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Doctors Without Borders USA

CharityWatch report issued
January 2019

Top-Rated Charity
A
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
89%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$10
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Doctors Without Borders USA
40 Rector Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Other Names

Medecins Sans Frontieres USA

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To provide independent medical humanitarian emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters, and exclusion from health care.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 89%

The percentage of Doctors Without Borders USA's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$420,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $10

How many dollars Doctors Without Borders USA spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$372,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Doctors Without Borders USA IRS Form 990 13-3433452
Doctors Without Borders USA Audited Financial Statements 13-3433452
Entity: Doctors Without Borders USA
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3433452
Entity: Doctors Without Borders USA
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-3433452

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?
 
Doctors Without Borders USA
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Doctors Without Borders USA
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
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 Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Jason Cone Executive Director $248,980
2 Andreu Maldonado International Operations Director $218,988
3 Thomas Kurmann Development Director $213,936
1
Name: Jason Cone
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $248,980
2
Name: Andreu Maldonado
Title: International Operations Director
Compensation: $218,988
3
Name: Thomas Kurmann
Title: Development Director
Compensation: $213,936

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 Doctors Without Borders USA audited Statement of Activities for the year ended December 31, 2017, Doctors Without Borders reports receiving contributions of in-kind services on which it placed a value of $801,743.

[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.]