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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Operation USA

Disaster relief & development since 1979

89.03

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 89.03
  Financial 84.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

84.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.06
  Program Expenses Growth -24.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation USA (CA) 89.03
Vitamin Angels (CA) 98.23
Globus Relief (UT) 92.02
Americares (CT) 97.87
International Eye Foundation (MD) 85.68

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,629,463
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,629,463
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,629,463
   Other Revenue $1,289
TOTAL REVENUE $2,630,752
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,936,134
   Administrative Expenses $203,549
   Fundraising Expenses $76,075
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,215,758
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $414,994
   
Net Assets $6,242,391

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 $1,367,429 70.6%
Long-Term Recovery Support and Community Development $568,705 29.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2020 89.03
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.40
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.92
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.92
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,950 7.67% Richard M. Walden President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation USA (CA) 89.03
Vitamin Angels (CA) 98.23
The AIMS Project (CA) 87.27
Global Health Ministries (MN) 94.32
Globus Relief (UT) 92.02

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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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