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 rating550 of 109743 of 84
Fund acquisition rating378 of 109930 of 84
Resource allocation rating869 of 109965 of 84
Asset utilization rating394 of 109734 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$53,023,068$39,013,303$38,092,198$43,949,006$36,489,039
Short-term investments$24,258,719$9,741,436$9,965,887$15,516,225$19,881,355
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$168,812,207$137,904,468$137,398,244$110,091,776$119,688,955
Long-term investments$17,259,744$16,462,833$16,272,455$16,974,309$16,535,596
Fixed assets$25,849,692$26,956,322$30,044,733$31,111,027$32,624,343
Other long-term assets$15,049,521$19,801,108$12,308,954$14,528,420$20,097,226
Total long-term assets$58,158,957$63,220,263$58,626,142$62,613,756$69,257,165
Total assets$226,971,164$201,124,731$196,024,386$172,705,532$188,946,120
Payables and accrued expenses$50,970,167$60,445,599$49,543,955$46,457,588$46,268,266
Other current liabilities$54,570,098$46,123,124$46,494,761$41,230,103$48,262,690
Total current liabilities$105,540,265$106,568,723$96,038,716$87,687,691$94,530,956
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$858,510$800,731$925,897$855,486$929,723
Total long-term liabilities$6,352,015$8,458,276$20,568,967$9,372,522$9,803,020
Total liabilities$111,892,280$115,026,999$116,607,683$97,060,213$104,333,976
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$90,920,746$76,657,617$68,701,698$68,074,924$68,522,870
With donor restrictions$24,158,138$9,440,115$10,715,005$7,570,395$16,089,274
Net assets$115,078,884$86,097,732$79,416,703$75,645,319$84,612,144
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$420,534,934$352,864,149$321,739,813$309,347,661$308,220,968
Program service revenue$2,513,793$1,734,143$1,849,185$1,475,619$1,101,358
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$418,086$2,102,328$733,004$760,766($901,011)
Other revenue$29,519$293,318$162,582$152,832$223,253
Total other revenue$2,961,398$4,129,789$2,744,771$2,389,217$423,600
Total revenue$423,496,332$356,993,938$324,484,584$311,736,878$308,644,568
Program services$314,437,700$282,542,517$242,706,146$254,972,105$251,753,928
Management and general$63,140,480$49,801,825$59,746,024$49,413,045$44,683,442
Total expenses$394,341,507$349,377,076$320,371,293$321,330,733$313,780,808
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$29,154,825$7,616,862$4,113,291($9,593,855)($5,136,240)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$29,154,825$7,616,862$4,113,291($9,593,855)($5,136,240)


Tjada D'Oyen McKennaChief Executive Officer$511,781
Michael RadcliffeCountry Director$336,098
Jennifer CoopermanInterim Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer (Partial)$285,325
Craig Alan RedmondSenior Vice President - Programs$282,446
Ndubisi AnyanwuCountry Director$278,472
Leesa ShraderAgriFin Accelerate - Program Director (Partial)$255,917
Yohannes Eyob WoldayCountry Director$254,167
Steve LinickChief Ethics & Compliance Officer$250,926
Jessica CarlInterim Chief People Officer (Partial)$236,707
Adrienne KareckiChief Development & Marketing Officer (Partial)$233,750
Rachel MardockInterim Chief Financial Officer (Partial)$172,409
Andrew MorganAssistant Corporate Secretary (Partial) and Deputy General Counsel$168,407
Alexa HolmesGeneral Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Partial)$123,041
Nicole CritesAssistant Corporate Secretary & Board Liason$111,232
Hernan VargasInterim Chief Financial Officer$79,200

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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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.