Operation Blessing

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Summary



Operation Blessing is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to partnering with YOU to demonstrate God's love by alleviating human suffering in the U.S. and around the world. For more than 40 years, your love has shown through OB as together we've provided hunger relief, medical care, clean water, and disaster relief to millions around the world.

Through compassionate, efficient, and locally-focused programs we are able to target the specific needs of those we serve and provide a gateway for our partners to truly be the hands and feet of Jesus for those who are suffering and in need.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Operation Blessing
977 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, VA 23463

Website: www.ob.org

Phone: 800-730-2537

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 541382657

CEO/President: Gordon Robertson

Chairman:

Board size: 6

Founder: Pat Robertson

Ruling year: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1995


Purpose

Operation Blessing is on the frontlines providing relief in real time for those hurting in the U.S. and around the world.

By implementing programs that provide hunger relief, medical aid, disaster relief, clean water, and more, OB has helped millions of people in more than 90 countries and every state.

Founded on November 14, 1978, Operation Blessing is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and all contributions are tax deductible.


Mission statement

Operation Blessing and our partners are dedicated to demonstrating God's love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating53 of 102513 of 85
Fund acquisition rating167 of 102718 of 85
Resource allocation rating76 of 102710 of 85
Asset utilization rating276 of 102528 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%2%2%2%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%2%2%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%3%2%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%97%96%97%98%99%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%92%93%100%99%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%89%90%96%97%99%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%8%7%0%1%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
14%28%34%5%33%15%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%1%1%1%0%0%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.492.402.315.378.532.87
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.041.021.041.031.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.112.502.365.568.812.89
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.5938.3033.4917.4719.3995.21
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.030.030.060.050.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.714.684.932.031.294.11
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%30%48%46%65%94%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
54%29%23%10%4%2%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$19,275,710$14,613,066$9,497,803$9,147,060$4,092,014
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$14,482,443$18,528,829$11,325,828$21,793,381$115,299,028
Short-term investments$111,278$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$33,869,431$33,141,895$20,823,631$30,940,441$119,391,042
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$916,146$584,701$620,391$707,182$779,746
Other long-term assets$501,166$206,271$143,214$326,540$255,195
Total long-term assets$1,417,312$790,972$763,605$1,033,722$1,034,941
Total assets$35,286,743$33,932,867$21,587,236$31,974,163$120,425,983
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$884,335$989,590$1,191,642$1,596,004$1,254,038
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$884,335$989,590$1,191,642$1,596,004$1,254,038
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$9,590,868$15,174,629$8,640,916$19,154,680$111,698,493
Total long-term liabilities$9,590,868$15,174,629$8,640,916$19,154,680$111,698,493
Total liabilities$10,475,203$16,164,219$9,832,558$20,750,684$112,952,531
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$11,574,762$4,230,155$2,180,928$2,318,155$3,504,222
With donor restrictions$13,236,778$13,538,493$9,573,750$8,905,324$3,969,230
Net assets$24,811,540$17,768,648$11,754,678$11,223,479$7,473,452
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$91,555,592$84,080,354$116,231,440$276,217,670$346,016,145
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,322$198,574$130,723$90,186$125,200
Other revenue$10,427$46,577$2,871$23,538$118,827
Total other revenue$11,749$245,151$133,594$113,724$244,027
Total revenue$91,567,341$84,325,505$116,365,034$276,331,394$346,260,172
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$81,693,288$75,512,096$112,231,703$268,070,429$341,338,086
Management and general$859,273$809,215$1,544,341$1,257,283$1,132,133
Fundraising$1,971,888$1,990,224$2,057,791$3,278,015$2,706,261
Total expenses$84,524,449$78,311,535$115,833,835$272,605,727$345,176,480
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$7,042,892$6,013,970$531,199$3,725,667$1,083,692
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,042,892$6,013,970$531,199$3,725,667$1,083,692

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Gordon P RobertsonDirector/President$629,341
James R Barr JrVice President/CFO$266,418
Marvin B EdwardsVice President$262,755
Randy J MorellSecretary$244,054
Ronda F ShermanVice President$182,032
Steven W O'GradyVice President$176,403
Jeffrey C WestlingChief of Staff$170,742
Anthony S LloydSr. Dir. - U.s. Disaster Real.$123,790
Bridget HartRegional Philanthropy Manager$123,267
Ronald C OatesDir. - Humanitarian Relief$117,272
Ninette MoodyRegional Philanthropy Manager$110,293

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2021


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History

Operation Blessing was founded on November 14, 1978. In the four decades since, Operation Blessing supporters like you have reached millions around the world with live-saving and life-changing aid. Operation Blessing's mission is to show God's love by alleviating human suffering with powerful humanitarian aid wherever it's needed most. Truly, Operation Blessing's faithful partners have been an incredible blessing to so many in desperate need around the world.

Over the years, your support has enabled Operation Blessing to respond to numerous major natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, and, more recently, hurricanes Maria, Harvey, Florence, and Michael as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only that, Operation Blessing's Hunger Strike Force has provided many tons of food for struggling families across the United States.


Program accomplishments

Operation Blessing's accomplishments and programs include the following:

Hunger Relief
In the United States, and around the world, OB partners are helping fill hungry bellies and fight hunger-related health problems through compassionate hunger relief programs in homes, schools, churches, and entire communities.

Clean Water
Water is essential to life and Operation Blessing partners are bringing clean water to the poor and suffering through thoughtful and innovative clean water solutions that have the power to shape a brighter future.

Disaster Relief
From floods and hurricanes here in the U.S., to earthquakes and humanitarian crises around the world, your partnership helps Operation Blessing to be the first on the ground with relief and long-term recovery for those facing devastation and loss.

Medical Care
Through medical and dental brigades, community health volunteer training, ultrasound and women's health programs, and life-changing surgeries, OB partners are helping to heal our world's sick and hurting with kindness and care.


Needs

Children around the world suffer from the effects of poverty. Many don't have access to adequate food, medicine, clothing and school supplies. Your contribution can give boys and girls hope for tomorrow! Thank you for helping Operation Blessing reach out to hurting people all over the world. Your gift will quickly go to work to help break the cycle of suffering and bring lasting hope to many in need. See the ministry's website for more information.