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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Operation USA

Disaster relief & development since 1979

four stars

92.92

7421 Beverly Boulevard PH
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (800) 678-7255   Web Site
EIN: 95-3504080

Board Leadership
Michael Mahdesian
Board Chair

CEO
Richard Walden
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
96.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth -32.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
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) 92.92 four stars
MAP International (GA) 100.00 four stars
International Eye Foundation (MD) 91.90 four stars
Operation Blessing International (VA) 87.56 three stars
Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 96.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,471,791
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,471,791
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,471,791
   Other Revenue $366
TOTAL REVENUE $4,472,157
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,553,539
   Administrative Expenses $244,531
   Fundraising Expenses $218,485
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,016,555
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-544,398
   
Net Assets $4,610,922

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 $3,636,906 79.9%
Community Development and Disaster Relief $916,633 20.1%

Ratings History
Operation USA has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.08 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 88.37 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 94.92 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 83.94 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 85.55 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 87.50 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 84.90 three stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 79.62 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 98.30 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 99.83 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 94.87 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 94.86 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 92.08 four stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 92.22 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 82.24 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.10 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 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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$158,952 3.16% Richard M. Walden President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation USA (CA) 92.92 four stars
International Eye Foundation (MD) 91.90 four stars
Brother's Brother Foundation (PA) 94.42 four stars
Medical Teams International (OR) 96.60 four stars
Global Links (PA) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Operation USA
7421 Beverly Boulevard
PH
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (800) 678-7255
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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