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CharityWatch report issued
May 2024

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

151 Ellis St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-2440

Other Names

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere

Tax Status




Stated Mission

Works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. Delivers emergency relief and long-term international development programs.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2023

Program Percentage: 91%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $14

How many dollars CARE spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
CARE USA & Subsidiaries Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere IRS Form 990 13-1685039
Entity: CARE USA & Subsidiaries
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-1685039

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
meets governance benchmarks.
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
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Mary M. Nunn President/CEO $504,736
2 Yawa U. Mensah VP/INTL Program Ops $373,396
3 Gloria D. Steele COO $352,714
Name: Mary M. Nunn
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $504,736
Name: Yawa U. Mensah
Title: VP/INTL Program Ops
Compensation: $373,396
Name: Gloria D. Steele
Title: COO
Compensation: $352,714

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.

CharityWatch's rating of CARE USA is based on the financial activities of the 501(c)(3) public charity entity (tax ID #13-1685039).

According to the CARE USA consolidated audit of June 30, 2023 (Note 1 re: Structure and Related Parties):

"CARE USA is a member of CARE International, an organization that coordinates various agreed upon functions and activities common across the membership, including program activities in certain cases. In the regular course of its operations, CARE USA receives and provides funding through grants and other contributions to and from CARE International and member organizations..."

According to the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023, CARE received donated in-kind goods on which it placed a value of approximately $77.5 million, including approximately $66.9 million in donated food inventory (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).

In addition, according to the CARE USA consolidated audit of June 30, 2023 (Note  re: Contributions of Non-financial Assets): CARE USA recognized contributions totaling approximately $1.9 million for public service announcements and donated professional services in fiscal 2023.

[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.]

According to the CARE USA consolidated audit of June 30, 2023 (Note 14, Contingencies):

"CARE has committed to provide funding to CARE Peru in the aggregate amount of $24 million to be paid from fiscal years 2012 through 2034. The commitment to disburse annual funding amounts is conditional upon CARE Peru meeting agreed-upon program expenditures levels each year, and additional program quality and impact targets if expenditures fall below certain thresholds. CARE has made cumulative contributions to CARE Peru of $13.0 million and $12.0 million respectively, as of June 30, 2023 and 2022."

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