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OMB No. 1545-0047

990

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Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax

2008

Under section 501(c), 527, or 4947(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code (except black lung benefit trust or private foundation) Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

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The organization may have to use a copy of this return to satisfy state reporting requirements.

For the 2008 calendar year, or tax year beginning

B Check if applicable: Address change Name change Initial return Termination Amended return Application pending

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Activities & Governance

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Website: © www.globalbrigades.org Type of organization: ✔ Corporation Trust Association

4947(a)(1) or

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Telephone number

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H(b) Are all affiliates included? Yes If “No,” attach a list. (see instructions)

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L Year of formation:

Revenue Expenses

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M State of legal domicile:

2007

CA

Summary

1 Briefly describe the organization’s mission or most significant activities: GB is one of the world's largest student-led volunteer relief organizations, offering sustainable health and economic solutions to the underprivilaged while respecting their cultures. Our weeklong exchange programs set out to improve the lives of people in the developing world, while benefitting our volunteers through cultural and social experience. if the organization discontinued its operations or disposed of more than 25% of its assets. 2 Check this box © 8 3 3 Number of voting members of the governing body (Part VI, line 1a) 8 4 4 Number of independent voting members of the governing body (Part VI, line 1b) 0 5 5 Total number of employees (Part V, line 2a) approx. 2000* 6 6 Total number of volunteers (estimate if necessary) 0 7a 7a Total gross unrelated business revenue from Part VIII, line 12, column (C) 0 b Net unrelated business taxable income from Form 990-T, line 34 7b Prior Year

Net Assets or Fund Balances

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H(a) Is this a group return for affiliates?

H(c) Group exemption number

Other

936430

G Gross receipts $

Steven S. Atamian 1805 White Hawk Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89134 501(c) (

, 20 D Employer identification number

F Name and address of principal officer:

Tax-exempt status:

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, 2008, and ending

Please C Name of organization Global Brigades, Inc. use IRS Doing Business As label or print or Number and street (or P.O. box if mail is not delivered to street address) type. See 1425 East Brandywine Ln Specific City or town, state or country, and ZIP + 4 Instructions. Fresno, CA 93720

Open to Public Inspection

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Current Year

Contributions and grants (Part VIII, line 1h) Program service revenue (Part VIII, line 2g) Investment income (Part VIII, column (A), lines 3, 4, and 7d) Other revenue (Part VIII, column (A), lines 5, 6d, 8c, 9c, 10c, and 11e) Total revenue—add lines 8 through 11 (must equal Part VIII, column (A), line 12 )

13 Grants and similar amounts paid (Part IX, column (A), lines 1–3) 14 Benefits paid to or for members (Part IX, column (A), line 4) 15 Salaries, other compensation, employee benefits (Part IX, column (A), lines 5–10) 16a Professional fundraising fees (Part IX, column (A), line 11e) 0 b Total fundraising expenses (Part IX, column (D), line 25) © 17 Other expenses (Part IX, column (A), lines 11a–11d, 11f–24f) 18 Total expenses. Add lines 13–17 (must equal Part IX, column (A), line 25) 19 Revenue less expenses. Subtract line 18 from line 12

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20 Total assets (Part X, line 16) 21 Total liabilities (Part X, line 26) 22 Net assets or fund balances. Subtract line 21 from line 20

163156 54000 109156

Signature Block Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, including accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than officer) is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge.

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May the IRS discuss this return with the preparer shown above? (see instructions) For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the separate instructions.

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Form 990 (2008)

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Statement of Program Service Accomplishments (see instructions)

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Briefly describe the organization’s mission: GB is a secular charitable organization dedicated to implementing sustainable solutions in communities throughout the developing world. Our aim is to benefit individuals in these communities by providing services otherwise unavailable. We are also dedicated to empowering our volunteers through experience to understand and accept our duties as citizens of the world.

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Did the organization undertake any significant program services during the year which were not listed on the prior Form 990 or 990-EZ? Yes No If “Yes,” describe these new services on Schedule O. Did the organization cease conducting, or make significant changes in how it conducts, any program services? Yes No If “Yes,” describe these changes on Schedule O. Describe the exempt purpose achievements for each of the organization’s three largest program services by expenses. Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations and section 4947(a)(1) trusts are required to report the amount of grants and allocations to others, the total expenses, and revenue, if any, for each program service reported.

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252156* including grants of $ 0 ) (Revenue $ 0 ) 4a (Code: 501(c)3 ) (Expenses $ GB provided medical services and other aid to 75 communities in Honduras, servicing 58,935 individuals with medical and public health brigades. Our program went beyond the emergency services and encouraged preventative health benefits through education. The public health brigades aim to foster better hygenic practices among locals. Our program also incorporates water brigades to provide access to clean, potable water where previously unavailable, and our business brigades offer consulting services and sweat equity toward small enterprise projects. This suite of programs provide communities, where per capita income is often less than $2, with opportunities for economic advancement and better health. These expenses include expenditures on medicine, the hiring of medical professionals, and the purchase of physical capital such as water purification devices, stove kits, and materials for latrines and floors. In addition, we leave thousands of sanitation devices in the communities such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo.

252156* including grants of $ 4b (Code: 501(c)3 ) (Expenses $ ) (Revenue $ ) Our student volunteers serve communities that otherwise would not have access to healthcare or economic resources. Student volunteers gain empowerment through the practice and implementation of development, and gain insights into diverse cultures and perspectives. Students are exposed to conditions of extreme social isolation and poverty in the hope that this will instill a lifelong sense of social justice. By adding programming beyond just medical brigades, we have increased our potential audience manifold. This expansion brought an immediate and strong response from student groups looking to provide assistance to impoverished communities through multifaceted action. Direct engagement between particular student groups and 'adopted' communities encouraged repeat visits that yielded a more continuous dialogue with more potential for community advancement. These expenditures include all in-country costs such as food, housing, transportation, and security.

252155* including grants of $ 4c (Code: 501(c)3 ) (Expenses $ ) (Revenue $ ) Our volunteer interns are the major force behind our operations. While gaining valuable leadership experience through direct community contact, our interns act as liaisons between local communities and student groups. While groups are in-country, our interns act as interpreters between the communities and facilitate interaction between student volunteers and local populations. In between student groups, volunteers make regular visits to the communities, regularly monitoring ongoing projects and health needs. Our model, which incorporates interns as key decision-makers in the organization allows us to minimize overhead costs, while developing strong leaders for the future. The expenditures include the provision of housing, food, and transportation costs for our interns when in-country. This also includes expenses such as logistics and set-up costs, communications costs, and training. 4d Other program services. (Describe in Schedule O.) (Expenses $ ) 1500 including grants of $ 1500 ) (Revenue $ 4e Total program service expenses © $ 757967 (Must equal Part IX, Line 25, column (B).) Form

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Checklist of Required Schedules

Is the organization described in section 501(c)(3) or 4947(a)(1) (other than a private foundation)? If “Yes,” complete Schedule A Is the organization required to complete Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors? Did the organization engage in direct or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office? If “Yes,” complete Schedule C, Part I Section 501(c)(3) organizations. Did the organization engage in lobbying activities? If “Yes,” complete Schedule C, Part II Section 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations. Is the organization subject to the section 6033(e) notice and reporting requirement and proxy tax? If “Yes,” complete Schedule C, Part III Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds or any accounts where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts? If “Yes,” complete Schedule D, Part I Did the organization receive or hold a conservation easement, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas, or historic structures? If “Yes,” complete Schedule D, Part II Did the organization maintain collections of works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets? If “Yes,” complete Schedule D, Part III Did the organization report an amount in Part X, line 21; serve as a custodian for amounts not listed in Part X; or provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services? If “Yes,” complete Schedule D, Part IV Did the organization hold assets in term, permanent, or quasi-endowments? If “Yes,” complete Schedule D, Part V Did the organization report an amount in Part X, lines 10, 12, 13, 15, or 25? If “Yes,” complete Schedule D, Parts VI, VII, VIII, IX, or X as applicable

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Did the organization receive an audited financial statement for the year for which it is completing this return 12 that was prepared in accordance with GAAP? If “Yes,” complete Schedule D, Parts XI, XII, and XIII 13 13 Is the organization a school described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)? If “Yes,” complete Schedule E 14a 14a Did the organization maintain an office, employees, or agents outside of the U.S.? b Did the organization have aggregate revenues or expenses of more than $10,000 from grantmaking, fundraising, 14b business, and program service activities outside the U.S.? If “Yes,” complete Schedule F, Part I 15 Did the organization report on Part IX, column (A), line 3, more than $5,000 of grants or assistance to any 15 organization or entity located outside the United States? If “Yes,” complete Schedule F, Part II 16 Did the organization report on Part IX, column (A), line 3, more than $5,000 of aggregate grants or assistance 16 to individuals located outside the United States? If “Yes,” complete Schedule F, Part III 17 17 Did the organization report more than $15,000 on Part IX, column (A), line 11e? If “Yes,” complete Schedule G, Part I 18 18 Did the organization report more than $15,000 total on Part VIII, lines 1c and 8a? If “Yes,” complete Schedule G, Part II 19 Did the organization report more than $15,000 on Part VIII, line 9a? If “Yes,” complete Schedule G, Part III 19 20 20 Did the organization operate one or more hospitals? If “Yes,” complete Schedule H 21 Did the organization report more than $5,000 on Part IX, column (A), line 1? If “Yes,” complete Schedule I, Parts I and II 21 22 Did the organization report more than $5,000 on Part IX, column (A), line 2? If “Yes,” complete Schedule I, Parts I and III 22 23 Did the organization answer “Yes” to Part VII, Section A, questions 3, 4, or 5? If “Yes,” complete 23 Schedule J 24a Did the organization have a tax-exempt bond issue with an outstanding principal amount of more than $100,000 as of the last day of the year, that was issued after December 31, 2002? If “Yes,” answer questions 24b–24d and complete Schedule K. If “No,” go to question 25 b Did the organization invest any proceeds of tax-exempt bonds beyond a temporary period exception? c Did the organization maintain an escrow account other than a refunding escrow at any time during the year to defease any tax-exempt bonds? d Did the organization act as an “on behalf of” issuer for bonds outstanding at any time during the year? 25a Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations. Did the organization engage in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person during the year? If “Yes,” complete Schedule L, Part I

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b Did the organization become aware that it had engaged in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified 25b person from a prior year? If “Yes,” complete Schedule L, Part I 26 Was a loan to or by a current or former officer, director, trustee, key employee, highly compensated employee, or 26 disqualified person outstanding as of the end of the organization’s tax year? If “Yes,” complete Schedule L, Part II 27 Did the organization provide a grant or other assistance to an officer, director, trustee, key employee, or substantial contributor, or to a person related to such an individual? If “Yes,” complete Schedule L, Part III 27 Form


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During the tax year, did any person who is a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee:

a Have a direct business relationship with the organization (other than as an officer, director, trustee, or employee), or an indirect business relationship through ownership of more than 35% in another entity (individually or collectively with other person(s) listed in Part VII, Section A)? If “Yes,” complete Schedule L, 28a Part IV b Have a family member who had a direct or indirect business relationship with the organization? If “Yes,” 28b complete Schedule L, Part IV c Serve as an officer, director, trustee, key employee, partner, or member of an entity (or a shareholder of a 28c professional corporation) doing business with the organization? If “Yes,” complete Schedule L, Part IV 29 Did the organization receive more than $25,000 in non-cash contributions? If “Yes,” complete Schedule M 29 30 Did the organization receive contributions of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets, or qualified 30 conservation contributions? If “Yes,” complete Schedule M 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Did the organization liquidate, terminate, or dissolve and cease operations? If “Yes,” complete Schedule N, Part I Did the organization sell, exchange, dispose of, or transfer more than 25% of its net assets? If “Yes,” complete Schedule N, Part II Did the organization own 100% of an entity disregarded as separate from the organization under Regulations sections 301.7701-2 and 301.7701-3? If “Yes,” complete Schedule R, Part I Was the organization related to any tax-exempt or taxable entity? If “Yes,” complete Schedule R, Parts II, III, IV, and V, line 1 Is any related organization a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)? If “Yes,” complete Schedule R, Part V, line 2 Section 501(c)(3) organizations. Did the organization make any transfers to an exempt non-charitable related organization? If “Yes,” complete Schedule R, Part V, line 2 Did the organization conduct more than 5% of its activities through an entity that is not a related organization and that is treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes? If “Yes,” complete Schedule R, Part VI

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Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance Yes

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1a Enter the number reported in Box 3 of Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of 1a 0 U.S. Information Returns. Enter -0- if not applicable 1b 0 b Enter the number of Forms W-2G included in line 1a. Enter -0- if not applicable c Did the organization comply with backup withholding rules for reportable payments to vendors and reportable 1c gaming (gambling) winnings to prize winners? 2a Enter the number of employees reported on Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax 0 Statements, filed for the calendar year ending with or within the year covered by this return 2a 2b b If at least one is reported on line 2a, did the organization file all required federal employment tax returns? Note. If the sum of lines 1a and 2a is greater than 250, you may be required to e-file this return. (see instructions) 3a Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by 3a this return? 3b b If “Yes,” has it filed a Form 990-T for this year? If “No,” provide an explanation in Schedule O 4a At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or other financial account)? b If “Yes,” enter the name of the foreign country: © See the instructions for exceptions and filing requirements for Form TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. 5a Was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction at any time during the tax year? b Did any taxable party notify the organization that it was or is a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction? c If “Yes,” to question 5a or 5b, did the organization file Form 8886-T, Disclosure by Tax-Exempt Entity Regarding Prohibited Tax Shelter Transaction? 6a Did the organization solicit any contributions that were not tax deductible? b If “Yes,” did the organization include with every solicitation an express statement that such contributions or gifts were not tax deductible? 7 Organizations that may receive deductible contributions under section 170(c). a Did the organization provide goods or services in exchange for any quid pro quo contribution of more than $75? b If “Yes,” did the organization notify the donor of the value of the goods or services provided? c Did the organization sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of tangible personal property for which it was required to file Form 8282? 7d d If “Yes,” indicate the number of Forms 8282 filed during the year e Did the organization, during the year, receive any funds, directly or indirectly, to pay premiums on a personal benefit contract? f Did the organization, during the year, pay premiums, directly or indirectly, on a personal benefit contract? g For all contributions of qualified intellectual property, did the organization file Form 8899 as required? h For contributions of cars, boats, airplanes, and other vehicles, did the organization file a Form 1098-C as required? 8

Section 501(c)(3) and other sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised funds and section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations. Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year? Section 501(c)(3) and other sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised funds. Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966? Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person? Section 501(c)(7) organizations. Enter: 10a Initiation fees and capital contributions included on Part VIII, line 12 10b Gross receipts, included on Form 990, Part VIII, line 12, for public use of club facilities

9 a b 10 a b 11 Section 501(c)(12) organizations. Enter: 11a a Gross income from members or shareholders b Gross income from other sources (Do not net amounts due or paid to other sources against 11b amounts due or received from them.) 12a Section 4947(a)(1) non-exempt charitable trusts. Is the organization filing Form 990 in lieu of Form 1041? b If “Yes,” enter the amount of tax-exempt interest received or accrued during the year 12b

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Page 6 Governance, Management, and Disclosure (Sections A, B, and C request information about policies not required by the Internal Revenue Code.) Section A. Governing Body and Management

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Part VI

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For each “Yes” response to lines 2–7b below, and for a “No” response to lines 8 or 9b below, describe the circumstances, processes, or changes in Schedule O. See instructions. 8 1a Enter the number of voting members of the governing body 8 1b Enter the number of voting members that are independent Did any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a family relationship or a business relationship with any other officer, director, trustee, or key employee? Did the organization delegate control over management duties customarily performed by or under the direct supervision of officers, directors or trustees, or key employees to a management company or other person? Did the organization make any significant changes to its organizational documents since the prior Form 990 was filed? Did the organization become aware during the year of a material diversion of the organization’s assets? Does the organization have members or stockholders? Does the organization have members, stockholders, or other persons who may elect one or more members of the governing body? Are any decisions of the governing body subject to approval by members, stockholders, or other persons? Did the organization contemporaneously document the meetings held or written actions undertaken during the year by the following: The governing body? Each committee with authority to act on behalf of the governing body? Does the organization have local chapters, branches, or affiliates?

a b 9a b If “Yes,” does the organization have written policies and procedures governing the activities of such chapters, affiliates, and branches to ensure their operations are consistent with those of the organization? 10 11

Was a copy of the Form 990 provided to the organization’s governing body before it was filed? All organizations must describe in Schedule O the process, if any, the organization uses to review the Form 990 Is there any officer, director or trustee, or key employee listed in Part VII, Section A, who cannot be reached at the organization’s mailing address? If “Yes,” provide the names and addresses in Schedule O

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Section B. Policies 12a Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy? If “No,” go to line 13 b Are officers, directors or trustees, and key employees required to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts? c Does the organization regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy? If “Yes,” describe in Schedule O how this is done 13 Does the organization have a written whistleblower policy? 14 Does the organization have a written document retention and destruction policy? 15 Did the process for determining compensation of the following persons include a review and approval by independent persons, comparability data, and contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and decision: a The organization’s CEO, Executive Director, or top management official? b Other officers or key employees of the organization? Describe the process in Schedule O. (see instructions) 16a Did the organization invest in, contribute assets to, or participate in a joint venture or similar arrangement with a taxable entity during the year? b If “Yes,” has the organization adopted a written policy or procedure requiring the organization to evaluate its participation in joint venture arrangements under applicable federal tax law, and taken steps to safeguard the organization’s exempt status with respect to such arrangements?

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List the states with which a copy of this Form 990 is required to be filed ©CA Section 6104 requires an organization to make its Forms 1023 (or 1024 if applicable), 990, and 990-T (501(c)(3)s only) available for public inspection. Indicate how you make these available. Check all that apply. ✔ Own website Another’s website Upon request Describe in Schedule O whether (and if so, how), the organization makes its governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements available to the public. State the name, physical address, and telephone number of the person who possesses the books and records of the organization: © Address of the organization which is also a personal residence. Form

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Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees, and Independent Contractors

Section A. Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees 1a Complete this table for all persons required to be listed. Use Schedule J-2 if additional space is needed. ● List all of the organization’s current officers, directors, trustees (whether individuals or organizations), regardless of amount of compensation, and current key employees. Enter -0- in columns (D), (E), and (F) if no compensation was paid. ● List the organization’s five current highest compensated employees (other than an officer, director, trustee, or key employee) who received reportable compensation (Box 5 of Form W-2 and/or Box 7 of Form 1099-MISC) of more than $100,000 from the organization and any related organizations. ● List all of the organization’s former officers, key employees, and highest compensated employees who received more than $100,000 of reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations. ● List all of the organization’s former directors or trustees that received, in the capacity as a former director or trustee of the organization, more than $10,000 of reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations. List persons in the following order: individual trustees or directors; institutional trustees; officers; key employees; highest compensated employees; and former such persons. ✔ Check this box if the organization did not compensate any officer, director, trustee, or key employee.

Steven S Atamian, president 1425 Brandywine Ln Fresno CA 93720

Duffy Casey, vice president 1425 Brandywine Lane Fresno CA 93720 Catherine Markman, ceo GBB 1425 Brandywine Ln Fresno CA 93720 Shital Chaunan, ceo GMB 1425 Brandywine Ln Fresno CA 93720 Jeanette Watson, board member 1425 Brandywine Ln Fresno CA 93720 Andrew Bird board member 1425 Brandywine Ln Fresno CA 93720 Arman Nadershahi secretary 1425 Brandywine Ln Fresno CA 93720 Judith Sigler Fell treasurer 1425 Brandywine Ln Fresno CA 93720

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© 1b Total 2 Total number of individuals (including those in 1a) who received more than $100,000 in reportable compensation from the organization © 0 Yes No

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For any individual listed on line 1a, is the sum of reportable compensation and other compensation from the organization and related organizations greater than $150,000? If “Yes,” complete Schedule J for such 4 individual 5 Did any person listed on line 1a receive or accrue compensation from any unrelated organization for services rendered to the organization? If “Yes,” complete Schedule J for such person 5 Section B. Independent Contractors 1 Complete this table for your five highest compensated independent contractors that received more than $100,000 of compensation from the organization. (A) Name and business address

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Program Service Revenue

Contributions, gifts, grants and other similar amounts

(A) Total revenue

1a Federated campaigns 1b Membership dues 1c Fundraising events 1d Related organizations Government grants (contributions) 1e All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above 1f g Noncash contributions included in lines 1a-1f: $ h Total. Add lines 1a–1f

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8a Gross income from fundraising events (not including $ of contributions reported on line 1c). See Part IV, line 18 a b b Less: direct expenses c Net income or (loss) from fundraising events

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9a Gross income from gaming activities. See Part IV, line 19 a b Less: direct expenses b c Net income or (loss) from gaming activities

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10a Gross sales of inventory, less a returns and allowances b b Less: cost of goods sold c Net income or (loss) from sales of inventory Miscellaneous Revenue

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Statement of Functional Expenses

Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations must complete all columns. All other organizations must complete column (A) but are not required to complete columns (B), (C), and (D). Do not include amounts reported on lines 6b, 7b, 8b, 9b, and 10b of Part VIII. 1 2 3

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Grants and other assistance to governments and organizations in the U.S. See Part IV, line 21 Grants and other assistance to individuals in the U.S. See Part IV, line 22 Grants and other assistance to governments, organizations, and individuals outside the U.S. See Part IV, lines 15 and 16 Benefits paid to or for members Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B) Other salaries and wages Pension plan contributions (include section 401(k) and section 403(b) employer contributions) Other employee benefits Payroll taxes Fees for services (non-employees): Management Legal Accounting Lobbying Professional fundraising services. See Part IV, line 17 Investment management fees Other Advertising and promotion Office expenses Information technology Royalties Occupancy Travel Payments of travel or entertainment expenses for any federal, state, or local public officials Conferences, conventions, and meetings Interest Payments to affiliates Depreciation, depletion, and amortization Insurance

Other expenses. Itemize expenses not covered above. (Expenses grouped together and labeled miscellaneous may not exceed 5% of total expenses shown on line 25 below.) a bank and creditcard fees b CA registration c telephone d e f All other expenses 25 Total functional expenses. Add lines 1 through 24f 26 Joint Costs. Check here Š if following SOP 98-2. Complete this line only if the organization reported in column (B) joint costs from a combined educational campaign and fundraising solicitation

(B) Program service expenses

(C) Management and general expenses

(D) Fundraising expenses

1500

728472 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

1350 1599 7838

9305

0 0 1599 0 0 0 0 8878

3345

1350

7838

427

3345

7581

7581

9937 25 2322

9937

773274

757967

24

25 2322

15307

Form

990

(2008)


Form 990 (2008)

Part X

Page

(A) Beginning of year

1 2 3 4 5

11

Balance Sheet

Cash—non-interest-bearing Savings and temporary cash investments Pledges and grants receivable, net Accounts receivable, net Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, or other related parties. Complete Part II of Schedule L

0 0 0 0

1 2 3 4

117154 46002 0 0

0

5

0

0 0 0 0

6 7 8 9

0 0 0 0

10c 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54000 0 0 0 0

22 23 24 25 26

0 0 0 0 54000

0 27 0 28 0 29

0 0 0

Assets

6

Liabilities

Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B). Complete Part II of Schedule L 7 Notes and loans receivable, net 8 Inventories for sale or use 9 Prepaid expenses and deferred charges 10a Land, buildings, and equipment: cost basis 10a b Less: accumulated depreciation. Complete 10b Part VI of Schedule D 11 Investments—publicly traded securities 12 Investments—other securities. See Part IV, line 11 13 Investments—program-related. See Part IV, line 11 14 Intangible assets 15 Other assets. See Part IV, line 11 16 Total assets. Add lines 1 through 15 (must equal line 34)

(B) End of year

17 18 19 20 21

Accounts payable and accrued expenses Grants payable Deferred revenue Tax-exempt bond liabilities Escrow account liability. Complete Part IV of Schedule D

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

22

Payables to current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, and disqualified persons. Complete Part II of Schedule L Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties Unsecured notes and loans payable Other liabilities. Complete Part X of Schedule D Total liabilities. Add lines 17 through 25

0 0 0 0 0

Net Assets or Fund Balances

23 24 25 26

Organizations that follow SFAS 117, check here complete lines 27 through 29, and lines 33 and 34. 27 28 29

30 31 32 33 34

Part XI

©

Unrestricted net assets Temporarily restricted net assets Permanently restricted net assets Organizations that do not follow SFAS 117, check here and complete lines 30 through 34.

and

©

Capital stock or trust principal, or current funds Paid-in or capital surplus, or land, building, or equipment fund Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds Total net assets or fund balances Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances

0 0 0 0 0

Financial Statements and Reporting

Accrual Other Accounting method used to prepare the Form 990: ✔ Cash Were the organization’s financial statements compiled or reviewed by an independent accountant? Were the organization’s financial statements audited by an independent accountant? If “Yes” to lines 2a or 2b, does the organization have a committee that assumes responsibility for oversight of the audit, review, or compilation of its financial statements and selection of an independent accountant? 3a As a result of a federal award, was the organization required to undergo an audit or audits as set forth in the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133? b If “Yes,” did the organization undergo the required audit or audits? 1 2a b c

0 0 0 0 109156

30 31 32 33 34

Yes

No

990

(2008)

2a 2b 2c 3a 3b Form


Schedule B

OMB No. 1545-0047

Schedule of Contributors

(Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF)

©

2008

Attach to Form 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF.

Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

Name of the organization

Employer identification number

Global Brigades, Inc.

37

1551109

Organization type (check one): Filers of: Form 990 or 990-EZ

Section: 501(c)( 3 ) (enter number) organization 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust not treated as a private foundation 527 political organization

Form 990-PF

501(c)(3) exempt private foundation 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust treated as a private foundation 501(c)(3) taxable private foundation

Check if your organization is covered by the General Rule or a Special Rule. (Note. Only a section 501(c)(7), (8), or (10) organization can check boxes for both the General Rule and a Special Rule. See instructions.) General Rule For organizations filing Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF that received, during the year, $5,000 or more (in money or property) from any one contributor. Complete Parts I and II. Special Rules

✔ For a section 501(c)(3) organization filing Form 990, or Form 990-EZ, that met the 331⁄ 3 % support test of the regulations under sections 509(a)(1)/170(b)(1)(A)(vi), and received from any one contributor, during the year, a contribution of the greater of (1) $5,000 or (2) 2% of the amount on Form 990, Part VIII, line 1h or 2% of the amount on Form 990-EZ, line 1. Complete Parts I and II. For a section 501(c)(7), (8), or (10) organization filing Form 990, or Form 990-EZ, that received from any one contributor, during the year, aggregate contributions or bequests of more than $1,000 for use exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Complete Parts I, II, and III. For a section 501(c)(7), (8), or (10) organization filing Form 990, or Form 990-EZ, that received from any one contributor, during the year, some contributions for use exclusively for religious, charitable, etc., purposes, but these contributions did not aggregate to more than $1,000. (If this box is checked, enter here the total contributions that were received during the year for an exclusively religious, charitable, etc., purpose. Do not complete any of the parts unless the General Rule applies to this organization because it received nonexclusively religious, charitable, etc., contributions of $5,000 or more © $ during the year.) Caution. Organizations that are not covered by the General Rule and/or the Special Rules do not file Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF), but they must answer “No” on Part IV, line 2 of their Form 990, or check the box in the heading of their Form 990-EZ, or on line 2 of their Form 990-PF, to certify that they do not meet the filing requirements of Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF). For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the Instructions for Form 990. These instructions will be issued separately.

Cat. No. 30613X

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)


2 of _____ 2 of Part I Page _____

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Name of organization

Employer identification number

Global Brigades, Inc.

Part I (a) No. 1

37

Contributors (see instructions) (b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

Plan 4 Success 1811 43rd Place

$

34777

2

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

Eastern Virginia Medical School

359 Mowbray Arch, Smith-Rogers Hall, 3rd Floor

$

26310

3

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

Chapman University GMB

Office Of Student and Campus Life, 303 Argyros Forum

$

23400

4

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

University of Notrth Carolina 103 Bynum Hall

$

20150

5

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

Marquette University Office of the Bursar, 1618 Wells St.

$

33150

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash (Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

(a) No.

Person Payroll Noncash

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

Chapel Hill, NC 27999-1400 (a) No.

(d) Type of contribution

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

Orange, CA 92866 (a) No.

Person Payroll Noncash

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

Norfolk, VA 23507 (a) No.

(d) Type of contribution

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

Los Angeles, CA 90062 (a) No.

1551109

(c) Aggregate contributions

$

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash (Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)


Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Page _____ of _____ of Part I

Name of organization

Part I (a) No.

Employer identification number

Contributors (see instructions) (b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

$

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash (Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)


Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Page _____ of _____ of Part I

Name of organization

Part I (a) No.

Employer identification number

Contributors (see instructions) (b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

(a) No.

(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

$

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash (Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.)

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)


Page _____ of _____ of Part II

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Name of organization

Part II (a) No. from Part I

Employer identification number

Noncash Property (see instructions) (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

(see instructions)

$

/

(d) Date received

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

/

(d) Date received

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

/

(d) Date received

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

/

(d) Date received

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

(d) Date received

/

(d) Date received

/

/

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)


Page _____ of _____ of Part II

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Name of organization

Part II (a) No. from Part I

Employer identification number

Noncash Property (see instructions) (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

(see instructions)

$ (a) No. from Part I

(see instructions)

$

/

(d) Date received

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

/

(d) Date received

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

/

(d) Date received

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

/

(d) Date received

/ (c) FMV (or estimate)

(b) Description of noncash property given

(d) Date received

/

(d) Date received

/

/

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)


Page _____ of _____ of Part III

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Name of organization

Part III

Employer identification number

Exclusively religious, charitable, etc., individual contributions to section 501(c)(7), (8), or (10) organizations aggregating more than $1,000 for the year. Complete columns (a) through (e) and the following line entry. For organizations completing Part III, enter the total of exclusively religious, charitable, etc., contributions of $1,000 or less for the year. (Enter this information once. See instructions.)

(a) No. from Part I

(b) Purpose of gift

(c) Use of gift

©

$

(d) Description of how gift is held

(e) Transfer of gift Transferee’s name, address, and ZIP + 4

(a) No. from Part I

(b) Purpose of gift

Relationship of transferor to transferee

(c) Use of gift

(d) Description of how gift is held

(e) Transfer of gift Transferee’s name, address, and ZIP + 4

(a) No. from Part I

(b) Purpose of gift

Relationship of transferor to transferee

(d) Description of how gift is held

(c) Use of gift

(e) Transfer of gift Transferee’s name, address, and ZIP + 4

(a) No. from Part I

(b) Purpose of gift

Relationship of transferor to transferee

(d) Description of how gift is held

(c) Use of gift

(e) Transfer of gift Transferee’s name, address, and ZIP + 4

Relationship of transferor to transferee

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)


Page _____ of _____ of Part III

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Name of organization

Part III

Employer identification number

Exclusively religious, charitable, etc., individual contributions to section 501(c)(7), (8), or (10) organizations aggregating more than $1,000 for the year. Complete columns (a) through (e) and the following line entry. For organizations completing Part III, enter the total of exclusively religious, charitable, etc., contributions of $1,000 or less for the year. (Enter this information once. See instructions.)

(a) No. from Part I

(b) Purpose of gift

©

$

(d) Description of how gift is held

(c) Use of gift

(e) Transfer of gift Transferee’s name, address, and ZIP + 4

(a) No. from Part I

(b) Purpose of gift

Relationship of transferor to transferee

(c) Use of gift

(d) Description of how gift is held

(e) Transfer of gift Transferee’s name, address, and ZIP + 4

(a) No. from Part I

(b) Purpose of gift

Relationship of transferor to transferee

(d) Description of how gift is held

(c) Use of gift

(e) Transfer of gift Transferee’s name, address, and ZIP + 4

(a) No. from Part I

(b) Purpose of gift

Relationship of transferor to transferee

(c) Use of gift

(d) Description of how gift is held

(e) Transfer of gift Transferee’s name, address, and ZIP + 4

Relationship of transferor to transferee

Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)


Schedule F (Form 990)

©

Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

2008 Open to Public Inspection

Attach to Form 990. Complete if the organization answered “Yes” to Form 990, Part IV, line 14b, line 15, or line 16.

Name of the organization

Employer identification number

Global Brigades, Inc.

Part I

OMB No. 1545-0047

Statement of Activities Outside the United States

37

1551109

General Information on Activities Outside the United States. Complete if the organization answered “Yes” to Form 990, Part IV, line 14b.

1

For grantmakers. Does the organization maintain records to substantiate the amount of the grants or assistance, the grantees’ eligibility for the grants or assistance, and the selection criteria used to award the grants or assistance?

Yes

No

2

For grantmakers. Describe in Part IV the organization’s procedures for monitoring the use of grant funds outside the United States.

3

Activities per Region. (Use Schedule F-1 (Form 990) if additional space is needed.) (a) Region

Central America: HN, PA,CR

Central America: HN, PA, CR Central America: HN, PA, CR

Totals

©

(b) Number of offices in the region

(c) Number of employees or agents in region

(d) Activities conducted in region (by type) (i.e., fundraising, program services, grants to recipients located in the region)

(e) If activity listed in (d) is a program service, describe specific type of service(s) in region

0

0

program services

indigent relief

252156*

0

0

program services

volunteer empowerment

252156*

0

0

program services

internship

252155*

0

0

For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the Instructions for Form 990.

(f) Total expenditures in region

756467 Cat. No. 50082W

Schedule F (Form 990) 2008


2 Grants and Other Assistance to Organizations or Entities Outside the United States. Complete if the organization answered “Yes” to Form 990, © Part IV, line 15, for any recipient who received more than $5,000. Check this box if no one recipient received more than $5,000 Use Schedule F-1 (Form 990) if additional space is needed.

Schedule F (Form 990) 2008

Part II

1

2 3

(a) Name of organization

Page

(b) IRS code section and EIN (if applicable)

(c) Region

(d) Purpose of grant

(e) Amount of cash grant

(f) Manner of cash disbursement

(g) Amount of non-cash assistance

(h) Description of non-cash assistance

(i) Method of valuation (book, FMV, appraisal, other)

Enter total number of organizations that are recognized as charities by the foreign country or for which the grantee or counsel has © provided a section 501(c)(3) equivalency letter © Enter total number of other organizations or entities Schedule F (Form 990) 2008


Page 3 Grants and Other Assistance to Individuals Outside the United States. Complete if the organization answered “Yes� to Form 990, Part IV, line 16. Use Schedule F-1 (Form 990) if additional space is needed.

Schedule F (Form 990) 2008

Part III

(a) Type of grant or assistance

(b) Region

(c) Number of recipients

(d) Amount of cash grant

(e) Manner of cash disbursement

(f) Amount of non-cash assistance

(g) Description (h) Method of of non-cash valuation assistance (book, FMV, appraisal, other)

Schedule F (Form 990) 2008


Schedule F (Form 990) 2008

Part IV

Page

4

Supplemental Information Complete this part to provide the information required in Part I, line 2, and any other additional information.

GB presently provides for programs in Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica. Program expenses are collectively dispensed

to the receiving nonprofit organization, Sociedad de Global Brigades, Honduras. SGBH is committed to follow guidelines that are similar to the nonprofit charitable organizations in the United States. Their reputation and financial responsibility is impeccable, and understand that any misconduct in their actions or misuse of funds will have the recourse of

severing association with Global Brigades, Inc. immediately. SGBH's parent organization, Sociedad de los Ninos, is in its 43rd year of existence, which has many ties to the U.S. and several American charitable organizations, gained worldwide recognition for maintaining one of Central America's

best- run orphanages.

Schedule F (Form 990) 2008


SCHEDULE O (Form 990)

OMB No. 1545-0047

Supplemental Information to Form 990

2008

Š Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

Attach to Form 990. To be completed by organizations to provide additional information for responses to specific questions for the Form 990 or to provide any additional information.

Open to Public Inspection

Name of the organization

Employer identification number

Global Brigades, Inc.

37

1551109

Part I, line 6. This is an estimate of all of our volunteers. The vast majority of these volunteers are student volunteers from clubs on university campuses. Other sources of volunteers are in-country interns, stateside interns, medical professionals, and administrative volunteers. Part I, line 21. These funds were donated as of December 2008 but not yet dispensed on in-country programming.

Part III, 4a,4b,and 4c. Posted amounts are equal to 1/3 of the sum that was spent on our major programs. Due to the interrelated nature of the various components of our organization, there is no way to determine or distinguish between cases in which funds were dispensed to one part or another. The total is correct, however represents an aggregate of the three costs. This practice was applied to filling out Schedule F also.

Part III, 4d. GB donated $1500 to Cassandra Lorenzo, a volunteer teacher in Ghana. This assistance was to enable Cassandra to purchase round-trip transportation to Ghana, where she serves in remote communities.

Part VI,Ln.10. Prior to filing our 990, all managing directors were informed of the financial status of the organization. Their opinion and action for correction were solicited. Final endorsement were given by the president. Part VI, Ln. 18. Our 990 will be posted on our website, www.globalbrigades.org.

Ln. 19.Our documents, including policies and financial statements will be available to the public upon written request that states the purpose of the inquiry.

Part VII, 1.a. GB provided neither salaries nor other compensation to its board members or officers. Board members are highly qualified professionals in their fields who volunteer their time for our cause. GB has no employees.

Part VIII, 1d. GB partnered with Plan4Success, a registered 501(c)3 organization to provide volunteering opportunities in Panama for approximately 100 mostly feamle minority students.

For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the Instructions for Form 990.

Cat. No. 51056K

Schedule O (Form 990) 2008


Schedule O (Form 990) 2008

Page

Name of the organization

Employer identification number

Global Brigades, Inc.

37

2

1551109

GB is presently serving Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica. In our first year we established chapters at 40 universities. GB

created brigades in several different fields, including medical, dental, public health, water, business, architectural and law. We broke the pattern of the regular missionary volunteer organizations by being diverse, secular and providing volunteer opportunities to students with different interests. Our goal is to provide a mutually beneficial experience. While our primary mission is to help the impoverished populations we also believe in the importance of empowering our student volunteers to make a difference in the world.

Our largest and most successuful program, Global Medical Brigades, provides medical attention to in-need communities. Over the past year, we have served 58,915 patients in 75 remote villages in Honduras. The majority of these villages do not have medical clinics and those that do often lack medicine and/or staff. GMB regularly treats patients for parasites, anemia, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic issues. Our newest program, Global Law Brigades, hosted its first

student group in December 2008 in Costa Rica. Students attended a series of seminars held by members of the InterAmerican court of Human Rights, the UN High Commission for Refugees, and a women's rights advocacy group. Students

gathered information in nearby communities in order to create local awareness of issues and rights. We hope to grow this program by providing legal awareness in communities throughout the region. In addition to providing meaningful service experiences to our volunteers, we also offer internship opportunities to those

who are willing to dedicate at least a year of service. Here is a list of a few of our past interns and their achievements: Oisin O'Connor-first Business Brigades campus president, hired full-time at Deloite Tax LLP. Oisin continues to serve as

a volunteer on the GB management team. Michelle Menclewicz - part of original Business Brigade team at UCLA, hired full-time at Navigant Consulting; continues to serve as US director of the student advisory team.

Charlie Lang, University of Texas at Austin GBB president, was hired full-time at Deloitte Consultant LLP, and continues to serve as a GB regional advisor. Thomas Sigler, co-founder of GBPanama, is currently a PhD candidate at Penn State. He was hired as a field intern on

USAID's forest sustainability project in the Dem. Rep. of the Congo, and continues to serve as a volunteer group leader.

Erica Magallon, the first business brigades director, is now a Woodrow Wilson Pickering Fellow for International Relations at in John Hopkins University's SAIS graduate program.

Schedule O (Form 990) 2008

Profile for Global Brigades

Global Brigades USA - Form 990 2008 - All Schedules  

Global Brigades USA - Form 990 2008 - All Schedules  

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