Children, Disaster Relief, Economic Development, Education, Health, Poverty, Microfinance
|Number of Staff:||9|
|Description of Services:|
Working with grass-roots partners on the ground, Operation USA provides material and financial assistance necessary in the face of a disaster, as well as to combat the effects of systemic poverty.
Dedicated to rebuilding with commitment and listening to communities' voices to determine the best way to assist them, Operation USA stays in the field long after many others leave. Long-term projects are supported that promote education and health services, sustainable development, leadership building, income generating activities and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable people worldwide.
Founded in 1979, Operation USA accepts no U.S. government funds for its programs, preferring instead to remain exclusively privately funded by individuals, foundations and companies. Relief and development assistance has been sent to 99 countries since our founding.
|Accomplishments & Progress:|
|Operation USA is a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as part of The International Campaign to Ban Landmines; was named as one of Worth Magazine's 100 Best Charities in America; and, in addition to their Four Star rating, was recently named the #1 Exclusively Privately Funded Charity by watchdog group Charity Navigator. Operation USA is a additionally a founding member of InterAction.|
|1 Group Affiliation|
|Financial Information Verified|
|Program Services Expenses:||$20,357,025
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|Management & General Expenses:||$209,383
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Additional Background Information:
Operation USA maintains an active volunteer program at our Los Angeles headquarters; we seek bulk in-kind contributions of products and services from companies.
Learn more at www.opusa.org Local Partners: 100 California-based nonprofit community health clinics.
50 Gulf Coast (Katrina) health clinics.
Additional Affiliations: L'Athletique d'Haiti
Awesome Girls Mentoring Program
California Primary Care Association
The City of Jacmel, Haiti
Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
National Association of Community Health Centers
Mekong Plus (Vietnam)
Santa Rosa Unida (Nicaragua)
Hospital Pediatrico William Soler (Havana, Cuba)
L.A. County Dept. of Health Services
Nicaraguan Children's Fund
President & CEO Phone: 323-413-2353
Director of Operations
New Media & Administrative Consultant
|Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:|
Stan Frileck, MD
Sen. Gary Hart
Larry Heifetz, MD
Dr. Louis Ignaro, Phd.
Tom Moore, Jr.
Maria Mouhiddin Verjee
Richard M. Walden
7421 Beverly Blvd, PH
Los Angeles , CA 90036
|Phone:||323-413-2353 or 800-678-7255|
Operation USA is assessing needs and preparing to aid communities in the Philippines in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan. Many are calling this the largest storm in history, as winds approach 200 mph. The organization will call on long-standing partnerships with local Filipino a...more