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International : Development and Relief Services

Project Mercy

Promoting education, health care, and holistic community development projects

four stars

92.34

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

Board Leadership
Larry Franklin
Chairman

CEO
Marta Gabre-Tsadick
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.34 four stars
  Financial 92.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Mercy (IN) 92.34 four stars
Population Media Center (VT) 94.07 four stars
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (MA) 85.66 three stars
Faith In Practice (TX) 96.46 four stars
St. Boniface Haiti Foundation (MA) 96.46 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,685,334
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,685,334
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,685,334
   Other Revenue $21,324
TOTAL REVENUE $1,706,658
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,478,750
   Administrative Expenses $325,764
   Fundraising Expenses $272,168
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,076,682
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-370,024
   
Net Assets $3,141,520

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
Dairy Cattle $525,936 35.6%
Health Care $525,820 35.6%
Education $289,287 19.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 02/05/2003 95.35 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 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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,180 3.37% Marta Gabre-Tsadick CEO, Co-Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$82,641 3.97% Randall Dodge Chief Operating Officer
$70,180 3.37% Demeke Tekle-Wold Co-CEO, Co-Founder

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Mercy (IN) 92.34 four stars
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (PA) 91.29 four stars
Medical Benevolence Foundation (TX) 90.68 four stars
ShelterBox USA (FL) 97.41 four stars
Calcutta Mercy Ministries (GA) 85.17 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Larry Franklin
Chairman

CEO

Marta Gabre-Tsadick
Executive Director

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