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Harlan IA | IRS ruling year: 1946 | EIN: 13-5563422
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of ... (More)
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to: PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and, SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality. (Less)
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CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH cannot currently be evaluated by our Accountability & Finance methodology due to only having one year of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data. But please note, that the IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofit's annual tax filings. That may mean that this entity has electronically filed additional Forms 990 but they have yet to be processed and made public by the IRS.
To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System's Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has one year of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH under the EIN: 13-5563422.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH, CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.
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Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website
4947(a)(2) trust (BMF activity code: 928)
Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)
Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling. (BMF affiliation code: 9)
The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to search for this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available). Simply enter the organization's name (CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH) or EIN (135563422) in the 'Search Term' field.
This organization was impacted by COVID-19 in a way that effected their financial health in 2020. This normally would have reduced their star rating. Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them, and doing this pauses our revision of their rating. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:
Thanks to our committed supporters, CRS is in a strong financial position. With the COVID-19 crisis, as an organization we have been resourceful, nimble, and actively adjusting our programming needs to accommodate the change in funding and need. CRS actively engaged institutional partners to integrate COVID-19 prevention into our current programs. We are working with our key institutional partners to explore new opportunities for funding. One thing that that we know for sure is that our donors are deeply committed to caring for the most vulnerable around the world and to doing good even in the most challenging of times.
How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:
The pandemic has affected the operating environment in which our program teams and partners develop, implement and monitor programming activities. Changes included travel restrictions, reduced public transport options, temporary relocation of staff outside of their country of assignment, government-imposed office closures, reduced access, or ruptures in the supply of program inputs and supplies, reduced access to target populations and efforts to ensure physical distancing. The pandemic also impacts the populations we serve including, increased vulnerability due to loss of income, loss of access to basic services and/or the need for care and treatment due to infection. All these factors impact programming continuity and require a re-prioritization of activities, modifications to program modalities for implementation and monitoring, the initiation of new programming and extensive donor follow-up for approvals for critical adaptations, redirecting of funds and request for top-ups.
How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:
CRS has worked to expand and adapt programming to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of COVID‑19. CRS addresses the needs of the highest‑risk populations—older people, people with disabilities, people with compromised immune systems, their caregivers and children. We are focusing on those living in poverty with no social safety nets. We are working to mitigate the risks facing refugee and migrant communities; who are often in high‑density areas, in transit or in precarious conditions, confined living spaces or multi‑generational households with limited access to water, health services and infrastructure. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has been integrated into all aspects of our programming. In addition to supporting vulnerable communities, we are also help individuals and communities learn about COVID-19 and how to limit transmissions. By implementing safeguards, like masks and social distancing, we can complete our programming, while also increasing health education.
Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:
The virtual and remote working systems CRS has created have been successful. Because of that, we will continue to support staff and our work in remote/home offices. In addition, despite the challenges created by COVID to do our work in the field, it has forced us to be creative and develop innovative, digitally based ways to track communities, families and individuals needing assistance, how to distribute supplies and vouchers in more organized and effective ways, and other adaptations to our programs. Due to the increase in efficiency, CRS will keep these operational changes going forward.
Not Currently Scored
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH cannot currently be evaluated by our Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.
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No 990 Program Data Found
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH has earned a 90% for the Culture & Community beacon. See the metrics below for more information.
This beacon provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves.Learn more
Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.
100% of beacon score
This organization's score of 90 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 7 Equity Practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective equity policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.
Equity Practices (2/7)
We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and/or portfolios.
We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization/'s programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured
We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Equity Policies and Procedures (5/7)
We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH has earned a 100% for the Leadership & Adaptability beacon. See the metrics below for more information.
This beacon provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.Learn more
The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization's mission
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to: PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and, SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.
The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.
Rooted in Catholic social teaching and informed by our lived experience, our faith calls us to give a weighted concern to the needs, capabilities and hopes for the future of people living in conditions of poverty, violence, vulnerability and marginalization. At CRS we have developed a conceptual framework for our work—our integral human development model—that places the dignity of the human person at the center of all that we do. Our aspirations are to save lives and alleviate suffering, accelerate the end of poverty, hunger and preventable disease, and cultivate just and peaceful societies. We work to catalyze truly transformational change by meeting immediate needs while addressing—in close collaboration with local and international Church, civil society, government and private sector partners—the complex, multidimensional, and systemic nature of poverty, vulnerability and injustice.
Source: Nonprofit submitted responses
The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.
Goal One: All people Live in Just and Peaceful Societies
Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.
Goal Two: All People Survive and Thrive in the Face of Disasters
Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.
Goal Three: All People Achieve Dignified and Resilient Livelihoods in Flourishing Landscapes
Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.
The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development
CRS is committed to supporting staff and leadership in their development of leadership roles. We are dedicated to putting our faith into action to catalyze transformational change. How we deliver our mission matters as much as what we do. This includes ensuring that our systems and structures are congruent with our agency values, vision and mission. Likewise, when our colleagues embody our agency’s values, our workplace culture exemplifies Respect, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) for all. CRS has created a REDI department to implement these efforts and ensure we are transforming our organizational culture, and representation of staff. This commitment will allow staff to grow into leadership roles, and our leadership to continue to lead, empower and develop inclusivity.
The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.
Networks of Collective Impact Efforts
Mobilizing the mission of CRS is a leadership priority. Key staff, across all sectors, engage in thought leadership activities like presenting at conferences and publishing works. CRS also works in collaboration with other partners and organizations to maximize our efforts on the ground. These strategic partnerships allow us to focus our relief efforts without duplicating efforts. Additionally, CRS contributes to divisional movement building strategy by developing and implementing bi-lingual issue-based campaigns that engage supporters in the United States in strategic advocacy and fundraising action that directly supports CRS’ vision and goals. The campaign oversees bilingual and bi-cultural messaging and content development to support the establishment, growth, and retention of chapter members and chapter networks, as well as mass media audiences within key audience segments such as youth, young adults, Hispanic constituencies and others.
The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.
This past year, our goal has been to provide continue covid programming and emergency assistance to those affected by the ongoing Ukraine Crisis. Pandemic strategy prioritized several key areas to continue to inform country-specific programmatic actions to help families, communities and countries in the immediate and on-going response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our strategy, utilizing the different partners and networks we have, works to reduce transmission, decrease morbidity and mortality, and mitigate economic and social impacts. This strategy prioritized several key areas to inform country‑specific programmatic actions to help families, communities and countries in the immediate response to the COVID‑19 pandemic. We are building on our existing health programming, where we operate from the highest levels of health systems—delivering supplies at national levels and working with government partners to introduce new technologies for greater efficiency—to the most remote areas through our local partners and faith‑based networks. The Ukraine crisis Our foundation for coordinated and effective programming as the crisis evolved, and leveraged the unique strengths of CRS and our partner network. Our strategy depended on effective coordination among multiple actors, especially governments, civil society and faith‑based organizations, to provide immediate supplies and meet the needs of refugees. Now more than ever, a coordinated system‑wide response has been necessary to reach extended numbers of people with limited resources, and in alignment with government recovery programs. We continue to draw from lessons of prior responses in places of conflict. We are building out our emergency programming, where we operate from the highest levels – delivering supplies at national levels and working with government/private partners to promote highest levels of efficiency – to the most affected areas through our local partners and faith-based networks.
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