International Aid, Inc./ IA

Summary

International Aid (IA) is a Christian relief ministry that seeks to tangibly demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering.

Since its inception in 1980, International Aid has equipped servants worldwide with the tools they depend on to bring healing and restoration to those who desperately need to know the one True Healer. This is done through the distribution of life-saving medicines, hygiene products, nutritional supplements and reconditioned medical equipment to hundreds of ministries and humanitarian organizations serving in areas of greatest need.

As a 5013 organization, International Aid has had the privilege of easily partnering with thousands of like-minded individuals, businesses and associations who give of themselves so that others may receive a better quality of life.

IA is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
17011 Hickory St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456-9712

Website: www.internationalaid.org

Phone: (800) 968-7490

Email: ia@internationalaid.org


Organization details

EIN: 382323550

CEO/President: Mr. Brian Anderson

Chairman: Luke Nieuwenhuis

Board size: 13

Founder: Group of Christian businessmen

Year founded: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Purpose

International Aid (IA) is a Christian relief ministry that seeks to tangibly demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering.

Since its inception in 1980, International Aid has equipped servants worldwide with the tools they depend on to bring healing and restoration to those who desperately need to know the one True Healer. This is done through the distribution of life-saving medicines, hygiene products, nutritional supplements and reconditioned medical equipment to hundreds of ministries and humanitarian organizations serving in areas of greatest need.

As a 5013 organization, International Aid has had the privilege of easily partnering with thousands of like-minded individuals, businesses and associations who give of themselves so that others may receive a better quality of life.

IA is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

INTERNATIONAL AID uses the following to communicate its mission:

Interational Aid glorifies Christ by providing medical and health resources to global partners serving people in need.

CORE VALUES

We are Christian.

Our motivation for what we do is firmly rooted in Scripture. We consider it a privilege to be called to serve others. Our model in our mission is Jesus Christ Himself; in His ministry of compassion, He healed, fed, empowered the poor and ultimately gave His life so that everyone might enjoy the abundant life.

We are committed to excellence. We strive to provide our best in everything, utilizing the known best practices in the field of health and international development. We welcome innovations, continuously applying state of the art solutions to improve health and reduce poverty. We continuously improve the way we run our programs and deliver services. We aspire to be leaders in our chosen core competencies.

We are transparent. We are honest in our dealings, trustworthy in our commitments and truthful in our words. We pursue quality relationships that reflect our values. We honor the intent of our donors. We evaluate our work, are open to feedback and seek the best outcomes to challenging situations. We also recognize that the truth must always be spoken in love.

We are faithful stewards. We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us. We aim for the best results for the largest number of people in their applications. We only use effective interventions and quality product efficiently. We are known for the quality work we do and are quick to learn from our failures.

We forge and value partnerships. We honor beneficiaries, partners, donors and colleagues as companions in an exciting journey. We build partnerships with churches, people, organizations, institutions and governments who share the same vision with us. We will share our knowledge, skills and vision with them to broaden our common platform for compassion.


Statement of faith

IA uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating4 of 4302 of 60
Fund acquisition rating43 of 43011 of 60
Resource allocation rating12 of 4304 of 60
Asset utilization rating8 of 4304 of 60

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%1%1%1%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%1%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%97%98%98%98%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%1%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%3%2%2%2%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%98%98%99%99%99%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%100%100%99%100%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%98%98%98%99%98%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%0%0%1%0%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%2%-2%16%6%26%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%1%1%1%1%1%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.3218.4320.4926.9325.1330.64
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.411.431.451.391.50
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.5325.9829.3238.9734.8645.87
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.099.868.068.854.467.31
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.100.120.110.220.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.070.420.360.270.270.23
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%7%11%12%23%19%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%2%4%7%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%5%4%3%3%3%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$947,884$2,022,808$2,066,969$1,956,584$1,489,358
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$293,027$230,721$232,202$332,101$170,754
Short-term investments$1,007,602$0$0$0$251,595
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,248,513$2,253,529$2,299,171$2,288,685$1,911,707
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$917,432$965,041$1,019,034$874,468$934,951
Other long-term assets$2,862$6,021$9,180$12,339$15,498
Total long-term assets$920,294$971,062$1,028,214$886,807$950,449
Total assets$3,168,807$3,224,591$3,327,385$3,175,492$2,862,156
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$170,302$207,119$186,962$400,083$198,153
Other current liabilities$57,690$72,447$72,765$112,799$63,351
Total current liabilities$227,992$279,566$259,727$512,882$261,504
Debt$0$64,082$140,122$213,570$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$292,722
Total long-term liabilities$0$64,082$140,122$213,570$292,722
Total liabilities$227,992$343,648$399,849$726,452$554,226
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$2,871,674$2,846,728$2,780,375$2,369,556$2,286,264
Temporarily restricted$69,141$34,215$147,161$79,484$21,666
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,940,815$2,880,943$2,927,536$2,449,040$2,307,930
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$56,690,981$64,496,574$87,840,753$78,250,540$86,741,145
Program service revenue$1,669,757$1,419,570$2,114,248$1,560,708$1,480,281
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$112,405$101,998$120,326$115,059$88,109
Total other revenue$1,782,162$1,521,568$2,234,574$1,675,767$1,568,390
Total revenue$58,473,143$66,018,142$90,075,327$79,926,307$88,309,535
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$57,330,165$64,976,666$88,524,696$78,749,714$86,745,429
Management and general$624,560$615,429$613,797$646,745$615,623
Fundraising$458,546$472,640$458,338$388,738$337,832
Total expenses$58,413,271$66,064,735$89,596,831$79,785,197$87,698,884
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$59,872($46,593)$478,496$141,110$610,651
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$59,872($46,593)$478,496$141,110$610,651

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History

International Aid was incorporated by a group of Christian businessmen who had a passion for providing goods and resources to Christians involved in relief and missionary activities. From its 100,000 square-foot facility in Spring Lake, Michigan, International Aid distributes material goods, especially pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, to people in need in over 170 countries.


Program accomplishments

  • In Honduras, IA hosted a community health fair - mothers were trained in pre- and post-natal care, free immunizations were provided and children were taught cleanliness and illness protection through skits and songs.
  • IA has shipped over $1 million worth of supplies to hurricane victims in Florida and throughout the Caribbean - including food, hygiene kits, plastic trash bags and trash bag liners, baby formula, disaster backpacks, generators and water filtration systems.
  • In Michigan, IA's Mission Store filled orders for 429 missionaries serving in 93 countries in one month.
  • In August of 2004 they shipped $1.9 million worth of equipment and supplies to 13 countries around the world.
  • They also shipped Lab-in-a-Suitcase kits to 14 developing nations in the last year.
  • Twenty-two IA volunteers from the US traveled to Ghana in the last year to work in their Christian Eye Centers.
  • Nearly 1,000 eye surgeries were performed in Ghana.
  • IA now has 88 Medical Equipment graduates impacting 57 hospitals in 6 African countries.
  • Their Medical Equipment Management program began in Prishtina, Kosovo in October 2004 training personnel in 10 major hospitals throughout Kosovo to address critical health care technology issues.
  • The Health, Literacy and Bible project continues with 27 preliterate Roma women.
  • The new clinic in Tangei Sidan, Afghanistan is seeing 1,000 patients every month.
  • In the Philippines, IA Medical Equipment Training courses - taught by their recent graduates - continued at two universities in San Fernando and Binan.

Needs

International Aid ministry needs are as follows:

  • Pray for Peace
  • Volunteers skilled in the following areas are also needed to be on call for special assignments at various times throughout the year:Medical doctors,Dentists, Project managers,Painters,Electricians,Lawn care workers,Carpenters, Plumbers,Trainers,Pharmacists,Bio-medical repair technicians, Lab technicians,Nurses, RNs & LPNs

    Those interested in either of the above categories of volunteering should contact International Aid today at (616) 846-7490 and ask for Becky Smith in the volunteer office.