.94
2011-06 09/01/2012 85.55
2010-06 11/01/2011 87.50
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.57
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 84.90
2009-06 09/01/2010 79.62
2008-06 06/01/2009 98.30
2007-06 09/01/2008 99.83
2006-06 03/01/2007 94.87
2005-06 04/01/2006 94.86
2004-06 03/01/2005 92.08
2003-06 02/01/2004 92.22
2002-06 06/09/2003 82.24
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.10

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

EIN 95-3504080
Name in IRS Master File OPERATION USA
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 May, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation USA (CA) 96.08
Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 97.23
Giving Children Hope (CA) 90.71
IMA World Health (DC) 88.59
MAP International (GA) 100.00

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Charity Contact Info

Operation USA
7421 Beverly Boulevard
PH
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

CEO

Richard Walden
President, CEO

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