Free the Oppressed dba Free Burma Rangers

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Summary

The Free Burma Rangers (FBR) is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working to bring help, hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, and Sudan. Working in conjunction with local ethnic pro-democracy groups, FBR trains, supplies, and later coordinates with what become highly mobile multipurpose relief teams. After training these teams provide critical emergency medical care, shelter, food, clothing and human rights documentation in their home regions. Free the Oppressed (FTO) supports the work of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR).

In addition to relief and reporting, other results of the teams' actions are the development of leadership capacity, civil society and the strengthening of inter-ethnic unity. The teams are to avoid contact with the Burma Army or other attacking forces and operate under the protection of the ethnic resistance armies. However, they cannot run away if the people they are helping cannot escape the attacks. Men and women of many ethnic groups and religions are part of FBR.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Free Burma Rangers
PO Box 392
Chiang Mai , 5000

Website: freeburmarangers.org

Phone:

Email: info@freeburmarangers.org


Organization details

EIN: 474648581

CEO/President: David Eubank

Chairman: David Eubank

Board size: 0

Founder:

Ruling year: 2015

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


Purpose

To free the oppressed and to stand for human dignity, justice and reconciliation.

Objectives:

To inspire, train and equip people in conflict zones to bring positive change through acts of love and service.

To provide immediate medical assistance, shelter, food, clothing, educational materials and other humanitarian aid in the war zones and to improve logistics and medical evacuation.

To develop the Information Network of Burma that documents, reports and disseminates accounts of human rights violations and provides an early warning system of Burma Army attacks.

To provide prayer and counseling for victims of human rights abuses and to support programs for women and children.

To train, equip and sustain indigenous humanitarian relief teams in the field.


Mission statement

To bring help, hope and love to people of all faiths and ethnicities in the conflict areas, to shine a light on the actions of oppressors, to stand with the oppressed and support leaders and organizations committed to liberty, justice and service.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating44 of 9999 of 118
Fund acquisition rating100 of 100112 of 118
Resource allocation rating118 of 100122 of 118
Asset utilization rating192 of 99929 of 118

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median2019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%1%1%1%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%1%1%1%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%1%1%1%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median2019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%90%89%89%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%102%89%93%63%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%92%79%83%56%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-2%11%7%37%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-4%22%14%85%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%10%10%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median2019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.312.061.641.851.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.891.611.461.36
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.873.882.652.701.96
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median2019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.8129.1750.7479.14278.92
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.030.020.010.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.622.994.444.396.11
 
Solvency ratiosSector median2019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%2%1%1%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
68%48%60%54%69%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets2019201820172016
Cash$693,326$817,033$696,882$623,907
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,003$1,844$10,330$13,710
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$695,329$818,877$707,212$637,617
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$614,016$498,458$323,965$230,467
Other long-term assets$3,000$3,000$0$0
Total long-term assets$617,016$501,458$323,965$230,467
Total assets$1,312,345$1,320,335$1,031,177$868,084
 
Liabilities2019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$23,840$16,140$8,936$2,286
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$23,840$16,140$8,936$2,286
Debt$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$23,840$16,140$8,936$2,286
 
Net assets2019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,036,452$856,939$609,804$471,992
With donor restrictions$252,053$447,256$412,437$393,806
Net assets$1,288,505$1,304,195$1,022,241$865,798
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue2019201820172016
Total contributions$2,652,474$2,452,318$2,049,308$1,981,735
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$461$362$166$2,877
Total other revenue$461$362$166$2,877
Total revenue$2,652,935$2,452,680$2,049,474$1,984,612
 
Expenses2019201820172016
Program services$2,437,835$1,938,718$1,693,750$1,109,082
Management and general$242,089$210,236$194,754$137,967
Fundraising$18,895$22,762$21,834$0
Total expenses$2,698,819$2,171,716$1,910,338$1,247,049
 
Change in net assets2019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($45,884)$280,964$139,136$737,563
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($45,884)$280,964$139,136$737,563

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dave EubankDirector, CEO$56,500
Wes PriceDirector, Treasurer$37,667

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/24/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

The Free Burma Rangers were formed during the Burma Army offensives of 1997, when villages were destroyed, people killed and over 100,000 people fled their homes; over 1 million people are still displaced inside Burma. In the face of the overwhelming force by the Burma Army, the Free Burma Rangers was formed with the idea that no one can stop people from giving love and serving one another.

During this time the Ethnic Nationalities Seminar at Mae Tha Ra Hta was coordinated and supported by FBR; and the Global Day of Prayer was initiated after Dave Eubank met with Aung San Suu Kyi in 1996.

The first team training took place in 2001, and 2005 saw the first training for full-time teams. Each step taken to grow the Free Burma Rangers has been at the request of the local ethnic leadership.

Since 1997, FBR has trained over 250 multi-ethnic relief teams and there are 71 full time teams active in the Arakan, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Kayan, Lahu, Mon, Naga, Pa-Oh, Shan and Ta'ang areas of Burma. The teams have conducted over 800 humanitarian missions of 1-2 months into the war zones of Burma. On average around 1000 patients are treated per mission with 2,000 more people helped in some way. The teams have treated over 500,000 patients and helped over 1,100,000 people.


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