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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Medical Bridges

Bridging the healthcare gap worldwide

three stars

89.39

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 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
93.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth -5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
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) 89.39 three stars
Matthew 25: Ministries (OH) 100.00 four stars
Operation USA (CA) 89.03 three stars
MAP International (GA) 96.48 four stars
Global Health Ministries (MN) 94.25 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,623,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $157,540
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,781,415
   Program Service Revenue $351,164
Total Primary Revenue $8,132,579
   Other Revenue $53,760
TOTAL REVENUE $8,186,339
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,922,564
   Administrative Expenses $331,184
   Fundraising Expenses $179,148
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,432,896
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,753,443
   
Net Assets $4,071,469

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 $5,922,564 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,969 2.25% Dorothy A. Bolettieri President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medical Bridges (TX) 89.39 three stars
The Outreach Program (IA) 90.63 four stars
Christian Blind Mission International (IL) 91.16 four stars
The AIMS Project (CA) 87.27 three stars
MedShare (GA) 90.71 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

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 300245
Houston, TX 77230

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Board Leadership

Bryan Lastrapes
Chairman

CEO

Walter Ulrich
President, CEO

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