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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

ADRA International

Creating just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

four stars

93.22

12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904
tel: (800) 424-2372   Web Site
EIN: 52-1314847

Board Leadership
Geoffrey Mbwana
Board Chair

CEO
Michael Kruger
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.22 four stars
  Financial 91.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1956. The basis for its existence is to follow Christ's example by being a voice for, serving, and partnering with those in need. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create positive change and justness through empowering partnerships and responsible action. ADRA seeks to identify and address social injustice and deprivation in developing countries. The agency's work seeks to improve the quality of life of those in need. ADRA invests in the potential of these individuals through community development initiatives targeting Food Security, Economic Development, Primary Health and Basic Education. ADRA's emergency management initiatives provide aid to disaster survivors.

ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1956. The basis for its existence is to follow Christ's example by being a voice for, serving, and partnering with those in need. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create positive change and justness through empowering partnerships and responsible action. ADRA seeks to identify and address social injustice and deprivation in developing countries. The agency's work seeks to improve the quality of life of those in need. ADRA invests in the potential of these individuals through community development initiatives targeting Food Security, Economic Development, Primary Health and Basic Education. ADRA's emergency management initiatives provide aid to disaster survivors.

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Financial

four stars

91.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 13.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ADRA International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ADRA International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ADRA International (MD) 93.22 four stars
United Methodist Committee on Relief of Global Ministries (GA) 94.36 four stars
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 93.91 four stars
Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) (MN) 95.33 four stars
Church World Service (IN) 85.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,284,091
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $3,163,134
   Government Grants $36,014,676
Total Contributions $62,461,901
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $62,461,901
   Other Revenue $1,096,956
TOTAL REVENUE $63,558,857
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $56,468,900
   Administrative Expenses $8,664,476
   Fundraising Expenses $2,426,391
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $67,559,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,000,910
   
Net Assets $47,935,285

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
Government Grants $26,323,211 46.6%
Development and Relief Projects $10,815,633 19.2%
Donated Materials $4,282,190 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 93.22 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.57 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 87.18 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 86.03 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.05 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.97 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 80.91 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 79.25 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.90 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 82.41 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 79.35 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.57 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 73.73 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 74.29 two stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 94.57 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 93.62 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 94.70 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 94.68 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 83.29 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 52-1314847
Name in IRS Master File ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY INTERNATIONAL
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
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 March, 2000
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
$174,446 0.25% Jonathan Duffy President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ADRA International (MD) 93.22 four stars
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 91.07 four stars
Pathfinder International (MA) 90.91 four stars
CARE (GA) 88.50 three stars
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 93.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ADRA International
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
tel: (800) 424-2372
fax: (301) 680-6370
EIN: 52-1314847

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Board Leadership

Geoffrey Mbwana
Board Chair

CEO

Michael Kruger
President

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