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International Samaritan

A time when the garbage dumps of developing countries are no longer homes to human beings struggling to survive.

four stars

94.98

803 North Main Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104
tel: (734) 222-0701   Web Site
EIN: 34-1811907

Board Leadership
Scott Savage
Chairman

CEO
Mike Tenbusch
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.98 four stars
  Financial 98.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

International Samaritan partners with victims of severe poverty living in garbage dump communities by providing access to education, housing, food, and medical care. International Samaritan encourages everyone to follow the example of the Good Samaritan, who stopped, and changed a life. Garbage dump communities are filled with men, women, children, and infants who live their lives and scrap together and existence in the most horrific conditions. Displaced by war, civil unrest, natural disasters, and other circumstances beyond their control, they need us to stop and help. Annually, we serve over 25,000 individuals across the globe. The families that we partner with in garbage dump communities have higher incomes, greater safety, better health care, and higher levels of education due to our programs. Through the contributions of generous donors and the hands of volunteers working with local partners, IS has helped tens of thousands of people on their journey.

International Samaritan partners with victims of severe poverty living in garbage dump communities by providing access to education, housing, food, and medical care. International Samaritan encourages everyone to follow the example of the Good Samaritan, who stopped, and changed a life. Garbage dump communities are filled with men, women, children, and infants who live their lives and scrap together and existence in the most horrific conditions. Displaced by war, civil unrest, natural disasters, and other circumstances beyond their control, they need us to stop and help. Annually, we serve over 25,000 individuals across the globe. The families that we partner with in garbage dump communities have higher incomes, greater safety, better health care, and higher levels of education due to our programs. Through the contributions of generous donors and the hands of volunteers working with local partners, IS has helped tens of thousands of people on their journey.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
355
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

98.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.90
  Program Expenses Growth 20.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Samaritan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Samaritan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Samaritan (MI) 94.98 four stars
UNRWA USA National Committee (DC) 91.36 four stars
Preemptive Love Coalition (TX) 97.10 four stars
Mary's Meals USA (NJ) 89.02 three stars
Water For People (CO) 94.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $608,664
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $608,664
   Program Service Revenue $707,612
Total Primary Revenue $1,316,276
   Other Revenue $697,423
TOTAL REVENUE $2,013,699
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,902,386
   Administrative Expenses $297,585
   Fundraising Expenses $67,212
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,267,183
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-253,484
   
Net Assets $23,893,372

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
Scholarships $897,933 47.2%
Service Immersions $819,382 43.1%
Public Infrastructure Support $152,909 8.0%

Ratings History
International Samaritan has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 94.98 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.86 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.09 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.35 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 79.71 two stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 80.30 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 34-1811907
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL SAMARITAN
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(398) Instruction and guidance on housing
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 January, 1997
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
$18,461 0.81% Michael Tenbusch President
Other Salaries of Note
$77,383 3.41% Oscar Dussan Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Samaritan (MI) 94.98 four stars
Anera (DC) 85.85 three stars
Partners In Health (MA) 90.64 four stars
Crisis Aid International (MO) 99.28 four stars
Middle East Children's Alliance (CA) 91.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Samaritan
803 North Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
tel: (734) 222-0701
EIN: 34-1811907

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Board Leadership

Scott Savage
Chairman

CEO

Mike Tenbusch
President

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