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International : Development and Relief Services

Palestine Children's Relief Fund

Identifying and treating every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery

four stars

98.23

P.O. Box 1926 Kent, OH 44240
tel: (330) 678-2645   Web Site
EIN: 93-1057665

Board Leadership
Khaled Abughazaleh
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Steve Sosebee
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) is a non-political organization established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East. The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run volunteer medical missions to the Middle East in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric urology, ophthalmology, vascular surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, occupational therapy, and other specialties. Since our founding, over 800 children have been, or currently are being treated, outside of the Middle East through the PCRF.

The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) is a non-political organization established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East. The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run volunteer medical missions to the Middle East in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric urology, ophthalmology, vascular surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, occupational therapy, and other specialties. Since our founding, over 800 children have been, or currently are being treated, outside of the Middle East through the PCRF.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.85
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Palestine Children's Relief Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Palestine Children's Relief Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,567,229
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,567,229
   Program Service Revenue $5,145
Total Primary Revenue $6,572,374
   Other Revenue $143,955
TOTAL REVENUE $6,716,329
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,914,634
   Administrative Expenses $245,839
   Fundraising Expenses $682,292
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,842,765
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-126,436
   
Net Assets $18,292,560

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
Humanitarian Projects $3,177,050 53.7%
Medication and Medical Supplies Support $1,933,221 32.7%
Medical Mission Travel $804,363 13.6%

Ratings History
Palestine Children's Relief Fund has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 98.23 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 98.87 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 99.25 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 99.33 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 99.56 four stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 95.02 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.60 three stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 86.55 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 05/01/2010 99.33 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 82.65 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 85.63 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 89.67 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 90.81 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 90.45 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 93.06 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 93-1057665
Name in IRS Master File PALESTINE CHILDRENS RELIEF FUND
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 (349) Other youth organization or activities
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 May, 1992
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,000 1.89% Steve Sosebee President, CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Palestine Children's Relief Fund
P.O. Box 1926
Kent, OH 44240
tel: (330) 678-2645
fax: (330) 678-2661
EIN: 93-1057665

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Board Leadership

Khaled Abughazaleh
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Steve Sosebee
President & CEO

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