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HealthRight International

CharityWatch report issued
October 2020

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

HealthRight International
244 Fifth Avenue
Suite C150
New York, NY 10001

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

Global health and human rights organization working to build lasting health for excluded communities.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2018

Program Percentage: 76%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $1

How many dollars HealthRight International 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
HealthRight International IRS Form 990 13-3791391
HealthRight International & Subsidiary Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: HealthRight International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3791391
Entity: HealthRight International & Subsidiary
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

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This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
HealthRight International
meets governance benchmarks.
HealthRight International
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 Theresa Castillo Program Director $102,476
Name: Theresa Castillo
Title: Program Director
Compensation: $102,476

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 HealthRight International also includes the financial activities of its wholly owned subsidiary, the Ukranian Foundation for Public Health, which are consolidated in the organization's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions between the entities have been eliminated in the audit consolidation.

According to the HealthRight International consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 1, Nature of Operations):

"The Ukranian Foundation facilitates related efforts to improve health and support services for vulnerable populations for the purpose of resource mobilization for developing, supporting, and providing charitable care and support to vulnerable and at-risk population groups... The Ukranian Foundation is a charitable organization incorporated by HealthRight in Ukraine and is regulated by the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine on charity and charitable organizations."

Also according to the HealthRight International 2018 consolidated audit (Note 12, Acquisition of Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Inc.):

"On April 20, 2018, the Organization acquired Peter C. Alderman Foundation, Inc. ('PCAF'), a New York nonprofit organization that worked with survivors of terrorism and mass violence by training indigenous health workers and establishing trauma treatment systems in post-conflict countries around the globe. HealthRight's primary reason for acquiring PCAF was to better meet the mental health needs of the marginalized communities they served around the world and greatly enhance HealthRight's ability to deliver comprehensive, transformational health solutions. HealthRight assumed the rights, title and interest of all assets and liabilities of PCAF and HealthRight did not pay for PCAF's assets and liabilities.

"Five of PCAF's board members joined HealthRight's board..."

HealthRight reports $977,897 in total assets and liabilities acquired from PCAF, including $742,629 in cash.

[For a link to the April 23, 2018 news release announcing the Peter C. Alderman Foundation merger, see the "Articles & Alerts" section, below.]

According to the HealthRight International consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 11, Going Concern):

"... [T]he Organization showed a balance of $(633,249) in its unrestricted net assets as of December 31, 2018. This factor would create uncertainty about the Organization as a going concern. The board of directors of the Organization has evaluated this condition and determined that a two million dollar multi-year grant award and other grants won in 2019 as well as cost saving initiatives alleviates this uncertainty."

According to the HealthRight International consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 2 re: Donated Goods and Services), HealthRight received contributed services (medical evaluations) during 2018 on which it placed a total value of $295,244.

[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 HealthRight International consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 10, Affiliation Agreement):

"The Organization entered into an Affiliation Agreement (the 'Agreement') with New York University ('NYU'), an unrelated not-for-profit education corporation in February 2014.

"The Agreement creates an affiliation between the Organization and NYU (the 'Affiliation') to work together to facilitate NYU faculty and student opportunities for applied research, an expanded curriculum, and enhanced in-service learning in the field of global public health. The Organization will benefit from the Affiliation by securing its U.S. operations, and gaining the involvement of specialists and researchers in its programs, with the Organization's belief that the presence of an operating global non-governmental, non-profit organization on a university campus is an innovative, exciting and cost-effective approach which offers both parties to this agreement expanded opportunities to accomplish their independent but complementary missions. The leaders of both parties have concluded that the Affiliation is beneficial to both.

"The Affiliation revolves around seven (7) key elements, all working toward a common goal of building lasting access to health for excluded communities. These elements are based on the foundational element that both NYU and the Organization remain as separate, independent organizations..."

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