International Disaster Emergency Service

Summary

IDES is a Christian 501(c)(3) organization that connects those who are hurting worldwide to those who have a heart of compassion. Since 1973, IDES has partnered with local churches in the U.S. and mission workers in more than 115 countries during times of crisis.


Contact information

Mailing address:
International Disaster Emergency Service
PO Box 379
Noblesville, IN 46061

Website: ides.org

Phone: (317) 773-4111

Email: ides@ides.org


Organization details

EIN: 237348277

CEO/President: Rick Jett

Chairman: Mark McGilvrey and Tom Funk

Board size: 10

Founder: Milton and Janet Bates

Year founded: 1974

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


Purpose

IDES serves in five main Focus Areas around the world: evangelism, disaster response, hunger relief, community development, and medical care.


Mission statement

The mission of IDES is to meet physical and spiritual needs of suffering people throughout the world in the name of Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating181 of 53535 of 68
Fund acquisition rating222 of 53533 of 68
Resource allocation rating158 of 53535 of 68
Asset utilization rating281 of 53547 of 68

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%6%5%6%10%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%5%6%10%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%97%99%99%99%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%6%6%11%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%3%1%1%1%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%86%86%82%79%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%109%78%99%92%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%93%67%82%72%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-9%22%1%8%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-9%29%1%9%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%8%12%10%11%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.171.040.961.010.930.95
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.571.361.331.491.491.46
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.231.421.271.501.381.39
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.3220.0313.0412.1910.1711.13
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.050.080.080.100.09
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.618.058.737.357.827.85
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%6%7%7%7%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%0%1%1%6%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%91%98%92%100%93%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$3,022,396$3,526,158$1,880,214$1,855,077$1,653,655
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$45,821$25,799$39,454$70,154$64,727
Short-term investments$798,035$880,962$759,224$710,543$757,407
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,866,252$4,432,919$2,678,892$2,635,774$2,475,789
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,155,873$1,234,540$1,206,627$1,182,004$1,038,559
Other long-term assets$241,305$211,040$107,993$108,174$112,580
Total long-term assets$1,397,178$1,445,580$1,314,620$1,290,178$1,151,139
Total assets$5,263,430$5,878,499$3,993,512$3,925,952$3,626,928
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$193,064$340,024$219,719$259,193$222,408
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$193,064$340,024$219,719$259,193$222,408
Debt$75,016$19,127$40,834$33,749$216,193
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$32,145$28,543$26,983$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$107,161$47,670$67,817$33,749$216,193
Total liabilities$300,225$387,694$287,536$292,942$438,601
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$3,587,647$3,157,622$2,834,654$2,710,359$2,328,120
Temporarily restricted$1,125,455$2,083,080$621,304$672,923$610,964
Permanently restricted$250,103$250,103$250,018$249,728$249,243
Net assets$4,963,205$5,490,805$3,705,976$3,633,010$3,188,327
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$4,886,248$7,163,387$3,994,756$3,929,609$3,417,824
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$151,201$72,945$47,186$49,933$72,805
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$151,201$72,945$47,186$49,933$72,805
Total revenue$5,037,449$7,236,332$4,041,942$3,979,542$3,490,629
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$4,683,357$4,824,208$3,295,300$2,873,638$2,751,230
Management and general$488,163$461,878$494,588$380,310$387,107
Fundraising$303,966$338,474$225,684$394,106$304,652
Total expenses$5,475,486$5,624,560$4,015,572$3,648,054$3,442,989
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($438,037)$1,611,772$26,370$331,488$47,640
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($438,037)$1,611,772$26,370$331,488$47,640

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History

1970: Following a major cyclone that hit Bangladesh, Milton Bates, and his wife, Janet, were deeply moved by the utter destruction they saw on the news reports. Burdened to help somehow, Milton and Janet prayed for God to reveal a way to unite the brotherhood of independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in a significant relief effort. After writing and sending over 500 letters from their own kitchen table to various Christian leaders, 9 men wrote back that they would support Milton if he volunteered to lead the effort. Faithfully, Milton and Janet continued to pray for direction, and for the missionaries they were connected with around the world. Then, at the 1973 North American Christian Convention, Milton and these 9 leaders met together for the first time, and International Disaster Emergency Service was officially created. Today: IDES has various staff members working out of our very own headquarters in Noblesville, Indiana; all of IDES volunteer opportunities are facilitated here.


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