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MAP International

CharityWatch report issued
September 2019

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

MAP International
4700 Glynco Parkway
Brunswick, GA 31525

Other Names

Medical Assistance Programs

Tax Status




Stated Mission

Global Christian health organization that provides medicines and health supplies to those in need around the world so they might experience life to the fullest.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2018

Program Percentage: 76%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $21

How many dollars MAP 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
MAP International IRS Form 990 36-2586390
MAP International Audited Financial Statements 36-2586390
Entity: MAP International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 36-2586390
Entity: MAP International
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 36-2586390

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?
MAP International
meets governance benchmarks.
MAP 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 Steven G. Stirling President/CEO $243,662
2 Jodi A. Ryan VP Global Giving $117,274
Name: Steven G. Stirling
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $243,662
Name: Jodi A. Ryan
Title: VP Global Giving
Compensation: $117,274

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 MAP International tax filing for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, MAP received donated in-kind drugs and medical supplies on which it placed a total value of $563,305,348 (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).

According to the MAP International fiscal 2018 audit (Note 9, Gifts-In-Kind), for the year ended September 30, 2018, "MAP distributed donated inventory totaling $552,653,938..."

[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 MAP International audit of September 30, 2018 (Note 1, Nature of Organization):

"During the year ended September 30, 2017, the offices in Ecuador and Uganda were closed. The office in Ghana was converted to a local non-governmental organization, which is independently governed and separate from MAP. During the year ended September 30, 2018, the Liberia office was also converted to a separate local non-governmental organization."
According to the MAP International audit of September 30, 2018 (Note 11, Contingencies):

"MAP is involved in administrative proceedings with the California Attorney General (AG). The AG's office is seeking penalties and fines of at least $158,875. MAP denies any liability, and intends vigorously to defend. At a hearing in December 2018, a federal judge ruled in MAP's favor regarding its compliance with GAAP [Generally Accepted Accounting Principles], and requested further briefing on certain other matters. The ultimate liability, if any, cannot be determined at this time because considerable uncertainties exist. However, based on the facts currently available, management believes that the ultimate outcome of matters that are pending or asserted will not have a materially adverse effect on MAP's financial position..."

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