Thank you for choosing to help save lives through Medical Team International.
Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-recognized charity evaluator, named Medical Teams International as one of its 10 Top Notch Charities. Charity Navigator has also consistently awarded Medical Teams International
four stars, its highest ranking. We are recognized for sending 97% of resources to the programs that help people around the world.
To continue our work, we need your support. Select any of the photos, below, to learn how you can donate or volunteer.
You may make your donation online, by phone or by mail. To donate with our secure online donation form, click here. To donate by phone, please call 800.959.4325. If you would like to mail your donation, please download the donation form (PDF).
Mailing your donation
Please mail your donation to:
Medical Teams International
PO Box 10
Portland, OR 97207
Your company may be able to double the impact of your gift. Check with your company's management to find out if your company matches donations. If so, complete the charitable matching funds form provided by your company and send it to us. We'll take care of the rest.
MTI is a 501(c)3 organization. We acknowledge every donation with a receipt for your tax records. For more information on where your donations go, see our Financials.
Due to regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, we are unable to provide refunds.
Frequently asked questions
For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
For the fiscal year 2012, we received $154 million in contributions and grants. This allowed us to help save or improve the lives of more than 2.7 million people in 70 countries around the world. Additional accomplishment for the year include:
- Sent more than 97% of donated resources we received to help people in need.
- Shipped $133 million in medicines and supplies to 66 countries.
- Mobilized 2,172 volunteers to help those in need.
- Sent 174 medical, dental and work teams to 24 countries.
- Provided $8.7 million in dental care to 17,362 poverty-stricken people in Minnesota, Oregon and Washington.
- Responded to disasters and humanitarian crises in seven countries.
Since 1986, Medical Teams International has delivered $1.7 billion in humanitarian aid.
Medical Teams International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our federal tax id number is 93-0878944.
More than 97% of gifts go to our programs and services. The contributions of thousands of hours of volunteers’ time and millions of dollars in donated medicines, supplies and equipment helps MTI keep its overhead to a rate of less than 3%.
Financial accountability memberships
To ensure accountability for contributions, MTI is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
Independent charity evaluators
In 2011, Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator, awarded MTI 4 stars, its highest rating.Charity Navigator also awarded MTI with a 4-star rating for its Accountability & Transparency. This indicates it is adhering to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and that they execute their missions in a fiscally responsible way. View our Charity Navigator report.
MinistryWatch gave MTI its 5-Star designation and ranked it among the best faith-based nonprofits in the country. This year, they named MTI one of their 30 "Shining Light Ministries" for the eighth year in a row. MinistryWatch provides donors with efficiency ratings and financial evaluations annually. View our MinistryWatch report.
In 2009, MTI was once again ranked by Forbes magazine as among the 200 Largest U.S. Charities. In 2003, Forbes magazine picked MTI for its “Gold Star Top 10” list (2003). The designation, compiled from a survey of 200 top charitable organizations across the country, lauded the relief agency for how efficiently it collects and distributes charity.
The Independent Charities of America ranks MTI as a Best Charity. Independent Charities of America represents charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness and facilitates gifts to those charities from contributors in fund drives conducted at work and on the web.
State solicitation disclosures
Our financial reports are available on this website for you to download. Certain states require additional disclosures.