Mission / Vision
Project C.U.R.E.’s mission is to help bridge staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by empowering doctors and nurses with the medical tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth.
Project C.U.R.E. (www.ProjectCure.org), a 26-year old, Centennial, Colorado-based nonprofit organization, is the largest nonprofit organization in the world that gives hope to millions of people by annually providing millions of dollars’ worth of customized, donated medical supplies, medical equipment, and related program services, such as onsite needs assessments and Helping Babies Breathe training, to thousands of hospitals and clinics in 130 developing nations.
On average, Project C.U.R.E. provides an amazing 20-to-1 return on investment by providing approximately $450,000 worth of customized medical supplies and medical equipment in each program and 40-foot, cargo container.
Each year, Project C.U.R.E. provides approximately $50 million dollars’ worth of life-saving, customized medical supplies and equipment to dozens of developing country medical facilities after conducting thorough, onsite needs assessments. Project C.U.R.E. is able to provide a large volume of medical supplies and equipment by annually training 17,000 volunteers to sort over 26,000 types of non-perishable medical supplies and equipment in 17 warehouses in 14 states throughout the United States. The 17 warehouses total 400,000 square feet of space. Project C.U.R.E. receives both new and quality used medical items from 350 hospitals throughout the United States and 40 medical manufacturers, such as Hill-Rom, the medical bed company.
Project C.U.R.E. is a partner organization with USAID, CDC, Norway, Great Britain, numerous Ministers of Health and First Lady’s, Fortune 500 corporations, such as Merck, and international development NGOs, such as World Vision, Islamic Relief, John Snow Inc., Abt Associates, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and countless other worthwhile development organizations.
Project C.U.R.E. serves on the Board of Directors of InterAction, the leading international development trade association, and serves on the Board of Directors of Saving Mothers, Giving Life, a Hillary Rodham Clinton initiated partnership to reduce maternal mortality rates by 50% in east Africa.
Finally, Project C.U.R.E. operates on 1.6% administrative overhead, it is a Charity Navigator, four-star ranked organization, and last year, Forbes magazine ranked Project C.U.R.E. as one of the 20 most cost effective nonprofit organizations in the United States. Each year, Project C.U.R.E. hires independent auditors to conduct both performance and financial GAAP certified audits. Project C.U.R.E.’s IRS 990 form and its annual report are both publicaly available on its web site.