Medical Emergency Relief International USA Inc

Address
1600 K Street NW No 700
Washington, DC 20006
Contact
Website: http://merlinusa.org
Phone: +1 (202) 449-6398
Nonprofit
NTEE: Q39 - International, foreign affairs and national security
EIN: 31-1626435

Mission

To fund programs that specialize in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping rebuild shattered health services.
 20132012201120102009
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1998
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$226,865.00$176,064.00$169,012.00  
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$220,849.00$170,000.00$166,461.00  
Number of employees236  
Number of people compensated >$100k111  
Number of volunteers025  
Number of highly compensated contractors0    
Personnel
Bajaj, Kavelle
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personKavelle Bajaj    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Brooks, Jim
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personJim BrooksJim BrooksJim Brooks  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Cox, George
TitlePresident & DirectorPresident & DirectorPresident  
Name of key/compensated personSir George CoxSir George CoxSir George Cox  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Hemmerdinger, Damon
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personDamon J Hemmerdinger    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Miller, Carolyn
TitleDirector through May 1, 2013DirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personCarolyn MillerCarolyn MillerCarolyn Miller  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Rhodes, Theresa
TitleExecutive DirectorExecutive DirectorExecutive Director  
Name of key/compensated personTheresa RhodesTheresa RhodesTheresa Rhodes  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$220,849.00$170,000.00$166,461.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$6,016.00$6,064.00$2,550.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Sanchez, Gina
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personGina Sanchez    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Saxena, Asha
TitleSecretary    
Name of key/compensated personAsha Saxena    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Sole, Helen
TitleDirectorDirectorTreasurer  
Name of key/compensated personHelen Mumford SoleHelen Mumford SoleHelen Mumford Sole  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Sole, Peter
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personPeter SolePeter SolePeter Sole  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Tai, Jackson
TitleTreasurer & DirectorTreasurer & DirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personJackson TaiJackson TaiJackson Tai  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Ward, Imogen
Title SecretarySecretary  
Name of key/compensated person Imogen WardImogen Ward  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Weinger, Merri
Title  Director  
Name of key/compensated person  Merri Weinger  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  1.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo fund programs that specialize in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping rebuild shattered health services.To fund programs that specialize in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping rebuild shattered health services.To fund programs that specialize in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping rebuild shattered health services.  
Program service expenses, total$770,303.00$1,003,995.00$427,733.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Having applied for public charity status in 1999 and been granted that status by the IRS in 2004, MERLIN USA established a physical office and presence in the District of Columbia in August 2008. During the 2008 and 2009, the organization began laying the groundwork for its future work. During 2011-2012, MERLIN USA significantly expanded its capacities to carry out its mission for fundraising, and building larger and wider spread networks, for further long term funding in the most cost-effective manner possible.MERLIN USA's exempt purpose achievements fall under one program, and that program has one main component - to raise private funds for MERLIN's programs around the world. To raise income, MERLIN USA aims to raise awareness through educating of the US general public, educate the US philanthropic community and promote dialogue with policy makers about global health issues. Through this fuller understanding, MERLIN USA hopes to gain further financial, long term support.
Program expenses$770,303.00$1,003,995.00$427,733.00  
Grants and allocations made$510,718.00$699,750.00$45,475.00  
Program revenue$246,265.00$498,461.00$370,218.00  
Program descriptionHaving applied for public charity status in 1999 and been granted that status by the IRS in 2004, MERLIN USA established a physical office and presence in the District of Columbia in August 2008. During the 2008 and 2009, the organization began laying the groundwork for its future work. During 2011-2012, MERLIN USA significantly expanded its capacities to carry out its mission for fundraising, and building larger and wider spread networks, for further long term funding in the most cost-effective manner possible.MERLIN USA's exempt purpose achievements fall under one program, and that program has one main component - to raise private funds for MERLIN's programs around the world. To raise income, MERLIN USA aims to raise awareness through educating of the US general public, educate the US philanthropic community and promote dialogue with policy makers about global health issues. Through this fuller understanding, MERLIN USA hopes to gain further financial, long term support.Having applied for public charity status in 1999 and been granted that status by the IRS in 2004, MERLIN USA established a physical office and presence in the District of Columbia in August 2008. During the 2008 and 2009, the organization began laying the groundwork for its future work. During 2011-2012, MERLIN USA significantly expanded its capacities to carry out its mission for fundraising, and building larger and wider spread networks, for further long term funding in the most cost-effective manner possible.MERLIN USA's exempt purpose achievements fall under one program, and that program has one main component to raise private funds for MERLIN's programs around the world. To raise income, MERLIN USA aims to raise awareness through educating of the US general public, educate the US philanthropic community and promote dialogue with policy makers about global health issues. Through this fuller understanding, MERLIN USA hopes to gain further financial, long term support.Having applied for public charity status in 1999 and been granted that status by the IRS in 2004, Medical Emergency Relief International USA, Inc. (MERLIN USA) established a physical office and presence in the District of Columbia in August 2008 and began laying the groundwork for its future work. During 2010-2011, MERLIN USA significantly expanded its capacities to carry out its mission for fundraising, and building larger and wider spread networks, for further long-term funding in the most cost-effective manner possible.MERLIN USA's exempt purpose achievements fall under one program, and that program has one main component-to raise private funds for MERLIN's programs around the world. To raise income, MERLIN USA looks to raise awareness through educating the US general public, educating the US philanthropic community and promoting dialogue with policy makers about global health issues. MERLIN USA hopes to gain further financial, long-term support by raising overall awareness of its programs around the world.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$298,405.00$1,113,455.00$1,076,219.00  
Revenue from contributions (total)$52,140.00$614,994.00$705,855.00$732,655.00$493,312.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00$146.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$52,140.00$614,994.00$705,855.00  
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Program service revenue (total)$246,265.00$498,461.00$370,218.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$298,405.00$1,113,455.00$1,076,219.00  
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$52,140.00$614,994.00$705,855.00  
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments  $146.00  
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$888,433.00$1,113,454.00$524,977.00  
Total functional expenses: program service $770,303.00$1,003,995.00$427,733.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general$118,130.00$109,459.00$97,244.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$10,075.00$18,410.00$9,533.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$0.00$701,159.00$781,817.00$141,486.00$411,821.00
Total assets, beginning of year$701,159.00$781,817.00$141,484.00  
Total liabilities$0.00$111,131.00$191,789.00$102,700.00$379,732.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$111,131.00$191,789.00$102,698.00  
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$37,938.00$554,446.00  
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00    
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$0.00$341,844.00$32,813.00  
Temporarily restricted net assets$0.00$248,184.00$557,215.00  
Net assets$0.00$590,028.00$590,028.00  
Net assets, beginning of year$590,028.00$590,028.00$38,786.00  
Intangible assets$0.00    
Other assets$0.00    
Investments: other securities$0.00    
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing$0.00$663,221.00$226,786.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$663,221.00$226,786.00$133,768.00  
Investments -- program-related$0.00    
Inventories for sale or use$0.00    
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$590,028.00$1.00$551,242.00  
Advertising (total)$3,990.00$9,492.00   
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00    
Accounts receivable, net$0.00    
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00 $72.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$0.00$8,197.00$15,011.00  
Deferred revenue$0.00$102,934.00$176,778.00  
Total net assets or fund balances$0.00$590,028.00$590,028.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization $550.00$3,600.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1066  
Number of independent voting members1066  
Financial sheets audited TrueTrue  
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrue  
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrue  
Tax year start date2013-01-012012-01-012011-01-01  
Tax year end date2013-12-012012-12-012011-12-012010-12-012009-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrue    
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990  
Reason for form submission
Address change True   
Final return / terminatedTrue    
Date e-filing submitted2014-08-252013-08-082012-10-02  
IRS schema version2013v3.02012v2.12011v1.2  
Filing identifier201400909349300205201301919349300635201201319349301325  
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