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Operation USA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/07/2014: Operation USA

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

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AKA  Operation California, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
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Operation USA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/07/2014: Operation USA

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

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Also Known As: Operation California, Inc.
Physical Address: Los Angeles, CA 90036 
EIN: 95-3504080
Web URL: www.opusa.org 
NTEE Category: M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
M20 Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q33 International Relief
T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
Ruling Year: 1980 
How This Organization Is Funded: individuals - $500,000
corporate foundations - $500,000
foundations - $1,000,000


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Mission Statement

Operation USA is an international relief agency that helps communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid.  Working with grass-roots partners on the ground, Operation USA provides material and financial assistance necessary in the face of a disaster, as well as to combat the effects of systemic poverty. Dedicated to rebuilding with commitment and listening to communities’ voices to determine the best way to assist them, Operation USA stays in the field long after many others leave. Long-term projects are supported that promote education and health services, sustainable development, leadership building, income generating activities and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable people worldwide.

Legitimacy Information

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

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Mr. Richard Walden

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Since June 1979

Profile:

Richard Walden, former Commissioner of Hospitals for California, has a B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, attending both the Wharton School (1964-1966) and College of Arts & Sciences (1968); and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1972). He has served as a consultant to various government and private agencies on both health care and international development issues. Walden served on the Executive Board of Interaction, a consortium of over 200 NGOs of which he was a co-founder. His agency was awarded the President's Volunteer Action Award in 1983 for its work in Vietnam and Cambodia and the Gleitsman Foundation Award for those who initiate social change.

Leadership Statement:

Operation USA's independence from political considerations and from government funding allows us to work in some of the world's most challenging places.  We pride ourselves in effectively and rapidly responding to major disasters, in our ability to teach what we have learned from 33 years of "relief done right" and in the partnerships we have made in the USA and throughout the world.

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Programs

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Budget:
$100,000
Category:
Public Safety, Disaster Services
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

From antibiotics to vitamin A, water purifications tablets to surgical packs—Operation USA has been delivering material aid in the form of medical supplies and equipment, medicines and vitamins, education and shelter materials to people in need from its earliest days forward.

Program Long-Term Success:

In its 31 years, Operation USA has delivered $350 million in aid to over 99 countries—rebuilding lives at times of extreme need.

Program Short-Term Success:

In 2010, Operation USA made 178 shipments—delivering over $19 million of material aid to over 20 countries. Over $5.5 million in donated medical, energy, food and shelter supplies were sent to Haiti following the earthquake that devastated much of the country.

Program Success Monitored by:

Operation USA’s staff travels regularly to oversee and monitor all programs, worldwide.

Program Success Examples:

- Operation USA was the first the first U.S. NGO licensed to provide relief to Cambodia and Vietnam after the Vietnam War (1979). Operation USA was awarded the President‘s Volunteer Action Award in 1983 for this work.   - Operation USA was a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as part of “The International Campaign to Ban Landmines”.   - In 2001, Worth Magazine(http://www.opusa.org/proj/opusa/press-room-2/in-the-news/?phpMyAdmin=9f3c4a68e816t911969f) named Operation USA as one of its “100 Best Charities in America”.

Program: Disaster recovery (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$15,000,000
Category:
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking
Population Served:
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Grant making in the USA and internationally to help disaster-affected communities recover

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Since 1979, the Los Angeles-based Operation USA has worked in 100 countries, delivering over $375 million for relief and development projects. Operation USA is a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as part of “The International Campaign to Ban Landmines”; was named as one of ’s “100 Best Charities in America”; and, in addition to their Four Star rating, was in 2008 named the “#1 Exclusively Privately Funded Charity” by watchdog group Charity Navigator.
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