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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Improving the health of women and children in disadvantaged communities

four stars

97.23

100 Wall Street, 9th FL. New York, NY 10005
tel: (800) 678-5659   Web Site
EIN: 13-5602319

Board Leadership
Rosemary Moynihan
Chairman

CEO
Bruce Wilkinson
President and CEO

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On March 12, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Catholic Medical Mission Board is the subject of an open action by The California Attorney General's Office according to court documents. For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the California Attorney General's Office's website.

Charity Response

Since 1912, CMMB has been dedicated to increasing access to health for the poor through delivery of health services, volunteers, and medicines. Our medical donations have reached partners in 123 countries, and have helped millions live healthier lives. Our focus is on ensuring safe delivery of high quality medication to the last mile.  CMMB has earned our reputation of excellence in stewardship and delivery of high quality medical donations in the developing world by upholding the trust and responsibility placed in us by the patients and families we serve as well as the partners who provide resources to support this work. 
 
In March the California Attorney General’s (CAG) office expressed concern that CMMB, and many other reputable and recognized non-profit organizations with medical donation programs assisting the poor, are valuing certain donated medicines using U.S. wholesale pricing that the AG asserts doesn’t comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), leading to a misrepresentation of the organization’s efficiency ratios to California residents.   CMMB disagrees with these findings and has filed an appeal with the CAG’s Office and the matter is under review. 
 
Quality, accountability, transparency and integrity have been central to all aspects of CMMB’s mission and drive how we conduct our programs and how we reflect that work to our constituencies.  CMMB’s nationally-recognized independent accounting firm has certified without qualification that our valuation of medicines and other gifts is in all material respects fairly presented, and complies with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) set by the independent U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and IRS regulations.  CMMB’s valuation method meets high industry standards, including those of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), a global alliance leading the development and championing of high standards in medical supply and service donations. CMMB’s Forms 990 and audited financial statements are available to the public on our website: www.cmmb.org/about-us/financials
 
CMMB has the utmost confidence in the integrity of the valuation methodology used by most non-profit organizations with medical donation programs. Like CMMB, many of these organizations have received high ratings by Charity Navigator, but have not yet been the subject of a review by the State of California.  CMMB has complied with the CAG’s request to refrain from using certain statements of efficiency and valuation based on our medical donation valuation in our communications to Californian residents and we continue to conduct outreach activities in the State with the CAG’s approval.  We continue to follow the guidance of FASB, GAAP and the IRS, the authoritative governing bodies, as we work towards a solution with the CAG and the broader industry on the concerns raised by this administrative action.

This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/07/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CMMB is a leading faith-based NGO improving global health care for the world's poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. Now entering its second century, CMMB is committed to integrating and focusing its programming around saving the lives of children and mothers by concentrating on leading causes of mortality in targeted communities throughout Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mothers PartnershipS) model, we work at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. In addition, our volunteer program provides medical and business expertise for community development, and we engage with the pharmaceutical industry to help meet the needs of CHAMPS communities and in other areas around the world.

For more information on our work in the developing world and how we're working toward building a world in which every human life is valued and quality healthcare is available to all, please visit www.cmmb.org or email us at info@cmmb.org.

CMMB is a leading faith-based NGO improving global health care for the world's poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. Now entering its second century, CMMB is committed to integrating and focusing its programming around saving the lives of children and mothers by concentrating on leading causes of mortality in targeted communities throughout Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mothers PartnershipS) model, we work at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. In addition, our volunteer program provides medical and business expertise for community development, and we engage with the pharmaceutical industry to help meet the needs of CHAMPS communities and in other areas around the world.

For more information on our work in the developing world and how we're working toward building a world in which every human life is valued and quality healthcare is available to all, please visit www.cmmb.org or email us at info@cmmb.org.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/07/2018 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)
97.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Medical Mission Board on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Medical Mission Board on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 97.23 four stars
Project C.U.R.E. (CO) 94.74 four stars
Vitamin Angels (CA) 98.23 four stars
International Relief Teams (CA) 96.51 four stars
International Children's Fund (WI) 92.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $361,088,161
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,078,617
Total Contributions $368,166,778
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $368,166,778
   Other Revenue $91,163
TOTAL REVENUE $368,257,941
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $373,049,398
   Administrative Expenses $5,072,087
   Fundraising Expenses $4,426,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $382,548,053
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-14,290,112
   
Net Assets $87,764,559

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
Healing Help $358,862,574 96.2%
HIV/AIDS Programming $6,321,318 1.7%
Volunteer Program $658,563 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 05/07/2018 97.23 four stars
-- 04/27/2018 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On March 12, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Catholic Medical Mission Board is the subject of an open action by The California Attorney General's Office according to court documents. For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the California Attorney General's Office's website.

Charity Response

Since 1912, CMMB has been dedicated to increasing access to health for the poor through delivery of health services, volunteers, and medicines. Our medical donations have reached partners in 123 countries, and have helped millions live healthier lives. Our focus is on ensuring safe delivery of high quality medication to the last mile.  CMMB has earned our reputation of excellence in stewardship and delivery of high quality medical donations in the developing world by upholding the trust and responsibility placed in us by the patients and families we serve as well as the partners who provide resources to support this work. 
 
In March the California Attorney General’s (CAG) office expressed concern that CMMB, and many other reputable and recognized non-profit organizations with medical donation programs assisting the poor, are valuing certain donated medicines using U.S. wholesale pricing that the AG asserts doesn’t comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), leading to a misrepresentation of the organization’s efficiency ratios to California residents.   CMMB disagrees with these findings and has filed an appeal with the CAG’s Office and the matter is under review. 
 
Quality, accountability, transparency and integrity have been central to all aspects of CMMB’s mission and drive how we conduct our programs and how we reflect that work to our constituencies.  CMMB’s nationally-recognized independent accounting firm has certified without qualification that our valuation of medicines and other gifts is in all material respects fairly presented, and complies with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) set by the independent U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and IRS regulations.  CMMB’s valuation method meets high industry standards, including those of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), a global alliance leading the development and championing of high standards in medical supply and service donations. CMMB’s Forms 990 and audited financial statements are available to the public on our website: www.cmmb.org/about-us/financials
 
CMMB has the utmost confidence in the integrity of the valuation methodology used by most non-profit organizations with medical donation programs. Like CMMB, many of these organizations have received high ratings by Charity Navigator, but have not yet been the subject of a review by the State of California.  CMMB has complied with the CAG’s request to refrain from using certain statements of efficiency and valuation based on our medical donation valuation in our communications to Californian residents and we continue to conduct outreach activities in the State with the CAG’s approval.  We continue to follow the guidance of FASB, GAAP and the IRS, the authoritative governing bodies, as we work towards a solution with the CAG and the broader industry on the concerns raised by this administrative action.
2016-09 12/22/2017 97.23 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 96.83 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 97.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 97.63 four stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 97.87 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 97.16 four stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 91.34 four stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 97.64 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 95.69 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 94.70 four stars
2008-09 12/01/2009 85.60 three stars
2007-09 12/17/2008 92.06 four stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 84.54 three stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 92.11 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 91.64 four stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 91.84 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 13-5602319
Name in IRS Master File CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD INC
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 (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(150) Hospital
(120) Publishing 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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$407,650 0.10% Bruce Wilkinson President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 97.23 four stars
Central American Medical Outreach (OH) 86.05 three stars
MAP International (GA) 100.00 four stars
Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
Giving Children Hope (CA) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Catholic Medical Mission Board
100 Wall Street, 9th FL.
New York, NY 10005
tel: (800) 678-5659
fax: (212) 807-9161
EIN: 13-5602319

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Board Leadership

Rosemary Moynihan
Chairman

CEO

Bruce Wilkinson
President and CEO

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