MERCY CORPS is ranked 5 in TOP 500 World by NGO Advisor

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Organization Name
MERCY CORPS
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Powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
English-Language Website URL
Other-Language Website URLs

https://www.mercycorps.org.uk/

Type of organization
nonprofit,
Year Founded
1979
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HQ Location: City, Country
Portland, OR | USA
HQ Physical address
45 SW Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97204 | USA
HQ Mailing Address
45 SW Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97204 | USA
Name of Official Representative for Profile
CLAIRE GONNARD
Communications Officer
cgonnard@mercycorps.org

MERCY CORPS
tel 202.469.58484 | cell 202.227.9869 | skype claire.gonnard1
1111 19th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036

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Primary Contact and General Inquiries
CLAIRE GONNARD
Communications Officer
cgonnard@mercycorps.org

MERCY CORPS
tel 202.469.58484 | cell 202.227.9869 | skype claire.gonnard1
1111 19th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036

Powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
Join us at mercycorps.org
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Total Members
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History

The organisation was founded in 1979 as Save the Refugees Fund, a task force organised by Dan O’Neill in response to the plight of Cambodian refugees fleeing the famine, war and genocide of the ‘Killing Fields’. This fledgling organisation helped focus attention on the humanitarian crisis and provided lifesaving aid to hundreds of thousands of Cambodians.

In 1980, Dan O’Neill had a serendipitous meeting that would change his life and shape his future. At a relief and development conference, he sat in front of a man named Ellsworth (“Ells”) Culver, who would become his collaborator in founding Mercy Corps.

The two men immediately struck up a strong, enduring friendship. They had a common bond: Dan’s Save the Refugees Fund had provided grants to Food for the Hungry, the organisation that Ells served as Vice-President.

However, it was a much stronger bond — a commitment to provide more innovative, sustainable aid and development to poor communities — that united the two men in a singular purpose.

After sharing their visions and continuing fruitful discussions for two years, Ells and Dan O’Neill formed Mercy Corps in 1982, quickly shifting from simply providing relief assistance to focusing on long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. Our first development project began in Honduras in 1982.

Since then, Mercy Corps has grown and evolved, gaining national and international recognition for quick-response, high-impact, cost-effective programmes around the globe. In 1996 Mercy Corps merges with Scottish European Aid, and later opened European Headquarters in Edinburgh.

Over the years, our work has touched families and communities in more than 122 nations across the world. We have delivered more than $3.7 billion in lifesaving assistance, including food, shelter, health care, agriculture, water and sanitation, education and small business loans.

Today, Mercy Corps helps more than 28 million people each year recover from disasters, build stronger communities and find their own solutions to poverty. We have been an international leader in responding to the massive tragedy of the Indian Ocean tsunami, wars in Syria and Yemen, food crisis in South Sudan, displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo and earthquakes from Indonesia to Haiti.

Mercy Corps was among the first humanitarian groups to use relief and development programmes to strengthen civil society. Simply handing out food, building a school or immunising a child is not enough — especially in countries torn by ethnic conflict and economic transition. Just a few weeks of armed conflict can destroy roads, schools, businesses and health systems that took years of traditional development work to build. Working side by side with the poor but hard-working families, we bring diverse groups together to create societies that are more peaceful, open, democratic and economically strong.

 

Please Briefly Describe Your Economic Model.
Mercy Corps is supported by large institutional, private individual, corporate and foundation donors. 85 percent of Mercy Corps’ revenue is derived from institutional donors, and 15 percent from individuals, corporations and foundations.
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Activity

Sectors of Activity
Emergency - Crisis, Community Building, Refugees - Shelter, Capacity building, Sanitation, Peacebuilding, Children & Youth, Economic Empowerment, Micro Finance, Environment, Gender Issues, Nutrition - Food, Water,
Mission

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians who partner with communities, corporations and governments to transform lives around the world.

Mercy Corps is a global organisation, 5,000 strong, powered by the belief that a better world is possible. Its mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps relies on 5,000+ team members who work with people in the world’s most vulnerable communities across 40+ countries. 86 percent of the team members is from the countries where they work.

We help people survive and get back on their feet when natural disaster strikes, economies collapse or conflict erupts. And where there are chronic threats to peace and progress, we partner with communities to overcome obstacles and thrive.

We live and work in more than 40 countries facing the world’s toughest challenges. We have no political or religious agenda. For about four decades, we’ve learned and grown alongside extraordinary people—more than 220 million individuals who understand their own needs better than anyone else. Our experience shows they are best able to strengthen their communities from within. In everything we do, we look for moments of transition to connect people to resources and expertise that can catalyze transformative change.

Together with our partners we are realizing incredible impact. By linking big ideas, bold action and local insights, we can change the world.

Our programmes are led by those who speak the local languages, know the culture and understand the unique challenges of each community. More than 86 percent of our field staff are from the countries where they work. Their hard work and personal commitment to success helps lift their neighbors from poverty.

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Worldwide
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Contact Information for Press Inquiries
CLAIRE GONNARD
Communications Officer
cgonnard@mercycorps.org
+1(202)227-9869
MERCY CORPS
tel 503.896.5469 | cell 503.784.3936 | skype katia.riddle
45 SW Ankeny Street | Portland OR 97204

Powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
Join us at mercycorps.org
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Human Resources

Full name
Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO
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Has Held Position Since
1994
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Number of Employees
nearly 5000
Number of Unpaid Interns
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Number of Paid Interns
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Number of New Hires
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Number of Newly Created Positions
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Average Age of Paid Staff
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Number of Volunteers
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Local Staff/Field vs Total Staff (%)
85%
Staff Turnover Rate
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Bylaws & Legal

Legal Status
501(c) in the U.S.
Year of Registration
1981
Are Your Bylaws Publicly Available ?
Yes
Are Your Bylaws Provided On Request ?
Yes
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Date of Bylaws' Last Modification
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Reason(s) for Modification(s)
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Countries Where Legally Represented
United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands
Is Your Organization Accredited to ECOSOC (UN)?
No

Financials

Latest Yearly Income (All Countries and Entities)
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Latest Surplus/Deficit
US$1,484,000.00
Previous Yearly Income
US$460,576,000.00
Latest Net Assets
US$107,339,000.00
Date of Publication for Next Financial Statement
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Latest Financial Statements
Latest Audited Fiscal Year
2015
Contact Information for Auditors

KPMG LLP
Suite 3800
1300 South West Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
503.221.6500
Us-por-efax@kpmg.com