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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Medical Bridges

Bridging the healthcare gap worldwide

four stars

96.46

2706 Magnet Street Houston, TX 77054
tel: (713) 748-8131   Web Site
EIN: 76-0548161

Board Leadership
Bryan Lastrapes
Chairman

CEO
Walter Ulrich
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1997, the mission of Medical Bridges is to bridge the healthcare gap by procuring medical, dental and surgical supplies and equipment for redistribution to qualified organizations and medical missions primarily in the developing world. Sponsoring organizations such as churches, civic groups, local corporations doing business abroad, and international organizations all have to apply to send medical supplies to clinics and/or hospitals in developing countries. The application process ensures that we are sending supplies to a qualified facility that serves the indigent population.

Founded in 1997, the mission of Medical Bridges is to bridge the healthcare gap by procuring medical, dental and surgical supplies and equipment for redistribution to qualified organizations and medical missions primarily in the developing world. Sponsoring organizations such as churches, civic groups, local corporations doing business abroad, and international organizations all have to apply to send medical supplies to clinics and/or hospitals in developing countries. The application process ensures that we are sending supplies to a qualified facility that serves the indigent population.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
94.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medical Bridges on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medical Bridges on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medical Bridges (TX) 96.46 four stars
MedShare (GA) 90.71 four stars
Global Health Ministries (MN) 94.25 four stars
International Children's Fund, Inc. (WI) 93.98 four stars
Direct Relief (CA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,877,017
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $216,457
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,093,474
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,093,474
   Other Revenue $-8,034
TOTAL REVENUE $7,085,440
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,923,998
   Administrative Expenses $264,182
   Fundraising Expenses $140,845
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,329,025
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,243,585
   
Net Assets $1,861,884

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
Procuring Medical, Dental, and Surgical Supplies $8,923,998 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 96.46 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.39 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 93.26 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.33 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 96.46 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.21 four stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 95.03 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 76-0548161
Name in IRS Master File MEDICAL BRIDGES INC
NTEE Code Q19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
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
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 December, 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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,750 1.54% Walter Ulrich President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$12,608 0.13% Dorothy Bolettieri Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medical Bridges (TX) 96.46 four stars
Global Links (PA) 91.42 four stars
International Relief Teams (CA) 97.83 four stars
Matthew 25: Ministries (OH) 100.00 four stars
Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 95.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Medical Bridges
2706 Magnet Street
Houston, TX 77054
tel: (713) 748-8131
fax: (713) 748-0118
EIN: 76-0548161

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Board Leadership

Bryan Lastrapes
Chairman

CEO

Walter Ulrich
President, CEO

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