Mercy Corps

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Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of today's biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper.

In more than 40+ countries around the world, over 5,400+ team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict, and the acute impacts of climate change. We're committed to creating global change through local impact - 84% of our team members are from the countries where they work.

We bring a comprehensive approach to every challenge, addressing problems from multiple angles. And we go beyond emergency aid, partnering with local governments, forward-thinking corporations, social entrepreneurs, and people living in fragile communities to develop bold solutions that make lasting change possible.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Mercy Corps, Dept. W
National Processing Center
PO Box 37800
Boone, IA 50037-4800


Phone: 888-842-0842

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911148123

CEO/President: Tjada D'Oyen McKenna

Chairman: Ludovic Subran, Lucy Lee Helm, Iman Dakhil

Board size: 23

Founder: Dan O'Neill

Ruling year: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Mercy Corps ("MC") is the headquarters of an international family of humanitarian organizations. MC's goal is to build a global movement of organizations committed to alleviating poverty and finding peaceful solutions to social problems. The organization's purpose is to assist the world's poor through emergency relief, self-help development projects and development education. Additionally, the organization seeks to educate and motivate the public regarding the poor and to work for peace and justice. MC believes in innovation. They see themselves as a world leader in helping communities recover from emergencies, build stronger societies and find long-term solutions to poverty. MC understands that global poverty is a complex problem rooted in history, geography, economics and politics. MC was founded in 1979 by Dan O'Neill.

Mission statement

Mercy Corps' Mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities across the globe.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating362 of 111035 of 88
Fund acquisition rating283 of 111126 of 88
Resource allocation rating735 of 111158 of 88
Asset utilization rating335 of 111029 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$64,140,815$53,023,068$39,013,303$38,092,198$43,949,006
Short-term investments$11,144,830$24,258,719$9,741,436$9,965,887$15,516,225
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$205,727,952$168,812,207$137,904,468$137,398,244$110,091,776
Long-term investments$16,356,305$17,259,744$16,462,833$16,272,455$16,974,309
Fixed assets$24,633,944$25,849,692$26,956,322$30,044,733$31,111,027
Other long-term assets$36,389,893$15,049,521$19,801,108$12,308,954$14,528,420
Total long-term assets$77,380,142$58,158,957$63,220,263$58,626,142$62,613,756
Total assets$283,108,094$226,971,164$201,124,731$196,024,386$172,705,532
Payables and accrued expenses$73,244,805$50,970,167$60,445,599$49,543,955$46,457,588
Other current liabilities$77,549,984$54,570,098$46,123,124$46,494,761$41,230,103
Total current liabilities$150,794,789$105,540,265$106,568,723$96,038,716$87,687,691
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$10,820,180$858,510$800,731$925,897$855,486
Total long-term liabilities$16,100,994$6,352,015$8,458,276$20,568,967$9,372,522
Total liabilities$166,895,783$111,892,280$115,026,999$116,607,683$97,060,213
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$94,984,219$90,920,746$76,657,617$68,701,698$68,074,924
With donor restrictions$21,228,092$24,158,138$9,440,115$10,715,005$7,570,395
Net assets$116,212,311$115,078,884$86,097,732$79,416,703$75,645,319
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$517,520,733$420,534,934$352,864,149$321,739,813$309,347,661
Program service revenue$2,272,106$2,513,793$1,734,143$1,849,185$1,475,619
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,124,705$418,086$2,102,328$733,004$760,766
Other revenue$54,645$29,519$293,318$162,582$152,832
Total other revenue$4,451,456$2,961,398$4,129,789$2,744,771$2,389,217
Total revenue$521,972,189$423,496,332$356,993,938$324,484,584$311,736,878
Program services$431,407,916$314,437,700$282,542,517$242,706,146$254,972,105
Management and general$73,988,229$63,140,480$49,801,825$59,746,024$49,413,045
Total expenses$523,268,607$394,341,507$349,377,076$320,371,293$321,330,733
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($1,296,418)$29,154,825$7,616,862$4,113,291($9,593,855)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,296,418)$29,154,825$7,616,862$4,113,291($9,593,855)


Tjada D'Oyen McKennaChief Executive Officer$538,612
Alexa HolmesGeneral Counsel & Corporate Secretary$309,275
Ndubisi AnyanwuCountry Director$292,751
Steve LinickChief Ethics & Compliance Officer$275,440
Craig Alan RedmondSenior Vice President - Programs$263,570
Allison HugginsDeputy Regional Director$261,256
Sanjeev SahgalChief People Officer$256,043
Margarita AswaniChief of Party Rural Resilience Activity$255,729
Michael RadcliffeCountry Director$247,724
Mary StataChief Development Officer$241,501
Shannon AlexanderInterim Vice President - Programs$211,613
Andrew MorganDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary$154,028
Chad SnelgarChief Financial Officer & Corporate Treasurer (Began 7/2022)$133,156
Jennifer SimeChief Operating Officer (Partial)$116,909
Nicole CritesProject Manager - OCEO & Corporate Secretary$92,002
Jennifer CoopermanInterim Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer (Partial)$83,568
Rachel MardockInterim Chief Financial Officer (Partial)$82,570

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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Mercy Corps was founded in 1979 as Save the Refugees Fund, an autonomous task force called together by Dan O'Neill in response to the emergency relief needs of the Cambodian boat people.

With the support of First Lady Rosalynn Carter, singer Pat Boone, Cardinal Bernard Law and other prominent Americans, the Fund was successful in meeting relief needs in Cambodia, and later expanded its efforts to help vulnerable people in other nations. In 1981, the Fund was re-named Mercy Corps International to reflect its broadened humanitarian role.

In 1982, MC launched their first sustainable development program in Honduras. Over the years, MC programs have become models for quick-response and high-impact relief and development around the globe. In recent years, MC has become a leader in integrating civil society initiatives and human rights advocacy into humanitarian assistance. MC also formed strategic partnerships with Proyecto Aldea Global (1989), MerciPhil (1993), Scottish European Aid (1996) and Pax World Service (1997) to build a global humanitarian network.

In 2001 they changed their name by dropping the "International" and going with just "Mercy Corps."

Program accomplishments

38 million people reached across the world in the last year
40+ countries where we work
5,900+ team members
86% of team members are from the countries where they work


Our community of monthly supporters enables us to spring into action, save more lives, and develop long-term solutions to complex crises.