International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

MERCY CORPS

  • Portland, OR
  • http://www.mercycorps.org

Mission Statement

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

Main Programs

  1. International Crisis Relief

service areas

International

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ruling year

1981

chief executive for fy 1994

Mr. Neal Keny-Guyer

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Keywords

emergency relief, civil society, food security, community development, economic development

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EIN

91-1148123

Physical Address

45 SW Ankeny Street

Portland, OR 97204

Also Known As

MC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Economic Development (Q32)

International Agricultural Development (Q31)

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

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.

Programs

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Program 1

International Crisis Relief

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.

Category

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Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

service areas

International

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MERCY CORPS
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Neal Keny-Guyer

BIO

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.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"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"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Linda Mason

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Term: July 2010 - June 2013

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