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.

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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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,180 4.54% Demeke Tekle-Wold Co-CEO

Mission

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.

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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

Gary Darmstadt
Chairman

CEO

Marta Gabre & Demeke Tekle
Co-founder and CEO