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World Medical Relief

Helping the medically impoverished on a local, national, and international basis

four stars

95.47

21275 Melrose Avenue Southfield, MI 48206
tel: (313) 866-5333   Web Site
EIN: 38-1575570

Board Leadership
Mike M. Baydoun
Chair

CEO
George V. Samson
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1953, World Medical Relief (WMR) is a multi-funded charitable organization whose mission is to impact the well-being of the medically impoverished on a local, national, and international basis. WMR achieves this through the collection of financial donations and goods, including medical, dental, and laboratory items, as well as through the purchase and distribution of such commodities. Goods are distributed in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, gender, religion, nationality or political beliefs. The Durable Medical Equipment provides low-income people with walkers, wheel chairs, commodes, and other medical equipment. Local Shipping provides tri-county area clinics with medical supplies and equipment, and the Medical Supply Program offers basic home health care supplies to individuals for a minimal charge.

Established in 1953, World Medical Relief (WMR) is a multi-funded charitable organization whose mission is to impact the well-being of the medically impoverished on a local, national, and international basis. WMR achieves this through the collection of financial donations and goods, including medical, dental, and laboratory items, as well as through the purchase and distribution of such commodities. Goods are distributed in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, gender, religion, nationality or political beliefs. The Durable Medical Equipment provides low-income people with walkers, wheel chairs, commodes, and other medical equipment. Local Shipping provides tri-county area clinics with medical supplies and equipment, and the Medical Supply Program offers basic home health care supplies to individuals for a minimal charge.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of pounds of medical surplus supplies shipped to communities in need
977,895
Number of volunteers
2,950
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
19,857
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
99.4%
  Administrative Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Medical Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Medical Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Medical Relief (MI) 95.47 four stars
MedShare (GA) 90.71 four stars
The Outreach Program (IA) 90.63 four stars
The AIMS Project (CA) 87.27 three stars
Project C.U.R.E. (CO) 92.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,577,497
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $30,024
   Government Grants $80,000
Total Contributions $33,687,521
   Program Service Revenue $724,596
Total Primary Revenue $34,412,117
   Other Revenue $56,253
TOTAL REVENUE $34,468,370
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,494,925
   Administrative Expenses $83,111
   Fundraising Expenses $72,329
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,650,365
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-181,995
   
Net Assets $2,572,475

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
Shipping Medical Supplies, Equipment & Drugs $31,718,091 92.0%
Local Medical Relief Programs $2,776,834 8.0%

Ratings History
World Medical Relief has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 95.47 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.98 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.73 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.03 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.47 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 94.05 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.34 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 94.34 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 93.02 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 88.63 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 87.34 three stars
2009-12 02/01/2012 89.29 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 88.50 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.29 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 80.63 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 80.45 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 80.67 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 88.57 three 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 38-1575570
Name in IRS Master File WORLD MEDICAL RELIEF INCORPORATED
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 April, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,581 0.22% George V. Samson President/CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Medical Relief (MI) 95.47 four stars
Global Links (PA) 89.63 three stars
Medical Bridges (TX) 89.39 three stars
Matthew 25: Ministries (OH) 100.00 four stars
Globus Relief (UT) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Medical Relief
21275 Melrose Avenue
Southfield, MI 48206
tel: (313) 866-5333
fax: (313) 866-5588
EIN: 38-1575570

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Board Leadership

Mike M. Baydoun
Chair

CEO

George V. Samson
President and CEO

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