International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

International Relief Teams

Providing food, medicine, shelter, and volunteer medical and construction assistance to victims of disaster and poverty.

four stars

97.83

4560 Alvarado Canyon Road Suite 1H
San Diego, CA 92120
tel: (619) 284-7979   Web Site
EIN: 33-0412751

Board Leadership
Richard Yousko
Chair

CEO
Barry La Forgia
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.83 four stars
  Financial 96.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

International Relief Teams (IRT) alleviates human suffering by providing health services and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect, and profound poverty worldwide. Since 1988, IRT has provided $6.9 million in volunteer services and $540 million in medicines and supplies to families in desperate need in 70 countries worldwide. IRT focuses on two core activities: 1) disaster relief and 2) building healthy communities. During disasters, IRT chooses appropriate responses to leverage donor resources to their highest effectiveness, including deploying medical and reconstruction teams, providing relief supplies, or financing the restoration of livelihoods and infrastructure. IRT builds healthy communities by providing a) medical training to save babies' lives, b) surgeries for the forgotten poor, c) eye glasses to improve sight, d) medicines for rural hospitals and clinics, e) nutrition and education support for abused, abandoned and homeless children.

International Relief Teams (IRT) alleviates human suffering by providing health services and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect, and profound poverty worldwide. Since 1988, IRT has provided $6.9 million in volunteer services and $540 million in medicines and supplies to families in desperate need in 70 countries worldwide. IRT focuses on two core activities: 1) disaster relief and 2) building healthy communities. During disasters, IRT chooses appropriate responses to leverage donor resources to their highest effectiveness, including deploying medical and reconstruction teams, providing relief supplies, or financing the restoration of livelihoods and infrastructure. IRT builds healthy communities by providing a) medical training to save babies' lives, b) surgeries for the forgotten poor, c) eye glasses to improve sight, d) medicines for rural hospitals and clinics, e) nutrition and education support for abused, abandoned and homeless children.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Tijuana Homebuild Construction Volunteers
189
Number of children and adults screened for eyeglasses
2,541
Number of eyeglasses distributed to children and adults
2,360
Number of surgeries performed
37
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
69,577
Number of volunteers served
334
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

96.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
98.5%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Relief Teams on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Relief Teams on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $44,116,924
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $361,252
Total Contributions $44,478,176
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $44,478,176
   Other Revenue $159,499
TOTAL REVENUE $44,637,675
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,711,314
   Administrative Expenses $279,680
   Fundraising Expenses $319,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,310,871
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $326,804
   
Net Assets $4,800,970

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,257 0.24% A. Barry La Forgia Executive Director

Mission

International Relief Teams (IRT) alleviates human suffering by providing health services and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect, and profound poverty worldwide. Since 1988, IRT has provided $6.9 million in volunteer services and $540 million in medicines and supplies to families in desperate need in 70 countries worldwide. IRT focuses on two core activities: 1) disaster relief and 2) building healthy communities. During disasters, IRT chooses appropriate responses to leverage donor resources to their highest effectiveness, including deploying medical and reconstruction teams, providing relief supplies, or financing the restoration of livelihoods and infrastructure. IRT builds healthy communities by providing a) medical training to save babies' lives, b) surgeries for the forgotten poor, c) eye glasses to improve sight, d) medicines for rural hospitals and clinics, e) nutrition and education support for abused, abandoned and homeless children.

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International Relief Teams (CA) 97.83 four stars
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Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 97.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Relief Teams
4560 Alvarado Canyon Road
Suite 1H
San Diego, CA 92120
tel: (619) 284-7979
fax: (619) 284-7938
EIN: 33-0412751

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Board Leadership

Richard Yousko
Chair

CEO

Barry La Forgia
Executive Director