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International : Development and Relief Services

Samaritan's Purse

International relief

four stars

93.58

P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607
tel: (828) 262-1980   Web Site
EIN: 58-1437002

Board Leadership
Franklin Graham
Chair

CEO
Franklin Graham
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.58 four stars
  Financial 95.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Emergency relief meets desperate needs of victims worldwide. Operation Christmas Child delivers more than 10 million shoebox gifts to poor children in more than 100 countries each year. World Medical Mission sends doctors, equipment, and supplies to underprivileged countries. Community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow. Vulnerable children are rescued, educated, fed, clothed, and sheltered, letting them know that God loves them, Jesus died and rose again for them, and they are not forgotten.

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Emergency relief meets desperate needs of victims worldwide. Operation Christmas Child delivers more than 10 million shoebox gifts to poor children in more than 100 countries each year. World Medical Mission sends doctors, equipment, and supplies to underprivileged countries. Community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow. Vulnerable children are rescued, educated, fed, clothed, and sheltered, letting them know that God loves them, Jesus died and rose again for them, and they are not forgotten.

Financial

four stars

95.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritan's Purse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritan's Purse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Samaritan's Purse (NC) 93.58 four stars
CARE (GA) 87.02 three stars
World Education (MA) 85.47 three stars
Orbis International (NY) 95.47 four stars
Episcopal Relief & Development (NY) 90.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $742,985,637
   Federated Campaigns $936,206
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $32,860,833
Total Contributions $776,782,676
   Program Service Revenue $1,611,922
Total Primary Revenue $778,394,598
   Other Revenue $6,322,556
TOTAL REVENUE $784,717,154
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $519,400,768
   Administrative Expenses $29,326,267
   Fundraising Expenses $46,532,857
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $595,259,892
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $189,457,262
   
Net Assets $627,484,295

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
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) $262,846,042 50.6%
South Sudan Relief $38,954,370 7.5%
Iraq $21,461,805 4.1%

Ratings History
Samaritan's Purse has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 93.58 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.32 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 98.79 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.17 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 95.90 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 97.68 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2012 94.61 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 93.91 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 88.27 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 94.05 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.44 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.99 four stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 93.90 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 93.95 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 93.92 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 94.03 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 94.01 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 58-1437002
Name in IRS Master File SAMARITANS PURSE
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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 April, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$612,422 0.10% W. Franklin Graham President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$10,000 0.00% Louis F. Heitzig Board Member
$6,000 0.00% Felix Martin Del Campo Board Member

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Samaritan's Purse (NC) 93.58 four stars
World Relief (MD) 91.20 four stars
American Refugee Committee (MN) 96.46 four stars
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (MI) 98.23 four stars
The Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Samaritan's Purse
P.O. Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607
tel: (828) 262-1980
fax: (828) 266-1056
EIN: 58-1437002

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Board Leadership

Franklin Graham
Chair

CEO

Franklin Graham
President & CEO

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