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AKA  MC
Portland, OR
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MERCY CORPS Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/13/2013: MERCY CORPS

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: MERCY CORPS

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Also Known As: MC
Physical Address: Portland, OR 97208 2669
EIN: 91-1148123
Web URL: www.mercycorps.org 
Blog URL: www.mercycorps.org/blog/ 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q32 International Economic Development
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q31 International Agricultural Development
Ruling Year: 1981 


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Mission Statement

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2011

Total Revenue $301,448,256
Total Expenses $293,487,483

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Mr. Neal Keny-Guyer

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Since Jan 1994

Profile:

Neal Keny-Guyer is a social entrepreneur committed to creating a more just and peaceful world. A native of Tennessee, Keny-Guyer holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Religion from Duke University, an M.A. in Public and Private Management from Yale University, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Portland State University, Oregon. Keny-Guyer joined Mercy Corps in 1994 as Chief Executive Officer. Under his aegis, Mercy Corps has emerged as a leading international humanitarian and development organization with ongoing operations in nearly 40 countries, a staff of 3,700, and an annual operating budget of $308 million. Keny-Guyer has forged new directions at Mercy Corps, most notably implementing global mergers and strategic alliances, placing human rights, civil society and social entrepreneurship at the forefront of Mercy Corps’ humanitarian mission, and building an organizational reputation for groundbreaking, innovative programming in the world’s toughest environments. Keny-Guyer began his career with Communities In Schools in 1976 working with at-risk youth in the inner cities of Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia. Keny-Guyer then moved to Thailand in 1980 to focus on Cambodia’s refugees and war victims for CARE/UNICEF. In 1982, he began his tenure with Save the Children.

Leadership Statement:

Dear Friends of Mercy Corps, In 2010, thanks to your generosity, Mercy Corps helped people in the world’s toughest places survive, recover and become self-sufficient. After Haiti’s devastating earthquake, you helped bring jobs, food, water and cholera prevention education to the brave survivors. Haiti will continue to need our support for a long time. But the people of Haiti have not given up – and neither have we.In 36 countries, our programs are saving and improving the lives of mothers, fathers and children. You made this happen, and we are pleased to share our highlights with you.Neal Keny-GuyerChief Executive OfficerLinda MasonChair of the Board of Directors

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Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Adults

Program Description:

Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1.3 billion in assistance to people in 100 nations. Supported by headquarters offices in North America, Europe and Asia, the agency's unified global programs employ 3,400 staff worldwide and reach nearly 14.4 million people in more than 35 countries. Mercy Corps pursues its mission through emergency relief services that assist people afflicted by conflict or disaster; through sustainable community development that integrates agriculture, health, housing and infrastructure, economic development, education and environment, and local management; and through civil society initiatives that promote citizen participation, accountability, conflict management, and the rule of law.

Program Long-Term Success:

Helped communities in Pakistan rebuild as well as providing emergency relief to flood survivors.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Your generous support helps people around the world turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Thank you.• Mercy Corps provided emergency assistance to help 830,000 people after the devastating Haiti earthquake and 339,000 people after Pakistan’s historic floods.• In Niger, Mercy Corps supplied lifesaving food aid to 178,750 rural people after drought destroyed their harvests. In urban areas during the same crisis, we paid 2,400 people daily wages to clean and repair streets, markets and drainage ditches – enabling them to feed 16,500 family members.• Mercy Corps helps hardworking entrepreneurs in impoverished countries build businesses that support their families. Our network of 11 microfinance institutions in 10 countries served 300,500 clients – 63 percent of whom are women.• In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mercy Corps brought emergency water and sanitation – clean drinking water, latrines and hygiene education – to 55,000 people in displacement camps.

Expert Assessment

Emergency response experts praise Mercy Corps for consistently having a high quality impact in disaster settings. Their work is of high quality, centered on indicators and benchmarks that demonstrate impact on activities undertaken. Experts also cite the huge impact of their post-crisis development work, which has improved long-term access to basic needs like food and health care services. Read More »

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Evidence of Impact

Emergency response experts praise Mercy Corps for consistently having a high quality impact in disaster settings. Their work is of high quality, centered on indicators and benchmarks that demonstrate impact on activities undertaken. Experts also cite the huge impact of their post-crisis development work, which has improved long-term access to basic needs like food and health care services.

Emphasis on Post-Crisis Development
They deliver lasting, sustainable technical assistance in reconstruction programs, such as training of local engineers and builders. They have their eye on sustainability, development, and long-term change. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They operate not only in both conflict-affected areas but also in post-conflict areas. They have made a huge impact in access to basic needs such as food and health care services. Their programs are usually designed to meet the real needs on the ground (they do not chase donor priorities) and therefore gain influence in country they operate. Other
Strong Staff
They exhibit strong program management in consortia arrangements. They consistently have strong program quality and high quality staff. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Consistent High Quality Work
Their impact is recognized by other professionals and donors. Researcher and Faculty
They are a consistent provider of effective emergency relief. They put an emphasis on bridging into redevelopment after the emergency or disaster (i.e. their new agricultural community development in Haiti in partnership with Taiwan government relief agency). Nonprofit Senior Staff
Their approach takes into carefully account development of indicators and benchmarks that demonstrate impact on activities undertaken. In the case of disaster response, of course, that is sometimes done after the fact, given their priority on timely and appropriate assistance. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Strong Programs
They use solid, flexible, creative approaches. Other

Organizational Strengths

Disaster relief experts applaud Mercy Corps as being one of the strongest relief agencies in the world and acknowledge them as a leader in the field. Experts identified Mercy Corp's greatest strengths as being the high quality nature of their work, and their innovative, bold, adaptive approach to emergency relief.

High Quality Work
They are great at accountability - they run themselves in a business-like way. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Leader In Sector
They are one of the strongest relief agencies in the world. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have strong leadership/representation in the INGO community. Their attention to rolling out the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response reveal the organization's emphasis on quality. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Creative Approach
They take a creative approach to NGO action. Researcher and Faculty
They have bold and creative programming which is effectively executed. They are an important leader in the humanitarian NGO community. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have innovative programs. They have a desire for evidence-based programming. Researcher and Faculty
The organization, while not as well established as some, has proven to be agile, entrepreneurial and focused on a multi sectoral approach. They reach out to local partners and have a knack for choosing good ones. They have a very committed staff with good leadership. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They take creative approaches based on the context, and have the flexibility to move into new countries and opportunities (i.e. Libya, China, Japan). They often work through partners and linkages with new private sector donors. They are consistently strong and have professional contribution. They have selected areas of technical expertise and collaborate well with other professional humanitarian agencies. Other
Great Staff & Strong Operations
They have a high quality staff with shared beliefs and values. Their operations are well planned and thought-out, they manage their finances well, and they have strong programmed design. Mercy Corps has an open-mindedness about approach. Other
They have a strong staff. They have very effective operations and an evaluation culture. They have a willingness to innovate in programs and methods of financing. They have an ability to respond well to all phases of disasters from emergency preparedness through reconstruction to development. Researcher and Faculty

Areas for Improvement

Experts recommended that Mercy Corps work on building up their staff, increase their focus, coordination, and do more research.

Strengthen Staff
They should develop staff retention strategies. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They do get the most from their local staff but they could do more to strengthen their skills. Other
Focus On Transition To Development
They should stay in the relief environment for a longer period of time, to transition to development. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Program Development
They should improve coordination in the emergency response phase, particularly when responding to emergencies in countries in which Mercy Corps is not already doing development programs. Researcher and Faculty
More Focused
They could be more focused. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Initiate Research
They need to develop their ability to initiate research. They need to continue to seek innovation and be nimble to organizationally adapt to the increased uncertainty and vulnerability. Other

From the Nonprofit

Mercy Corps makes it a priority to quickly deploy our teams to the world’s toughest places to help people survive after natural disasters and conflicts. We bring our deep experience in emergency response: delivering food and water, providing shelter and medical care, making sure people have the essential supplies they need to survive and get back on their feet. But we also bring our commitment to helping people build back better. We partner with local people to help them secure peace, grow more food, improve health, educate and protect children, empower women and start businesses that raise the standard of living for families and communities. Our programs provide the tools, training and resources to help restart local economies so the most vulnerable members of society can become stronger in the face of future disasters and self-sufficient over the long term. —Mercy Corps makes it a priority to quickly deploy our teams to the world’s toughest places to help people survive after natural disasters and conflicts. We bring our deep experience in emergency response: delivering food and water, providing shelter and medical care, making sure people have the essential supplies they need to survive and get back on their feet. But we also bring our commitment to helping people build back better. We partner with local people to help them secure peace, grow more food, improve health, educate and protect children, empower women and start businesses that raise the standard of living for families and communities. Our programs provide the tools, training and resources to help restart local economies so the most vulnerable members of society can become stronger in the face of future disasters and self-sufficient over the long term.
— Submitted January 12, 2012 at 12:17 AMby Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Corps
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