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ShelterBox USA

Our vision is where no family is without shelter after disaster.

aka ShelterBox USA   |   Santa Barbara, CA   |  www.shelterboxusa.org

Mission

Every year, millions of families around the world are made homeless because of humanitarian crises and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. ShelterBox is an international, nonprofit organization that responds immediately, by providing humanitarian relief in the form of supplies that bring hope, independence and a sense of normalcy to the most vulnerable people. Since 2000, the organization has delivered boxes of aid and other supplies such as tents, water filters, stoves, blankets and other tools to help families survive and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of more than 300 disasters in over 100 countries worldwide.

Notes from the nonprofit

We go the extra mile: We go to hard-to-reach communities, often those that are overlooked by others, to reach vulnerable people in need of life-saving shelter and supplies. We plan for tomorrow: We are forward-thinking. We continually seek new ways to tackle the challenges we face, proactively researching new ideas and adapting to changing circumstances. We are specialists in emergency shelter: We focus on providing the essential tools needed to help rebuild homes as quickly as possible after disaster. We use our experience and expertise to continue evolving and make sure we deliver the exact support families need in the best possible way. We put families first: Every decision we make is based on the families we help. We ask communities and families what they most need to support their own recovery after disaster. After a response, we evaluate all of the aid. We are a global network: We have affiliates around the world and are official project partners with Rotary International.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Kerri Murray

Main address

PO BOX 5055

Santa Barbara, CA 93150 USA

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EIN

20-0471604

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ShelterBox address the need of families immediately after a disaster occurs and before other aid agencies are available to provide more permanent, long-term solutions. In the case of conflict situations, our aid provides a place to call home for those who have had to leave everything behind.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Project ShelterBox

This is ShelterBox's primary ongoing program in which volunteer response teams deliver emergency tented shelter and other life-saving supplies to people made homeless by disasters around the world. Volunteer response teams work with international governments, an extended network of volunteers, and recognized aid agencies to distribute supplies to the world's most vulnerable families, providing them with dignity and hope following a disaster.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2017

Charity Navigator 2018

Charity Navigator 2019

Charity Navigator 2020

Awards

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of countries served.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals served.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Internally displaced people, Economically disadvantaged people, Refugees and displaced people, Victims of disaster

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

People served with emergency shelter and life-saving aid items.

Number of deployments to disasters or conflicts.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Countries deployed to worldwide.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ShelterBox's goal is to rapidly provide emergency shelter and vital aid to stabilize, protect and support communities overwhelmed by disasters and humanitarian crises.

ShelterBox is constantly evolving in its response to the needs of the world's most vulnerable people following disasters and crises.

We look to improve the quality of our aid, as we are dedicated to delivering the best aid package that represents value for money while being accountable to our supporters, partners and every person who receives support from ShelterBox.

Our research and development team procures new items based on needs such as shelter repair kits, first sent to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines.

Collaboration has always been important in our disaster relief work with volunteers, various other organizations including aid agencies, government bodies, Rotary, local communities, logistics companies and airlines. Working together helps us make a difference to more families in need, assisting them with rebuilding their lives more efficiently and effectively.

Since 2000, ShelterBox has assisted families following more than 300 disasters in over 100 countries. In 2020, we supported over 200,000 people with shelter based aid items.

As needs of disaster survivors evolve, ShelterBox's response and humanitarian efforts evolve. Our vision is of a world in which all people displaced by disasters and humanitarian crises are rapidly provided with emergency shelter and vital aid, which will help rebuild their communities and lives.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ShelterBox USA

Board of directors
as of 08/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Horan

Katherine Fick

Privacy Counsel, IBM Corporation

Marlise Skinner

CFO, Gulf Stream Marine, Inc

Jan Reed

Retired

Robert Reid

President, Waivunia - The Island Development Initiative

Peter Scott

CPO, NAVC - North American Veterinary Community

Matt Gerber

Cardboard Technologies

Noaman Sharief

SVP - Dana Investment Advisors

Jeffry Cadorette

2018-2020 Rotary International Director

Steven Tonkinson

Managing Director - Tonkinson Financial

Mahesh Turaga

VP of Business Development, Cloud - Cadence Design Systems

Samer Jaber

Dermatologist – Washington Square Dermatology

Richard H. Columbia, PhD.

Senior Vice President – Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) at P3 for Humanity

John Glanville

Managing Director – Athenaeum Capital Partners LLC

Holly Rickett

Office of the Sonoma County Counsel

Emanus Simeon

Principal Dev-Ops Engineer, Adjunct Professor

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/24/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data