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Brother's Brother Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
December 2023

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Brother's Brother Foundation
1200 Galveston Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To promote international health and education through the distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural, & other resources.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2022

Program Percentage: 71%

The percentage of Brother's Brother Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $12

How many dollars Brother's Brother Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Brother's Brother Foundation Audited Financial Statements 34-6562544
Brother's Brother Foundation IRS Form 990 34-6562544
Entity: Brother's Brother Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 34-6562544
Entity: Brother's Brother Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 34-6562544

Governance & Transparency

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Brother's Brother Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
Brother's Brother Foundation
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Ozzy A. Samad President $185,470
2 Erik Ryan COO/CFO $129,684
3 Laura Kelly VP of Communications & Development $117,068
Name: Ozzy A. Samad
Title: President
Compensation: $185,470
Name: Erik Ryan
Title: COO/CFO
Compensation: $129,684
Name: Laura Kelly
Title: VP of Communications & Development
Compensation: $117,068

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Brother's Brother Foundation 2022 tax filing, the Foundation reports receiving in-kind donated goods on which it placed a total value of $102,945,074, including $101,375,498 in "Drugs and medical supplies" (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

In addition, according to the Brother's Brother Foundation audit of December 31, 2022 (Note 2, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Inventory):

"Inventory consists of undistributed in-kind materials at year-end. The Foundation receives a substantial amount of in-kind goods from various regional and national donors, primarily consisting of medical and educational materials. These materials are included in the [audited] financial statements at amounts that approximate net realizable value on the date of donation. ... During 2022 and 2021, inventory adjustments based on the net realizable value at the date of donation related mostly to the Foundation's planned decision to destroy medical supplies believed not suitable for distribution, and totaled approximately $100,000 and $600,000, respectively..."

According to the Brother's Brother Foundation audit of December 31, 2022 (Note 13, Governmental Grants):

"The Foundation was a recipient of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan with Key Bank of approximately $380,000 granted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was reflected as deferred grant revenue as of December 31, 2020. The PPP loan was evidenced by promissory note bearing interest at a fixed annual rate of 1.00%, with the first six months of interest deferred. The PPP loan was unsecured and guaranteed by the United States SBA. Under the program terms, PPP loans are forgiven and recognized as grant revenue if the loan proceeds are used to maintain compensation costs and employee headcount, and other qualifying expenses (mortgage interest, rent and utilities) incurred following receipt of the loan. The PPP loan was fully forgiven in 2021 and was recognized as revenue on the statements of activities and changes in net assets." 

According to the Brother's Brother Foundation 2022 tax filing, the Foundation reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding nonfixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):

"Bonus awards are related to individual performance and are determined by the executive committee of the Board of Trustees."

The Foundation reports "Bonus and incentive compensation" payments to one individual in calendar year 2022. The "Bonus and incentive compensation" amounts include $15,000, paid to the President, Ozzy A. Samad, who earned $185,470 in total compensation in 2022.