Participant in CFC, Combined Federal Campaign

Mercy-USA is a Participant in Combined Federal Campaign

Member of InterAction

Mercy-USA is a member of the American Council for Voluntary International Action (InterAction).


Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is a registered PVO (Private Voluntary Organization) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

United Nations

Mercy-USA has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Independent Charities of America

An IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of America’s best charities. Its purpose is to represent charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness and to facilitate gifts to those charities from contributors in fund drives conducted at work and on the web.



InterAction has more than 180 member organizations working in every developing country. InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S. – based international NGOs.

America's Best Charities Seal of Excellence

The America’s Best Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to charitable organizations that meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. Applicant charities must provide evidence of their program activities and demonstrate the benefit of their services. They must submit for review their most recent IRS tax returns with all schedules. Charities with annual revenues above $250,000 must also submit audited financial statements produced by an independent certified public accountant, including an auditor’s opinion letter stating the charity meets the generally accepted accounting standards in the United States. 

Candid Platinum-level Transparency Status

Connects people and organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. Donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and journalists all rely on Candid (formerly GuideStar) for trusted information about the nation’s nonprofits.


America’s premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency of America’s largest charities.