Disable all preview features

International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Project Mercy

Renewing the heart of a nation by stomping out systematic poverty.

three stars

83.32

7011 Ardmore Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46809
tel: (260) 747-2559   Web Site
EIN: 35-1410753

Board Leadership
Gary Darmstadt
Chairman

CEO
Marta Gabre & Demeke Tekle
Co-founder and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.32 three stars
  Financial 81.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1977, Project Mercy is an international emergency relief and community development ministry that promotes education, health care, and other holistic community development projects to create economically independent communities with high ethical and social values. After years of responding to humanitarian crises throughout Africa, Project Mercy seeks to end the cycle of famine and disease through holistic community development initiatives. Our model community is located in Yetebon, Ethiopia. With the support of the local community and our partners, we have created a foundation for self-sufficiency. Our programs include the Medhane-Alem School, the Glenn C. Olsen Hospital, men's and women's skills enhancement, dairy cattle breeding, an agriculture program, and HIV/AIDS orphan care.

Founded in 1977, Project Mercy is an international emergency relief and community development ministry that promotes education, health care, and other holistic community development projects to create economically independent communities with high ethical and social values. After years of responding to humanitarian crises throughout Africa, Project Mercy seeks to end the cycle of famine and disease through holistic community development initiatives. Our model community is located in Yetebon, Ethiopia. With the support of the local community and our partners, we have created a foundation for self-sufficiency. Our programs include the Medhane-Alem School, the Glenn C. Olsen Hospital, men's and women's skills enhancement, dairy cattle breeding, an agriculture program, and HIV/AIDS orphan care.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

81.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.96
  Program Expenses Growth -10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Mercy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Mercy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Mercy (IN) 83.32 three stars
Central American Medical Outreach (OH) 87.34 three stars
Keep a Child Alive (NY) 90.71 four stars
Timmy Global Health (IN) 85.85 three stars
Sewa International, Inc (TX) 100.00 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,909,582
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,909,582
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,909,582
   Other Revenue $18,917
TOTAL REVENUE $1,928,499
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,054,282
   Administrative Expenses $345,919
   Fundraising Expenses $144,142
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,544,343
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $384,156
   
Net Assets $3,458,309

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
Health Care $548,363 52.0%
Education $227,674 21.6%
Dairy Cattle $164,783 15.6%
Skills Enhancement $113,462 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 83.32 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 83.41 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.89 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 92.34 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 88.20 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.05 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.54 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 83.24 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 86.01 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 85.49 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.62 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 82.35 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 94.92 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 85.05 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 84.48 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 80.42 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 77.68 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 95.38 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 82.79 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 35-1410753
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT MERCY INC
NTEE Code Q71
NTEE Classification International Migration, Refugee Issues
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
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 September, 1978
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,180 4.54% Demeke Tekle-Wold Co-CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Mercy (IN) 83.32 three stars
VillageReach (WA) 91.16 four stars
International Samaritan (MI) 94.98 four stars
Amref Health Africa (NY) 86.19 three stars
Concern Worldwide US, Inc. (NY) 87.39 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Project Mercy
7011 Ardmore Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
tel: (260) 747-2559
fax: (260) 478-1361
EIN: 35-1410753

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Gary Darmstadt
Chairman

CEO

Marta Gabre & Demeke Tekle
Co-founder and CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.