International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Operation USA

Disaster relief & development since 1979

three stars

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 three stars
  Financial 84.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
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.

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Financial

three stars

84.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,950 7.67% Richard M. Walden President, CEO

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation USA (CA) 89.03 three stars
The AIMS Project (CA) 87.27 three stars
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Americares (CT) 97.87 four stars

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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