Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief

AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.

  • Stamford, CT
  • www.americares.org

Mission Statement

AmeriCares is a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization, which delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world and across the United States.  Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has delivered more than $10 billion in aid to 147 countries.

AmeriCares provides immediate response to emergency and ongoing medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs for people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion.

Main Programs

  1. AmeriCares Programs

service areas

International

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ruling year

1979

chief executive for fy 2014

Mr. Michael J. Nyenhuis

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Keywords

health care, disaster relief, global health, humanitarian aid, nonprofit, private, international, domestic, Connecticut, medical relief, nongovernmental

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EIN

06-1008595

Also Known As

AmeriCares

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

The AmeriCares model is efficient and cost-effective. Historically, for every $100 donated, AmeriCares is able to deliver $3,500 in humanitarian relief, including medicines, medical supplies, nutritional supplements and other vital aid. AmeriCares has a longstanding commitment to fiscal responsibility and has consistently received high ratings for our efficiency.  These ratings reflect the fact that more than 98% of our total expenses directly support programs and relief for people in need and less than 2% represents administrative costs.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

AmeriCares Programs

AmeriCares delivers medical assistance around the world and across the United States through four core programs: Global & Domestic Medical Assistance, Emergency & Post-Emergency Response, Medical Outreach Program and AmeriCares Free Clinics. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has delivered more than $10 billion in aid to 147 countries, including the United States.

Category

Health Care

Budget

$850,000,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

service areas

International

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Social Media

@americares

@americares

@americares

@americares

Funding Needs

Historically, for every $100 donated, AmeriCares is able to deliver $3,500 in humanitarian relief, including medicines, medical supplies, nutritional supplements and other vital aid. AmeriCares relies on financial contributions to support our vision to help many more people live longer, healthier lives. Donor dollars help us with transport and delivery, support the complex logistics involved with getting valuable supplies from one place to another, and purchase medicines when product donations are not available. Visit www.AmeriCares.org/donate(http://www.AmeriCares.org/donate) to help.

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Financials

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AmeriCares Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Michael J. Nyenhuis

BIO

Michael J. Nyenhuis joined AmeriCares in 2014 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he leads a global organization with partners in 90 countries and an annual budget of approximately $500 million. He oversees offices in the U.S., India, Haiti, Japan and Sri Lanka and a network of free health clinics in AmeriCares home state of Connecticut. Previously, Nyenhuis was with global nonprofit MAP International since 1995, serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2014. A native of Minnesota, Nyenhuis holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

C. Dean Maglaris

Chairman, AmeriCares Foundation

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