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International : Development and Relief Services

Global Health Ministries

Helping the hands that heal

four stars

95.30

7831 Hickory Street, NE Minneapolis, MN 55432
tel: (763) 586-9590   Web Site
EIN: 36-3532234

Board Leadership
Karen Plager
Board President

CEO
Rev. Douglas Cox
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.30 four stars
  Financial 94.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1987, Global Health Ministries (GHM) continues the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by enhancing health care programs of Lutheran churches in other countries. GHM funds approved health care projects, scholarships, support for charity patients, capital improvements, and development of appropriate technology. In addition, GHM gathers and ships useful donated health care equipment and supplies to various countries; communicates to groups and congregations the opportunities and needs of the church's overseas health care programs; prays for the church's health care missionaries and those they serve; recruits nurses, dentists, doctors, surgeons, and allied workers for overseas service in training and consultation missions; and advises synods and other groups on health care mission issues.

Established in 1987, Global Health Ministries (GHM) continues the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by enhancing health care programs of Lutheran churches in other countries. GHM funds approved health care projects, scholarships, support for charity patients, capital improvements, and development of appropriate technology. In addition, GHM gathers and ships useful donated health care equipment and supplies to various countries; communicates to groups and congregations the opportunities and needs of the church's overseas health care programs; prays for the church's health care missionaries and those they serve; recruits nurses, dentists, doctors, surgeons, and allied workers for overseas service in training and consultation missions; and advises synods and other groups on health care mission issues.

Financial

four stars

94.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Health Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Health Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Global Health Ministries (MN) 95.30 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,000,316
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,000,316
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,000,316
   Other Revenue $125,479
TOTAL REVENUE $4,125,795
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,601,302
   Administrative Expenses $329,833
   Fundraising Expenses $160,115
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,091,250
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $34,545
   
Net Assets $4,264,375

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 Program $2,235,366 62.1%
Capacity Building $1,252,752 34.8%
Consulting $113,184 3.1%

Ratings History
Global Health Ministries has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/01/2017 95.30 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 94.90 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.36 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 92.44 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 91.51 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 88.62 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 96.01 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.38 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 91.57 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 90.05 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 96.83 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 96.91 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 94.65 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 97.01 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 97.00 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 93.29 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 96.48 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 36-3532234
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL HEALTH MINISTRIES
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 (408) Community service organization
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 October, 1987
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$58,556 1.43% Rev. Doug Cox Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Global Health Ministries
7831 Hickory Street, NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
tel: (763) 586-9590
fax: (763) 586-9591
EIN: 36-3532234

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Board Leadership

Karen Plager
Board President

CEO

Rev. Douglas Cox
Executive Director

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