Free the Oppressed dba Free Burma Rangers

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Summary



The Free Burma Rangers (FBR) is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working to bring help, hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, Syria, and Sudan. Working in conjunction with local ethnic pro-democracy groups, FBR trains, supplies, and later coordinates with what become highly mobile multipurpose relief teams. After training these teams provide critical emergency medical care, shelter, food, clothing and human rights documentation in their home regions. Free the Oppressed (FTO) supports the work of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR).

In addition to relief and reporting, other results of the teams' actions are the development of leadership capacity, civil society and the strengthening of inter-ethnic unity. The teams are to avoid contact with the Burma Army or other attacking forces and operate under the protection of the ethnic resistance armies. However, they cannot run away if the people they are helping cannot escape the attacks. Men and women of many ethnic groups and religions are part of FBR.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Free Burma Rangers
PO Box 60972
Colorado Springs, CO 80960-0972

Website: freeburmarangers.org

Phone: 907-720-8900

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 474648581

CEO/President: David Eubank

Chairman: David Eubank

Board size: 10

Founder:

Ruling year: 2015

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


Purpose

To free the oppressed and to stand for human dignity, justice and reconciliation.

Objectives:

To inspire, train and equip people in conflict zones to bring positive change through acts of love and service.

To provide immediate medical assistance, shelter, food, clothing, educational materials and other humanitarian aid in the war zones and to improve logistics and medical evacuation.

To develop the Information Network of Burma that documents, reports and disseminates accounts of human rights violations and provides an early warning system of Burma Army attacks.

To provide prayer and counseling for victims of human rights abuses and to support programs for women and children.

To train, equip and sustain indigenous humanitarian relief teams in the field.


Mission statement

To bring help, hope and love to people of all faiths and ethnicities in the conflict areas, to shine a light on the actions of oppressors, to stand with the oppressed and support leaders and organizations committed to liberty, justice and service.


Statement of faith

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of the saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating145 of 110216 of 144
Fund acquisition rating95 of 110312 of 144
Resource allocation rating67 of 11039 of 144
Asset utilization rating728 of 110287 of 144

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%99%99%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%1%1%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%94%93%89%90%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%103%57%65%102%89%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%97%53%58%92%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-3%43%35%-2%11%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-3%59%52%-4%22%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%5%6%10%9%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.331.240.790.962.061.64
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.191.751.471.301.891.61
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.942.171.151.243.882.65
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.5570.26112.23104.6629.1750.74
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.010.010.010.030.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.725.4610.309.592.994.44
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%1%1%1%2%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
67%80%126%104%48%60%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$2,482,677$3,310,168$2,078,439$693,326$817,033
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$143,265$48,571$1,985$2,003$1,844
Short-term investments$674,369$1,139,897$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,300,311$4,498,636$2,080,424$695,329$818,877
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,461,422$2,089,317$615,611$614,016$498,458
Other long-term assets$3,000$3,000$3,000$3,000$3,000
Total long-term assets$2,464,422$2,092,317$618,611$617,016$501,458
Total assets$5,764,733$6,590,953$2,699,035$1,312,345$1,320,335
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$46,971$40,083$19,877$23,840$16,140
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$46,971$40,083$19,877$23,840$16,140
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$46,971$40,083$19,877$23,840$16,140
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$5,159,560$5,221,172$1,897,824$1,036,452$856,939
With donor restrictions$558,202$1,329,698$781,334$252,053$447,256
Net assets$5,717,762$6,550,870$2,679,158$1,288,505$1,304,195
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$6,924,799$8,925,917$3,970,759$2,652,474$2,452,318
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($83)$28,173$0$0$0
Other revenue$55,289$107,635$207$461$362
Total other revenue$55,206$135,808$207$461$362
Total revenue$6,980,005$9,061,725$3,970,966$2,652,935$2,452,680
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$6,739,192$4,819,543$2,297,553$2,437,835$1,938,718
Management and general$369,117$314,659$247,790$242,089$210,236
Fundraising$46,507$57,815$34,312$18,895$22,762
Total expenses$7,154,816$5,192,017$2,579,655$2,698,819$2,171,716
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($174,811)$3,869,708$1,391,311($45,884)$280,964
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($174,811)$3,869,708$1,391,311($45,884)$280,964

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dave EubankDirector, CEO$74,667
Wes PriceDirector, Treasurer$64,011
Jesse CusicVice President$7,000
Hosannah ValentineVice President$3,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

The Free Burma Rangers were formed during the Burma Army offensives of 1997, when villages were destroyed, people killed and over 100,000 people fled their homes; over 1 million people are still displaced inside Burma. In the face of the overwhelming force by the Burma Army, the Free Burma Rangers was formed with the idea that no one can stop people from giving love and serving one another.

During this time the Ethnic Nationalities Seminar at Mae Tha Ra Hta was coordinated and supported by FBR; and the Global Day of Prayer was initiated after Dave Eubank met with Aung San Suu Kyi in 1996.

The first team training took place in 2001, and 2005 saw the first training for full-time teams. Each step taken to grow the Free Burma Rangers has been at the request of the local ethnic leadership.


Program accomplishments

Since 1997, FBR has trained over 250 multi-ethnic relief teams and there are 71 full time teams active in the Arakan, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Kayan, Lahu, Mon, Naga, Pa-Oh, Shan and Ta'ang areas of Burma. The teams have conducted over 800 humanitarian missions of 1-2 months into the war zones of Burma. On average around 1000 patients are treated per mission with 2,000 more people helped in some way. The teams have treated over 500,000 patients and helped over 1,100,000 people.


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