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Medical Teams 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

Medical Teams International
14150 SW Milton Ct.
Tigard, OR 97224

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

A Christian humanitarian relief agency focused on providing life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2018

Program Percentage: 78%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $17

How many dollars Medical Teams 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
Medical Teams International IRS Form 990 93-0878944
Medical Teams International Audited Financial Statements 93-0878944
Entity: Medical Teams International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 93-0878944
Entity: Medical Teams International
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 93-0878944

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?
Medical Teams International
meets governance benchmarks.
Medical Teams 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 Martha Newsome CEO $255,209
2 Jon Beighle VP Marketing & Development $193,301
3 Pamela S. Blikstad VP/CFO $187,896
Name: Martha Newsome
Title: CEO
Compensation: $255,209
Name: Jon Beighle
Title: VP Marketing & Development
Compensation: $193,301
Name: Pamela S. Blikstad
Title: VP/CFO
Compensation: $187,896

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 Medical Teams International tax filing for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, Medical Teams received donated in-kind goods on which it placed a total value of $26,068,339, with donated drugs & medical supplies representing approximately 83% of the total value (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).

According to the Medical Teams International audit of September 30, 2018 (Note 11, Gifts In-kind), the gifts in-kind distributed directly by Medical Teams in fiscal 2018 amounted to $29,440, and $25,323,267 in gifts in-kind "was distributed to, and in partnership with, other agencies and was delivered to Medical Teams before being distributed." In addition, Medical Teams received "a significant amount of donated services" in fiscal 2018 on which it placed a total value of $5,675,909.

[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 Medical Teams International audit of September 30, 2018 (Note 14, Concentrations):

"During the year ended September 30, 2018, Medical Teams received approximately 12 percent of total revenue from one organization..."