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


Organization details

EIN: 911148123

CEO/President: Tjada D'Oyen McKenna

Chairman: Scott Brown, Gisel Kordestani, Iman Dakhil

Board size: 15

Founder: Mr. 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 rating397 of 102240 of 85
Fund acquisition rating263 of 102429 of 85
Resource allocation rating449 of 102443 of 85
Asset utilization rating651 of 102252 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$174,000,000$174,040,000$145,394,000$121,859,000$118,923,000
Short-term investments$14,638,000$19,286,000$23,870,000$18,061,000$15,635,000
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$361,432,000$320,157,000$305,055,000$272,146,000$249,034,000
Long-term investments$2,304,000$3,966,000$4,122,000$3,625,000$6,544,000
Fixed assets$37,030,000$37,027,000$38,207,000$40,160,000$40,704,000
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$39,334,000$40,993,000$42,329,000$43,785,000$47,248,000
Total assets$400,766,000$361,150,000$347,384,000$315,931,000$296,282,000
Payables and accrued expenses$73,910,000$63,510,000$63,955,000$52,907,000$39,794,000
Other current liabilities$160,192,000$135,020,000$111,759,000$99,850,000$68,070,000
Total current liabilities$234,102,000$198,530,000$175,714,000$152,757,000$107,864,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$34,856,000$47,927,000$55,963,000$47,537,000$79,786,000
Total long-term liabilities$50,283,000$56,023,000$64,331,000$57,319,000$89,803,000
Total liabilities$284,385,000$254,553,000$240,045,000$210,076,000$197,667,000
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$101,468,000$97,980,000$97,066,000$88,660,000$77,544,000
With donor restrictions$14,913,000$8,617,000$10,273,000$17,195,000$21,071,000
Net assets$116,381,000$106,597,000$107,339,000$105,855,000$98,615,000
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$478,676,000$457,777,000$445,264,000$435,400,000$411,328,000
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$31,396,000$30,093,000$25,316,000$23,896,000$24,386,000
Other revenue$2,347,000$1,415,000$1,192,000$1,280,000$909,000
Total other revenue$33,743,000$31,508,000$26,508,000$25,176,000$25,295,000
Total revenue$512,419,000$489,285,000$471,772,000$460,576,000$436,623,000
Program services$424,467,000$414,988,000$401,509,000$392,395,000$377,178,000
Management and general$57,201,000$55,617,000$50,393,000$44,963,000$41,790,000
Total expenses$498,047,000$488,751,000$470,831,000$455,361,000$434,817,000
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$14,372,000$534,000$941,000$5,215,000$1,806,000
Other changes in net assets($4,588,000)($1,276,000)$543,000$2,025,000$5,595,000
Total change in net assets$9,784,000($742,000)$1,484,000$7,240,000$7,401,000


Beth deHamelInterim Chief Executive Officer (Partial)$469,582
Neal Keny-GuyerFormer Officer$437,412
Michael RadcliffeChief of Party$317,116
Leesa W ShraderAgriFin Accelerate - Program Director$290,769
Craig Alan RedmondSenior Vice President - Programs$287,884
Arthur PontChief People Strategy & Learning Officer (Partial)$287,453
Dafna RandVice President of Policy and Research (Partial)$277,413
Adrienne E KareckiChief Development & Marketing Officer$255,969
Yohannes Eyob WoldayCountry Director$250,854
Allison Ann HugginsDeputy Regional Director$239,533
Jessica CarlInterim Chief People Officer$236,014
Jennifer CoopermanInterim Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer$223,729
Jeremiah CentrellaFormer Officer$215,238
Tjada D'Oyen McKennaChief Executive Officer$113,871
Melinda NairAssistant Corporate Secretary$104,050
Emily K ChowAssistant Corporate Secretary (Partial)$86,459
Andrew MorganCorporate Secretary (Partial) and Deputy General Counsel$70,407
Don ZarinCorporate Secretary (Partial)$58,500

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/22/2022. To update the information below, please email:


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

50 million people reached across the world in the last year
40+ countries where we work
5,400+ team members
84% 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.