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Catholic Relief Services
228 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (877) 435-7277
EIN: 13-5563422

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Board Leadership

Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley


Carolyn Woo
President, CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services

Faith. Action. Results.

(out of 100)
Overall 81.64 3 stars
  Financial 74.21 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 05/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Primary Revenue Growth -6.0%
  Program Expenses Growth -8.2%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Relief Services on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $325,563,492
   Federated Campaigns $2,380,822
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $460,076
   Related Organizations $32,741,274
   Government Grants $316,954,342
Total Contributions $678,100,006
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $678,100,006
   Other Revenue $6,641,468
TOTAL REVENUE $684,741,474
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $598,158,858
   Administrative Expenses $22,271,127
   Fundraising Expenses $28,668,115
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $35,643,374
Net Assets $225,932,986


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$397,216 0.06% Carolyn Y. Woo President


Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents. Our mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic Social Teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering of the world.

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