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Mercy Corps

Summary:  Mercy Corps (MC) began in 1979 to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities around the globe.  It is a global organization, with Mercy Corps as the headquarters of an international family of humanitarian organizations.  Mercy Corps aims to help people survive and get back on their feet when natural disaster strikes, economies collapse, or conflict erupts.

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  3 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  C

ECFA Member?  No

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2019):  $489,285,000

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  increasing  (by about 35% percent change)

Percent of Revenue Mercy Corps Spends on Fundraising:  6 percent 

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  2 percent

President:  Neal Keny-Guyer

President’s Salary and Other Compensation:  $514,593

Complete MinistryWatch profile for Mercy Corps can be found here.

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Rod Pitzer

Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.