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HealthRight International

CharityWatch report issued
February 2018

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

HealthRight International
14 East 4th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012

Other Names

Doctors of the World

Tax Status


Stated Mission

Empowers marginalized communities to live healthy lives. Leverages global resources to address local health challenges and create sustainable solutions.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016

Program Percentage: 73%

The percentage of HealthRight International 's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $6

How many dollars HealthRight International spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
HealthRight International IRS Form 990 13-3791391
HealthRight International Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: HealthRight International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3791391
Entity: HealthRight International
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
HealthRight International
meets governance benchmarks.
HealthRight International
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Peter Navario Executive Director $168,350
Name: Peter Navario
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $168,350

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
On April 23, 2018, HealthRight International and the Peter C. Alderman Foundation announced that "they have merged in order to better meet the mental health needs of the marginalized communities they serve around the world," according to a news release on healthright.org.

CharityWatch's rating of HealthRight International will not include the financial activities of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation until at least the year-end December 31, 2018 financial statements of HealthRight International become available to CharityWatch. CharityWatch does not provide a separate rating for the Peter C. Alderman Foundation.

[Click on the "Articles & Alerts" tab (above) for a link to the April 23rd, 2018 news release announcing the merger.]
CharityWatch's rating of HealthRight International includes the financial activities of its wholly owned subsidiary, the Ukranian Foundation for Public Health, which is included in the HealthRight International audited consolidated financial statements for year end December 31, 2016.

According to the HealthRight International consolidated audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 1, Nature of Operations):

"...The Organization owns a 100% interest in the Ukranian Foundation for Public Health..."


"...The Ukranian Foundation is a charitable organization incorporated by HealthRight in Ukraine and is regulated by the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine on charity and charitable organizations."
According to the HealthRight International consolidated audit of December 31 2016 (Note 2, Donated Goods and Services), HealthRight International received contributed services (medical evaluations) during 2016 on which it placed a value of $172,515.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]
According to the HealthRight International consolidated audit of December 31 2016 (Note 10, Affiliation Agreement):

"The Organization entered into an Affiliation Agreement (the 'Agreement') with New York University ('NYU'), an unrelated not-for-profit education corporation in February 2014.

"The Agreement creates an affiliation between the Organization and NYU (the 'Affiliation') to work together to facilitate NYU faculty and student opportunities for applied research, an expanded curriculum, and enhanced in-service learning in the field of global public health. The Organization will benefit from the Affiliation by securing its U.S. operations, and gaining the involvement of specialists and researchers in its programs, with the Organization's belief that the presence of an operating global non-governmental, non-profit organization on a university campus is an innovative, exciting and cost-effective approach which offers both parties to this agreement expanded opportunities to accomplish their independent but complementary missions..."

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